TOP OF THE HILL... NOW WHAT?
You've crested that big hill and need to start thinking about slowing down. What do you do? Ride your service brakes and hope they don't overheat? Downshift the transmission and possibly over-rev your engine? Look for a runaway truck ramp??
DON'T GET PUSHED AROUND!
When you've got a heavy load behind your truck and steep downhill grades to deal with, instead of feeling in control you can sometimes feel helpless. Not anymore. The new, all-electronic Banks Brake offers total safety and a whole lot more.
HOW DOES THE BANKS BRAKE WORK?
It works by modulating systems already found on the vehicle... no mechanical additions whatsoever. And its level of braking power and intensity is completely user-selectable at the turn of a switch. It's extremely easy to install, even easier to use, and best of all, we're offering Banks Brake at a value price previously unheard of!
Towing a heavy load and dealing with steep downhill grades can be a scary proposition. Under those conditions, things can happen in a big hurry. At Banks, we believe that theres no such thing as having too much braking power. If youve been in a situation where youve needed to pull up on the reins on your truck and trailer quickly, we think youll agree.
Whats at Stake
Safety is and ought to be the number one concern when youre behind the wheel of your truck. At minimum, you want to protect your valuable property. But what were really talking about is protecting your very life, the lives of your passengers, and even the lives of those in the vehicles around you potentially. When you need to slow down or stop in a hurry, do you have the real-time braking power and control necessary for true peace-of-mind? Well, Banks engineers have designed a most elegant and affordable solution.
Slow In A Hurry
Our Banks Brake delivers exactly what you need firm control over your truck and trailers downhill momentum and the ability to pull up quickly if the need arises. With its easy-to-use switch control, you set the braking intensity and Banks Brake does all the rest. Your desired downhill pace is achieved and your service brakes stay cool and at the ready should conditions call for their supplemental use. Most important of all, you can rest assured and enjoy the hilly country rather than fear it.
Banks Brake is truly in a league of its own. By delivering enough stopping power to bring your truck to an absolute crawl intelligently and automatically only Banks puts safety and peace-of-mind back on your side. The next time you crest a big hill with your truck and trailer, make sure youve got the Banks Brake riding shotgun.
Reduce Service Brake Use
Plug and Play Design
Banks Power 61432 SpeedBrake with iDash 1.8355117.00
Automatically maintain downhill speed in your 2006-2007 GM 6.6L Duramax LLY/LBZ with the Banks Power 61432 SpeedBrake with iDash 1.8. The SpeedBrake lets you set your desired downhill speed and then takes over from there. This all-electronic braking system intelligently modulates existing systems found on the truck to achieve maximum braking power. By manipulating the variable geometry turbo vanes in unison with torque converter lock up and deliberate gear selection, you get hands (and feet) free, automatic hill-taming stopping power! Included with the Banks SpeedBrake is the powerful Banks iDash 1.8. An easy all-electronic plug and play design means there are only a few simple underhood connection needed with no modifications to the exhaust system needed. Featuring a full color screen, this super gauge has a full OBDII scan tool capability to read and clear trouble codes, 3 different strength operation modes (Low, Medium, and High) and various engine monitors, speed control. iDash has on-screen indicators that will alert drivers to things like excessive coolant or transmission temperatures to keep your truck safe. Features:Plug and Play InstallationSystem Status IndicatorNo Modification NeededOBDII Scan Tool FunctionalityCuts Downhill Speed Up To 78%Fully Automatic User Selectable SpeedDisplay Various Engine and Vehicle MonitorsNote: For Trucks with Automatic Transmissions Only.Banks Power 61462 Banks Speedbrake with iDash 1.8 DataMonster358217.00
The Banks Power 61462 Banks Speedbrake with iDash 1.8 DataMonster is a simple plug and play application that provides your 2006-2007 GM 6.6L Duramax with superior braking ability. The SpeedBrake uses the systems found on your Duramax to achieve maximum braking power. Easily set your desired downhill speed and the SpeedBrake will handle the rest!Features:Improves Braking Performance Prolongs The Life Of Your BrakesCuts Downhill Speed Up To 78 PercentIncludes Banks iDash 1.8 DataMonsterBanks Power SpeedBrake All-Electronic Braking System39914.00
Banks SpeedBrake is a revolutionary, patented all-electronic braking system with downhill speed regulating capability, user-adjustable setpoint speeds (25-75 mph) and built-in safety. It takes exhaust braking to a whole new level by combining intelligent manipulation of the variable geometry turbo's turbine vanes with specific control of gear selection and torque converter clutch application when engine braking is desired. SpeedBrake has various operating modes and settings to optimize braking function for individual preferences and conditions.Features and Benefits:More effective braking than is possible with a simple valve assemblySystem Status Indicator with on-screen alerts (excessive coolant or trans temps, for example)Easy, clean install; all-electronic design requires only a few simple underhood connections; no modifications to the exhaust system are neededIn testing, dramatically outperformed all competitive products in basic braking function (and nobody but Banks has anything like a Speed Control Mode!)Easy touch-screen control - Displays vehicle speed, current braking effort (relating to vane position), trans temp, engine coolant temp and much moreOBDII scan tool capability: reads/interprets/clears codesSystem Status Indicator with on-screen alerts (excessive coolant or trans temps, for example) Operating Modes:ON: Maximum braking; High, Med and Low strength settings SPEED CONTROL: Maintains pre-selected target speed Note:SpeedBrake requires use of Banks Power iQ or PDA.Grade percentage parameter shown on monitor is no longer available. BD-Power Duramax Exhaust Brake6434.00
BD Engine Brakes enable your Diesel to navigate downhill grades and mountainous terrain easier and safer than using the vehicle's conventional braking system. This will increase the life of the stock foundation brakes and also prevent brake fade under severe grade driving. The factory-approved backpressure provides the retarding horsepower to slow down the vehicle on even the steepest descents or just slowing down for a highway off ramp. The exhaust flow is not restricted when the stainless butterfly is open in the large 4 casting that bolts into the exhaust system. The kit is complete with a lighted toggle switch for mounting conveniently on the dash. The brake releases as soon as the throttle is applied or the switch is flipped off. As in other BD designs, the backpressure is self-regulating. Once the pressure reaches the DuraMax specification, the butterfly position changes to maintain the highest pressure possible. This variable orifice design offers far superior retarding performance throughout the engine RPM range compared to a fixed orifice design that only offers peak retarding performance at peak rpm.The new Allison equipped DuraMax is designed to downshift once the tow/haul button is selected, which results in a Silent Retarding Force at all vehicle speeds.BD-Power Manual Trans Lever Switches36633.00
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 BDs Variable Vane Brake 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.
Is it easy to install? YES! Most of the connection is done via an existing diagnostic port on the engine making for an easy and clean installation.
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.
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
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 its engineered finest.
Note: Compatibility cannot be guaranteed with all aftermarket products that have a permanent connection to the OBDII port inside the cab. At this time the Edge Products CS/CTS and older Attitude Monitors along with HandS Mini Maxx are not compatible.
Product Warranty 1 YearPacbrake C11400 4" Mounting Group200365.00
The Pacbrake C11400 4" Mounting Group includes the adapters needed to install your InLine Mount Pacbrake Exhaust Brake in an aftermarket 4" Exhaust System.
Fits 4" Exhaust Systems
Includes 2 Adapters and 2 Clamps
Pacbrake C18037 Maintenance Lube191771.00
Pacbrake exhaust brakes are relatively maintenance free when used at every opportunity. However, to get the maximum amount of trouble free service a few areas require periodic lubrication.
Lubrication is one key factor for trouble free service of your exhaust brake. The two reasons that give an exhaust brake problems are worn parts and seizing parts. Worn parts are caused by extreme use without the benefit of the proper lubrication. Seized parts can be attributed to seasonal use and lack of lubrication. Periodic lubrication will prevent these two issues. Applying Pacbrakes synthetic lubricant to the moving parts at every oil change will eliminate both these problems.
FOR OPTIMUM RESULTS, FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS
With the engine off, apply a sufficient amount (4-5 drops) to the following locations:
Both cylinder pivot ends
Cylinder air line port
Main butterfly shaft
Base of the spring lever (PRXB only)
Pacbrake C40070 InLine Mount PRXB Exhaust Brake1911835.00
Pacbrakes flagship product, the PRXB (pressure regulated exhaust brake), is the unquestioned leader in the supplemental brake industry. The patented PRXB design delivers the strongest braking horsepower, greatest speed reductions and shortest stopping distances possible without the use of service brakes. It maintains optimum retarding performance by maximizing the exhaust backpressure throughout the entire RPM range. Unlike a typical exhaust brake, which requires high RPMs to work properly, the PRXB delivers constant exhaust pressure (braking) as early as 1200 RPM through to the maximum allowable RPM.
Controlled by a master ON/OFF switch, Pacbrakes exhaust brakes provide whisper quiet supplemental braking that allows service brakes to be used much less, ultimately saving you money. They have the ability to be left on all the time, making it ideal for in-city driving or for steep, downhill grades. This product pays for itself as less wear on the brake pads means fewer brake jobs.
WHATS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THE PRXB?
In order to have consistent and effective braking over the entire RPM range, it is important (and necessary) to maintain constant backpressure. To achieve this, Pacbrakes patented design has incorporated an additional waste gate on the butterfly valve to regulate the amount of exhaust flow that is being passed through. The flow is controlled by a spring-loaded arm, whose pressure rating and location are key factors in the functionality of the PRXB. Located outside of the housing and away from the heat, the spring is able to maintain its strength and durability for years of proper and precise braking performance.
CREATING and MAINTAINING BACKPRESSURE
Backpressure is created by exhaust flow entering the housing, hitting the closed butterfly valve and being forced back out in the direction it came. It is maintained by the pressure-controlled spring that is located on the outside of the exhaust brake housing.
PREMIUM BRAKING PERFORMANCE
As the engines RPM increase, the spring compresses and the arm moves away from the butterfly valve, therefore releasing more exhaust flow through the orifice. As the RPMs decrease, the spring releases and the arm applies pressure back onto the plate, covering the hole, and ultimately releasing a smaller amount of exhaust flow.
There is less than a 10% change in backpressure over the entire RPM range on the PRXB
Features and Benefits:
PRXB Delivers Strongest Braking Horsepower
Less Wear and Tear On Service Brakes
Ideal For In-City Driving Or Steep, Downhill Grades
For Use On Stock Exhaust, Adapters Needed For 4" (See Below)
Vehicles with aftermarket 4" O.D. exhaust systems will require C11400 adapter. (see below)
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 you power up and your temperatures low.