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Old 06-08-2013, 09:37 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Jared J View Post
I keep mine out of overdrive when towing, set cruise, and kick back.
This is my practice also. It is the only way to keep the speed down to 55mph for me.
Without it I am unable to keep a constant speed, and fluctuate +/- 5 mph.
Using cruise prevents my sciatica from flaring up as well.

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Old 06-08-2013, 11:49 AM   #16
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I did use cruise occasionally when it was working. It gives your leg a break on long trips with flat terrain. Also when in flatter terrains I use overdrive, when the terrain prompts hunting, I drop down to drive. Return to OD when things level out. Also depends on the speed, my tranny seems to have a shift point around 80 KmPH or 50 MPH.

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Old 06-08-2013, 08:20 PM   #17
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Depends on the terrain. If i'm in hilly areas, no, but flat land or most interstates, yes. Again, if there are enough hills that the transmission starts to hunt, I switch it off. I've found that I'm willing to slow down a bit towards the top of the hill to keep the transmission in 4th; the cruise control insists on keeping the same speed (that's its job) and I end up using more gas, making more noise, and more wear & tear on the transmission as it shifts down to 3rd or even 2nd. More of a problem on the secondary roads I prefer to drive than on interstates.
Exactly what I do!

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