Try driving a Passat 1.8T manual. The small displacement 9.5:1 compression engine with that much weight will not keep the car from gaining speed down a moderate/steep decline until you drop it to 3rd gear at high RPM.Evl said:I've never seen a standard xmission that couldn't hold a car back down a hill. Shouldn't be a problem.
Have you ever seen the signs that say 'Trucks use lower gear.' They're there for a reason. On the track downshifts are just to get you ready for the next turn. If you depend on your brakes to keep your speed down on a very long steep grade you might be in for quite a surprise at the bottom.majorbonr said:also, if your heating up your brakes too quickly, you need a better braking system.