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Published on Oct 9, 2011
Here we installed a Hydroboost on the editor, Jerrod Jones, of Off-Road Magazine's truck. We did the job down at our new distributor's shop, RPM in Huntington Beach. The Dodge pick up had tall tires, a big cam, and big calipers, which are all things that take away from your braking power. The big calipers require more power to stop, the big cam shaft robs vacuum to assist in braking, and the tall tires add momentum to the car which make it harder to stop. Jerrod had thought that his brakes would be good with the performance calipers, but was surprised on what he was missing by not having enough pressure to them.
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About SPE∑D: We build and Rebuild endless varieties of new and classic brakes for every type of vehicle and trailer. It started with George Sweeting as Power Brake Service in 1950 who worked for the railroads and Lockhead, then run by his son Bob Sweeting who learned about modifying cars while drag racing in the 60's, and Bob's son Matt Sweeting (who grew up in all of this) is now running SPE∑D, a company that designs and fabricates good looking and well working automotive products.
PBS was a Warehouse Distributor for Bendix for 20 years until they sold they sold their Power Brake Division to Bosch, which is when we became a special modification contractor with Bosch for their power brakes - which come on most new American vehicles. Our ability to design brake systems, rather than just replace rotors and pads, has taken us to amazing places and we have worked on amazing projects. We have:
Hydro-Boost Conversions Vacuum Brake - Conversions, Upgrades, and Modifications Wilwood and Brembo Disc Brake Kits Master Cylinders Stainless Braided Hoses Classic Car / Muscle Car Stock Brake Restoration and Rebuilding (Corvette, Camaro, Chevelle, Mustang, Ford & GM Truck, Mopar, Rolls Royce) Light Truck / Medium Truck Hydro-Boost Replacement Parts and Conversions Medium Truck / Heavy Truck Hydro-Max, Air brake, and Air-hydraulic systems - and Hydro-Max Conversions for the obsolete Delco Hypower Conversions for the obsolete Buick Grand National, T-bird SC, Land Rover, Jeep and all other electric brake booster / electric powermasters Modified brakes for Altered Bed Fleet Vehicles Modified sensitivity for the Handicaped Disc/Drum and Disc/Disc Proportioning Valves
We have worked on everything from propane powered trams to roller coasters, cranes, parade floats, multi engine street rods, classic european cars, double decker buses, and a Freightliner racing truck. Our favorite is working on big engine muscle cars that make too little vacuum and need more stopping power.