Banks SpeedBrake

Banks Engineering Redefines Exhaust Braking

June 10, 2009
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Introducing Banks SpeedBrake, a revolutionary all-electronic plug-and-play braking system with patented Speed Control technology for Chevy/GMC diesel trucks. The SpeedBrake increases the stopping power of your truck and extends the service life of your brakes.

Imagine setting your “comfort zone” and cutting downhill speed by nearly 80% without even touching the brake pedal, keeping your brakes cool and ready for emergencies should they arise. The SpeedBrake is an all-electronic mastermind of braking technology. Plug-in connection makes for a clean, simple installation without cutting or tapping into vital wire harnesses. There’s no crawling under the truck to cut up your exhaust system and no mechanical “adjustments” necessary to insure its function. SpeedBrake uses the trucks own components to give you the safety you need when towing, so there’s no added mechanical parts to second guess.

Banks Diesel Truck J-Brake

The Banks SpeedBrake is a smart device that becomes an active component of your vehicle, constantly monitoring and adjusting systems to achieve the speed setting you command. With its patented technology the SpeedBrake controls your transmission’s shifting, locks and unlocks the torque converter and infinitely varies the V.G. turbo’s vanes to hold your set speed and maximize stopping performance to ensure that you have the safety and confidence for the long haul. Watch it all happen as the PowerPDA (Palm Tungsten E2 sold separately) keeps you informed by displaying important parameters and on-screen alerts you set. And it’s also an OBD-II scan tool.

SpeedBrake has operating modes and settings to suit your style and driving conditions. ON mode allows you select three levels of braking aggressiveness: HIGH, MED, and LOW. Use SPEED CONTROL MODE to select and automatically maintain a specified downhill speed (25 – 75 mph). In addition, the user can enable or disable FOOT BRAKE ACTIVATION, depending on individual preferences and vehicle load.

PowerPDA provides 2-way communication, has a system status indicator with on-screen alerts, and OBDII scan tool capability. In addition, it displays numerous vehicle parameters, from current braking effort and operating gear to braking mode and target speed.

Banks Diesel Truck Exhaust Brake

Banks SpeedBrake features include:
• SpeedBrake re-defines the concept of exhaust braking
• Dramatically out-performs conventional exhaust brakes in basic braking function
• SpeedBrake’s Speed Control technology is exclusive-and patented!
– Combines control of variable geometry turbo with gear selection & torque converter clutch application control
– User-adjustable setpoint speeds (25-75 MPH)
• Revolutionary all-electronic design means easy, plug-&-play installation
– No cutting, welding, wire tapping or splicing
– Maintenance free
• Works with PowerPDA
– Easy to use
– Various operating modes
– Allows customization
• Communicates system conditions & warnings
• OBDII scan tool capability: reads/clears codes

Banks SpeedBrake prices range from about $875 to $1,100 depending on options.

Introducing Banks SpeedBrake, a revolutionary all-electronic plug-and-play braking system with patented Speed Control technology for Chevy/GMC diesel trucks. The SpeedBrake increases the stopping power of your truck and extends the service life of your brakes. Imagine setting your "comfort zone" and cutting downhill speed by nearly 80% without even touching the brake pedal, keeping your brakes cool and ready for emergencies should they arise. The SpeedBrake is an all-electronic mastermind of braking technology. Plug-in connection makes for a clean, simple installation without cutting or tapping into vital wire harnesses. There's no crawling under the truck to cut up your exhaust system and no mechanical "adjustments" necessary to insure its function. SpeedBrake uses the trucks own components to give you the safety you need when towing, so there's no added mechanical parts to second guess. The Banks SpeedBrake is a smart device that becomes an active component of your vehicle, constantly monitoring and adjusting systems to achieve the speed setting you command. With its patented technology the SpeedBrake controls your transmission's shifting, locks and unlocks the torque converter and infinitely varies the V.G. turbo's vanes to hold your set speed and maximize stopping performance to ensure that you have the safety and confidence for the long haul. Watch it all happen as the PowerPDA (Palm Tungsten E2 sold separately) keeps you informed by displaying important parameters and on-screen alerts you set. And it's also an OBD-II scan tool. SpeedBrake has operating modes and settings to suit your style and driving conditions. ON mode allows you select three levels of braking aggressiveness: HIGH, MED, and LOW. Use SPEED CONTROL MODE to select and automatically maintain a specified downhill speed (25 - 75 mph). In addition, the user can enable or disable FOOT BRAKE ACTIVATION, depending on individual preferences and vehicle load. PowerPDA provides 2-way communication, has a system status indicator with on-screen alerts, and OBDII scan tool capability. In addition, it displays numerous vehicle parameters, from current braking effort and operating gear to braking mode and target speed. Banks SpeedBrake features include: • SpeedBrake re-defines the concept of exhaust braking • Dramatically out-performs conventional exhaust brakes in basic braking function • SpeedBrake's Speed Control technology is exclusive-and patented! - Combines control of variable geometry turbo with gear selection & torque converter clutch application control - User-adjustable setpoint speeds (25-75 MPH) • Revolutionary all-electronic design means easy, plug-&-play installation - No cutting, welding, wire tapping or splicing - Maintenance free • Works with PowerPDA - Easy to use - Various operating modes - Allows customization • Communicates system conditions & warnings • OBDII scan tool capability: reads/clears codes Banks SpeedBrake prices range from about $875 to $1,100 depending on options.

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