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Thread: LRA Hydroboost Brake Upgrade Kit - replacement for vacuum pump assisted brakes

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    Question LRA Hydroboost Brake Upgrade Kit - replacement for vacuum pump assisted brakes

    So, anyone used the Les Richmond Automotive Hydroboost Brake Upgrade Kit?

    Hydroboost brake upgrade kit

    Hydroboost brake upgrade kit

    Brake booster upgrades for Land Rover, Range Rover Classics and Discovery Series 1 and 2
    This kit is designed to increase the brake pedal response and reliability. By removing the vacuum assisted booster and master cylinder and replacing it with a hydroboost unit kit which instead of relying on vacuum from the engine or an inadequate vacuum pump on diesel models uses 1000psi of hydraulic pressure piggy backed off the existing power steering system. Perfect brakes every time no matter how many times you apply the brakes. Also increases brake pressure at the calipers for far superior brake efficiency.
    A must for .... Towing, Larger Tyres etc.

    Perfect brakes every time.
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    Yes have fitted a hydroboost brake system to my defender .
    its not from LRA but it works a great deal better than the standard brake system.
    Also it hasn't affected my steering as some would have you believe.

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    No brake assist when engine turned off????
    Like old c20 chev utes or trucks????
    Cheers, Rod


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    Quote Originally Posted by 67hardtop View Post
    No brake assist when engine turned off????
    Like old c20 chev utes or trucks????
    No Different to vacuum assisted brakes on 99% of cars
    cheers chris


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    Still get a couple applications b4 u lose the brakes. Was asking the question not making a statement. Thats usually what these things???? mean.

    Cheers Rod
    Cheers, Rod


    BETSY
    1967 Series 2a. 109 4 cyl petrol, Fairey o/drive, Athol Hedges roof.
    Currently undergoing rebuild.
    Will have-- soft top, 4 wheel disc brakes, salisbury rear diff, military colour, 12 pin nato socket, dual pintle hitch....

    1975 Series 3. 109 6cyl 186, 5 speed Nissan cabstar gearbox, mechanical winch, roo bar, kings awning, 50" light bar, roof rack, twin 6"light bars, kings awning tent.

    1969 NO. 5 trailer. ARN 176 464. soft top.

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    Lose the fan belt and lose your brakes? No thanks.

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    I fitted a Hydroboost & Mastercylinder from a 2006 Suburbain to my Iveco inplace of the dual diaphragm booster & Bosch MC on my iveco . The braking is vastly superior , I get 5 full power pumps after engine switched off due to the accumulator on the HB unit . No change to steering even at walking pace / parking speed. Best thing since sliced bread . The PS pump on the Iveco as on the Defender is driven from the timing mechanism, so belt failure thing is a furphy.

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    The Oka has a 4 wheel disc brake hydroboost braking system as standard with front and rear disc/calipers the same. Not bad for an early 90's vehicle and with the hydraulic pump cam/gear driven brakes and power steering are independent of the fan belt. A very efficient and reliable way of doing things.

    Deano
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    04 D2a Td5..........02 Disco 2 V8

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    Quote Originally Posted by BathurstTom View Post
    Lose the fan belt and lose your brakes? No thanks.
    I think you would only loose the assistance to the brakes. Isn't the vacuum pump on the engine currently fan belt driven anyway so no change?

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