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Offline RJ

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Re: are jake brakes worth it?
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2007, 05:39:01 PM »

Brian "blllaaahhhhtttttt blllaaahhhhtttttt" Brown

p.s. that was my best Jake Brake sound



More like somebody attempting to play the trombone. . . ;D
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Re: are jake brakes worth it?
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2007, 07:22:45 PM »

Brian "blllaaahhhhtttttt blllaaahhhhtttttt" Brown

p.s. that was my best Jake Brake sound



More like somebody attempting to play the trombone. . . ;D

Or after eating at Taco Bell!

Offline white-eagle

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Re: are jake brakes worth it?
« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2007, 08:13:45 PM »
i was just bequethed (?) jake brake money.  where do i find a set and get them installed ?

used please.  i heard new are around $5k.  i have 8v92T mechanical.

speak to me please.  we are to head south to the carolina's soon and someone said there are hills on I77 in WV. ;D
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Re: are jake brakes worth it?
« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2007, 08:25:52 PM »
I'd also be very interested to hear what a good set costs. Is it something that I can install myself or is it better to have that done?
What would an install cost?

I've seen some used ones here and there but don't know what I'd be looking at, damaged, missing parts etc and also don't know what average price should be to gage a decent deal or not.

I'd really like to have some put on before I go anywhere but sadly I have plenty of time until that day really.


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Re: are jake brakes worth it?
« Reply #34 on: September 26, 2007, 05:59:34 AM »
i was just bequethed (?) jake brake money.  where do i find a set and get them installed ?

used please.  i heard new are around $5k.  i have 8v92T mechanical.

speak to me please.  we are to head south to the carolina's soon and someone said there are hills on I77 in WV. ;D

FYI, the hills, (big ones) are south of Charleston all the way thru Bluefiled and on into Virginia. Also, I-77 and the WV Turnpike are one and the same and there is a toll on the WV Turnpike which starts just south of Charleston.

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Re: are jake brakes worth it?
« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2007, 06:52:26 AM »
We just traveled that stretch of road, Charleston to Beckley and on down 64 / 77  to VA to visit a friend I had not seen since 1967 in Rural Retreat Va. And yes there are some nice big hills. I would not want to drive a bus through there without Jake Brakes.  Don't forget to look to your left or east on your way south as there is some awesome views

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