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post #1 of 11 Old 06-08-2013, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Exhaust brake

I'm thinking of adding an exhaust brake to my 2001 power stroke. To help with downhill braking when towing. What's the pros vs cons of adding one? Are they hard on engine parts? Any problems they can cause?
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what brake are you thinking about using?

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Not sure yet? Any recommendations? I'm running a edge tuner, 4" exhaust from the turbo back.
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I don't have one yet, because I cant decide what brake to use. I like the pacbrake one, comes with the air tank. I've been told the bd brake is good. I think half the people you talk to say go with bd. The other half say pacbrake. Then you have the people that say don't waste your money and just use the ebpv. There is also in-line mount and turbo mount. To many choices. I want to test drive a truck that has one installed. Let me know what one you go with.

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Sure you wanna do that?

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I appreciate PHP's concern, and think that they raise valid points. But I think that as long as a tune or switch is made to lock up the converter, 99% of people aren't going to have any issue.
I have DP's EBPV tune and it works pretty good, works best when the tuck is heavy and loaded.
I understand that there is a small risk (thanks to PHP ) but I suppose it's a risk I've been willing to take

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If your towing heavy in the mountians...BD brake, I've used them and sell them..only way to go.
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Yes, my '95 had one on it for almost 100k...about 43k pulling a 38' 5th wheel..loved it.

Put a few on local trucks...guys that pull Heavy..they love them. 2 were autos 1 was a 6sp...
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I have DP tuners with a decel tune on both my dually/auto trk and 250/6sp trk and like it. More so on the 6spd trk, but have put 50k plus miles on the auto trk using the decel tune regularly and no issues. Get a good chip... I have been pleased with my DP Tuners...

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I also have the DP decel, and just because of this thread I Tested it out today and was only able to generate 30 psi of exhaust back pressure. Going down a long, steep hill. I however wasn't towing heavy, but my truck weighs upwards of 9000 lbs with the rack and tools in the back.
I'd love to try a BD brake sometime and see how the real deal works.

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