View Full Version : E Brake now $1325 ?

12-12-2002, 10:29 AM
Well I have been reading on the TDR board that the e brake has gone up to $1325 now. I hope I still get the one I bought when I ordered my truck. I already paid for it. <br> Also found out that it is not installed at that price. I had read somewhere a while back that it was. I guess I was just hearing what I wanted to hear. Now going back and reading the offer it dose not mention it being installed for that price.<br> Someone also mentioned it being available Dec 13th. I hope that is true.<br> FWIW Randy

Luke S
12-12-2002, 10:51 AM
I just got the bulletin this morning. It will now cost you $825+install &gt;:(I don't know what the heck DC is doing but I am gonna have some unhappy customers when I call them with this info. :'( [yuk]

12-12-2002, 11:03 AM
Luke - That sure is bad news. I orderred mine with the Jake, but the dealer and I decided to take it off the original invoice as it wouldn't be available until after the first of the year. If the price is going up that high I may decide to go to the BD. :'(

12-12-2002, 11:50 AM
Luke,<br><br>I just taked to the dealer this morning to add it to my truck and he too said that it was $825. Then he called back minuted later and said when he entered the order in the computer that their was a new part # and it is now 1325.00

Luke S
12-12-2002, 11:57 AM
It is $1325 retail. But if you qualify for the &quot;on the job&quot; commercial discount, you get the $500 rebate on the brake, hence making it $825. Sorry, I didn't make myself clear enough on that one.

12-12-2002, 12:04 PM
Ok, now we are on the same page. I do get the $500 rebate, which helps.... [undecided]

12-12-2002, 05:31 PM
If you have an exhaust brake on order there is a couple of must read post's on the second page of the TDR link. One of the engineers on the project chimed in on the subject and cleared up a lot.<br> I know one thing I have already bought and paid for one up front around six weeks ago when I bought my truck. I can't see how it could be my problem how they price it. They offered it to me and I bought it. If they didn't know what they were doing they should not have sold it to me and had me pay in advance.<br> If I go to get it and they want to charge me more I am going to squeal like a stuck pig.<br> FWIW Randy

iron peddler
12-13-2002, 06:34 PM
I'm going to wait and see what PacBrake has to offer. They have been less expensive than the Cummins E-Brake in the past. Of the last three Dodge Cummins trucks I've owned, I've had PacBrakes on the last two. I am very pleased with the PacBrake performance and their after the sale service. <br><br>iron peddler

12-13-2002, 10:35 PM
This is from the TDR site:<br><br>&quot;Six months ago, I took over the exhaust brake project at Cummins and it has been a lot of work getting this product released to the field. I'm glad to report that the first 200 exhaust brake kits have been packaged at our distribution center and will ship out to Dodge dealers and Cummins distributors next week. My guess is that these 200 kits will reach field locations sometime on or after 20-Dec-2002. <br><br>As you probably know, the 2003 Rams do not have a vacuum system capable of driving the exhaust brake. A heavy duty vacuum system was designed and added to the exhaust brake kit for 03. This vacuum system is virtually the sole cause of the price increase versus 2002 and earlier brakes. I'm disappointed that the price increased, but the heavy duty vacuum pump was required to match the durability of the engine. <br><br>FYI, in the past few weeks, the Cummins part number for the exhaust brake kit was changed from 4025269 to 4089427 and the Mopar kit number was changed from 82207410 to 82208277. The older part numbers were &quot;placeholders&quot; -- the production pricing was not known at that time and someone assumed it would similar to the 2002 brake. When the part number changed to the production number is when the dealers saw the price increase. We wanted to update the part number/pricing sooner but couldn't until the production design was ready. The kits can be ordered from either your Dodge dealer or a Cummins distributor. Let me know if you have any questions.&quot;<br><br>

12-14-2002, 10:50 AM
Here is the web page for the exhaust brake details.<br>http://www.cummins.com/na/pages/en/products/dodgeram/exhaustbrake.cfm