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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 03-17-2013, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Exhaust Brake??

I have a 2011 Crew Cab LT, and it came factory with the Exhaust Brake. I'm wondering if anyone uses it for daily driving/braking? I love using it when towing. Does anyone else use theirs?
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post #2 of 55 (permalink) Old 03-17-2013, 08:16 PM
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I use mine everyday. Works awesome even without a trailer or in tow/haul mode. Also keeps the actuator from gunking up and sticking.

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Mine gets turned on every time I get in my truck. I live in a hilly area and absolutely love it.

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post #4 of 55 (permalink) Old 03-17-2013, 08:26 PM
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I run mine everytime it moves. It helps save the brakes some too


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Do ya have to be in tow mode for it to work?

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Nope it works without being in tow haul its just not as aggressive.


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Ok thanks I think I tried it once but was in tow mode I'll have to check that out thanks

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use it almost every time i slow down...really handy, and it sounds cool too!

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may sound like a dumb question, but how to you use it. Do you just turn it on and it brakes by itself?
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post #10 of 55 (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 08:34 AM
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Yep just push the button you will have to turn it on everytime you start the truck though


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