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post #1 of 12 Old 11-22-2009, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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Question What advantages to a Wicked wheel???

Are there noticeable gains? Or is it a REALLY good upgrade? Just looking for basic information concerning the upgrade, etc.

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It is a great way to reduce or in some case get rid of turbo surge. It also sonds good.

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Not to hijack thread but.. how bout installing it? I'm not like "well versed" i guess you could say on turbo's etc but I can do my fair share of work, and my dad can do alot more than me. Is it easy? and whats this about balancing the wheel or w.e? or am I making up things? lol..

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It is an easy install. Weather you pull the shroud or pull the whole turbo its not to bad to install. It is suggested that you balance them but I know plenty of folks that have not and have had no troubles out of it.

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bump bump...was wondering the same thing.

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It is suggested that you balance them but I know plenty of folks that have not and have had no troubles out of it.
I dont have the greatest luck lol

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how do you "balance" it? Can this be done just by taking off the shroud or does the who turbo have to be removed to balance it?

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I was wondering what it was or did. I would sooo screw that up. I have the worst luck.

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dumb question but what are you balanceing

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The wicked wheel is a turbo wheel that has vaired length fins on it to help it spool up faster (and give a really cool turbo whistle). The wheel should be balanced inside the turbo so it doesn't get ruined (kinda the same reason you balance your tires but comppletely different).


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