if you've tried it in real life then you tell me to take it with a grain of your salt. otherwise its just some lame theory from a racing game that is not even realistic at all.
As a matter of fact, it's real. I do this to augment my brakes when doing a sudden stop. I shift back to 2nd gear from 4th, and I could feel the car slow down. It even annoys my dad whenever I do that when he rides with me. (Anyway, he was the one who taught me how to do it, heheheheh)
When doing a sudden stop, mas mainam na idagdag ang engine brake kaysa sa pagtapak lamang sa preno nang bigla dahil it allows the wheels to spin while slowing down, especially in the case of cars without ABS. Once the car slows down due to the engine brake, pwede nang tapakan yung preno nang walang pangamba ng slippage. Pag tinapakan kasi ang preno nang bigla (one long foot press) coming from high-speed--even when the car has ABS, baka dumulas ang sasakyan out of control.
Ah, here it is.
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-- edited by kenshinflyer_2 on Oct 20 2013, 06:21 PM