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Old 04-15-2009, 07:17 AM   #1
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New Brake Controller

My beloved Jordan Ultima 2020 controller gave up the ghost on the way home last week. I really liked the direct proportional control from the brake pedal. I was all set to spend the $$$ on a BrakeSmart and found they have a 4 to 6 week backlog now.

After some investigating I found one know as MaxBrake (LINK) which seems to get good reviews. Plus is is fewer $$$$ than the BrakeSmart. I should have it installed this weekend.

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Looks pretty cool Ken works just like the Brakesmart too. If my Brakesmart ever gives up I'll sure look at this one as a replacement.
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:32 PM   #3
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I put the Maxbrake in last spring and love it.
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I've also heard good things about the Maxbrake.

It seems to work on the same principal as the Brakesmart, but without some of the extras, and at a lower price.

Let us know how it works for you.
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It is installed and no problems. Now to plan a trip and let it work having fun.

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It is installed and no problems. Now to plan a trip and let it work having fun.

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Ken:

Keep us posted on your evaluation of your new controller.

I replaced the sensor on my BrakeSmart today. I experience excessive braking on my last trip. Called Dr. Performance and they said it was due to a failing sensor. The new sensor cost $90 delivered.

I've had my BrakeSmart for 5 years and it has performed flawlessly. Guess everything wears out eventually.
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The Max brake made one trip across Houston in stop and go traffic with a large 5er and smooth as can be.

Just finished a trip to central Texas with the Silver Streak and once set, it was like there was no trailer when braking. The two worked as a single unit and I believe it is smoother than my previous Jordan 2020.

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That sounds similar to my reaction the first time I went out with the brakesmart... like the trailer wasn't there whether you are stopping hard or easing up to a stop sign.

I remember thinking I had no idea electric drums were capable of that kind of performance.

Anyway, glad you are happy, and if my Brakesmart ever bites the dust I might buy one, based on your review.
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