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BD Diesel Exhaust Brake Kit

The BD Exhaust Brake comes complete with all necessary mounting hardware and complete instructions.


- BD Brake vs. Other Manufactures
Increase your driving confidence and towing safety with the superior retarding performance of the BD Diesel Exhaust Brake. Using BD Diesel's exclusive Variable Orifice Technology, BD's turbo-mount design bolts in place of the factory elbow between the turbo and the exhaust system, providing peak retarding power throughout the engine's rpm range—not just at high rpm like other brands. Our remote-mount models, meanwhile mount in the exhaust pipe and are perfect for modified applications that may use an aftermarket turbo.

Designed for years of reliable operation, the BD Diesel Exhaust Brakes rugged cast-iron housing incorporates BD's exclusive AlumiBronze bushing and piston ring-sealed, stainless steel butterfly shaft that has proven to stand up under the harsh, high-heat conditions of the exhaust environment. Actuated by an air cylinder (newer models) or a powerful, three-inch vacuum cylinder (earlier models), the offset butterfly valve won't stick, and has been strategically placed in the elbow so that it won't impede exhaust flow when in the open position. The BD brake incorporates a threaded port for mounting an EGTprobe, as well as a 1/4-inch stainless steel port that can be used to monitor the brake's retarding performance.

Got a modified or twin-turbo application? BD Diesels remote-mount or vacuum-actuated four-inch kits are an effective solution. Controlled by a lighted On/Off toggle switch for automatic transmissions, or stick-mounted rocker switch for manual transmissions, the BD brake communicates with the engine's electronic idle verification board for quick engagement. The durable air compressor included in later model kits can even be used for other applications- it's that tough.

A good way to control your speed when tackling a decline is an exhaust brake. These units work by stopping the exhaust flow, which leads to increased back pressure that slows your engine down. This will keep your speed in check without using your brakes.

Some exhaust brakes that will automatically adjust to your truck’s highest recommended pressure. When the unit is not in use, the exhaust will flow freely without restricting exhaust, so you can keep your power up and your temperatures low.
  • Provide safe, reliable load-holding power when traveling down steep grades or slowing down with a heavy load
  • Assist brakes by retarding the diesel engine, reducing brake fade and associated expensive brake repairs
  • Variable-orifice design for superior retarding performance throughout engine RPM range
  • FREE shipping special on BD exhaust brakes
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Only BD exhaust brakes develop 90% of peak retarding power by 1800 RPM and hold through 3100 RPM.
HOW IT WORKS:
Actuated by an on board air compressor and air cylinder, the BD Brake applies factory-approved exhaust backpressure that is self-regulating; once pressure reaches the factory specification, the butterfly position changes to maintain the highest pressure possible. And thanks to the large four-inch casting, exhaust flow is not restricted when the butterfly valve is in the open position. A lighted, dash-mounted toggle switch activates the brake immediately, while flipping off the switch or applying the service brakes causes the brake to release just as quickly.
NOTE: This product CAN NOT ship to California due to CARB regulations.
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The Only Exhaust Brake Tough Enough for Your Ram!  

Increase your driving confidence and towing safety with the superior retarding performance of the BD Brake for '89-'06 5.9 liter Cummins engines. Using BD's exclusive Variable Orifice Technology, BD's turbo-mount design bolts in place of the factory elbow between the turbo and the exhaust system, providing peak retarding power throughout the engine's rpm range-not just at high rpm like other brands.

Designed for years of reliable operation, the BD Brake's rugged cast-iron housing incorporates BD's exclusive AlumiBronze bushing and piston ring-sealed, stainless steel butterfly shaft that has proven to stand up under the harsh, high-heat conditions of the exhaust environment. Actuated by an air cylinder (newer models) or a powerful, three-inch vacuum cylinder (earlier models), the offset butterfly valve won't stick, and has been strategically placed in the elbow so that it won't impede exhaust flow when in the open position. The BD brake incorporates a threaded port for mounting an EGT probe, as well as a 1/4-inch stainless steel port that can be used to monitor the brake's retarding performance.

"Looking for a brake that will fit a future diesel, or have a modified or twin-turbo application?" BD's remote-mount or vacuum-actuated four-inch kits are an effective solution.

Controlled by a lighted On/Off toggle switch for automatic transmissions, or stick-mounted rocker switch for manual transmissions, the BD brake communicates with the engine�s electronic idle verification board for quick engagement. The durable air compressor included in later model kits can even be used for other applications-it's that tough.

Automatic-equipped trucks require BD's programmable Tow Loc and Pressure Loc kits to electronically control torque converter clutch engagement. This addition effectively reduces slippage, resulting in peak retarding performance as well as lower transmission temperatures.

All BD Brake kits come complete with the brake, air compressor (where applicable), mounting hardware and complete instructions.

Give Your Power Stroke a Brake!

BD Diesel Performance has been engineering and installing Power Stroke exhaust brakes ever since the first engines rolled off the production lines in 1994-in fact, we set the standards for the industry! Today, BD Diesel Performance not only offers its famous BD Brake for '99-'01 7.3 liter applications, but is the FIRST and ONLY company to offer an exhaust brake for the 6.0 liter Power Stroke- both manual and automatic applications!

The BD Brake for the 6.0 Power Stroke kit features electronic controls that effectively communicate with the engine's Variable Geometry Turbo and EGR valve. Automatic applications also include our Auto/Towloc system that increases the transmission clutch apply pressure, and holds the converter clutch engaged at a lower speed than would be possible with the stock configuration. Just push the Tow/Haul button and relax-the BD Brake will apply as the transmission downshifts, slowing down your 14,000 lb. load without ever having to touch the brake pedal!

The BD Brake offers retarding power without compromise. Our testing has revealed that the Power Stroke engines have an extremely durable top end, with hydraulic lifters that easily open 140-lb. valve springs. The 40 lbs. of backpressure the BD Brake generates is far below what this engine can handle, so there is no risk of "valve float."

Designed for years of reliable operation, the BD Brake's rugged cast-iron housing incorporates BD's exclusive AlumiBronze bushing and piston ring-sealed butterfly shaft that has proven to stand up under the harsh, high-heat conditions of the exhaust environment.

BD's exclusive Variable Orifice Technology utilizes an air cylinder on current models, or a spring-loaded piston in a powerful, three-inch vacuum cylinder on the earlier 7.3 engines to actuate the offset stainless steel butterfly valve. Exhaust backpressure is maintained at a maximum of 45 psi (180 retarding horsepower) throughout the engine's working rpm range. If excessive backpressure develops, the valve opens automatically to regulate sufficient backpressure. The BD Brake provides superior retarding performance that starts at only 1200 rpm, with peak retarding power achieved by 1800 rpm! From there, it just holds on right through the rpm range.

BD Brake systems designed for earlier 7.3 liter trucks are actuated by vacuum, while later 7.3 and 6.0 liter trucks utilize air pressure from an on-board air compressor, included with the kit. All BD Brake kits come complete with all necessary hoses, brackets, mounting hardware and instructions.

Maximized Duramax Braking Power!

BD manufactures Exhaust Brakes for the LB7, LLY and LBZ 6.6 liter Duramax diesel engines. Give your heavy-duty Chevy or GMC the ability to navigate steep grades easily-without overtaxing your truck's braking system.

While it's true that Allison-equipped applications are designed to downshift once the Tow/Haul button is depressed, the engine can easily over-rev and not slow you down-which is why the BD Brake should be considered a necessity.

Like the other exhaust brakes in the BD Brake family, the BD Brake for the Duramax uses BD's exclusive Variable Orifice Technology, which provides peak retarding power throughout the engine's rpm range-not just at high rpm like other brands. The rugged, cast-iron housing incorporates BD's exclusive AlumiBronze bushing and piston ring-sealed, stainless steel butterfly shaft that has proven to stand up under the harsh, high-heat conditions of the exhaust environment.

Actuated by an on board air compressor and air cylinder, the BD Brake applies factory-approved exhaust backpressure that is self-regulating; once pressure reaches the factory specification, the butterfly position changes to maintain the highest pressure possible. And thanks to the large four-inch casting, exhaust flow is not restricted when the butterfly valve is in the open position. A lighted, dash-mounted toggle switch activates the brake immediately, while flipping off the switch or applying the service brakes causes the brake to release just as quickly.

The BD Brake for the Duramax comes complete with all necessary mounting hardware and complete instructions.

 
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