Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-25-2006, 12:31 PM   #1
billr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 857
Exhaust Brake

Anyone put an exhaust brake on the Duramax? See some have on the Dodges. Curious how it works out on the chevy??

Any one brand over another? Banks looks interesting?

Anything to worry about effects on engine?

Appreciate any input.

Thanks,
Bill('')
__________________

__________________
Bill and Joan
4 Collie pups
05 M/S 38RL3 #2046
01 Volvo VNL770
05 Smart Passion Loaded piggyback
https://picasaweb.google.com/billandjoan
Weigh-It Portable RV Scales
https://www.weighitrv.com
billr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2006, 09:05 PM   #2
MDTdriver
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ca. winter/USA summer
Posts: 233
Brake

I have a good friend in Ca. with a 2002 Chev. he put the Banks on his about a year ago says works great on problems so far, did all the work him self had a small wireing problem called Banks they gave real good info on the phone helped him solve his problem.
Good Luck

Larry
__________________

__________________
Fulltime June 2000 SK#82498
Our Home is Where we Park IT
International 4700 Low Profile 530 power:Full Air Ride
Prowler Regal AX6 :Trail Air pin box/spring over axle: Verizon internet: 2 Verizon cell phone
MDTdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2006, 09:27 PM   #3
Hobo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Always on the Road
Posts: 558
I us the US Gear exhaust brake on my 03 2500. This is the second truck I have had a US Gear on and have had no problems to speak of. Did have a relay go bad on the first truck, Ford, but no engine problems. I like it and it goes well with the Allison Trans. It is also easyer to get at and install because it is cut into the exhaust pipe.
Good towing, Rick
__________________
Rick & Maggi
03 2500 Chev Der-max
Lemon Tree 04 MS 36TK3 #0886
Hughes Net
Fulltimer since 1999
Find me at https://map.datastormusers.com/user1.cfm?user=2000
Hobo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2006, 06:06 PM   #4
billr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 857
Thanks for the good info! Appreciate it.

Rick, did you install it? If so, did you need anything additional like an extra installation kit, or just the brake unit kit itself?

I have 4" stainless exhaust and it looks like they make a unit for that, just wondered if it just clamps into place after you remove the section of pipe? Or is some special connections req?

Where did you find was the best spot to mount the switch?

Cheers,
Bill
__________________
Bill and Joan
4 Collie pups
05 M/S 38RL3 #2046
01 Volvo VNL770
05 Smart Passion Loaded piggyback
https://picasaweb.google.com/billandjoan
Weigh-It Portable RV Scales
https://www.weighitrv.com
billr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2006, 05:18 PM   #5
boobytrap
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 7
I put a new unit just put out be PacBrake and when the trans. shifts
down the truck goes BANG !!!. It sounds and feels like the tourqeconverter is going to be blown out of the truck ! Tring to contact PacBrake now.This is on a 2002 Duramax.
boobytrap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2006, 07:11 PM   #6
chismtrail_er
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Wimberley, TX
Posts: 124
I asked the service mgr at the dealership I bought my 05 Diesel Dually from, and he said they do not recommend the Exhaust Brake on 3500 models.

I asked why I could order the exhaust brake on a 4500 or 5500 with the EXACT SAME engine/transmision, but he could not answer the question.

Has anyone contacted Chevy/GMC for an answer to this question? Seems like there is a disconnect here.
__________________
Jay & GayLynn
05 Chevy 3500 DRW 4x4 Diesel/Allison
Prodigy
05 36TK3 #1557
DirecWay/DirecTV
chismtrail_er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2006, 03:55 AM   #7
cptxguys
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Stillwater, OK
Posts: 179
We tow with at 3500 D/A and haven't seen any need for an exhaust brake with the Allison tow mode. There's lots of opinions on the matter. If you're not aware, you can read many of them on the diesel page

http://www.thedieselpageforums.com/tdpforum/index.php
__________________
Robert Raab / Bruce Waterfield
2010 Ford F-450 Harley Davidson Edition
2007 Doubltree Elite Suite 36RS3 #3756
cptxguys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2006, 02:14 PM   #8
billr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 857
I ended up going with the US Gear Exhaust Brake on my 04 Chevy D/A, mostly due to it being electric actuated instead of having an on board air comp for the pneumatic types. Install was not bad took me about 4-5 hrs.

Been running it for a year pulling the MS and it works well with the tow/haul tranny. I do need to have higher RPM's for it to be effective. It doesn't stand you on your nose, but provides adequate braking to keep me off the trailer brakes on all grades we encounter in the east.

I would likely go with the pacbrake next time, or at least another pneumatic style. Been told they are much more effective.

As far as GM's view on it, they bark at any after market item on the truck! I have had mine in for engine related issues and no mention about the brake so far. I do remove my Edge unit before going in. Guess it depends what dealer you speak to and what the weather is like!!!!

Sounds a bit crazy to say no for the 3500 and yes to the others??

Cheers,
Bill
__________________
Bill and Joan
4 Collie pups
05 M/S 38RL3 #2046
01 Volvo VNL770
05 Smart Passion Loaded piggyback
https://picasaweb.google.com/billandjoan
Weigh-It Portable RV Scales
https://www.weighitrv.com
billr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2006, 06:42 PM   #9
MDTdriver
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ca. winter/USA summer
Posts: 233
Brake

Updat about my friend 02 GMC 3500. After about 5,000 miles he had problems, but Banks sent him severl parts to replace and after several months he got it working very good and it still is fine now.

Larry
__________________
Fulltime June 2000 SK#82498
Our Home is Where we Park IT
International 4700 Low Profile 530 power:Full Air Ride
Prowler Regal AX6 :Trail Air pin box/spring over axle: Verizon internet: 2 Verizon cell phone
MDTdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2007, 06:47 AM   #10
dougal
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 15
2003 2500HD Exhaust Brake

I had one installed and it works great. I also had a 4" exhaust and the engine/exhaust noise inceased about 5-10% on an already loud duramax. My only problem so far was the installer had many problems and took 2 days on what he admitted was a 4 hour job. They also screwed up the wiring and I lost my Cruise control till I figured out where the error was.
dougal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2012, 12:01 AM   #11
Low 'n Slow
Junior Member
 
Low 'n Slow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 10
Added a 4 in exhaust to my '07 Classic and then added a PacBrake...it works great and i wouldn't be without it now.

I added it to my 3500...
Low 'n Slow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2015, 10:44 AM   #12
Barturo
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 1
Not sure what year duramax has vairable vane turbines but 06 and newer have computer controlled turbo brake capability from someone using a laptop and tuning the ecm go to duramax forums and search turbo brake before buying an exhuast brake
__________________

Barturo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×