This is a good point, but with the Automatic in the truck, I am 99% sure that even if you downshift 1 or more too many gears, it will wait to downshift until it is safe for the engine to do so.1st_Cavalry said:Just be careful when engine braking.If you go one gear to much, you may blow up your engine.No rev limiter will save you then. And you never want to downshift into 1st gear while in motion.Ever.If you got to put it into first, then stop completly.
Engine braking is basically using the engine and the gearing to brake the vehicle. Anytime you downshift, the RPM's will jump a lil' and your truck will slow a little, that's the engine braking your vehicle.azntony85 said:Everyone is using the term "engine braking" what is that??? Sorry i sound like a noob. lol What gear to use uphill and what gears to use downhill??? Is 'D' in automatic overdrive already? Or is the overdrive automatic too??? lol im confused.