Compression "Jake Brake" for a 12 Valve!

Discussion in '5.9L 12 valve Cummins' started by txquigly, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. txquigly

    txquigly Full Access Member

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    Ok everybody,
    Here's something some friends of mine have been working on for a while now! It is an actual 6 cyl, hydraulicly actuated mechanical engine brake for a 12 valve cummins! It has a timed pump actuating 6 individual hydraulic cylinders mounted in a billet valve cover! I will post some pics later when they clear it, but here's the YouTube link for one of the road tests we did! This thing Really works! It's not just a "leaker" brake like the one sold for the 24 valve, but an actual compression brake like a "Jake".

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WncV8Hl3e_I

    Hope ya'll enjoy this!

    BTW: They are starting development for the 4 BT, the 6BT 24 valve, the IDI Ford and the 7.3 Powerstroke engines!!
     
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    COOL!!! ;Sweet Any idea on what it'll end up costing?
     
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    Not really sure yet, but they're working on it!
     
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    I had a feeling as much, but figured it couldn't hurt to ask :angel: IMHO it's a great idea, but I suspect that the cost could be prohibitive...IIRC butterfly-valve exhaust brakes are in the $1000 to $1500 range; if this costs too much more than that, I suspect they won't sell very well...
     
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    Oh damn I just got a chub. Guess I might have to hold on to my smoky old 1st Gen a little longer after all.
     
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    Any updates on this?

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    Yep....go to YouTube and search "ThunderBrake"
     
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    Can you link the Viedo to the specific vid your thinking of ?

    Get all kinds of crap when I did the search ...
     
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    Seems as the videos are gone.

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    yeah !!

    Would like to hear it , if you can get the vids posted or send to PM ..
     
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    they have funding for the jake brake up!

    I wanted to bring this to everyone's attention so we can show our support and see if we can help these people get the ball rolling!
    They have a funding program up to get things started so lets show our support. It can be found here https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/thunderbrake
     
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    Would really like to see a video of it first, and at least a ballpark on price :) sounds like it would be a unique thing to have :)
     
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    Go to the link i posted they have a 4k price tag to get one of the first run that is if they meet the funding they need. The site has a video as well. If they dont meet the needed funding they dont charge anything and the project will never come to be.
     

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