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Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 69K5, Oct 2, 2002.

  1. 69K5

    69K5 1/2 ton status

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    what vehicles had hydroboost systems? when i was looking in the chiltons book it said something about it having powersteering fluid in it> did this run the power steering also? is this gonna be more ttrrouble than its worth to put in? should i just put in a master cylinder from a one ton?|

    thanks

    nathan
     
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    A 1 ton 1989 Crew Cab that I just bought for the engine has the hydroboost and it does work off the power steering pump. Will be using it and the hydro clutch on my 69!
     
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    Yukon jack

    Is your clutch like a clutch on a big truck (18) How does it work off the power steering? would I have to change my PS pump? Would a hydro boost set up work any better than regular breaks?

    I am assuming here that i can run this with dana 44 and fronmt disc 1/2 ton calipers. so someone stop me if im wrong.

    thanks again

    nathan
     
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    The clutch is a hydraulic clutch, (my mind was thinking hydraulic but typed hydro in the previous response). It is just the setup off the 1 ton.

    From what I understand the hydroboost on the brakes is just a different form of power assist. I believe it just gives better peddle feel and should require less peddle pressure. I'm learning as I go so there may be other benefits that I'm not aware of.
     
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    ok cool!

    thanks

    nathan
     

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