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Pacbrake Exhaust Brake, GM Duramax with manual transmission
The biggest factor against a diesel is it's inherent lack of retarding power. Take your foot off the throttle and a diesel virtually free wheels. Add a 6 - 8 percent grade hill to the equation and the result is overheating brakes, brake fade and a good chance of a runaway. A Pacbrake exhaust brake turns your engine into an air compressor, which absorbs energy and the resulting retarding effect slows the engine and vehicle quickly. There is also the money that an exhaust brake can save you. Reduced maintenance on your service brakes is a direct cost saving. If you use an exhaust brake all the time, as it was designed to be used, you use your service brakes considerably less. This means that the pads, shoes, rotors and drums last longer. In fact if the exhaust brake is used all the time you can extend the life of your service brakes by as much as 5 times. If you are hauling a trailer behind your rig you can factor in the reduced maintenance on that set of brakes as well. This makes a Pacbrake exhaust brake a pays for itself add on product for your truck. Another factor is the piece of mind driving knowing that your service brakes are there for you when you need them. When you use your service brakes less not only are they worn less they are cooler which means that there is considerably less chance of brake fade and a run-away. Plus the comfort of knowing that 35 years of experience and quality is built into each brake and are backed by the best warranty in the industry. Pacbrake Exhaust Brakes - Built tough - work strong - backed tough! The demand for the performance, reliability and economy of the diesel engine has shifted into high gear. The growing popularity for these engines is seen in the automotive, vocational and recreational vehicle industries. As the applications for the diesel engine grow so do the models of engines. Matching the right engine to the application is important to balance the performance and economy factors, especially when the diesel engine costs thousands of dollars more than a conventional gasoline engine. FREE shipping!