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post #1 of 18 Old 08-28-2011, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Is a wicked Wheel worth it?

I have a late 99.5 PSD with the 6spd. I have the 6637 intake and getting ready to do 4 inch downpipe into 4 inch pipe straight dumped in front of the rear tire. For what I do the truck has plenty of power. I dont really know if I get compressor surge or not? Dont know what it sounds like. My question is will a wicked wheel give me any benefit with the simple mods im doing? Im always about more turbo sound so does the WW make it any louder? does it hurt fuel mileage? Thanks!

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good luck with the 4" downpipe, there's a reason 3" is common. if you don't know that you have surging, you probably don't have it. it will add some whistle but shouldn't be any real change in power or mileage

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4 inch down pipe fit perfect on my truck. i know the obs you have to bang the firewall inward to get them to fit

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good luck with the 4" downpipe, there's a reason 3" is common. if you don't know that you have surging, you probably don't have it. it will add some whistle but shouldn't be any real change in power or mileage
I wont have any problem with the 4inch on mine, but yeah I figured if I dont know surge then I probably dont have it lol

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good luck with the 4" downpipe, there's a reason 3" is common. if you don't know that you have surging, you probably don't have it. it will add some whistle but shouldn't be any real change in power or mileage
The 99-03 7.3s have no problem fitting the 4" down pipe. It's the OBS that have the fun times with em

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well, I learned something today

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well, I learned something today
Your truck is totally different from ours... a 4" slips right in.


I think a WW is definitely worth it... if your truck surges. With the straight pipe and intake, you'll definitely be able to hear it surge (if it does at all).

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Your truck is totally different from ours... a 4" slips right in.


I think a WW is definitely worth it... if your truck surges. With the straight pipe and intake, you'll definitely be able to hear it surge (if it does at all).
I have heard it as well. Is it easier to replace it w/ or w/o taking the turbo off?

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if you use an impact gun its just as easy to leave the turbo on.
yall are lucky! I have to pry the crap out of my firewall just to get a 3"dp

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I would go ahead with the wicked wheel, it will add more whistle, especailly if you have doone the foil-delete.

ok I know most people on here dont like this place, but powerstrokehelp.com, has a pretty nice video on installing

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