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hydro boost or no hydro boost?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by supersize75, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    the parts truck I got has it, and the resivore cooler too, but I hear parts can be exspensive, so do it or no?

    cost nothing so I am thinking /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    what do you guys think, I here mixed comments on the life of the setup though /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
  2. az-k5

    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    I believe the hydro set up uses larger dual piston calipers (read no 15" wheels). This may just be an odity my moms crewcab though.
     
  3. edlavarreda

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    PERSONALLY I THINK IS ONE OF THE BEST MODS I DID TO MY BRAKES IT WAS SCARY TRYING BRAKE NOW STOPS ON A DIME NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH IT
     
  4. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    well at least take it all off the truck
    and save it to sell or keep for later
     
  5. Smitty

    Smitty 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking at going with this type of system on my '56. If you're going to sell it later drop me a line.
     
  6. 84_Chevy_K10

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I believe the hydro set up uses larger dual piston calipers (read no 15" wheels). This may just be an odity my moms crewcab though.


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    Every K30 had hydroboost, and no D60 will fit 15" wheels without grinding.
     
  7. GMCLegacy

    GMCLegacy 1/2 ton status

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    i dont not think they require a dual piston caliper, every 1/2 ton diesel had single piston calipers.

    i would put the hydroboost on it a heart beat. i converted mine over, and would never go back.

    yes the lines are pricey, but if the parts truck you are getting the booster from are good, you will have nothing but time invested in the conversion.
     
  8. 69K5

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    im putting it on mine. i just have to get the lines made up. theres nothing special about the proportioning valve is there?
     
  9. Fubeca

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    If the seals blow you can end up with PS fluid running down both sides of the firewall. It kind of sucks if you still have carpet /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
    I haven't decided if I'm going to use Hydroboost in my trail rig or not.
     
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