[quote="MOS95B"]Straight from the 1998 Owner'* Manual...
Know how to go down hills. The most important
thing to know is this: let your engine do some of the
slowing down. Shiftt o a lower gear when you go
down a steep or long hill.
If you don’t shift down, your brakes could
get so hot that they wouldn’t work well. You
would then have poor braking or even none going
down a hill. You could crash. Shift down to let
your engine assist your brakes on a steep
NEVER ride the brakes going down a hill! Brakes will fade and you wont like the end results if you see a curve..... wind up needing to use a run-a-way truck ramp and some toilet paper