- February 15, 1999
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- '93 Ranger XLT
another thing I want to throw in here--
Just my advice, so take it with a grain of salt.
While descending the "steps" on Black Bear
Use neutral, and let gravity pull you down when possible. This way you do not have the engine pushing through your frantic braking. If you get to a small hang where gravity will no longer keep you moving down hill, pop it into drive, just enough to get you moving and go back into neutral. This will take at least half of the strain off your brakes.
<<<<steps down from soap box
I agree with the trans in neutral, but I would suggest not taking your foot off the brake pedal. Reduce brake pressure, allowing gravity to work. But I wouldn't descend the steps freely/uncontrolled.
(Perhaps I misread what you said, Jon...)