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Old 02-06-2012, 08:39 PM
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Any disadvantage to wicked wheel?

I have a 2000 7.3L (48k), completely stock, and am about to start making some modifications. The first things on my list are intake, TB exhaust, and considering a wicked wheel.

I have been reading up on the wicked wheel and how it reduces turbo "surge". Can someone briefly in laymens terms explain to me what turbo surge is.

Also, is there any disadvantages to the WW? Best manufacturer?

Everyones feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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if you don't have surge then you don't need a wicked wheel. if you plan on addin a tuner you will develope surge more than likely but the ww doesn't cure surge 100% of the time. if you get one get the cheapest on because they're all the same. ww does not increase boost or hp
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I plan on getting DP-tunes down the road. When I do, I will most likely go with fairly conservative tunes just for increased towing capabilities and MPGs.

It sounds like the wicked wheel is not really a performance part but more of a cure. How will I know if the turbo is surging?
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the first time you have tunes and get a load on the engine you'll hear it
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2000 F350 7.3L turbo trouble - YouTube
Here's the only video I could find on youtube of someone who actually has turbo surge (or sounds like it, hard to tell with crappy video) the first time it happens you will know.
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