Brake solutions to old problems

scott anderson

Old age Mutant Ninjaneer
City
Paragould
State
ar
#1
I have been running 4 wheel disks for quite a while. After I installed the 1 ton running gear,I put a hydraulic brake booster on my rig. Overall I was pretty satisfied with the braking. The one issue was warped rotors on the front. I finally broke down and put new ones on. After this, the fronts quit pulsing but seemed to have all the bias. I vacuum bled everything and realized that I was not getting any pressure to the rear. Long story short.... i shitcanned the factory proportioning valve and installed a wilwood adjustable. I put it under the dash within reach so I could adjust on the fly. This is one of the best modifications that I have ever made to my rig. I can stop on a dime now with the fronts locking just before the rear. AMAZING!!!

Just thought I would share this mod.
 

kryptoniteCJ8

Legacy Registered User
City
Houston
State
Tx
#2
What model wilwood pv did u get? Part number? Was it bolt in? Were adapter needed for the lines? Thanks in advance!
 

hefavitzen

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Rock Hill
State
SC
#4
Why brand of Hydrolic booster did you get? This is the valve body that is piped to your power steering pump, right?

Just curious as I was considering this same setup for myself. I have 4 wheel disks with no booster at all, so was thinking about going whole hog.
 

scott anderson

Old age Mutant Ninjaneer
City
Paragould
State
ar
#5
Why brand of Hydrolic booster did you get? This is the valve body that is piped to your power steering pump, right?

Just curious as I was considering this same setup for myself. I have 4 wheel disks with no booster at all, so was thinking about going whole hog.
yes...the power steering pump provides the pressure...I got mine from a chevy astro van.
 

hefavitzen

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Rock Hill
State
SC
#6
A Chevy Astrovan??? That has to be way cheaper than the $880 system I was looking at!!!! What year?

I need to find a descent junk yard.

Sent by way of pigeon.
 
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