BD Diesel Performance AKA BD Power
BD manufactures and distributes a wide range of products specifically
engineered for performance diesel applications. BD's state-of-the-art facility
covers 65,000 square feet, and employs 60 plus highly-trained individuals. The
BD name became recognized in 1989 when the company introduced the first exhaust
brake for the diesel pick-up truck market. If you are looking for diesel power,
then BD has it! We are an authorized BD Distributor and we always have a large
inventory of BD products in stock.
BD Exhaust Brakes
Descending grades with trailers can be hazardous and tricky situations,
resulting in over heated service and trailer brakes, that leads to brake fade,
excessive wear, and costly unwarranted repairs. BD Engine brake has been the
industries time proven VARIABLE REGULATING BACK-PRESSURE EXHAUST BRAKE.
Controlled by a lighted On/Off toggle switch or optional stick-mounted
rocker switch for manual transmissions, the BD brake communicates with the engine’s
electronic idle verification board for quick engagement.
How it works: Using BD’s exclusive Variable butterfly Technology,
providing peak retarding power throughout the engine’s rpm range unlike some
models that rely on a hole/orifice within the butterfly to calibrate back-pressure
only in the higher engine RPM .
Where it mounts: Most vehicle applications will either have BD’s
turbo-mount design which bolts in place of the factory elbow between the turbo
and the exhaust system or the inline design mounts in the exhaust system between
the engine and muffler/DPF/cat.
For modified Turbo and engine applications: Got a modified or
twin-turbo application? BD offers a remote mount exhaust brake that incorporates
all of our standard technology found in our turbo mount units in a 4” free flowing
design that won’t impede the exhaust flow and performance enhancements you worked
so hard to achieve.
The advantage to regulating the butterfly vs. other brands is:
The Butterfly is constantly exercising thus reducing the possibility of carbon
and rust deposit forming that can cause premature ware and binding. Furthermore
no maintenance or lubricating is required providing miles of trouble free service.
The BD Brake’s rugged cast-iron housing incorporates BD’s exclusive
AlumiBronze bushing and positive sealing piston ring, no blind holes for carbon
and rust to form, and miles of leak free retarding.
Stainless steel butterfly shaft that has proven to stand up under
the harsh, high-heat conditions of the exhaust environment, the offset butterfly
valve won’t stick, and has been strategically placed in the elbow so that it
won’t impede exhaust flow when in the open position. Brake valve is actuated
by an air cylinder (newer models) or a powerful, three-inch vacuum cylinder
(earlier models). The durable air compressor included in later model kits can
even be used for other applications, such as air horns, air bags even air-ride
fifth wheel hitches —it’s that tough.
Automatic-equipped trucks prior to 2006 require BD’s programmable
AutoLoc and PressureLoc kits to electronically control torque converter clutch
engagement. This addition effectively reduces slippage, resulting in peak retarding
performance as well as lower transmission temperatures.
All BD Brake kits come complete with the brake, air compressor
(where applicable), mounting hardware, port to monitor the brake’s retarding
performance, complete instructions and most models come with EGT port.
BD High Performance Transmissions - Now with new input
shafts and hub!
Your transmission was only designed to handle the torque and horsepower
the stock engine delivers, and in the case of some Dodge models, even the stock
torque can present a challenge. So when you start adding power modules, turbo
upgrades and other bolt-ons, it’s only a matter of time before the transmission
wears out and eventually fails.
BD transmissions are built specifically to handle the high torque
loads of diesel engines at our state-of-the-art transmission facility. We re-program
the valve body for higher line pressure, and add heavy-duty clutches with up
to 25% more material than stock. The stock thrust washers, which disintegrate
and leave metal filings in your transmission, are replaced with roller Torrington
bearings. We install new input shafts and hubs to eliminate possible metal fatigue
or high torque load damage from prior use. We upgrade early 47RE transmissions
with more rugged 48RE components. We recommend billet steel input and output
shafts for applications with extra big tires and modified power levels.
Inside each transmission is a NEW DESIGN valve body that achieves
up to 80% higher clutch apply pressures over the stock unit and up to 50% over
the competitors with the pressure increase starting at much lower engine rpm’s
and at lighter throttle pedal position movement. Light throttle shift firmness
is also maintained at these higher apply pressures and no shuttle shifting problems.
BD transmission packages also include a BD rigid aluminum heavy
duty transmission pans’ which adds extra oil capacity and reduces case flex,
plus, includes a BD auxiliary full flow filter kit for extra protection.
Each BD transmission is dyno-tested to make sure it functions
properly in all gears, then the pan is dropped and everything inspected and
adjusted before it is shipped to you in one of our containers.
Other options to consider when replacing your transmission are
to mate the BD transmission with one of our Torque Convertors — we have 2 to
choose from. Our stamp forged Flex Plates that meet SFI 29.3 for race track
applications for added performance and strength behind high output engines.
WARRANTY : 36-month / 150,000 mile limited warranty on non competitive,
racing or sled-pulling applications.
Order your new BD Exhaust Brake or transmission from one of
our parts professionals at 1-800-823-4444. You may also inquire about BD Power
parts via email at email@example.com