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hydroboost: ya or nay?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RGV72BLAZER, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. RGV72BLAZER

    RGV72BLAZER 1/2 ton status

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    debating on whether to run a hydroboost setup. any thoughts. i'll be running front discs and rear drums for now, but i think i could use the extra stopping power, especially w/44s. let me know what you think & what all i would need to complete this setup. thanks.
     
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    I love hydraboost. I think stock GM brakes are adequate, but, they are prone to failure (like just not working with full power, or no power to the rears).

    You'll need the lines, and a PS pump. I think thats about it.
     
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    mastercyliner as well. its night and say, especically with 4wheel disc's (if you eventually go with rear disc)
     
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    thanks. :)
     
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    My blazer stops like a car with the hydroboost. I had to hit em one day and I was worried about being rearended, not rearending.
     
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    what if you have hydro assist also? Does it still work good?
     
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    X2 :confused:
     
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    Im pretty sure that if you do that, then you will have pressure problems, as the pump wasnt designed for operating three fluid hungry sytems.
     
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    I run HB with Assist and do not have any problems so far. I run a welded front also. I have modded my pump for flow and pressure but other than that it is a stock GM pump.

    Ira
     
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    I'm very impressed with the hydroboost system I put on my 69 K20. It had manual brakes before the swap so of course the improvement was huge.

    If you can find a parts truck, you could grab it's complete system (power steering pump, the lines and the master cylinder setup. I made a reinforcement plate for my firewall since the setup is kind of heavy. For the brake pedal connection I cut the rod and then put an all-thread clevis end on it to attach it to the stock brake pedal. My website in my sig has an section specifically on the hydroboost swap.
     

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