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Offline brads70

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Re: Manual brakes vs. Power brakes? Aghhh....
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2013 - 03:55:50 pm »
Don't know if I could bring myself to put parts off a CHEVY ASTRO VAN  :eek4:  on my Challenger. Just sayin'

 :lol:  if it makes you feel better all the big 3 use them? 
 :thinkerg: :wow: Hey it should work great being a Chevy part, you know trying to go slower and all! :roflsmiley: :aarg:
Brad
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Re: Manual brakes vs. Power brakes? Aghhh....
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2013 - 11:08:36 am »
Don't know if I could bring myself to put parts off a CHEVY ASTRO VAN  :eek4:  on my Challenger. Just sayin'

You would change your mind if you drove mine at 100mph (my favourite speed I have to get to every time I drive her) it hauls the car down when applying brakes. This morning I pick up my Viper Calipers for the front so will be even better.
Barry (Salmon Arm)

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Re: Manual brakes vs. Power brakes? Aghhh....
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2013 - 12:41:01 pm »
hey, thanks for the info brad.   bruce
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Re: Manual brakes vs. Power brakes? Aghhh....
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2013 - 02:28:56 pm »
hey, thanks for the info brad.   bruce

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Brad
1970 Challenger 451stroker/4L60 auto OD
Barrie,Ontario,Canada
Proud to own one of the best cars ever made!!!!!

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Offline 72bluNblu

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Re: Manual brakes vs. Power brakes? Aghhh....
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2013 - 03:49:55 pm »
You would change your mind if you drove mine at 100mph (my favourite speed I have to get to every time I drive her) it hauls the car down when applying brakes. This morning I pick up my Viper Calipers for the front so will be even better.

None of the boost methods change how much braking force is applied. They just change how much leg effort is needed to do so. Manual, power, or hydroboost, all will stop in the same distance as long as the rotors and calipers are the same. Although changing the bore of the master cylinder does have an effect on braking force, this again is a function of pedal effort and the amount of travel. As long as the the master cylinder is capable of fully engaging the brakes, the result will be the same. 

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Re: Manual brakes vs. Power brakes? Aghhh....
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2013 - 06:58:00 pm »
I'm a big fan of power brakes.  I like the feel much better than manual....of course I also like power steering.

You didn't say what you have, but I strongly recommend going to disks at least in the front if your car doesn't have them already.  My charger has manual drums on all 4 corners and it's scary bringing that beast to a stop quickly.

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Re: Manual brakes vs. Power brakes? Aghhh....
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2013 - 08:29:18 pm »
One reason ( If I get off my butt) I am building a hydraboost is after driving the Challenger for a bit and I climb into the family Suburban ( also has hydraboost brakes) first time I hit the brakes I almost send everyone through the windshield ( exaggerating a bit)  Everything now has power brakes or hydraboost so  it would be nice to have some consistency. Not a "big" factor  but still....
The other is with the brake pads I have (EBC Yellow stuff) they don't work really well until they get hot and I thought maybe the hydraboost would help?   :dunno:
Brad
1970 Challenger 451stroker/4L60 auto OD
Barrie,Ontario,Canada
Proud to own one of the best cars ever made!!!!!

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Offline Jamiez

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Re: Manual brakes vs. Power brakes? Aghhh....
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2013 - 09:35:38 pm »
Yeah I did the same thing first time I switched back to the modern Jeep after driving the charger.

I also have to put the seat further forward in the charger so I can get more "leg" into the pedal where with my other cars I can sit further back and use just my foot to work the pedal.

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Re: Manual brakes vs. Power brakes? Aghhh....
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2013 - 05:30:45 pm »
Hey Brad - It seems you have a schematic drawing for every application - IMPRESSIVE  :2thumbs:
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Re: Manual brakes vs. Power brakes? Aghhh....
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2013 - 05:36:28 pm »
Hey Brad - It seems you have a schematic drawing for every application - IMPRESSIVE  :2thumbs:

Just stuff I've saved over the years, some from other members too, not all my ideas! :2thumbs:
Brad
1970 Challenger 451stroker/4L60 auto OD
Barrie,Ontario,Canada
Proud to own one of the best cars ever made!!!!!

My restoration thread 
http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=59072.0
 My handling upgrade post
http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=73985.0