From The Driver Seat
The truck now has enough braking power to cause the anti-lock system to kick in, but it's not a harsh application of braking. At half pedal pressure you've got the same brakes you had before, but when you really need it, the extra power is there. There are only two drawbacks to the system. First, the sound: It's not loud, but you can definitely hear the master cylinder, it's sort of a rushing sound. We bled the system, but maybe there's still some air in there. Second, at full steering lock, on either side, there's no brake power. We'll have to work on getting stops at either the spindle or the steering box, but since it's only the last 10-15 degrees of steering wheel travel, we won't lose any of our turning radius. When driving the truck in a parking lot we had to really crank the wheel to get it to full lock, but ABS is going to correct the steering of the Super Duty so that it’s not an issue.
Your Questions Answered
Time Spent Working: 8 hours
(most of the time was spent fabricating a mounting plate)
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate
(aside from crimping the proper length hydraulic hose and fabricating the mounting plate, the job was simple)
Sockets and extensions, tubing cutter, flare nut wrench, pressure gauge.
ABS Hydro Max booster $950.00
DOT3 brake fluid (one quart)
AFT fluid (two quarts)
(labor not included)