Originally Posted by jmooney
love my exhaust break on my dodge:
11,000lb 5er pushing me downhill from the continental divide in colorado ( eisenhower tunnel at the top is at 11,200 feet )
7 mile , 7% grade down
touched the brakes once or twice to force the transmission to downshift, but in tow mode and exhause brake engaged, it held the down hill speed at 45mph the whole way..... Not using service brakes at all!
I mean - wow, what a machine!
I can only imagine what the guy behind was thinking, not seeing my brake lights.
I keep my exhaust brake on as a matter of habit - regardless of whether I'm towing or not. it will slow the truck down whenever my foot is off the gas (and engine rpm is above 1100).
my first experience with the trailer decending Blewit pass (WA cascades). Winding two-lane mountain road. With the EB and transmission in tow/haul, the truck maintained under 55mph without any braking input.
(w/dodge, tow/haul mode changes transmission shift points and torque converter lockup mode).
there is a pretty steep city hill near my house. I can slow to 15mph by the time I get to the bottom with out touching the brake.
2010 ram 2500 CCLB