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Old 07-02-2014, 07:45 AM
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ok first of I know some have mod. there own turbo aka stage one. I have a billet single plane powermax wheel and am wanting to install in my stock 04 turbo. I have a friend who can do the machine work but has never done one. my question is do you just bore out housing to accommodate or is the radius different on the stock vs powermax?? he said everything would be easy to do he was just conserned on the radius of the wheel being different? any help would be appriciated thanks
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:59 AM
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The "curve" (as we'll call it) is actually compound radius that has three parts to it. It's not just one simple curve with a given radius. It's gonna be pretty tough IMO to get the right curve by just having a wheel. Ideally you'd need a Powermax cover and then translate that curve to the OE stock cover.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:20 AM
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I was thinking the same thing but having a hard time finding just a cover for sale....I have been looking at your diy kits you sell and funds arnt there just yet but I know covers are fairly inexpensive too need to just find one.....Also I have seen a few members here that have machined there turbo housing to accommodate. I have pm them and was hoping they would shed some light on what they have done too...
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Excuse my blunt comments... LOL


anyone can half-A$$ a cover and physically fit the wheel inside of the compressor cover. But if the person cutting the cover is asking if the radius is different... then he should not be cutting your cover. The tolerances are very tight and even the most skilled machinist can mess it up.

If the cover is cut to tight then the wheel will rub and possibly blow up your turbo. If the tolerance is too loose (which is what most people do to avoid rubbing) then you will end up with a poor performing turbo.



I love the DIY stuff and always promote it... but be careful that you don't end up with a blown up turbo or a poor performing turbo
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so probly find a pmax housing would be better huh
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Just my thoughts on what Charlie said.... Be prepared to screw up haha. Like said before it's hard
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Other note which stock turbine do you have? Ten blade or 13? Not sure how they do with the 13 blade butnate and Charlie can chime in. I would listen to those guys they know their stuff.
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if it were easy everyone would be doing it lol.....but it can be done
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Send the cover and wheel to WPE,KC or Barder and get them to machine it .Do the back plate yourself and go to town . The shipping wouldn't be too bad compared to sending the
whole assembly .
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ok will do
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