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post #1 of 22 Old 02-16-2009, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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Wicked Wheel power loss?

I was told that even though the wheel fixes surging, and shuttering, it is smaller and you lose boost. I was also told to just port the turbo housing to 4" for a couple hundred dollars which will take care of it and not drop your boost numbers.

Anyone have verification/experience with this?

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yea, i have a good friend with a 2000 f250, and we put one in his truck....it got rid of the surge and shutter for sure...no power gains that we have noticed.

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fixed the surge in my 450 and i can still hit 30psi of boost.

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I installed a ww and aside from the more annoying noice, I have felt nothing different. I have not pulled anything with it since the install.

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No power difference. You can't port the factory housing... you need to get an ATS housing for that.

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anyone have measurements on the factory wheel and the wicked wheel compared in size?

Why is the noise annoying? Doesn't it make it whistle louder?

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heres a for ya. I want to put a WW on my truck but I'm waiting to see the answer to your question. I dont mean to hijack your thread but I'm looking at a 1.00 housing for my turbo. Can anyone tell me what difference this will make. I was told it will spool up faster but may lose some power on the top end. Is this true?

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It says on XDP's website that there is no power gained from the WW!

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What about power lossed?

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