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Old 12-25-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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Exhaust brake

I would like to know if anybody with 2002 F350 what kind of Exhaust brake you have on your truck and how it works !

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Old 01-10-2014, 08:08 AM   #2
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Unfortunately I have a newer Dodge that has one. Hopefully someone comes along with info about the 2002 Fords to help you out.

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Old 01-10-2014, 08:41 AM   #3
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Your Ford

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Old 01-10-2014, 09:56 AM   #4
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There are several aftermarket exhaust brake options for your (I am assuming) older 7.3l diesel such as Banks, BD, Pacbrake, and D-Celerator. I haven't ever heard anything bad about any of them but since they are all aftermarket you will have to learn the particulars about each of them as they all differ a little bit. Expect to pay around $1500+ for everything before install with Banks being likely the most expensive (of course). Some people even electronically control the heat riser valve and transmission torque converter and use that as a less expensive "sort of" exhaust brake. I think BD calls it a BrakeLoc. Expect to pay $400-500 before install. I would suggest going to a good Superduty truck website forums like or in order to get more info.

A lot of the 7.3l owners will upgrade their brakes and find that a exhaust brake is less necessary unless you are pulling more than the truck is rated for. Unfortunately with your 7.3l F350 you will find you will run out of payload long before you get to the GCVWR of the truck. Slotted cryo'd rotors and high performance pads help quite a bit and are cheaper tun a exhaust brake if you stay within your ratings.
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:11 AM   #5
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One guy at my work installed this on his 03' 350 4X4, say's it is worth the money and does not take long to change out.

He pulls a 30 foot enclosed trailer with four snow machines and gear/gas...

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I would rather mod the brakes than add on to the engine something it was not built for.
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:12 AM   #6
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Thanks for your reply were going to travel and some of the mountains I really don't want go down without a exhaust brake !
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Banks makes an all electronic brake for the Duramax that is FABULOUS, but I don't think it works for the Ford's...

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