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Old 06-01-2022, 06:18 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Janet View Post
Tested over and over again, we have found that anything over that limit, the weight is too much for a transmission to hold back the vehicle on the steep grades. It can cause you to use your brakes too much, which will lead to overheated brakes, or worse.
How's about my 2014 Subaru with a 5-speed manual transmission and a clutch pedal? .... Aug 16, 2021, Travis Pastrana's record hill climb run ..... 5-minutes, 28.67-seconds going UP Mt Washington in a Subaru WRX with a stick shift transmission

Wonder how good or bad my 5-speed manual Subaru will actually perform on the 7.6 miles long Mt Wash Auto Rd DOWNHILL drive which descends 4,618-feet with an average downhill gradient of 11.6% with regard to brakes and manual tranny, NEVER letting the revs go over 3200-rpm.

The uphill is probably much easier on the car than the downhill?

"Pave Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot" ....... paving the un-paved "5-mile" section, way up top, somewhere ....... "It's the end of an era" ..... Nat Putnam, 40-year employee who works on the Mt Washington Auto Rd, operates a John Deere front end loader, keeping the dirt road section in good shape. ..... and, paving this here mountain road ....... here, up-up-up on the mountain ....... paving THIS is progress? ... ...... over 200 different b&w and color photos
.... age-70 & suffering terrible chronic tinnitus ... omg!

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