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Old 03-08-2007, 02:27 AM
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Hydro boost brakes.............

What's the advantages of hydro boost brakes?

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I could see a hydroboost unit as taking up less space on a firewall or under a floor, the assist is more consistant and not dependant on engine vacuum.
You can also get alot of assist for the package size, if you compare it to a vacuum booster of similar assist capabilities.

Hydroboost is an excellent alternative for a big/heavy car with a big braking requirement.

I would consider it for any application that needed power steering, as the pump is already there.

The unit itself is kind of fugly though and making all that plumbing look good in a show car is a pain. I've seen it done, but it isn't as clean looking as a vac booster.

IIRC you are building some kind of armored car with a big motor and big brakes. You could probably benefit from hydroboost.

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also be good for cars with big cams and little vacuum

Most aftermarket boosters want 18" of vacuum for proper operation

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They are great when space won't allow a vaccum booster, great for big cams with low vaccum, the bad is they require power steering if you don't have it already.

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Thank you to all, I kinda suspected as much for the pros of hydro boost, but I was looking for cons ( in strictly functional sense, not for the image).
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they are heavier, i don't know by how much though
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