Chevy Integrated Brake Control

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Chevy Integrated Brake Control

Postby Traveler II » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:31 am

Just out of curiosity, I'm wondering where Chevy owners have their brake controller set at? I have a 2008 2500 and I have the controller set to 4.5 :?:
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Re: Chevy Integrated Brake Control

Postby Mike Clay » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:00 am

mine is set at 5.0
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Re: Chevy Integrated Brake Control

Postby Torben » Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:29 pm

Mine is set at 4.5
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Re: Chevy Integrated Brake Control

Postby Travelers » Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:52 pm

HMMM! Mine might be set too high at 8.5
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Re: Chevy Integrated Brake Control

Postby Mike Clay » Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:52 pm

Travelers wrote:HMMM! Mine might be set too high at 8.5

:shock: Might want to adjust the breaks on your trailer :d
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Re: Chevy Integrated Brake Control

Postby Olbird » Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:07 pm

John, I have mine set at 7.0 and I know I have my break drums set loose after repacking wheel bearings last year.
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Re: Chevy Integrated Brake Control

Postby Travelers » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:29 am

Mike Clay wrote:
Travelers wrote:HMMM! Mine might be set too high at 8.5

:shock: Might want to adjust the breaks on your trailer :d


It's in the shop now for a list of things. Might as well have them check the brakes.
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Re: Chevy Integrated Brake Control

Postby Mwgriff » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:22 am

I have mine set wide open at 10 and I still don't get as much as I would like. The brakes are as tight as I can get them. Maybe I'm expecting more trailer braking than I should. They won't lock up if I use the manucal control. Should they? Also, if I hit some bumps while breaking hard it jerk the truck up and down to the point I feel that I need to back off the brakes a bit to stop it from jerking. My 2003 GMC 2500 did not do this with my add-on Prodigy.

Thanks for any advice.


Traveler II wrote:Just out of curiosity, I'm wondering where Chevy owners have their brake controller set at? I have a 2008 2500 and I have the controller set to 4.5 :?:
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Re: Chevy Integrated Brake Control

Postby Mike Clay » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:40 am

Mine were always set at 5 but now with new trailer which the shoes have not broken in yet I am at 9 and dropping
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Re: Chevy Integrated Brake Control

Postby Traveler II » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:55 am

Since I first posted we have added disk brakes and with the new Ford controller I have it set at 6.5.
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Re: Chevy Integrated Brake Control

Postby Olbird » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:57 am

I have had three trucks connected to my old 5th wheel and never could get the trailer wheels to lock up at a 10-15 mph roll.
The old trailer break control setting was about 6 and would stop the truck at a very slow slow roll while check breaking, the new trailer requires me to set the break control at the max setting of 10.
Even at max setting of ten I very little breaking power from the trailer, as mike said I am hoping it gets better during shoe
break-in, if not I will need to adjust them a little.
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