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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-22-2001, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hydroboost Brake Upgrade

Anyone have any direct experience with one of these systems? Pros/Cons etc. I'm not very happy with my braking performance as it is. I'm running and 83 CJ and the axle portion of the brake system is factory. I swapped out the factory booster for a larger unit from a cadillac. I stop fairly well with 33's but I'm looking to move to 35 and I would like to have neck snapping, tire locking, skid-mark-leaving braking ability. Is Hydroboost the way to go or should I be looking at other avenues?

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Re: Hydroboost Brake Upgrade

I've been using this setup for a couple years now and have outrageous stopping power. I can lockup my 37s with very little peddle pressure. They take some getting use too and you need a good adjustable proportioning valve to balance the system. Its easy to lock up a wheel on a loose trail if its not balanced. There are 3 types of HydroBoost systems, one with no accumulator, one with a gas charged accumulator and the one that you want has a spring loaded accumulator. This will give you two good powered stops after the motors off(or stalls), after that it like manual brakes. There have been many threads on this setup, try a search. I have a small writeup on my web site if your interested. I was able to get all the parts at NAPA(new) and saved over 100 bucks compared to the kits available.

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Re: Hydroboost Brake Upgrade

hey pyro, i couldn't get your site you load. ain't visited in awhile, your bio says 60/14bolt, wow

anyway, i know about nothing about this type of braking system myself, but have heard good things about it,


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Re: Hydroboost Brake Upgrade

I guess you need to go though the main page at:

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Re: Hydroboost Brake Upgrade

You wouldn't by chance have a list of those parts and/or part #'s would you? I'd really like to explore something other than what I have. I had assumed from the different articles I read that this cadillac vacuum booster upgrade was the be-all, end-all in braking systems. I'm not "overly" impressed

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Re: Hydroboost Brake Upgrade

Don't have part numbers. Like I say on my site, ask for a 76 Fleetwood HydroBoost brake booster w/ MC. The hoses depend on which fittings are on your power steering pump. Custom hoses are the way to go, you can have them made to a length that allows you to route them out of the way, looks cleaner. And their no more expensive then stock hoses.

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