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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-17-2007, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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What to do with exhaust brake

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I am in a bit of a bind because I dont have much time to get my exhaust brake looked at.... my current exhaust brake does not work its a US gears.
It could cost me $80 to fix or $300+labor or I can call it a loss and buy a BD exhaust brake and get it installed.

I dont want to pour money into a exhaust brake thats going to keep costing more money to fix.

What should I do?

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Re: What to do with exhaust brake

What other brand of inline brakes are out there?

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Re: What to do with exhaust brake

Their is Pac brake and BD's brake.

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Re: What to do with exhaust brake

I think I'd go with the BD only because Jake doesn't make one for a V8.


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Is it under warranty with US still? I would think it would cost a lot less than $1200 to fix what you have. Just thinking out loud here.

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Re: What to do with exhaust brake

No its not under warranty anymore. Yes it is probably cheaper to fix right now but in the long run if it keeps breaking it could cost the same to just get a new one.

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Re: What to do with exhaust brake

It's also the hassle of dealing with it everytime it breaks. It kind of like rebuilding the stock tranny or getting one built the right way. Alot less hassle.


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I've always thought that the air actuated PRXB from Pacbrake was one of the best on the market. If I was installing one on my truck, that would be the one I'd buy.
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I've always thought that the air actuated PRXB from Pacbrake was one of the best on the market. If I was installing one on my truck, that would be the one I'd buy.
I hear its quiet though. I want one that scares the crap out of people on the sidewalk and reliable

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Re: What to do with exhaust brake

Whenever a customer came in with a US Gear exhaust brake, it got to the point that we didn't even look at fixing them. We'd replace them with a BD or PAC, they were that problematic.
Give Kenny a call www.kensperformancesolutions.com he sells PAC.


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