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Yeah braking power is awesome with hydroboost. On 90 w350 when had a vacuum set up absolutely sucked with loaded trailer. Hydroboost was one of the best upgrades I did.Hydroboost conversion is done, the difference in braking power is absolutely incredible, not at all touchy but I can lock all four wheels with ease Vs really having to stand on the brakes to actually lock them with the vacuum booster. Other than some minor bending of the hydroboost to steering gear hose it was a very straight forward conversion, took maybe three hours start to finish including bleeding the hydroboost unit and brakes.
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That's exactly what lead me to doing the first hydroboost conversion on a '75 W300 years ago, the stock brakes just didn't cut it with a heavily loaded horse trailer.Yeah braking power is awesome with hydroboost. On 90 w350 when had a vacuum set up absolutely sucked with loaded trailer. Hydroboost was one of the best upgrades I did.
Back when everything was new or freshly rebuilt I didn't have any real complaints with the brakes, but twelve years later with it needing a booster again and the rear drums being shot I figured why not go ahead and upgrade everything at once and be done with it, it's definitely worth it with just how much easier it is to stop now 👍I'd love to do a hydroboost on my 93 but it brakes almost as well as my wife's 2000 CTD with hydroboost.
I'd highly recommend going to hydroboost when you are able, you'd never have to worry about damaging the hand controls again as there's so little effort required Vs a vacuum booster, and I've found that setting the parking brake with light pressure on the brake pedal locks the rears down enough to actually stall the 440I cant wait. Rear discs in a short box should stop on a dime. Plus I won't have to push down so hard on my hand controls. Ive already broke the mount once. Ive been brake checked far to many times and smoked a VW Golf once. Lol.