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(chevy/gm)brake booster to upgrade to???

i want to know what year of gm i have to find to pull the brake booster, i plan on running some 38s i had in the shop. big i have to stop them as well, any help would be appreciated
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Re: (chevy/gm)brake booster to upgrade to???

I sent you an e-mail with a copy of a magazine write up on the upgrade. [img]images/graemlins/deal.gif[/img]

If you have gone to bigger axles you may also want to think about the E350 MC swap as well if you still have drum rears or the corvette MC if you have 4 wheel disks.
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Hey tippy, would you mind sending me a copy of that email? [email protected]

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Done!
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Re: (chevy/gm)brake booster to upgrade to???

I used a booser/mc out of an '85 suburban - paid $35.00. The booster was a little big. I had to drop it 1" to clear the hood which caused me to adapt the rod to go back up 1". I also used some 1" spacers between the bracket and the firewall to miss a crossmember on the hood. Took a little altering, but works very good. I did put in an adjustable proportioning valve which helped also. I locked em up when somone pulled out in front of me the other day - I run 35"s.

You may want ot get a booster that is smaller in diameter - it would eliminate a lot of the altering I had to do.

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Thanks tippy! [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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Re: (chevy/gm)brake booster to upgrade to???

Hey Tippy, can you send me a copy too!?!
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Re: (chevy/gm)brake booster to upgrade to???

Try to find one that is longer, indicating a dual diaphragm model, not one that is larger than stock diameter. These can be found on Chevy S10's. Not sure what year. I had a brake shop make mine up with the proper length of linkage for a jeep, rather than cut and weld the rod with the eye on it (pedal end). Apparently cadillacs have this booster as well.
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Re: (chevy/gm)brake booster to upgrade to???

Hi there.. Good info..

Hey Tippy could i get a copy of that to..

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