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Old 03-18-2010, 06:47 PM   #11
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Re: Hydroboost brakes

That's a pretty substantial difference. FWIW, my 04 E350 has the vacuum brakes without hydro assist.
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:04 AM   #12
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Re: Hydroboost brakes

Well, got my '09 front axle (with brakes) under the van yesterday. Excellent improvement in braking. I highly recommend this upgrade, especially if anyone has a 2wd van that needs new ball joints or suspension bushings. Ford improved on all of those items as well. Sway bar links are different however, so it does require a sway bar upgrade. Think I'm going with Hellwig, but still haven't decided on diameter (1 1/8" vs 1 3/8"). Good news about the new Ford sway bar, as well as the aftermarket ones, is they allow for disconnects on the end links.

Hope I can get around to the Hydroboost next week.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:23 AM   #13
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Re: Hydroboost brakes

Carringb - Did you finish your hydroboost project? I am interested to hear how the project went and the end result.

Did my first Los Angeles 70 MPH - 0 MPH emergency stop this week. Almost shortened a nice little Porsche in front of me. I'm sure he had to change his underwear if he was looking in his rear view mirror. Got me thinking of brake work I need to do.

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Old 04-16-2010, 11:51 AM   #14
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No, Haven't had time yet. I still need to order a new high pressure hose. Hopefully next week.
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:01 PM   #15
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Re: Hydroboost brakes

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Did my first Los Angeles 70 MPH - 0 MPH emergency stop this week.
Been there. In heavy traffic south bound on I-15 in Provo, Utah last year, we went from 65mph to zero in a remarkably short time, just a foot or so short of the stopped car in front of us around a curve. I absolutely hate urban driving!

I will be examining the brake improvements described in this thread for sure.
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:10 PM   #16
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I am looking forward to doing this as well with a few improvements. My quigley came with a Dana44 front end. I was going to just use a Ujoint Offroad kit to put a Superduty Dana60 under the front. I found a matched set out of a 07 (I would need to swap front housings) but I just found a 99 F550 front with the 14.87in rotors. After conveting to SRW and Hydroboost I should have STOP RIGHT NOW! brakes.
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:24 AM   #17
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Re: Hydroboost brakes

I ordered the Hydroboost unit and Master Cylinder for a 05 E450 to use in my conversion. I ended up with a 99 F550 front axle with the huge 14.58 rotors and a 05 F350 rear axle. I also upgraded to R1 Concepts Premium Rotors front and rear. Also went with Braided lines to replace all stock rubber brake lines. Just had to put off the install agian till the weekend of the 23rd. Should be able the give a drive report the following Wednesday.

R1 Concepts PREMIUM SERIES BRAKE DISC WITH BLACK E-COATED HUB --
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•Holes are countersunk which reduces heat build up
•Exclusive R1 Concepts Diamond Slot increase brake pads bite
•Diamond Tip use as indicator for brake rotor wear
•Black E-Coating Gives Long Lasting Corrosion Protection
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•Double disc ground finish reduces rotor vibration
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•Mill balanced brake rotors ensures long lasting durability
•Superior Machined Surfaces That Provide Smoother And Quieter Stops And Longer Brake Pad Life
Note: Premium brake rotors are machined using a higher strength cast iron disc, usually a G3500 iron grade.
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Old 05-04-2018, 12:10 PM   #18
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I'm planning on putting a E450 hydroboost unit on my 2007 E350 6.0. Have some questions

- Does the E450 unit master cylinder bolts on to the e350 or drilling is required?
- Any alteration required for the part from master cylinder that attaches to the pedal?
- For tapping into power steering fluid, did you'll just use a "T" fitting?
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Old 05-04-2018, 01:56 PM   #19
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Sorry for bring this back from dead!

I'm planning on putting a E450 hydroboost unit on my 2007 E350 6.0. Have some questions

- Does the E450 unit master cylinder bolts on to the e350 or drilling is required?
- Any alteration required for the part from master cylinder that attaches to the pedal?
- For tapping into power steering fluid, did you'll just use a "T" fitting?
i did this on my f150 years ago, and i can answer #3.

i used the lines from the donor vehicle (new ones from rockauto) and tee'd in the low pressure drain line with the one from the steering box.

i am also looking at doing this, but was going to try to keep the stock MC
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That's a good idea about factory lines... E450 set up must be the same. Just ordered the hydroboost unit.

I've been looking at the hose part numbers..... but can't figure it out. Does any one know the hose part numbers for:

-HP fitting from power steering pump to hydroboost
-HP fitting from hydroboost to powersteering gear box
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