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Old 02-04-2004, 06:55 AM   #29
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Most Excellent !

Wait eagerly to hear how the controller performs ...........

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Old 03-07-2004, 07:43 AM   #30
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I finally tested the BakeSmart and Wow what a difference (went 300 miles). I did not even fine tune it and I know it far out performs my old Prodigy. I just got lazy and stopped tuning it after 5 minutes; I was so completely satisfied with the way it performed. The fine tuning capability of this brake controller is very precise.

BEST MONEY I EVER SPENT.

This controller is completely Smoooth!

I tested the Brakesmart knowing my brakes were not up to speed (grease leakage problems into brakes) and it still out performed my Prodigy when the brakes were new. I knew I had more power to my brakes when I hit the manual brake control and my rig skidded to a stop; this never happened with the Prodigy I just got an intense dragging feeling.

I am in no way connected to the people at BrakeSmart I just like the product.

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Old 03-07-2004, 03:05 PM   #31
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Here are pics of the BrakeSmart installation in my 04.5 Dodge.

http://www.klenger.net/dodge/brakesm...></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hello Ken,

Glad all went well.

When you stated 'You were lucky...' do you mean the final position of the 'T' fitting after tightening - making the other connections available without the hose? Hope this question makes sense.

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Old 03-07-2004, 04:10 PM   #32
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wittmeba:

That was exactly what I meant.

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Ken:
I was curious: Did you order the kit or do you have to order the controller $239.99 plus the wiring harness for an additional $109.99?
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Old 03-08-2004, 06:56 PM   #34
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I ordered the controller and the installation harness (kit) separetly. Their online ordering system does not allow you to put two items in the shopping cart at one time, but they will combine the order and ship together. The reason for selling the controller and the installation kit separatly is because the controller can be ordered in about 8 different colors, and there are at least 4 different installation kits available for different vehicles.

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Ken,
Have you had any more opportunity to "test" your new Brakesmart Controller. I want to replace the Draw Tite I have now and really can't decide between the Jordan (much Cheaper) or the Brakesmart (pricey but very inovative). I don't mind spending the money for the Brakesmart but really would value your opinion of it's performance.

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Old 03-12-2004, 11:18 AM   #36
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I've towed about 700 miles with the BrakeSmart. I'm happy with it and recommend it. You have to decide for yourself if it's worth the extra cost. The Jordan is an excellent unit also, but I was attracted to the BrakeSmart because of the simple installation.

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Old 06-08-2004, 10:41 PM   #37
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I towed 2290 miles with it, worked better than any I've ever had. On the way back MT, around Colorado it lost it's mind. Stuck the Prodigy back in and have run several trailers with it. Replacement BrakeSmart is sitting at my residence, I'm loaded heading for Salt Lake City. Alittle out of my way but I'm considering swinging by home and picking up my BrakeSmart. . .it's that good.

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by NJ Hillbilly JR:
I am not too crazt about putting a tee into the brake system. I realize that the controller uses a minimal amount of fluid but I still wouldn't want to do it. The ABS may or may not be affected by this.
I have both the Prodigy and the Jordan and love the Jordan. Tha cable knows how much You are applying the brakes and does the same to the trailer.

I have done a lot of research on the Brakesmart.
Here is the way I understand it. It does not in any way affect the ABS because it does not require any volume of brake fluid. It is just a pressure sensor. No moving parts. The ABS does not even know it is there. Now if it were some sort of hydralic actuator, it would require fluid volume, and probally would have adverse effect th the ABS. FYI, I dont have one yet. I have one on order, but i hear the oredrs are coming in faster than they can build them. I also read somewhere that a new model is coming out soon with an intergrated EGT and BOOST readout.
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The brakesmart uses something similar to a straingage. It is basically a material that deforms at the sub micron level and creates a minute change in resistance in current passing through. Basically it is a variable resister. This technology is used in a number of devices where a moving weight or such would create maintenance or safety issues such as scales and some ride control systems. The brakesmart system does not displace fluid because the straingage portion is squeezed by a few microns. The change in resistance is in the milivolt range and the controller uses this information to compute braking pressures.
This technology is so accurate that it is used to measure biometric changes in a person's strength for medical reasons.
My only issue with this device is breaking the seal on the master cylinder to install the transducer.
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Hi There,

Can you make any recommendations or provide any details regarding the installation of a BrakeSmart controller into a vehicle equipped with Hydraulic Booster brakes, as in Chev diesel trucks. I figure it must be diffeent, but I'm not 100% sure.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by wannabee:
I finally tested the BakeSmart and Wow what a difference (went 300 miles). I did not even fine tune it and I know it far out performs my old Prodigy. I just got lazy and stopped tuning it after 5 minutes; I was so completely satisfied with the way it performed. The fine tuning capability of this brake controller is very precise.

BEST MONEY I EVER SPENT.

This controller is completely Smoooth!

I tested the Brakesmart knowing my brakes were not up to speed (grease leakage problems into brakes) and it still out performed my Prodigy when the brakes were new. I knew I had more power to my brakes when I hit the manual brake control and my rig skidded to a stop; this never happened with the Prodigy I just got an intense dragging feeling.

I am in no way connected to the people at BrakeSmart I just like the product.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ghbzorro:
...Can you make any recommendations or provide any details regarding the installation of a BrakeSmart controller into a vehicle equipped with Hydraulic Booster brakes, as in Chev diesel trucks. I figure it must be diffeent, but I'm not 100% sure... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I have a 3/4 ton Suburban with HydroBoost brakes. Installing the BrakeSmart is no different than any installations on other systems.

Just take the brake line off the master cylinder, screw in the "T" fitting, screw the brake line onto the "T" and install the sensor.

Very easy.

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Would installing the brakesmart void my warranty? I have an 04 ford f150 supercrew and I'm wondering how that works.

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