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Old 02-22-2004, 03:40 PM
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brake booster

What would be better a 7" dual diaphram or just a plain 8" brake booster?Thanks

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The dual diaphram has more boost (surface area), thus less pedal effort.
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Chevy Sprint, LUV truck, etc came with 7" booster I believe, is there any vehicle that came with a stock dual diaphragm 7" booster or is that just a aftermarket item?
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Old 02-24-2004, 09:41 PM
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I just found out from another forum that Astro vans apparently use a 8" dual type booster, that's good to know in case my 7" isn't up to the task.
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Old 02-25-2004, 12:05 AM
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I have a 66 Ford 1/2 ton pickup that has a factory 7" power booster. Also all the Astro vans I've had have hydraulic brake boosters not vac.
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Old 02-25-2004, 01:24 PM
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I have a 66 Ford 1/2 ton pickup that has a factory 7" power booster. Also all the Astro vans I've had have hydraulic brake boosters not vac.
Huh. I've seen that hydroboost on a 86 Chevy 3/4 ton truck,
didn't know thay had 'em on astros.
I know some Astros have fibreglass leaf springs.
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Old 02-25-2004, 10:19 PM
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Bobby, are all the pickups and Astros you have had use a dual diaphragm type though?
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Dual

Dual is always better. If you break a line you only loose the front or rear braking depending on where the break is. Also, remember to rebuild any donor unit and flush the entire system.

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