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Old 04-20-2005, 08:40 AM   #43
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I would say that really depends on your particular dealer, although the warranty shouldn't be affected. Yes, the Brakesmart sensor is invasive in that it taps directly into the hydraulic brake system, but it's also passive - it doesn't do anything but sit there and measure the pressure, so (barring leaks, sensor disintegration, air in the brake lines, etc.) it shouldn't affect the operation of the truck's braking system at all.

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Old 04-20-2005, 05:31 PM   #44
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I just upgraded to a brakesmart, too.

I would assume they would only try to call a warranty void is if they felt you let in moisture, debris, or some contaminant when you installed the T...
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Old 04-20-2005, 08:56 PM   #45
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Wow...I've gone through all 5 pages of this subject, and am impressed. I especially liked the point made that we spend alot on insurance for our rigs (yes- both the TV and the second home- why not invest in a $400 braking system?

Is money the only object here? Based on what I've read about some of the rigs out there, I'd burn mine if I had yours!

Nope- don't work for BrakeSmart! But I am in the PT (industrial) biz, although with some of the stuff we've done in the past 28 years, you could say we're part of NASA.
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Old 05-31-2005, 06:27 PM   #46
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I've got the brakesmart in my 97 f350. very simple install and it works like a dream. I pull a 39ft titanium and sometimes I have to look in the mirror to see if its still there. the braking is that smooth. I wasn't concerned about price as much as I was about stopping if some idiot in a mini cooper cut me off.
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My Brakesmart is installed in a '99 F-350. It works much smoother than the one it replaced. The truck wentto the dealer for tranny service after the Brakesmart install--he asked how I liked it, no comment on warranty.
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Old 06-22-2005, 02:29 PM   #48
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I've had the brakesmart installed for about 7 months. This is truly the best controller I've every used. The truck and trailer stop as a unit...no pushing or pulling.

The install is very easy. I blead the brakes at the master control, a few pumps and all of the air was out. The rest is just hooking up cable.

I would give it TWO THUMBS UP!!!

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To those who are concerned with warranty violation possibilities arrising from installing the "Brakesmart". Wouldn't this be an obvious example where the "Magnusson Moss" legislation would apply? The automaker is obligated to "prove" the addition of the "Brakesmart" was directly responsible for whatever failure you are making a warranty claim on before they can "void" your warranty.
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Old 07-17-2005, 06:41 PM   #50
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I tow all day every day. It would be worth it to me if my BrakeSmart cost twice what it did. I carry my prodigy for a spare. . .and I've used it. Be Safe.

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Old 07-18-2005, 07:12 AM   #51
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Now if they could only supply it!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've been trying to buy one since January, however I understand that they have found another company to manufacture them and now it's a waiting game for some of the components.
The beat goes on!
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Old 07-21-2005, 08:31 AM   #52
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Matt,

Before I ordered mine, I e-mailed them to ask how long the wait was.

By the next day I had a reply, I placed my order and they didn't bill my card until it shipped, and they filled the order witin the time they said they would...
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Hi all. New guy here, first post. I actually tow a 50' 3 car trailer for a living, and after all the reading about the brakesmart, I think I have to have one.

Also, could I use the wiring harness that was plugged into my Prodigy. I think it is the factory Dodge harness that Chrysler threw in the truck for $40,000.

Just wondering if they're back in buisness yet. Anyone know for sure. Thank's, Cal
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You will need to order the vehicle specifif installation kit. It includes the wiring harness that plugs into the factory brake controller plug and it also contains the brake pressure sensor. Hope you are able to order one soon. It's a great product. I've had mine for 2 years and have not adjusted it since I installed it.
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Thank's for the reply Ken. So do you know if they are back in buisness.
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Nope, still not available. Take a look at their web site and you will see it's not looking very promising. http://www.brakesmart.net
Another option for a proportional controller that will work on both electric and electric over hydraulics is the Sens-a-Brake at http://www.sensabrake.com
It took 10 days for mine to arrive by mail from New Zealand.
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