Originally Posted by bread519
So just finished the last leg of my 25 hour drive home in the new rig. I used the retarder a few times, and was really glad to have it on a few quick stops.
I am wondering if there are any negative side affects to using a retarder? Can I use it everytime I'm coming to a stop? Or will it "wear out" faster that way?
I am reading that some people use theres instead of brakes basically, but I want mine to last. And brake pads are probably cheaper than repairing the retarder I would guess?
While costing several thousand dollars, one of the KLAM's claims to fame is its abiltity to extend the life of traditional brake linings by up to 7 times. It works on electromagnetic technology, somewhat an electric motor in reverse, kinda. Use the KLAM. That's what it's there for. Feel lucky that it came included on your skoolie.
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