Notice the difference while driving through mountain passes & down steep hills
The PRXB delivers the strongest braking horsepower, greatest speed reductions and shortest stopping distances possible without the use of service brakes. Unlike a typical exhaust brake which requires high RPMs to work correctly, the patented PRXB delivers maximum exhaust backpressure (braking) as early as 1200 RPM and continues through to the highest allowable engine RPM.
With the PRXB there is a less than 10% change in backpressure throughout the entire operating RPM range. This is a result of a wastegate integrated into the butterfly valve that regulates the amount of exhaust flow being passed through. The flow is controlled by a spring loaded arm, whose pressure rating and location are key factors in the functionality of the PRXB. Located outside of the housing and away from the heat, the spring is able to maintain its strength and durability for years of proper and precise braking performance.
Tow & haul with complete control!
PRXB RV Upgrade Highlights
For the majority of diesel engines
Delivers the strongest braking horsepower, greatest speed reductions & shortest stopping distances possible without the use of service brakes
Maintains optimum retarding performance by maximizing the exhaust backpressure throughout the entire operating RPM range
Delivers maximum exhaust pressure (braking) as low as 1200 RPM through to the maximum allowable engine RPM
Provides increased performance and peace of mind with technology that protects the engine from the potential of overpressure
Upgrade any standard exhaust brake to a PRXB for an improved design and a longer lasting brake with significantly increased performance
PRXB Features & Benefits
STRONGEST BRAKING HORSEPOWER – Vehicles equipped with PRXB exhaust brakes slow from 50 to 20 mph 1500 ft sooner than vehicles with standard exhaust brakes
Tested on a 5% Grade
Starting at 50 mph, slowing to 20 mph
1500 ft – Approximately 5 football fields or 47 coach lengths
STAINLESS STEEL SEALED AIR CYLINDER Hard anodized aluminum & stainless steel body & shaft with high performance seals
AUTOMATIC LOW RPM ADJUSTMENT Optimum retarding performance maintained by maximizing exhaust backpressure throughout the entire operating RPM range
MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE EXHAUST BACKPRESSURE LIMIT Designed & factory preset to meet standards & requirements set by the engine manufacturer
NO OVERPRESSURE POTENTIAL Spring controlled, pressure regulated mechanisms
90° CLOSING, NON-CONTACTING BUTTERFLY VALVE Designed to maximize backpressure while preventing seizing
ARCOR® NITRIDE HOUSING & COMPONENTS Industry exclusive process that increases resistance to wear & corrosion while strengthening & adding lubricity
FREE FLOW EXHAUST When deactivated, exhaust flow is unrestricted and won’t interfere with power output
PRECISION MOUNTING SURFACE Both contacting surfaces are machined, eliminating the need for troublesome gaskets
PRXB Exhaust Brake Operation
ARM (Operated By Spring)
BUTTERFLY VALVE (Closed)
ORIFICE (Hole In Butterfly Valve)
WASTEGATE (Covering Orifice)
EXHAUST BRAKE HOUSING
BACKPRESSURE Maximum Over The Entire Operating RPM Range
Every PRXB Automotive Kit comes with everything required for a complete installation. PRXB Kits Include:
PRXB Exhaust Brake
Controller (when required for application)
AMP Onboard Air Kit, which includes: HP325 Series Compressor, ½ Gal Air Tank, 25ft Coiled Air Hose, Air Accessories & Fittings
Please see the RV Upgrade Application Guide, If you need assistance finding the right brake for your RV call our support line at 800.663.0096.
InLineMount – Some vehicle conﬁgurations do not allow for clearance around the turbocharger, for installation of a DirectMount exhaust brake, these applications require an InLineMount. Inline exhaust brakes require a minimum 7" of straight exhaust pipe which is then cut out and exhaust ﬂange adapters are installed in its place. Ensure the exhaust brake is mounted as close to the turbocharger as possible and away from road spray.
NOTE: Clamped joints that exist between the brake and the engine must be welded to ensure that the joints cannot separate or leak under pressure. No ﬂex pipe is allowed between the exhaust brake and the turbocharger.
Explain an DirectMount Exhaust Brake?
DirectMount–This application is preferred because of the reduced number of connections between the exhaust brake and the turbocharger. The mating surfaces are both machined cast iron which eliminates any chance of exhaust leaks. For vehicles with straight back systems shortening of the header pipe is required to maintain an adequate amount of ﬂex pipe. Vehicles with a 90° header pipe use a cast elbow to interface with the stock header pipe. Pacbrake offers replacement header pipes for some truck models.
When should a turbo mount with a cast adapter be used?
This application is the preferred option for vehicles with a tight 90° bent header pipe post turbocharger. The cast adapter is constructed from cast iron with machined mating surfaces on both ends, eliminating any chance of exhaust leaks.