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Variable Vane Exhaust Brake

BD Diesel Variable Vane Brake
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2006-2007 6.6L Duramax LBZ Engine:
Our Part Number - BDD2001020
BD Diesel Part Number - 2001020

2007½-2010 6.6L Duramax LMM Engine:
Our Part Number - BDD2001030
BD Diesel Part Number - 2001030

Product Warranty is 1 Year
With the change in technology as the newer truck models rolled out of the plant, we at BD have changed as well to apply our over 20-years of braking technology to match. With the newer Chevy Duramax engines, the change was already there, we just had to utilize it for your engine retarding needs.

The same Garrett variable vane turbo design is used in the 2004.5-up Duramax engine to reduce turbo lag and increase power can also help slow you down. BD utilizes the variable technology built into the turbo by closing off the vanes while retarding creating up to 35psi of back pressure. What does this give you? Ample retarding horsepower to help maintain your speeds on descents and curves giving you better control of your truck and load.

How do you use it? While in Tow/Haul mode, switch BD’s Variable Vane Brake (VVB) on and every time you let off the throttle it will close the variable vanes in the turbo which develops exhaust back pressure in the engines combustion chamber, creating resistance against the piston from reaching top dead center.

Use the OEM turbocharger's exhaust turbine vanes to develope exhaust back pressure/retarding HP and safely maneuver through the hilly terrain.

The variable vane turbocharger design used in the 2004.5-up Duramax engines to reduce turbo lag and increase power can also help slow you down. BD utilizes this technology to electronically close off the vanes which can create up to 130 retarding horsepower. This braking force will help to maintain your speeds on descents and curves, giving you better control of your truck and load.

Dial-in the retarding power by controlling the exhaust turbine vanes.

While in Tow/Haul mode, switch BD’s Variable Vane Brake (VVB) on and every time you let off the throttle, it will close the variable vanes in the turbo, developing exhaust back pressure in the engine’s combustion chamber which creates resistance against the piston from reaching top dead center.

The VVB rotary switch offers three different modes included automatic moderate and aggressive downshifting programs for the Allison transmission to give better weight control. Exhaust braking also works in Allison manual shift selections. The VVB integrates with the cruise control to automatically accelerate and decelerate to maintain vehicle speed.
A great value for an quick-to-install exhaust brake. An easy job for a handy man!
Easily and simply installs by plugging into existing factory ports and by mounting the rotary switch on your dash. All of these features in one package which with some competitors would require two separate ones at nearly twice the price and twice as long to install. Now that is value added engine retarding at it’s engineered finest.

Is it hard on your truck? Not at all… We have designed our brake to not make harsh downshifts into lower gears that can cause tire “chirp” and drive train strain. The Variable Vane Exhaust Brake is also firmware updateable via the internet using your computer's USB connection and is the perfect fit for your Duramax towing needs.
NOTE: This product CAN NOT ship to California due to CARB regulations.
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