Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Peterborough, ON
I would totally have to agree with tripplec... people think it's good to downshift an auto tranny to save brakes. Well, yes it is. It will save your brakes. But it will break your tranny - it can, had it happen. The forces that are pushing the vehicle forward (speed, momentum, gravity etc) put excessive strain on the tranny - in manual vehicles, it's the clutch that takes the hit not a torque converter. Again, brakes = cheap, tranny = not.
2009 Limited 4x4, "Black Pearl", RER infotainment, leather, sunroof, airbox mod, CVTII, cleaned 2 times a week, 9.1L/100km avg.