Originally Posted by tysalem
Most of the advise I have gotten is not to engine brake unless you really need the extra help stopping. Plus brakes are less expensive than gears or a new transmission so I would either put it in neutral when coming to a stop, or just downshift with the clutch depressed like I do the majority of the time.
This is the best answer so far. With VEX and the T-18 tranny, a 2 1/2 ton rated mil spec tranny, I use the gears and brakes without much fear of a fail. Short of this, I'd just use brakes.
I think after all these 44 years and tearing up so much junk, is the main reason I go the heaviest, baddest, strongest, most massive, everything!!
About 30 years ago, I got so tired of replacing junk that I broke all the time, I decided to overbuild everything I did/added.
Works for me, I guess.