How to Install an Exhaust Brake on a Diesel Pickup with BD Diesel – By changing the chip and installing an exhaust brake, you can unleash a ton of horsepower on your diesel pickup. We’re showing you how with a 1999 Dodge Ram diesel work truck and the guidance of BD Diesel. Get all the components you need to soup up your own diesel at

25 Responses to How to Install an Exhaust Brake on a Diesel Pickup with BD Diesel

  1. kubotaboy123 July 27, 2010 at 3:32 am #

    would this work on an 04 f350 dump truck with a standard tranny 6.0 liter

  2. 4WHEELPARTS July 27, 2010 at 4:21 pm #

    @kubotaboy123 Yes, it should since the driveline is essentially the same as the consumer version F350s.

  3. superman111992 August 20, 2010 at 6:49 am #

    ha ha ha he forgot what motor the truck had

  4. devio123 August 22, 2010 at 7:49 pm #

    will this work on a 6.4 powerstroke

  5. 4WHEELPARTS August 30, 2010 at 3:41 pm #

    @devio123 Currently it appears that they only cover up to the 6.0L but I am sure they are developing units that will be compatible with the 6.4L so keep an eye out.

  6. jordan628trisha September 29, 2010 at 7:33 pm #

    does putting an exhaust brake on a truck make it make the same sound as semi when the semi makes that loud popping sound when there slowing down? If it does that would be awesome!!

  7. Venom746 October 22, 2010 at 2:13 am #

    take the silencer ring off the turbo!!!

  8. 247copenhagen November 8, 2010 at 12:56 am #

    whats the difference between a jake brake and exhaust

  9. 4WHEELPARTS November 10, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    @247copenhagen A jake brake works by effectively disabling the valves and increasing compression in the cylinders, while an exhaust brake closes the exhaust and uses the engine braking to increase braking in the vehicle.

  10. Mustang50turbo88 December 2, 2010 at 4:33 am #

    @devio123 Banks makes an exhaust brake for just about all of the ford turbo diesel engines. Just do a search for “6.4 Banks Brake”

  11. nancygirlbsg December 3, 2010 at 5:07 am #

    Is this bad on the engine?

  12. banstaman December 5, 2010 at 1:21 am #

    So basically an exhaust brake is like a waste gate actuator?

  13. 4WHEELPARTS December 9, 2010 at 5:22 pm #

    @banstaman No, an exhaust brake closes the manifold and uses the engine to add braking to the vehicle without pushing the brakes harder.

  14. 4WHEELPARTS December 9, 2010 at 5:22 pm #

    @nancygirlbsg If you drive with it on, it will be, but with the accelerator closed it won’t do any harm.

  15. kiefer1234566767 December 11, 2010 at 8:13 pm #

    @4WHEELPARTS jakes shut the injectors off

  16. ThatHoodNiggaBrik December 29, 2010 at 10:21 pm #

    hi . i have question do you guys have in your shop Exhaust Brake what i can put it to Nissan Patrol Y60 2.8 TD ?

  17. 4WHEELPARTS January 3, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    @ThatHoodNiggaBrik Unfortunately, we don’t have an application specifically for that vehicle. BD Diesel may have something they could do but it would have to be custom.

  18. ThatHoodNiggaBrik January 3, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    @4WHEELPARTS ok i understand. but maybe someone know exhaust brake for electric instalation 12Volt beacuse every i found is 24Volt ?

  19. shytcity3000 January 17, 2011 at 11:51 pm #

    how does this work with a non syncro box when double clutching and rev matching is needed to change down a gear? If no revs with brake shut how will this work then?

  20. 4WHEELPARTS January 18, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    @shytcity3000 You are correct. If you are running a non syncro gear box then you should avoid this setup. It is recommended for automatics and syncro manuals.

  21. paintballguy117 January 19, 2011 at 1:15 am #

    @kiefer1234566767 do they???!!!

  22. kelbo031890 February 27, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    does it only work on a turbo or can you put it on a chevy 1500

  23. 4WHEELPARTS February 28, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    @kelbo031890 It is really only meant for a diesel vehicle, but I would recommend contacting BD directly to see if it will work for your application.

  24. SuperTurboDiesel2 March 5, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

    @dmgcat: Clearly you shouldn’t be working on it if you think that there is supposed to be vacuum used for the brakes. Diesels do not generate vacuum like gas engines, and that’s why pickup trucks with diesel engines use Hydraulic Power-Assist braking systems. Get a professional mechanic to fix ’em for you, or at least get yourself an OEM Service Manual and teach yourself how to fix ’em. Good luck.

  25. 6030diesel March 21, 2011 at 4:20 am #

    @SuperTurboDiesel2 the 89-98? dodge diesels used a vacuum pump to operate their vacuum assist brakes.

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