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Unread 10-29-2006, 10:05 PM   #1
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Power Brake Conversion?

I am considering purchasing the MP Brakes power brake conversion. Do any of you have experience with this. I am tired of having to pump my brakes to build up pressure. I was just curious what all was involved? Is this an unbolt and bolt up project?
Thanks in advance for your help,

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Unread 10-29-2006, 10:29 PM   #2
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Vanco is the more popular choice as the owner actually hangs out in the various Jeep forums and provides assistance even if you aren't using his products. He has discount pricing from time to time.
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Unread 10-30-2006, 05:00 PM   #3
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One of my friends used the MP product on his CJ, the booster gave up after 2 to 3 years. We replaced it with the Navaho booster/MC from Off Again 4 Wheel Drive, it's much better than it ever was. The Vanco product is excellent also and, as Jeepskate says, he hangs out on here and is very helpful, even if you don't buy his products. Either is an easy bolt-up and bleed the brakes, all needed parts are included. Really big difference in stopping with their duel diaphram booster and bigger M/C.
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Unread 10-30-2006, 05:22 PM   #4
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Van from Vanco just helped me with this same subject in another forum. I have a 77 CJ5 and am doing a frame off restore and will be using his vacuum boost kit on mine. $425 and it is complete.
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Unread 10-30-2006, 06:56 PM   #5
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Van from Vanco just helped me with this same subject in another forum. I have a 77 CJ5 and am doing a frame off restore and will be using his vacuum boost kit on mine. $425 and it is complete.
I am not going to say anything, I can't. But someone send this guy a PM and mention specials and where they may be.
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Unread 11-15-2013, 04:13 PM   #6
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my cj7 was coverted to power brakes. the brake booster and MC NISSAN brand? problem is the brake pedal sits very high and is very sensitive to braking. front wheels lock up instantly. what can be causing this?
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Unread 11-15-2013, 04:28 PM   #7
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Hi all new to the forum. I have a 77 cj 7 that has already had a power brake coversion done. problem is the brake pedal sits very high and is very sensitive to touch. I touch the brakes and the fronts lock up. very touchy. the brake booster is accompanied with a Nissan master cylinder. to a proportionate valve .. why is this happening? help mike
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