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wicked Wheel pros and cons?

so, been researching the wicked wheel for my 2000 PSD. searched on here with no real definite answer.

i have found some info, but nothing definitive on it. most say it has no real performance value but will help turbo surge. i have read others say slight increase on top end.

Basically, i have to replace the o-rings on my turbo pedestal and am thinking of putting one in while the turbo is off. do i have surge? no idea, have not noticed anything in the short time i have had the truck, but i have not towed anything with it, though i do plan on towing alot (primary reason for buying the truck)

what is the real Good, bad and ugly of the wicked wheel?

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Go with the Gen2 Wicked Wheel. It spools quick as hell and raises your boost. I get at least 23 psi in an E99 completely stock except intake and exhaust

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is it really worth the price? my truck is bone stock other than it is straight piped stock exhaust. i was going to add the WW on the "just in case" i get surge while i had the turbo off anyway. its cheap at around $75, but only found the WW2 in place place at tripple that price.

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the new wheel is better but for triple the price on a stock truck thats not really a big deal.
i lost 3 lbs of boost adding the wicked wheel but no more surge and i seem to have slightly better spool up from a stop.and the wheel sounds sweet!
my truck runs great with the old wicked wheel and my egts are not high. so unless you really want the new wicked wheel or just have extra cash just go with the 1st gen wicked wheel.
and by the way that bd diesel wheel is a copy of dieslsites gen 2 wicked wheel. that bd diesel one looks like junk too.

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If you're going to Tow, and you have the Turbo off, for the $75 I'd throw in a WW.

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and by the way that bd diesel wheel is a copy of dieslsites gen 2 wicked wheel. that bd diesel one looks like junk too.
compare the pictures of the dieselsite wheel against the bd wheel and say that again...... what makes it look like "junk"
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the new wheel is better but for triple the price on a stock truck thats not really a big deal.
i lost 3 lbs of boost adding the wicked wheel but no more surge and i seem to have slightly better spool up from a stop.and the wheel sounds sweet!
my truck runs great with the old wicked wheel and my egts are not high. so unless you really want the new wicked wheel or just have extra cash just go with the 1st gen wicked wheel.
and by the way that bd diesel wheel is a copy of dieslsites gen 2 wicked wheel. that bd diesel one looks like junk too.
i plan eventually a tuner, intake and possibly an upgrade to 4" exhaust too, but no idea if it will be this year, or in 3 years.

that is kinda what i figured. its off, its cheap and could solve possible issues i may have when towing. truck will see 7k hooked to it on a regular basis, sometimes 11-12k when i have to load up two trucks at once all being towed through the hills of KY and TN.

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My turbo lights almost instantly with a 1.15 exhaust housing and wicked wheel 2. Cant imagine how fast they light up with a .84 exhaust housing. Saw one video of a truck pinning 30psi almost instantly.

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Underpowered, if you do an intake and exhaust, you will start getting surge issues. They will be small at that level but then throw a tuner on it and you will have surge problems. Do at least the first gen, cheap ww but I would strongly consider the gen2 ww. Might as well get performance and eliminate surge.

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