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Exhaust Brake yes or no
I have an '00 F-350 dually 7.3 auto (stock) that I use to haul a horse trailer, which is about 12,000 lbs loaded. It's an old 1985 steel trailer, and the brakes aren't the best even after being fully rebuilt. Hauling down long grades can get a bit hairy.
I'm thinking about installing an exhaust brake. My questions are:
1. Is it worth buying aftermarket?
2. If so, which unit?
3. Do the aftermarket units justify the cost versus wiring my stock exhaust valve to be used as a brake.
Also, any other ideas to improve the braking would be appreciated. Already considering Hawk pads and possibly better rotors after researching this site. Thanks in advance.