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Better brake controller

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by 94slowbra, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Jun 7, 2018 at 10:50 AM
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    94slowbra

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    man does the factory controller suck! ive read a few threads about it not working well but thought maybe they were just exaggerating. hooked up to about 6k for the first time today and set the gain to about 7. upped it all the way to 10 and still doesnt feel like its helping at all.
    so what is everybody using? want something that looks factory and does what it supposed to do. heaviest i tow is 6k so i dont need anything too fancy just something that will work with electric brakes. thanks
     
  2. Jun 7, 2018 at 10:52 AM
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    Lars

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    I put a Reese Pod on mine.
    It's not fancy but it worked when I was hauling an enclosed around east Texas post Harvey helping folks out with trees, tarps, and the like.
     
  3. Jun 14, 2018 at 10:50 AM
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    scharring100

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    my dealership says they have a software upgrade for the stock controller that improves it a lot. Has anyone had that installed. I would rather not have to buy an aftermarket one unless I have to. If you have tried the upgraded software, does it help and if so, how much. 2016, 5.7, 4x4 Limited. The trailer I plan on buying will be a small one and will not accede 75% of the recommended pulling weight. I do plan on a rear sway bar and a WDH
     
  4. Jun 14, 2018 at 10:57 AM
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    I've had the factory brake controller update done on my truck (16 CM 5.7) and it works flawlessly!
     
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