Master Cylinder and Booster Advice

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  1. AlbertaZ28

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    I have changed the front and rear brakes to 6th Gen Camaro Brembo's and I bought a 2002 Firebird master cylinder and booster. It looks like the 2002 master cylinder will bolt up perfectly to my stock booster. My question is should I change out the booster or use my stock one with the new master cylinder? Is there a benefit to the dual 9" booster?
     
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    Thanks Twisted Metal. I will check that measurement.
     
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    Look into Detroit Speeds master/booster. It’s a direct bolt on and designed for 4 wheel disc. It’s a C5/6 set-up
     
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    My understanding is that the dual diaphram booster applies more presure at a given vacuum than a single booster so you will save room in the engine compartment and should get more assist. I have read that they operate at a lower vacuum as well but that may be just a function of providing greater assist at a vacuum threshold (low) where the single booster assist is so low, it is ineffective. I picked up a dual booster off of Rock Auto and C3 Vette 15/16" bore master awhile but have yet to test any of it. The factory 80-81 dual boosters are difficult to find anymore.
     
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    The DSE Master/Booster looks like a nice option but pricey. I paid $20 CDN so like $12 US for the this Master and Booster so I would like to make it work. From what I have read the dual diaphragm is the way to go with Disc/Disc brakes. I guess I will make the effort to change it out. Thanks for the replies.
     
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    I'll be using 1980 T/a 4WD Booster and master with 5th Gen Bembo's all around
     
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    I think that is probably the easiest option if I can find one. They seem to be out of stock everywhere.
     
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    Yes, the booster took nearly 4 months from Summit, price wise it was worth the wait and you know it's a bolt in, the Master shouldn't be a problem.
     
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    I got mine from Camaro Central.
     

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