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Ordered This Today

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by broc944, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. broc944

    broc944 1/2 ton status

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    I was doing so good not spending money on the Burb. I needed to do something about the brakes anyway. After a lot of research in this matter I decided a a complete bolt on system was the way to go. So I decided to go with a Hydratech Hydro boost system.
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    I also went with a new master cylinder.

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    Not the cheapest route one can take, total cost on the system to my door was $842 and change. It is supposed to be the chit, time will tell. Customer service was very impressive, hopefully the product will be equally as impressive also.

    I will try to take as many photos of the swap and do a write up on it. I should have it no later then next Thursday.

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    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Purdy.............who did ya buy it from?
     
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    JpEater 1/2 ton status

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    You will love it. it will stop like a whole different truck. congrats
     
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    broc944 1/2 ton status

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    Hydratech, they make the kits Off Road Unlimited sell, along with other vendors. This is the link to their site. http://www.hydratechbraking.com/

    I really hope this works as well as they say, having the confidence of bringing this massive pile of iron to a quick stop will be a new experience, and one I am really looking forward to.
     
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    please let us know how it turns out. im interested in how much quicker itll stop. my brakes are good but after my accident i started wanting brakes thatll stop me quicker and not lock up so easy.
     
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    Is the master cylinder you ordered spec'd for hydroboost? I assume so...let me know how its works. I'm looking for a plastic reservoir style MC to run with my hydroboost.
     
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    broc944 1/2 ton status

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    Yep, it is made for this system. This is another reason I went this route, I figured it was much better relying on experts in this area, then to be trying to figure out what went wrong with a design of my own.
     
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    Awwww man, that takes all the fun out of "backyard engineering", "DIY", and "trial-and-error". :rolleyes:
     
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    Why d'ya like plastic? The P30 masters have the aluminum reservoirs, f'rinstance...

    -- A
     
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    I'm running a cast iron style reservoir right now, with the large and small chambers. The lid on it leaks because of a poor seal. Even when new. The plastic reservoir has a better sealing design.

    I'm willing to entertain other options for a reservoir though.

    I'm running a hydroboost from a 1/2 ton diesel, and have TSM large GM rear calipers. Great stopping power, but that leak on the reservoir lid drives me nuts.
     
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    I've not had issues with this one:

    http://www.partsamerica.com/Product...AY&mfrpartnumber=2539309&parttype=230&ptset=A

    That's the P30 hydroboost master (fits a '80 P30 with rear disc, to tell your counterguy). I know what you mean about the cast reservoirs, but the plastic ones always seemed flimsy to me, so I think this might be the best of both worlds.

    Not cheap, but the truck definitely stops.

    -- A
     

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