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Old 10-15-2007, 11:22 PM
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If I have auto trans would purchasing the dfuser EBPV exhaust brake kit with TC lockup for $129+$59 for pig tail, be the way to go.
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I linked here from the tech sticky. I have a handshaker and was just wondering if the original post by kwikordead would still be considered a good route to go for an inexpensive exhaust brake. Just asking because no one has commented on it for a number of years.

My truck is a 550 4x4 and tows a dump trailer pretty well everyday.
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It is a good mod, especially for a handshaker, but probably not necesary unless you're towing heavy and have some really good grades. I had it and it was nice, but the EBPV stuck closed on me a couple of times for some reason so I stopped using it. I have since removed the EBPV, so it's no longer an option for me. It's definitely worth trying out and a fun mod to do on the cheap. Just keep in mind you need to have RPMs up above 2300 or so for it to really be effective.
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My truck has kwik's original mod with tc lockup switch added.
I knocked one of the leads loose behind the dash while removing or replacing it one of the umpty million times... and am unsure where it went.
Before i broke the lead... it worked wonderfully... except the tc would not unlock without totally shutting down the truck and restarting. Kinda maddening...

I would kinda like to gut it and start over with an updated tc lockup device.
Or would you guys just recommend a decel tune? (When i can finally get a hydra anyway)
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