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Power Brake Booster conversion kit

Maybe this has been talked about before, so I'm sorry if I'm beating a dead horse.



I was on a quest to find a 1995 dual diaphragm power brake booster, but this is like trying to find a unicorn. Most part stores will offer a rebuild service, but no actual parts for sale.



I'm toward the end of my restoration of my son's 94 YJ jeep (35" tires) and replaced everything brake related except the master cylinder and booster. It's like taking a shower and putting back on your dirty underwear! A few days ago, my son said the brake pedal went to the floor, and he witnessed the brake indicator light illuminate. I went thru all the new hoses and connections, all looks dry. I quickly pulled off the mastercylinder, and noticed fluid had escaped and filled the power booster.



I like to upgrade the power booster from the single to dual diaphragm, just because I feel it might be slightly safer since I put the bigger tires on the car and it will be a teenager driving this beast. The calipers and rear wheel cylinders are all new but stock.


Here is what I found, and just ordered from Summit today. I was wondering if anyone has done this conversion, and if it has helped any with braking distance

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-06-2020, 05:24 PM
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I bought a 95 booster at the auto parts store, then returned my 93 as the core.

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I bought a 95 booster at the auto parts store, then returned my 93 as the core.
they are next to impossible to find now. even 2-3 years ago my friend had to drive 100 miles each way to find one and get it in a reasonable time. they only used it for one year so there are not many left to rebuild and I don't think they are making any new.

tj booster is the main junkyard swap now.

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I'm sure for nearly $400 that kit should function just fine. I too did the TJ booster, total cost ~ $50. Got the booster, master and prop valve from a part out for $35.

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