Who runs an exhaust brake?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by South Florida Lawns, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    Mine is a BD brake and the controller than senses throttle position isn't accurate. I have a manual 6spd so I don't have to worry about a torque converter.

    To make a exhaust brake effective it has to be as close to the turbo as possible and you have strong valve springs.
     
  2. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have one on my C4500 and its great!
     
  3. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have a BD in my F450 and I can't stand it, it never works in the cold weather and it will only work 3 times and then it stops. But when it does work, it's fun.
    But I want a Dodge 5500 instead.
     
  4. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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  5. CrystalCreek

    CrystalCreek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    OK. I love the Jake just as much as the next guy. But will putting one of these knock off butterfly exhaust valves really make a pick up sound like a Peterbilt. I would think it would sound like a big woosh of air. Please inlighten me. If I could make my Ford diesel sound like those big petes, than I would do it in a heartbeat.
     
  6. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    need the in-line 6 or 8 bangers for that legendary sound
     
  7. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    If you want it to sound like a pete buy a pete
    now way in hell to make a pick up sound like that
     
  8. FordLawnLandscape

    FordLawnLandscape LawnSite Member
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    Discard anything Ferrit Mouse said. They'll save u ALOT of money on brake jobs ! Have a factory Jake on my NPR , I know the aftermarket brakes are prob. better but I love mine. Drive w/ it on all the time.
     
  9. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    My 2003 npr diesel has one, it works very well!
     
  10. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
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    some of the engines im on have them, definately help on a large/heavy load. they'll just about stop the engine w/o hitting the brakes.
     

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