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Old 10-04-2007, 08:13 AM   #1
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Hi All, anyone using a D-Celerator by US Gear? I'm looking for some feedback pro or con!
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Hi All, anyone using a D-Celerator by US Gear? I'm looking for some feedback pro or con!
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Old 10-04-2007, 06:26 PM   #3
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don't know about the US gear brake but I do like their dual range 2speed i just installed. If you don't get any help you can try BD power. thats the brake i use and it works great.
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Old 10-05-2007, 06:46 AM   #4
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I had a D-Celerator on our first 01 Dodge CTD. I liked the way it worked until it started sticking closed. That makes a lot of smoke when the engine is trying to go and the brake is trying to stop. I had an appointment to get it looked at when the PU was totaled @ 7500 miles. I got another new Dodge & put on a BD. We have over 70K miles now and not a problem with it and it works like the other one in principle. I use it all the time. I still have the original brakes. At 45K, the dealer said I still had 60% brake pads.
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Hi CD, how lond had you had it before it started acting up, and did you use the self clearing mecanism that it has or did you override it a lot? How did you keep the rpm's up? I've already installed mine , just trying to find a little more imfo!
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Old 10-05-2007, 05:35 PM   #6
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I don't remember just when I had the D-Celerator put on but was probably on 2-4K. The BD was put on at 50miles. I didn't have a cleaning option so that must be newer. All I had was on or off.
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Thanks CD!!!!

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I've been using a D-Celerator in my 96 Ford PSD since 1996. I swear by it. I liked the idea of it being activated by 12 volts and not vaccum. If you loose your vaccum pump you loose your brakes and it's comforting to know that you have the e-brake. The draw back to the system is that periodicaly you have to remove it and clean the carbon build up out, the bearings have to move freely. I've done that 3 or 4 times in 12 years. If you don't it will stick. Kind of a pain. Only 96,000 miles on the truck, but still original brakes. What ever system you decide on. It's worth having. Good luck.
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Hi nite! thanks for your responce. When you say remove it for cleaning, are you saying you have to remove it completly from the exhaust pipe?
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Yep, crawl under the truck, remove the wiring harness, two clamps and it comes right out. Kind of a pain in the rearend. Remove the carbon build up, and make sure both bearings are floating, reinstall. Takes about an hour
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I had a PacBrake on my old truck and liked it. At about 70,000 miles it started to stick closed and made it very hard to to move the truck and nearly impossible to move the trailer more than a few feet. I replaced it and had no more problems. I will probably get another for my new, to me, truck.
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I had the DeCelerator on my truck and it lasted about a year before it froze up. I purchased the bearing kit from U.S.Gear and took the thing off to try to repair it. After many phone calls between myself and U.S.Gear, I could not remove the old bearings either to clean or repair them. I put the thing back in the truck, unplugged it and have not used it since. It is a piece of junk as far as I am concerned. Good luck with yours. I hope you have better luck than I did.
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Barney,

I had a DeCelerator on a 2002 Ford diesel and had the same problem, bearings froze up and wouldn't come out. We used a press and the force used was enough to bend the shaft. When that happened we cut the shaft in two and then used even more pressure to get the bearings out.

Ordered a new shaft and with the new bearings and a lot of anti-seize, reassembled and didn't have any more problems. Sold truck a few years later and didn't put one on the new truck.
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