Ford F-450 Super Duty 6.0L 2003, SpeedBrake Braking System by Banks®. Uses the Banks IQ controller to interface with the SpeedBrake. 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 increases the stopping power of your truck and extends the service life of your brakes, and does so while maintaining your sanity.
Fitment notes: This part is CARB compliant. CARB Executive Order Number D-161-91.
- Maintains downhill speed automatically
- No extra hardware to install
- Controls transmission, torque converter, turbo vanes
- SpeedBrake application controlled by rotary switch
- Three levels of braking. Plus AUTO mode when used with Banks IQ controller
- Touchscreen control of iQ controller
- Reduces brake wear, preserves brakes for emergency situations
- Hardware included
Aren't exhaust brakes supposed to slow you down? That's what we thought too, but the other products on the market provide inadequate braking power and actually allow your speed to increase as you plummet faster and faster downhill. With the competition's poor performing product, you are forced to use your truck's brakes and manually shift your transmission in an effort to gain lost confidence. 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.
This smart device 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 VG 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 Banks IQ keeps you informed by displaying important parameters and on-screen alerts you set. And it’s also an OBD-II scan tool!
Only Banks’ touch-screen vehicle command center is so easy-to-use and highly flexible. Only Speed Brake intercepts variable geometry turbocharger, torque converter and transmission communications from the ECU and changes them to optimize the braking performance that you command. SpeedBrake controls and automatically locks up the vehicle’s torque converter to ensure that all engine braking force is sent directly through the transmission to the vehicle’s drive wheels where it is fully utilized. That extends the life of your torque converter clutch, and lowers the heat load on your transmission at the same time. Then SpeedBrake controls the gear selection in order to select the best gear for any given braking situation without building excessive engine RPM. Only SpeedBrake captures control of the VGT, varying vane position to provide optimal engine backpressure. Braking effort is instantaneously variable to allow for downhill target speed control.
SpeedBrake has operating modes and settings to suit your style and driving conditions. ON mode lets you select three levels of braking aggressiveness: HIGH, MED and LOW. Use AUTO MODE to select and automatically maintain a specified downhill speed between 25 and 75 mph. In addition, you can enable or disable FOOT BRAKE ACTIVATION, depending on individual preferences and vehicle load.
Banks IQ 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. Amazing!
Banks® provides an entire line of automotive products for diesel cars, trucks, SUVs, marine and motorhome applications. The company's product selection includes air intake parts, exhaust and transmission parts, brake parts, power systems, turbo upgrades, gauges and mounting, along with different electronics. Banks strives to be the number one provider of easy-to-use automotive performance parts built to fulfill the needs of automotive enthusiasts. If you're looking for high-quality parts for your vehicle, Banks is the brand you can rely on.