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Hydroboost Brakes

Hydroboost Brake Conversion
Vanco Hydroboost Brake Conversion. The Hydroboost is a hydraulic booster that replaces your factory vacuum booster.   Hydroboost brakes have many advantages over vacuum booster brakes. more...

Many heavy duty trucks use Hydroboost brakes
Most Hydroboost brakes can be remanufactured to work like new again. This includes every thing from the 1 ton light duty trucks, Medium duty trucks to the light duty ... more ...

Installing A Hydroboost Brake System on a Chevy
Super Chevy technical article on installing a hydroboost on a 1968 Camaro.

HydroBoost Installation
HydroBoost Jeep Brake System ... Add larger tires, bigger engine so on and so forth and the brakes become almost useless when it comes to pressure and power. Now is when you look at the Hydroboost systems for more power.

Arizona Classic Bronco - Tech Time Article #10
Hydro-Boost Brake Booster System for your Early Bronco ... Hydroboost is a brake booster that adds supplemental pressure to the braking system via ... more ...

Hydratech Braking Systems - manufacturers of Hydroboost Systems
Hydroboost.com / Hydratech Braking Systems - manufacturers of high performance hydraulic brake assist systems.

All About Brakes
Touch the brake pedal and you tell the hydroboost to apply pedal pressure. Did you know you can install hydroboost power brakes in your classic Mustang? ...

Vanco Jeep Hydroboost Brake System [VAN-100XJ / VAN-200XJ ...
Red Rock 4x4 : Jeep Hydroboost Brake System [VAN-100XJ / VAN-200XJ] - The Vanco Hydroboost System© puts out almost three times the braking pressure of stock power steering pumps ... more ...

YJ Master Cylinder Upgrade
Master cylinder from a 78 Mercury Marquis with hydroboost and rear disc brakes would be the proper donor.

Power and Hydroboost brakes for any Hot Rod
They carry high quality Hydroboost brakes and power brakes for your Hot Rod or 4x4.

Tips for Improving the Brakes on Your Truck
One-ton-and-up trucks, and most diesel vehicles, use the Hydroboost brake system to deliver more pressure than a mere vacuum booster can provide.

Jeeps Unlimited - Installing a Vanco Hydro Boost System
The power of the Hydroboost allows the system to incorporate a larger bore master cylinder than is possible with a vacuum assist, which produces more braking power.  Read more...

TECH Q & A : Brakes (Hydroboost Info)
How can I tell if my power brakes are working properly? Hydro-boost: Though not as common as vacuum booster power brake systems

Trouble Shooting Brakes on a Hummer
Hydro-boost related information.

Brake System Diagnostics
Diagnostics for Hydroboost brakes. - Service Manual. PowerMaster Exploded Parts Diagram. Detailed parts diagram of the PowerMaster Brake system.

About the Vanco Hydroboost System ©
The Vanco Hydroboost System© puts out almost three times the braking pressure of normal vacuum assist units. If you are running 33” or larger tires on your Jeep you are in serious need of an upgrade for the stock brake system; the stock system just won’t cut it in an emergency situation. The popular rear disc brake upgrade so common to Jeep’s won’t increase your stopping ability on road either provided your rear drums are working correctly. This should be the first upgrade you consider if you’re looking for better brakes.

The Hydroboost System© works with 2 wheel & 4 wheel disc & requires a beefed up power steering pump. The complete kit including Hydroboost, Master Cylinder, Direct mount bracket (no fab work required), hoses, and brake lines. There's no drilling or cutting of your vehicle involved. Typically this kit takes about 2-3 hours to install, plus the time required for the power steering pump modifications if applicable.

94+ Jeep stock power steering units put out 1,100lbs of pressure. When you add this hydroboost you need a pump that puts out 1,500lbs to be able to use both the steering and the brake unit. If you have a pre-94 Jeep with power steering your stock pump should be ok. For 94+ models there are two routes to upgrade the stock power steering pump. The first option is an upgraded stock power steering pump that will work fine with the hydroboost and factory power steering. This is usually a direct bolt on upgrade that will deliver adequate power for the hydroboost, and the power steering system will continue to work as well as it did stock. Due to Jeep’s manufacturing tolerances there is actually a 1 in 2 chance your stock power steering pump will work fine, and a 1 in 4 chance it will work as well as an after market modified stock pump, so you may wish to try your stock pump before going this route. 

If you are looking for a power steering upgrade at the same time, or if you run hydraulic assist steering, you will need a more powerful pump. For these applications look into the aftermarket high-performance power steering pumps.

With any power steering pump upgrade it is also recommend that you add a power steering cooler and an inline filter.


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