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Old 07-15-2007, 12:49 PM   #21
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The information on the Tow Brake web-site says it does and I believe several others here are using the Actibrake system with the Ford controllers. So it looks like both of them work with it.
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Old 07-15-2007, 02:17 PM   #22
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Does anyone know if either system works with Fords intergrated tow command system?
Yes on Dexter as well.
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Old 07-17-2007, 05:51 PM   #23
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Kodiak vs Dexter

I'm considering an upgrade to disc brakes on a 2003 Int'l with Dexter axles. Are the main choices for disc brakes Kodiak and Dexter? I'm familiar with the Kodiak kit. Does Dexter have a similar package? Do both work with Henschen axles? Both with Dexter axles? What are the important differences?

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I'm considering an upgrade to disc brakes on a 2003 Int'l with Dexter axles. Are the main choices for disc brakes Kodiak and Dexter? I'm familiar with the Kodiak kit. Does Dexter have a similar package? Do both work with Henschen axles? Both with Dexter axles? What are the important differences?

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Kodiac and Dexter use the same calipers and brake pads. It's a 90's front wheel drive GM caliper. Dexter uses this caliper only in the lower weight rated axles with a 5-bolt wheel hub, while Kodiac uses it also with larger discs that have the 6-wheel bolts, such as many Airstreams use. Dexter actually buys this kodiac caliper. It is a floating single piston design, made for small to midssize autos. The brake pads are available just about everywhere for cheap.
Dexter makes a heavier duty brake caliper for the 6-lug discs. The caliper is of fixed design, with 4 pistons per disc. I chose that system over the Kodiac.
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I'm considering an upgrade to disc brakes on a 2003 Int'l with Dexter axles. Are the main choices for disc brakes Kodiak and Dexter? I'm familiar with the Kodiak kit. Does Dexter have a similar package? Do both work with Henschen axles? Both with Dexter axles? What are the important differences?

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Dexter and Kodiak are by far, the main choices.

Dexter has major problems with their actuator.

Both systems fit a Dexter or Henschen axle.

Airstream adds the Kodiak and Actibrake to the Dexter axles at the current time in production.

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Dexter has major problems with their actuator.
I called Dexter's engineering department, and spoke to a very kind gentleman, who assured me that there are no major problems with Dexter's actuator.
He did mention that some of the actuators were returned for burned logic boards. The reason for the burned logic boards was that a few careless home mechanics and a few incompetent trailer shops reversed the polarity by accident, and it burned the board.
Dexter has released a new actuator due to this dilemma, that has large diodes in the power supply section, which now no longer allow the board to go up in smoke if someone does not know the difference between a positive and negative cable.
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