If you’re driving around in a 6.7-powered RAM and you have upgraded your turbo, it is quite possible that you no longer have an exhaust brake. This is not a great idea, as not having an exhaust brake can create some scary situations when towing a heavy trailer and descending a steep hill or driving in stop-and-go traffic. Luckily, we found a fix while perusing the SEMA Show.
The BD Diesel Electronic Exhaust Brake increases your towing confidence by creating up to 150 retarding horsepower to help slow down your loaded rig. Many aftermarket kits rely on air — and the necessary air compressor — to operate. This kit negates the need for air altogether.
“The new brake is designed for the Dodge 6.7 guys who have upgraded their turbo and no longer have the exhaust brake,” says Chris Osborne of BD Diesel. “If the VGT turbo is replaced, many times the new one does not come with a brake. To remedy that, we came up with an electronic exhaust brake that installs inline and connects to the factory VGT wiring. Many exhaust-brake upgrades require an air source to work the system, this one does not.”
This electronic inline brake is easy to install and features less maintenance compared to conventional air-powered brakes. BD’s exclusive Variable Orifice Technology creates uniform controlled pressure regulation through the RPM range, for reliable consistent engine braking. Your new turbo gave more go, now it’s time to include a little whoa.
- Installs inline into the existing exhaust system
- Retains use of OEM dash button
- Cast iron construction withstands heat cycling and is robust for long life
- Doesn’t require an air compressor reducing system maintenance and points of failure. (e.g., freezing of airlines in winter)
- Quick, universal placement of the brake
- Superior back-pressure regulation through the RPM range
- Great for slowing your vehicle on steep descents