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Old 07-03-2013, 08:39 AM
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BD Diesel Comp Wheel Cast vs Billet

Anyone have thoughts on running the cast vs billet compressor wheel? I did talk to BD direct and they said there is a small weight difference between the wheels but I was wondering if anyone was running the cast and if there was any complaints. I just ordered my PHP Hydra Chip and will have a compressor wheel here at the same time (cast or not). Thanks fellas.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:46 AM
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get the billet wheel
the billet whell should give you about 5-7 lbs of boost more than the cast wheel
quicker spool up lower egts etc.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:59 PM
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Me I'd stay clear of the cast, and go billet ATW.

You are going too love your PHP Hydra
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:32 PM
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im going to get a billet wheel within the next several weeks.
the great reviews ive seen have persuaded me to part ways with some more cash to feed my mod addiction
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:03 PM
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I don't think cast wheels have any place here anymore. Why save such a small amount of money just to leave what most consider to be a significant improvement on the table.

Billet wheel FTW
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:17 PM
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To be honest fellas I ordered the cast and installed it myself. Took about two hours. I had talked to BD Diesel and they told me there was only a small weight difference between the two and the billet would be stronger due to the material. And it would be hard to notice the difference between the two apparently per BD. So I went with the cast and it cured my turbo surge, my EGTs are lower, it spools faster on the low end and also cruising at 65mph, and it sounds sweet. Great product and fairly easy install. Note: an 8mm swivel 3/8 socket with an extension made a huge difference with getting the 5 turbo bolts out. Definitely recommend having that tool with this job. Thanks for the input guys!!

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