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brakes on a turbo car?

Anyone know for sure if i need to convert to manual brakes on my car since it will be turbo now? Since i will be making boost instead of vacuum, i wasnt sure?
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you only make boost at wot, and some part-throotle, brakes work fine with turbo


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you only make boost at wot, and some part-throotle, brakes work fine with turbo
+1, your brakes will be fine. although with the added power you will now be able to go faster so it wouldnt hurt you to upgrade your brakes

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+1, your brakes will be fine. although with the added power you will now be able to go faster so it wouldnt hurt you to upgrade your brakes
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Your brake booster has a check valve to ensure it does not get pressurized. If you have ever brake-boosted on a auto'd turbo vehicle....you'll see everything still works fine.

I will agree though, if you are running the stock breaks I would ABSOLUTELY upgraded them if you haven’t already. The stock brakes are barely adequate for the stock platform....let alone an extra 150+ rwhp. If you don't do it now....you'll end up spending more from replacing your rotors every time they warp from a high speed slowdown.

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i still have the stock rear drums but my fronts are upgraded to 13 in rotors along with bigger calipers...i think they are off a cobra? What about doing a burnout...wont the boost take away my vacuum and keep my brakes from working and holding the car?
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i still have the stock rear drums but my fronts are upgraded to 13 in rotors along with bigger calipers...i think they are off a cobra? What about doing a burnout...wont the boost take away my vacuum and keep my brakes from working and holding the car?
The check valve is there to keep from losing vacuum while the brakes are depressed. This is regardless of whether you’re in boost or not….to to answer your question, no it won’t.
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awesome! thanks guys...didnt really wanna spend any more money.
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i still have the stock rear drums but my fronts are upgraded to 13 in rotors along with bigger calipers...i think they are off a cobra? What about doing a burnout...wont the boost take away my vacuum and keep my brakes from working and holding the car?

if you lost vacuum at the booster, the pedal would just be harder...

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