With that being said, any of you guys that converted to vacuum brakes had any issues or regret doing it? My GN is stock...Going from vacuum to hydroboost on a buddies car. Vacuum can suck it too.
With that being said, any of you guys that converted to vacuum brakes had any issues or regret doing it? My GN is stock...
For ease of conversion, I sure would like to go vacuum. But if vacuum is going to cause me headaches I would probably go hydro.....
Absolutely. If you go out and try to build boost with vacuum brakes, it won't take long for you to lose your brakes.I have converted to vacuum assist. My '87 is mostly stock. No regrets yet.
I do believe that hydro probably has an advantage though.
Supposedly the Powermaster is superior to vacuum when building boost against the brakes. I would think that the hydro would be better than vacuum in this instance also.
Sorry Earl, I can't agree on this one
I've done way too many brake setups and have found what works best for me. To each their own.
I like that on my F450 I can pump the brakes when I'm at a dead stop and make my steering wheel jerk...You're good. I only quoted the research I did. (other than not liking the 5 foot tuning fork, that's all me )
I can build boost with my vac setup since my check valve is in working order and I put one as a redundant backup right at the vac nipple.
..and I think big trucks use something a little more fortified than a GN power steering pump
Some of the hydroboost have a reserve in them, like the one I posted. You still get a solid pump or two if the car dies. I believe the power master is the same way. Either way, if your car stalls, it's probably a POS anyways I think we're having too much fun with this threadI like the hydroboost system over the vacuum system any day of the week.
What no one has seemed to mention in all the threads I've read is that the hydro system will also go pedal hard if the engine stalls. Pump no turn, brakes no there.
The vac system, powermaster, and hydro all have their respective pros and cons.
Believe it or not I still have the powermaster and like it the best. I have had the switch go bad and give me a scare [hard pedal], but I know how to drive unlike some of the people who own these cars.
Any of these systems can fail and the biggest difference in if you crash or not is how the driver reacts to the problem, not the problem. Unless you are the problem then you deserve to wreck.