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ORU's 4 wdb master cylinder upgrade for our trucks

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by camiswelding, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. camiswelding

    camiswelding 1/2 ton status

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    Well////
    I bought got it.. bench bled it... installed it..tested it and heres the results!!!!


    I got soaked for 170.00... absolutely ZERO change in braking.....

    I havent taken them to task yet but I will... they promised "A higher and improved brake pedal feel"

    BS... I hate getting punked by companies that just want to sell something and make a couple of bucks....
    SO to you ORU////

    kiss my butt

    cam
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I hear ya, Cam! I'll stand behind you 100% there. ORU nothing but an big ego shop/business.
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I bought one of their aluminum diff covers years ago.....

    Basically the same experience as you. They couldn't be bothered with anything besides taking my $170.... ORU blows. Thank goodness I have a "JethroBilt" cover to replace it now!!! :usaflag:


    Their 'raison d'être' as far as I can tell is to make pretty "cover trucks" for the checkbook crowd.....:shame:
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Hey! I've got some ORU covers, too! But they are all hanging on the shop wall. :haha:
     
  5. camiswelding

    camiswelding 1/2 ton status

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    Um ,,, you could give them to me..you know on account they are ORU junk and all... Id be happy to recycle them for you :D

    cam :bow:
     
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    Within a reasonably close range math can predict what your pedal height will be. It can also tell you what your overall leverage ratio is. There is even a known range that this ratio probably wants to fall within.

    The hard part is that pedal feel is terribly subjective and when/if there's a power booster in the equation it can mask or change just about any aspect of the feel of the pedal.

    In short, no magic bullets.

    Review, please, what your system is and what you want out of it.
     
  7. camiswelding

    camiswelding 1/2 ton status

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    My brake system is as follows

    1989v3500 3 +3 dually crewcab... D60/D70hd

    50,000 original miles

    Just finished a buildup

    as to brakes

    New raybestos goldline rotors, calipers, sure stop extreme pads front
    Fresh drums rear, all new cylinders and hardware
    Raybestos Fleet service rear shoes

    ORU's ultimate master cylinder (I sprung for it because I want the option of going to 4wb at some point and ORU promises their master will work with the correct proportioning valve)

    Power bled brakes....

    I tow a travel trailer, desert fox, about 7k pounds...it has brakes on all wheels

    My v3500 has always felt weak in the brake department.. so Ive been trying upgrades.... feels like the front do most all of the work and the rears are along for the ride... I took a coast to coast trip and found the brakes unsatifactory... actually smoked them... so when I got back I set about making them new.... doesnt seem like they are that much better than before...

    Truck is all factory and in near mint condition...

    Any tips are always appreciated

    cam
     

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