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rhagfo

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Posted: 04/09/19 10:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Grit dog wrote:

Put a BD brake on about 6 years and 60k ago. No issues, works great.
Compressor works well for airbags and bike tires. Plumbed a valve and air hose into the air line to the brake.


The PacBrake also come with an On Board Air. With my 2001 5 speed manual, empty I could almost bring the truck to a stop with just the EB, in not much more distance than with service brakes.


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What I would like is the simplest one to wire up. Not sure I want to get into the ECM wiring. I can do it, but I rather not have too.

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Gulfcoast wrote:

What I would like is the simplest one to wire up. Not sure I want to get into the ECM wiring. I can do it, but I rather not have too.


Well PacBrake requires inserting one wire into the ECM connector.

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Connect to pin 42... I can do it.

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Posted: 04/10/19 09:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had a PAC Brake on my ‘97 Cummins....and was pleased with it’s performance!


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Pretty much needs to be hooked into the Ecm regardless of brand. Otherwise it would require constant attention and be more likely to be damaged or cause damage.


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Had the p brake on my 06 3500 srw pulling a 15 k fiver,loved it ,seldom used the trailer brakes,set it on cruise and go.

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PacBrake and BD are made within 30 miles of each other. Only the old 12 valve Cummins needed stronger valve springs.


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I have a PacBrake on my 2004.5 Ram, former owner installed it. However, I have nothing to compare it to as this is my first vehicle with an exhaust brake, but it has been great! Pulling a 7500 lb TT down long mountain roads, I seldom ever have to use the service brakes.

Good luck with your choice!

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I'm going with Pacbrake... that's for the replies.

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