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7.3 Turbo problem

OK, so I had a turbo pedestal leak and decided to wrap that up today. I figure that while I was at it, I would step up to a wicked wheel because I have had a little surge. So, I get the turbo off and pull off the housing. When I do, I realize there is ALOT of play in the shaft. I'm talking almost a half inch side to side.

The thing is, I have had no problems with the turbo. No noises, perfect spool up, ect. My truck is a 7.3 with 100,000 miles. I just don't get it.

So my question is........ Do I go with a OEM rebuild with the wicked wheel, or something better. I am on a budget, and really don't want to go crazy. Does anybody have a suggestions for me? I can get a good rebuild for about $550. What to do? By the way, right now I'm running dual 4 inch exhaust, an AFE stage 2, and an Evolution 2. Thanks ahead guys.
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im not sure... i would go with the 1.0 ATS housing and stock wheel and rebuild, but thats me, and im not sure it would cost u that much more... if u can or have time u can do the rebuild urself to save money, i hear its not hard.... good luck!

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I would check in with a sponsor and see what a new turbo costs - even if you get a new housing, you're going to gouge it or get the wheel stuck in it with even 1/10 of that play.

You will be better off with a new turbo, and skip the wicked wheel - it's the wrong solution to the problem - i.e. decrease boost.
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