I'm thinking of buying a Banks Exhaust Brake for my 2006 Ram 3500. Does anyone have experience self installing one? Banks does not have online instructions so I can't tell how difficult it is to install. Thanks for any help.
On mine it was a little involved. I did a Bd brake, and had to tap into quite a number of wires, and adjust a little microswitch once it was in. If you can put in a stereo, the wiring will be a breeze, and if you can replace brake pads, the brake itself won't be too bad. Mine uses the engine vacuum, so I didn't need a compressor, but I can't imagine that's too hard.
If you have a stick, the little clamp on switch is REALLY nice to have, and if you have an auto, I think you need something to make the converter lock up right.
I must say you should make sure you need one. If you have a variable displacement turbo, there's an aftermarket kit to change the vanes' pitch to make your TURBO be your brake just like the newest trucks.
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