SSBC Electric Vacuum Pump Kit Customer Reviews
25 Customer Reviews
If your vehicle’s been upgraded with disc brakes and a gnarly high-performance motor, it may have a hard time generating enough vacuum to operate the power brake booster. And, less vacuum to the booster can result in poor braking which makes for a wild ride and a potentially dangerous situation.
To operate properly, a power brake booster needs at least 16 inches of vacuum at engine idle. If the vacuum drops below 16 inches, the booster looses power and seriously affects braking performance. With the SSBC Electric Vacuum Pump Kit, your power booster always has enough vacuum to deliver maximum braking power.
The pump mounts inline between your vehicle’s intake manifold and power brake booster. It works on 12 volt power and the kit includes everything you need—pump, switching relay, vacuum line and mounting insulators. Best of all, your SSBC Electric Vacuum Pump Kit is backed by a 1-year warranty.
25 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Bill V (Piqua, OH) — Sep 13, 2012 6:18 AM
I don't mind the noise it makes because I can't hear it when the motor is running. It works great plenty of brake. It was hard to mount because it has to be horizontal I fabricated a bracket and mounted it on the core support. I can feel the vibration but I can live with it if the car will stop. Overall very satisfied good quality a little expensive.
Reviewed by kathleen b (Elkton, MD) Reviewed for a 2012 Ford F-250 — Feb 24, 2012 3:03 PM
Found this item cheaper somewhere else, however, I have dealt with AutoAnything several times in the past and always have been please with their professional service. I called and asked for a price match. It was NO hassle at all and they honored the lower price. Awsome friendly service and super fast shipping!
Reviewed by Carmen D (Chicopee, MA) Reviewed for a 2008 Chevy Cobalt — Jan 11, 2012 11:34 PM
I'm very mechanically inclined and I've done all the work on my car so far the biggest piece of junk is this thing, it doesn't work properly even after trouble shooting it several times it still doesn't work properly, I'm returning it, if that's even possible.
Reviewed by Sam A (Siler City, NC) — Oct 29, 2011 8:05 AM
This application was for an older TR6 with very low vaccum from the engine. Pump was added to improve braking with the vaccum booster. Solved the problem. Limited installation space under the hood on the car but was able to fit it in w/o problem. The pump is a little loud but small concession for the results.
Reviewed by John E (Belleville, PA) — Oct 19, 2011 3:09 AM
This system gives me brakes that I can stop on a dime now, but it is extremely loud. In fact, had I known it was this loud I would have gone a different route. I need to find some way to insulate it better. I also plan on building a box to put it in to help quiet it as well.
Reviewed by Steve H (Lacey, WA) — Sep 30, 2011 6:35 PM
The pump is LOUD! Sounds like a bilge pump on a boat. Good thing my engine is loud or I would be taking it back off. It serves the purpose but the noise is so loud that I would consider taking it off if I could find an alternative.
Reviewed by Richard H (Neosho, MO) — Aug 16, 2011 7:56 PM
The SSBC Electric Vacuum pump is a good source for vacuum when you have high lift cam and very little vacuum at idle. The installation instructions were clear and easy to follow. The pump starts building vacuum immediately and the shut-off switch is consistant, but the noise and vibration is very heavy. I have mounted it in the LF fender behind the headlamp on this 1969 Chevelle. Even with a 'thumpy cam' and performance exhaust you don't need an 'indicator light' on the dash to let you know when it is running. I don't know if an installation on the actual frame of the car would dampen the harshness or not. The brakes were assisted no matter how often they were used and gave a confident feel at each stop.
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Asked by Anonymous
Sep 24, 2013 5:46 AM
wthis pump work without tying it into the vacuum system coming off the manifold. I have an intake manifold with 8 individual runners supplied by 4 weber carbs and don't want to tap into all runners for an even vacuum supply from each cylinder. What activates the pump? Thank you
Answered by Nathan S. — Sep 24, 2013 7:57 AM
Hi, You could run a vacuum canister instead. Just place the pump on one end of it and your brake booster on the other.flag Accept Answer
Asked by James D.
Nov 11, 2010 7:23 AM
1974 Chevy Camaro
The engine I have in this car(big block) has no vacuum port on the intake maniflod or carb base plate. I am wonder if this unite can be used as primary vacuum and what i need to do to make it work that way?