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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-29-2000, 09:40 PM
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Brake Booster

Alright crew. Will a brake booster help my brakes. I realize I will have to get a new master cylinder also. I also saw there is a good mod of that sort from an older donor vehicle. Thanks, Chad

1985 CJ-7 258/TR upgrade/4"superlift/2" bodylift 33x12.50 BFG mt/Ramsey Platinum 9000,Tomkin tire combo,etc,etc.
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Re: Brake Booster

will it help them what? there is no doubt that it would make the pedal easier to push, if that is what you mean, thereby making it seem like the brakes are working better. and it's definately a good thought if you use your 4x4 regularly. if the pedal seems unusually hard, or like it takes longer to stop than normal, you may have other problems like collapsed hoses or leaking wheel cylinders, etc.

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The brakes are functioning. With the tires and extra weight they just arent up to par. A little more pedal would be nice. Chad

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Re: Brake Booster

Got the stock axles on there? Going to the big disks and drums from a '78 or earlier CJ would be a good upgrade.
The '78 and earlier master cylinder also has a bigger bore than the 79 and up.
If you want power, you can do that too. I used a booster and master from an '82 corvette.


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post #5 of (permalink) Old 08-30-2000, 01:50 PM
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When I replaced my axles, I replaced the front disks, and upgraded the rear drums. Once it was all said & done, I still couldn't stop my 33's for anything. At first I thought I needed to replace the rears with disk brakes, but that wasn't the case. I ended up replacing the vacuum booster with a hydrolic booster; the results were amazing. Whereas before I could stop quicker using my gears, now I can lock all 4 up with very little effort. This has also helped my 4 wheel braking as well (I used to fade when crawling up hill and don't anymore).

It's ALL good!
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Thanks everyone! I am going to have better brakes or die trying(pun intended)!!!

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