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Old September 5th, 2013, 11:33 AM   #1
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hydroboost brakes?

rebuilding my motor and increasing horsepower, torque, etc. therefore I will be losing vacuum for the brakes, should I look at installing a hydroboost setup for the brakes?? is that too much added strain on the power steering pump? I already have issues because of my tire size.. I need hydro assist for the steering. can I run both? off of a factory hydroboost pump? thanks in advance
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Old September 5th, 2013, 12:07 PM   #2
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how often would you be braking and turning at the same time, very aggressively?

I don't know a ton about pump size vs capability, but I would strongly recommend a decent power steering fluid cooler if you plan on any/all of that. (on the return side/low pressure side of course )
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Old September 5th, 2013, 12:32 PM   #3
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I just did it on mine- also for performance reasons. It's a great upgrade! I didn't upgrade my pump yet, but it is in the future. So far no issues though.
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Old September 6th, 2013, 03:05 AM   #4
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I have hydroboost on all 3 of my trucks and just finished installing a setup on a friends 69 Plymouth Satellite. 3 of those 4 are using factory pumps with no issues. The 4th is my buggy and I run full hydro and the brakes off a single trail gear pump.

It is by far the nicest passenger vehicle brake system you can get. It does have one minor issue though, when you are using the brakes the fluid supply is drastically reduced to the steering gear. This is not usually a big issue on the road but can cause issues in an off road vehicle. I recently modified my booster on the buggy to solve this issue, but have not been able to test the new setup yet.

A good fluid cooler is a must.

Check out www.talonhydraulics.com for fittings to adapt the booster to standard AN connections.
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Old September 6th, 2013, 11:28 AM   #5
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thanks guys, I believe I will be getting this done this winter!!
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