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Offline Chlngrcrzy

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Anyone convert their Challenger to the hydro boost brake
« on: September 14, 2020 - 08:07:18 PM »
I am looking at the Sweeting hydro boost brake system conversion for my manual challenger brakes. Has anyone done this before? It doesnt look to complicated, but I sure dont want to tackle this, especially if it doesnt help the brakes improve.




Offline jimynick

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Re: Anyone convert their Challenger to the hydro boost brake
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2020 - 10:08:40 PM »
While I don't know that supplier of hydroboost, unless you're running a huge cam, why wouldn't oem power brakes suffice?

Offline 70chall440

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Re: Anyone convert their Challenger to the hydro boost brake
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2020 - 12:48:38 AM »
I've researched this out of curiosity and I think that packaging would be interesting and honestly I don't know you gain a lot unless you are running a big cam with low vacuum.
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70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
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Offline cha74ngr

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Re: Anyone convert their Challenger to the hydro boost brake
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2020 - 12:54:08 AM »
i converted this swap 3-4 years ago. i used hydroboost with master cylinder off of 2001 dodge ram 3500. i recommend using hi flow borgenson saginaw power steering pump. i tried using my rebuild factory federal pump when i converted to hydroboost. the federal pump lasted late spring of this year. it leaked so much, i put in borgenson hi flow pump.

Offline 70chall440

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Re: Anyone convert their Challenger to the hydro boost brake
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2020 - 11:21:50 AM »
I too have researched this and as stated, I don't know that it offers any real advantage. I am thinking about using one on my 70 RR because it has a tilt front end and there is a snout bar that connects near the MC mounting point so running a booster isn't an option.

Now a even more interesting "mod" is an electric PS pump...
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

Offline cha74ngr

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Re: Anyone convert their Challenger to the hydro boost brake
« Reply #5 on: Today at 09:03:58 AM »
when i kept the factory Pump, i didnt really feel the difference. but when i switched to the correct hi flow pump, i felt noticeable difference.