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Batmowheel question

while my truck has been down with putting new heads on it I have been reading up on the batmowheel for the turbo and recently purchased one. I am curious if anyone else has installed one on their factory turbo to see if it is a fairly simple job or if the compressor housing needs machining to allow for clearances. If anyone has answers to this I would greatly appreciate it.

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I just installed the one MTW is offering and so far so good. Egt's are lower and spool-up is much quicker. VERY easy install if you don't mind pulling your turbo yourself. It requires no machining. I do recommend that you get new gasket and o-rings while your doing it for the turbo. Some re-use them but for about $15 why not save yourself the potential for some grief. Here is a link to the thread with some pics of my install fell free to pm me if you need any other advice and I will shoot you my phone#. My install pics are toward the bottom of the first page

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I think most here would now recommend skipping the batmowheel in favor of a wheel from mtw or wicked wheel/dieselsite.

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the batmowheel isn't worth the squeeze for the price you pay for it and the very little gain that you'll more than likely never notice. However if you still wanna use it...the '05-07 compressor covers i believe need to be machined for the wheel....the '03-early 04 ones do not need machining.

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Plus, no it won't fit your compressor housing without machine work. It only fits the 03 housing.
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I have one and I am not going to say it didn't do anything,because I know for a fact it definetly pulls in more air just by standing in front of my truck and the sound pitch is different,however seat of the pants ,I couldn't tell.I would talk with Nate about getting an upgraded wheel for a stock turbo.

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Since you bought the wheel already, pm me and I can help you with the compressor cover problem. The batmowheel won't fit 05-07 turbo compressor housings without machining.

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Just because the intake sound is different doesn't mean it pulls a lot more air.

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Just because the intake sound is different doesn't mean it pulls a lot more air.
Well my egts did drop,so based on that with the sound I would say its pulling more air.

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Not trying to detail here, but has there been any comparison between the batmo and mtw billet wheel yet?

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