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hydra boost '87 silverado

 
frotosride
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Posted: 06/19/11 06:05 PM

I really hate the vaccum brake booster and the room it takes to house one. My question is will a hydra boost be able to tame this 3-ton beast? I know that they were used on large vans and theres where i pal to get my donation. So they should be able to make enough pressure to stop and maybe even give me a more modern feel to the pedal. ?? Any reasons why or why not too?  
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waynep7122
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Posted: 06/19/11 06:39 PM

there are at least 5 hydroboost articles spread out in the many magazines on this site....


chevyhiperformance hydroboost/articles  

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waynep7122
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Posted: 06/19/11 06:47 PM

there are also a bunch of kit providers also....

you might for a truck want to pick up some of the truck magazines... to get the various ads that are in print for them...


what am i thinking....  hydroboost was used on hundreds of thousand chevy and gmc trucks...   so its a bolt on for you...

here is the 87 3/4 ton hydroboost unit with the 6.2 motors..



1987 Chevrolet Truck R20 3/4 ton P/U 2WD 6.2L Diesel 8cyl  

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frotosride
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Posted: 06/19/11 07:00 PM

Sweet..i didn't know they were used in '87. Guess this is the best place for beggingin my research. I actually think that i first got the idea from this magazine. I think they were putting it in a chevelle. Thanks for the info.  
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Dave632
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Posted: 06/21/11 05:20 AM

A vacuum booster is a much simpler and cheaper brake booster.
The hydra boost works but in my opinion is a pain in the butt when you have a problem with it and it is much more complex.
Personally I would leave it alone and keep the vacuum booster. It is not worth the trouble to switch for the little extra room you get. I hated working on the one in the 93 dually I had, give me the vacuum all day.  
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chevelle83
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Posted: 06/21/11 03:21 PM

I have 2 big block duallies and I like the hydroboost, there is no fade with the vacuum.
Yes it is a little more complex but a good system
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Dave632
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Posted: 06/23/11 07:49 AM

My current truck has the hydra boost too and I dread any problems with it.
Once you work on one you will hate it.  
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68scott385
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Posted: 06/23/11 08:52 AM

I thought hydraboost was all the latest rage to retro-fit into older vehicles with low vacuum cams.

Even saw a video series on youtube were a company was putting hydraboost in Art Carr's personal T-Type Buick.  
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chevelle83
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Posted: 06/24/11 06:39 PM

it is still pretty common, I know they installed the exact ^^  same hydroboost unit in the late model supercharged cobra stangs,,, I was shocked the first time I saw one.



  I Just have to ask dave,,,,, what exactly was the trouble you had with yours???   I would say the toughest task with a hydroboost is getting the air out,,,,,,,  I dont think it is difficult it just takes time and patients   prolly 50 cycles lock to lock with the steering and the same pumping the brake pedal all with the engine off  

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frotosride
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Posted: 06/27/11 05:16 PM

I realize that the hydroboost may be a little complicated to trouble shoot but given my current job and complicated systems and machinery that i trouble shoot almost on a daily basis...i will take no fadding over trouble shooting.  
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