Manual Brakes Too Power Brakes
Posted 03 December 2008 - 12:36 AM
Does anyone have any idea why a brand new swamper would blow the side wall out on the highway. Do you think that it could have been the heat from the long drive? I drove probably 200 plus night one and only loged about 30 miles the next day before it blew at about 65 mph. These tires are new only a few hundred miles on them. Was just wondering if this is common and if it is I am going to look for a new tire. Just hate to spend $200 a tire and have tem blow out on me.
33" 12.50 Super Swampers TSL radials
33" 12.50 Super Swampers
Posted 03 December 2008 - 05:42 AM
Edited by jspurl3, 03 December 2008 - 05:51 AM.
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 07:19 AM
1st.., if you haven't already.., do a through check/test of your existing system, to be sure you're not masking a problem with the booster.
I'm suspicious you have a problem there.
Installing a booster is pretty straight forward... go with a stock ford unit, or a hydro boost.
Easily a 1 day job.
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 03:30 PM
Do what Bully Bob says and make sure the system is working properly before you do anything such as adding vacuum assisted or hydroboost. Once you know you have a good working system then decide on what you want.
Couple of questions for you to help in your decision making though...
#1 do you have power steering?
#2 are you carb'd or fuel injected?
If you have power steering, I would say to just go with hydroboost from the get go. It is (in my opinion, and those are like a$$holes, everyone has one) the better set up over the vacuum setup. You can check out the writeup I did on installing a hydroboost system here. The HB route is pretty straight forward and can be done cheaper than an OEM vacuum setup IF you use junkyard parts. If you go through a vendor, then the cheaper route is factory.
The other thing, if you have an EFI set up, it is easier to do HB rather than vacuum.
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