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Exhaust Brakes
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1998-2002 Turbo Mount
1998-2002 Turbo Mount
2003-2005 Turbo Mount
2006-2007 Turbo Mount
Remote Mount
Air Pump

Descending grades with trailers can be hazardous and tricky situations, resulting in over heated service and trailer brakes, that leads to brake fade, excessive wear, and costly unwarranted repairs. BD Engine brake has been the industries time proven VARIABLE REGULATING BACK-PRESSURE EXHAUST BRAKE.

Controlled by a lighted On/Off toggle switch or optional stick-mounted rocker switch for manual transmissions, the BD brake communicates with the engine’s electronic idle verification board for quick engagement.

How it works: Using BD’s exclusive Variable butterfly Technology, providing peak retarding power throughout the engine’s rpm range unlike some models that rely on a hole/orifice within the butterfly to calibrate back-pressure only in the higher engine RPM .

Where it mounts: Most vehicle applications will either have BD’s turbo-mount design which bolts in place of the factory elbow between the turbo and the exhaust system or the inline design mounts in the exhaust system between the engine and muffler/DPF/cat.

For modified Turbo and engine applications: Got a modified or twin-turbo application? BD offers a remote mount exhaust brake that incorporates all of our standard technology found in our turbo mount units in a 4” free flowing design that won’t impede the exhaust flow and performance enhancements you worked so hard to achieve. 

The advantage to regulating the butterfly vs. other brands is: The Butterfly is constantly exercising thus reducing the possibility of carbon and rust deposit forming that can cause premature ware and binding. Furthermore no maintenance or lubricating is required providing miles of trouble free service.  

The BD Brake’s rugged cast-iron housing incorporates BD’s exclusive AlumiBronze bushing and positive sealing piston ring, no blind holes for carbon and rust to form, and miles of leak free retarding.

Stainless steel butterfly shaft that has proven to stand up under the harsh, high-heat conditions of the exhaust environment, the offset butterfly valve won’t stick, and has been strategically placed in the elbow so that it won’t impede exhaust flow when in the open position.
Brake valve is actuated by an air cylinder (newer models) or a powerful, three-inch vacuum cylinder (earlier models). The durable air compressor included in later model kits can even be used for other applications, such as air horns, air bags even air-ride fifth wheel hitches —it’s that tough.

Automatic-equipped trucks prior to 2006 require BD’s programmable AutoLoc and PressureLoc kits to electronically control torque converter clutch engagement. This addition effectively reduces slippage, resulting in peak retarding performance as well as lower transmission temperatures.

All BD Brake kits come complete with the brake, air compressor (where applicable), mounting hardware, port to monitor the brake’s retarding performance, complete instructions and most models come with EGT port.


Check out our 12-valve products installed by
Diesel Power Products in Spokane, WA
menionted in the FOUR WHEELER article
"1998 Dodge Ram 2500 - Dirt & Haul: Part 2"

Product Warranty 2-year parts / 1-year Labor
  • Available Makes
  • Dodge
  • Available Engines
  • 2007 - 2012 6.7L
  • 2003 - 2007 5.9L CR
  • 1998 - 2002 5.9L 24-Valve
  • 1988 - 1998 5.9L 12-Valve
  • Available Transmissions
  • Automatic
  • Manual
Product Rating
CloseOnline Reviews:
  • Feb 08, 2010
    Installation: 5
    Peformance: 5

    I am completely satisfied with the BD exhaust brake. I will surely buy BD again

    Reviewed By: Jason
  • Nov 07, 2009
    Installation: 5
    Peformance: 5

    This was a very straight forward simple installation. I believe anyone with even a small amount of mechanical knowledge could do this install. The performance is excellent, I definitely would never be without my BD brake ever again.

    Reviewed By: Marty Macdonald
  • Jun 09, 2008
    Installation: 4
    Peformance: 5

    I installed the 4 inch remote mount brake myself. The install was not difficult but took me awhile for the wiring. The welding pre-brake must be perfect. Normal exhaust system welds are not adequate.

    It was all worth it. The kit is of very high quality, very well built and packaged. I love this brake and would not be without it.


    Reviewed By: Joe
  • Feb 11, 2008
    Installation: 5
    Peformance: 5

    works great

    Reviewed By: DAVE

1027342      2007.5-2012 6.7L Remote Mount (designed for Super B Spec Turbo applications)
1027340     2007.5-2008 6.7L Remote W/O Factory EB Switch
2023330       2006-2007 5.9L Turbo Mount Air
1027330      2006-2007 Remote Mount Air 4” Exh
2023331*     2004.5-2005 Turbo Mount Air
2023138*     2003-2004 Turbo Mount Air
1027338*     2003-2005 Remote Mount Air 4” Exh
2033137*     1999-2002 Turbo Mount Vac
2033135**   1988-1998 Turbo Mount Vac 60# Springs

*  Automatic Transmissions – For best retarding results use a TowLoc, AutoLoc or TorqLoc

** 1989-1998 12-valve engines require 1030060 exhaust valve spring kit
    1989-1993 turbo mount brakes require 1040050 down pipe kit
    1996-1998 “California” spec engines with EGR require 1030030 Kit