exhaust brake recommendation

Discussion in 'Towables' started by kpgray, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. kpgray

    kpgray Junior Member

    We have a 32" Sunnybrook 5th that we're pulling with a '06 GMC 3500 diesel.
    I'd appreciate recommendations on exhaust brakes.

    Thanks for your suggestions.
  2. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    Re: exhaust brake recommendation

    Do you have the Allison auto transmission? If so, check you warranty. Not sure if Duramax/Allison GM products can use the exhaust brake without voiding the warranty. I know I wouldn't tow and drive in the mountains without my Banks exhaust brake, However, manual transmissions are best suited for exhaust brake use.

    Dodge will install a Jacobs exhaust brake on their manual or auto transmission at the factory, if ordered that way. So again you need to check your GM warranty.
  3. Steve H

    Steve H Senior Member

    RE: exhaust brake recommendation

    I had one of THESEon my 99 Dodge 2500. It worked very well!

    Many Duramax/Allison owners at The Diesel Place seems to favor the Pac-Brake. I opted not to install one as the transmission seems to do such a good job as is and I too heard rumblings about exhaust brakes and the Allison.
  4. minerz

    minerz Member

    RE: exhaust brake recommendation

    I have one on my truck. Can't tell you what brand it is, but I like it and for the mountains here in Idaho it works darn good. Happy camping.

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