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I have purchased a new to me truck, and was looking to buy a new brake controller. I was wondering what is yall's thoughts on a good one.

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The consensus seems to be either a Prodigy P2(preferred by most) or P3.

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sgip2000 wrote:

The consensus seems to be either a Prodigy P2(preferred by most) or P3.

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IMO, the "best" was the Jordan Optima 2020.
But, they don't make it anymore. Somebody bought the company and stopped production, for some reason.
I hear the Brake Smart is very good, but also very expensive.

At the present time, the best bang for the buck seems to be the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 or P3.
Check eBay or Amazon or your local Craigslist.


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sgip2000 wrote:

The consensus seems to be either a Prodigy P2(preferred by most) or P3.


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X4 on the P3.


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I tnink Brakesmart is right up there but the complex installation of the Brakesmart makes the p2-p3 a better option for most.

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BrakeSmart is best in my opinion. It replaced a Tekonsha P3 and there's no comparison.
And I'm just stating my opinion. But I believe those that say the P2 or P3 is best haven't experienced a real pressure driven controller like the BrakeSmart. It is over twice the price though, so if you don't want to spend the bucks, a P3 will work fine.
This thread will turn into a p***ing match soon.....


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I ended up getting my P3 from Amazon in March for $107.11. That was an awesome price.

If you don't need it right away, putting it in your Amazon cart will give you price change notifications when you view your cart. When you see a good price, check out.

This is how I managed to get such a good price.

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Thanks everybody. I will get the Prodigy p3 ordered.

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