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Old 01-17-2012, 09:55 PM
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Exhaust brake vs ebpv brake mod

I am wondering if I was wasting my money on buying the ( banks, PAC brake , BD) or just doing the ebpv mod
The way I see it is that the aftermarket exhaust brakes just replace the ebpv elbow with there's
Is the ebpv not enough to use as a good exhaust brake or is it good enough with the same braking force found with the( banks, PAC, BD) brakes
I just don't want to waste my money on something that is going to work just as well as the other Especialy if it's already there
Any feed back is greatly appreciated
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:15 PM
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My feedback is onesided and not very experienced...i wired my factory epbv to function like a brake.
It works but the results dont feel like alot. Since the mod i have not pulled anything so i can only feel the difference with just the truck slowing down and like i said, it does slow it down faster but not much faster.

I dont know how the aftermarket brakes are. So that is why im onesided.

IMHO the ebpv mod to function like a brake wasnt really worth it alone. I however wired it so i can shut it off completely or let it function as ford intended.
Allowing me to shut the darn thing off was my main goal. The other things it can do were just benifits tied into the wiring.

This probably wasnt much help
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:17 PM
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I went ahead and purchased the PAC turbo mount brake with 2.5 gallon tank that comes with air hose to fill tires or whatever
not bad for a little under 1100 bucks
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Well in my oppinion I wouldnt even bother doing either one of them. The ebpv really wont do much for you like turbo said. As for buying one unless you are towing heavy loads daily it is not worth it. If you need a ehaust brake while towing on your truck you shouldnt be hauling something that big.
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:22 PM
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Well in my oppinion I wouldnt even bother doing either one of them. The ebpv really wont do much for you like turbo said. As for buying one unless you are towing heavy loads daily it is not worth it. If you need a ehaust brake while towing on your truck you shouldnt be hauling something that big.
I see u only have a 3/4 ton and prolly never pulled anything in your life
Like 20,000 or more. I work with my truck that's y it's a 2 ton and controlling a load down hill is a chore so adding the exhaust brake to save my brakes and LIFE is well worth it
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I have done 29,000 on my 00 and the EBPV brake makes a difference. I would hope the after market ones are better but having never tried one while pulling I can only say the EBPV has helped save my brakes.
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:45 PM
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I will see in a couple weeks what it will do
The reason why I went with aftermarket is that a coworker said that after some use of ebpv his started leaking oil and I don't want to have to pull pedestal out till July when I upgrade to 38R and delete it
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:21 PM
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That's just coincidence. The EBPV will randomly start leaking weather you use it manually or not.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:18 PM
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JSchuricht....i am glad to hear that the ebpv makes a difference when braking!

I havent gotten anything behind it to try and slow down yet but hoping to soon. Thanks!
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JSchuricht....i am glad to hear that the ebpv makes a difference when braking!

I havent gotten anything behind it to try and slow down yet but hoping to soon. Thanks!
The heavier the load the more effective the EBPV will be.
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