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h - Hill descent control

05 June 2006
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Hill descent control - Pioneered by Land Rover in the Freelander, and now fitted to various 4x4s under a variety of names, this does away with the need for a low-ratio transfer gearbox. It works by dabbing the brakes and using the anti-lock system to hold a low speed while keeping the wheels turning and maintain steering effort, even on steep or slippery slopes.





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