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Old 09-05-2011, 09:35 AM   #43
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FYI -- the GM 3/4 ton Duramax (ie 2500HD) has an integrated exhaust brake.
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:50 AM   #44
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FYI -- the GM 3/4 ton Duramax (ie 2500HD) has an integrated exhaust brake.
I have never owned a GMC, but neither my 2005 Chevy 2500HD Duramax, nor my currently owned 2007 Chevy 2500HD came equipped with an integrated exhaust brake. I thought it was an option in more recent model years. Is it now standard equipment?.
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:16 AM   #45
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:50 AM   #46
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According to the GM brochure (at least for 2011) the 2500HD diesels all have the integrated exhaust brake as a standard feature.

I don't know about the integrated trailer brake control (which works great) or the stabil-a-track features....these might not be standard.
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We pull ours with a HA, tows great.
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What!!, no TV...now THAT must be hard.

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