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Hydro-boost

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mojo-jojo, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. mojo-jojo

    mojo-jojo 1/2 ton status

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    Any one care to list pro/cons of the hydro boost brake system, compared to the stock vacuum boost. I have a complete hydro system off an 82 C-30 that I'm thinking of swapping into my 89 burb. The burb already has a 44 and 14 from a 78 K-20 with the master, booster and prop valve. Braking is OK but I think it could be better. All calipers, wheel cylinders and spring hardware is new. Tires are 315/75 16s.
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i love my system. its a little harder to push at first from vac brakes. but when you get used to it you will love it. only 2 problems is no assist is p/s belt is thrown, or hard turn and brakes at same time you will loss some assist in both.

    if you swap just unbolt and remove the 2 studs in fire wall bracket and bolt up and blead and go. there is a specific blead for hydroboost when system is open to air, like changing lines or other work. but its easy to do.
     
  3. camiswelding

    camiswelding 1/2 ton status

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    I invite you to read the hydroboost thread I posted in tech...
     
  4. M-1028

    M-1028 1/2 ton status

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    I have discs all around and hydro-assist with the factory hydro boost and it works great.
     

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