hydro boost in a race car?

giannini

Well-Known Member
Posts
95
Reaction
1
Has anyone used a hydro boost unit in a TT or class 1? I would think having power brakes in a big fast car would be a benefit. Especially in long races where you are on and off the brakes all day long. If you guys have dealt with this setup please let me know if it is worth while or not.
 
Posts
7,201
Reaction
3,507
Has anyone used a hydro boost unit in a TT or class 1? I would think having power brakes in a big fast car would be a benefit. Especially in long races where you are on and off the brakes all day long. If you guys have dealt with this setup please let me know if it is worth while or not.
I raced two seperate Class 8 trucks, both Fords with winning records, that ran GM Hydroboost systems. One had a seperate P/S Pump for the Hydroboost the other shared with the steering. They both worked great. Just make sure the start button is always close at hand - but that is another story.
 

FABRICATOR

Well-Known Member
Posts
5,147
Reaction
107
They can definitely work, but they do tend to transfer panic straight to the wheels with no loss of signal strength. These units really could use some standardized speed (and flow ;)) modifications that would bring them more in line for racing.
 

giannini

Well-Known Member
Posts
95
Reaction
1
Awesome guys. thanks for the input. Would I need a higher psi power steering pump to run the hydro boost? Or does that not make a difference. The pump I'm using now is 1,450 psi.
 

Sparky

Well-Known Member
Posts
704
Reaction
38
The company that I got my setup from told me to use a stock output pump, so that is what I did. I actually used a pump from a late 90's GM 2500 diesel application because it has 2 return lines built into the tank.
 
Top