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Hydraulic brake booster or Vacuum brake booster ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by smp, Nov 15, 2000.

  1. smp

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    I have a hydraulic brake booster on a K30 that i am parting out and was wondering if this was a better set up because i might swap it in my K5

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    <font color=red>ANYBODY</font color=red> <font color=blue>?</font color=blue>
    any pros or cons ?
    help me make up my mind PLEASE

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  3. JimmyDie6.2

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    I have the hydrolic set-up on my 83. It was a diesel powered truck. As i understand it, the hydrolic set-up is superior to the vacuum. The system is also used in mini-school buses and heavier duty truck lines. The whole hydrolic set-up is worth some money. I priced out replacement parts at pep-boys, the pump alone they wanted 135 bucks......js
     
  4. Goose

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    For me it would be too much of a pain to swap it all and maintain it. Vacuum is just so easy and only a few parts to maintain. It does have a 'cool' factor, and maybe you could use the hydraulics for something else...

    Cruisin in my '73.
     

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