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Old 04-17-2014, 06:33 AM   #1
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Hemi brake Hydroboost Setup Conversion Questions

I am looking to do a Hydroboost setup for my truck. I see Weedahoe has done it but I was seeing if anyone else has crossed over to it?

What are the Pros/Cons of this Setup?


This is my Pro/Con list
Pro:
-Better braking power
-More room in the engine bay
-Getting rid of the big brake booster

Cons:
-More complicated setup
-Stopping power without the truck running, but from what I have seen it does have an emergency feature.

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Old 04-17-2014, 02:44 PM   #2
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This is a good mod IMO. I'll have to start watching for bits and pieces..
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The ONLY bad thing about this mod I can think of is that if you were to ever blow a power steering line(very rare) you would lose your brake booster too since they would be using common fluid/pump. You'd still have brakes but you'd really have to stand on it. Doing this mod removes places to develop vacuum leaks and makes plug changes easier. It's a reliable system, not that the vacuum assist isn't, but I'm in the camp that hydraulic assist is actually a simpler system once you figure it out than vacuum assist.
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I have it on my wifes gmc truck. Love the setup
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The ONLY bad thing about this mod I can think of is that if you were to ever blow a power steering line(very rare) you would lose your brake booster too since they would be using common fluid/pump. You'd still have brakes but you'd really have to stand on it. Doing this mod removes places to develop vacuum leaks and makes plug changes easier. It's a reliable system, not that the vacuum assist isn't, but I'm in the camp that hydraulic assist is actually a simpler system once you figure it out than vacuum assist.
I've read that there is some kind of safety feature in the system that gives you pressure for an emergency stop if it happens. A snapped v belt would have te same effect too.

On the other hand if a vacuum line comes of on the vacuum booster you got the same situation. I'm running hydroboost and is one of the best mods to do IMO.
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I've read that there is some kind of safety feature in the system that gives you pressure for an emergency stop if it happens. A snapped v belt would have te same effect too.

On the other hand if a vacuum line comes of on the vacuum booster you got the same situation. I'm running hydroboost and is one of the best mods to do IMO.
there might be a check valve so you've got psi assist from the line for one stop, idk. The brakes will still work, just gotta do some squats lol
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Did a bit of research, seems to me that hydroboost is 'safer' than a vacuumbooster. If you lose vacuum for some reason (popped hose, exploding intake manifold, you know the regular hemi stuff) you would lose power brakes.

Hydroboost systems have an accumulator (checked the manual and there is mention of an accumulator in a dodge hydroboost system), apparantly the accumulator gives you 2 or 3 power brakes.

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Yes hydro boost has an accumulator for 2 maybe 3 stops. Vacuum boosters have the same feature there is a check valve that stores the vacuum for 2 maybe 3 stops.

Hydro boost Deff gives you more stopping power pressure wise thou
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I need to start gathering parts apparently. This is a good mod IMO.
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