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SKU #: BD-2001100 BD Variable Vane Exhaust Brake 08-10 6.4L Powerstroke

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    • 2008-2010 6.4L Ford Powerstroke


Need some stopping power for your Powerstroke? By utilizing the existing vanes on your factory variable geometry turbos, this problem can be resolved as simple as plugging in this module from BD!For ... read more

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Need some stopping power for your Powerstroke? By utilizing the existing vanes on your factory variable geometry turbos, this problem can be resolved as simple as plugging in this module from BD!

For diesel owners that do any kind of towing, having a good exhaust brake is not only a luxury, but a necessity. Unfortunately, for owners of any vehicle produced after January 1, 2007, installing an exhaust brake can potentially void your warranty and will not work properly with the emissions equipment on these vehicles. For 6.7L Dodge owners, they are fortunate enough that Dodge integrated a unique type of exhaust brake that merely controls the turbo to create back pressure. For 6.4L Ford owners, they have a similar type of turbo, but Ford never built in the programming to simply control the turbo to act as an exhaust brake. However, BD has changed this.

BD utilizes the variable vane technology by electronically closing off the turbine vanes which can create up to 130 retarding horsepower. This braking force will help to maintain your speeds on descents and curves, giving you better control of your truck and load.

The rotary switch offers three different modes:
  • Stock
  • Vane Control Only
  • Vane Control WITH Aggressive Downshift
The 6.4L Variable Vane Exhaust Brake installs simply and easily in approximately one hour by plugging into existing factory ports, tapping one wire and by mounting the rotary switch on your dash.


  • SkuBD-2001100
  • ManufacturerBD-Power
  • MPN2001100
  • Delivers up to 70psi exhaust backpressure
  • Electronically closes off turbocharger vanes to provide engine braking
  • Can create up to 130 retarding horsepower
  • Helps maintain speeds on descents and curves
  • Better control of your truck and load.
  • Different modes including automatic downshifting keeping engine rpm and engine retarding force high
  • Integrated with the cruise control to automatically accelerate and decelerate to maintain vehicle speed
  • Easily installs by plugging into existing factory ports
  • In-dash 'Push To Engage' Button


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Verified Buyer
Highly recommend
Works great super fast and easy to install the brake with aggressive down shift is pretty drastic I totally love it
Verified Buyer
6.4 now looks like 6.7 exhaust break
It came with small button with lights to tell what break setting you are in. Great suprise not to have knob to turn. 6.4 and 6.7 now have same box and button. I only neede a 7/8 inch to install button. Only wish there where better instructions for how to remove dash panel above steering wheel.
Store Reply
Thank you for the review and glad you like the functionality of an exhaust brake on your 6.4L.
Verified Buyer
Works great.
Definitely noticeable when active. Aggressive when it downshifts but helps with big loads. Second setting would not do well on ice and snow.
Store Reply
Thank you for the review. Agreed, which is why BD made this adjustable so you can fine tune it depending on the conditions.
Verified Buyer
Great product but don't buy it here.
Great product. Worst customer service ever. U get an attitude from the lady that answers soon as she answers. Never again tried twice same result both times.
Verified Buyer
Awesome product works like a charm. Diesel Power Products- Americas Diesel Superstore - You Rock!!!
Store Reply
Thanks so much for the great review and so glad the exhaust brake is working so well on your 6.4, glad we could help.

I am running a H&S programmer....Will this operate without any issues? 816-698-9191?

This product will work with whatever engine tuning you have. It is a separate control box that controls only VGT actuation of the turbo.


U say 6.7 and 6.4 have similar turbos so does this make it whistle like the 6.7's do at idle too?

It is not going to affect the turbo sound at idle. It is controlling the exhaust vanes and closing them off when activated to create backpressure to slow the engine down when towing. Turning it on at idle is not going to do anything.


does this work with manual?

Yes this will work for a manual or automatic.


How difficult is the module to install? Approximate time for me as an owner to install ? Are there calibration adjustments??

That module is mostly a plug and play application. I would assume it would take 2-3 hours to install.


Will the exhaust brake work with a blow off valve installed??

Yes, as this controls exhaust pressure, not compressor side.


I recently installed this unit with a tap shifter. The braking performance is very good for towing our 14000 lbs fifth wheel our first trip out although an engine code appeared P2563 halfway to our destination. Loss of power due to the lack of boost which was 27 psi instead of about 37 -40 pulling a hill. Any thoughts to why this has happened?

That could be caused by a number of things. If you have a weak exhaust gasket or a weak downpipe that cracked and started leaking it could cause that. Going to need to do a little diagnosing. DppSands


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