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Unread 01-01-2019, 05:15 PM   #1
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Default Using reverse for downhill brake assist

Not talking about 'gorilla' mode, but rather gently/lightly. When going down steep hills with limited brakes, will light use of the accelarator in reverse to slow cart, cause damage to HD torque motor or rearend?

I can see now how the newer sepex design with regen would be beneficial with speed control.

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Unread 01-01-2019, 06:22 PM   #2
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can you say grenade ?



it will damage your motor beyond repair
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Unread 01-01-2019, 06:28 PM   #3
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Why are your brakes "limited"? I'd address that first.
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Why are your brakes "limited"? I'd address that first.
Hill is steeper than brakes are strong.

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Unread 01-01-2019, 07:18 PM   #5
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Default Re: Using reverse for downhill brake assist

Not engineered or designed for that
Flintstone brake ... a better choice :D

Brake parts are cheaper (easier)
than a stripped drive train parts
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Get your wallet ready!

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Hill is steeper than brakes are strong.

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Brakes won’t lock up or cart slides down the hill with brakes locked?
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Unread 01-01-2019, 08:01 PM   #8
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Default Re: Using reverse for downhill brake assist

In my hunting cart, here in Southwestern Pennsylvania....the only place that has steeper hills is West Virginia....and they have massive steep hills!!

When I first got my cart, I discovered going down a dir\mud hill proved to be way more exciting than any rollercoaster out there. The rear wheels would lock up...the semi-mud tires would fill with dirt.....and I was skating my way down the hill on a 1,000-lb cart!!!

I went with Jake's front brakes as back then, the original Jake's location was in Pa. and about 1.5hr from where I live.

Best stopping option I ever did. No more exciting down hill stops.

Get some disc brakes on your machine. ScottyB sells 'em for the rear.....I don't know about the front.....but if you put 'em on the rear, you may not need front ones.

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Brakes won’t lock up or cart slides down the hill with brakes locked?
Right side locks and slides.

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Default Re: Using reverse for downhill brake assist

Putting a limited slip [posi] unit in the rear end helps with braking too by not allowing the lighter wheel to lock up before the other side.
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