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I know what it is, and that it help with surge but does it increase boost? Is there any power advantage? I know the wheel is relatively cheap, but I see alot of sigs with different housings...are those expensive or add much. Is it better to just shop for a whole new turbo. I don't know a thing about these turbos, whats good or bad so any ideas are helpful. At some point I would want to get a bigger turbo, just wondering if the WW is worth the $ or just put that toward the bigger turbo

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WW will give you no more power, and do nothing to increase boost. Some folks have found that the boost goes down a bit, but I think those guys had some surge issues to start with. It will flatten out the way the boost builds make s it more linear, eliminating surge. I did it, we'll a bunch of us did it, and it sings like a bird, pretty cool.

..but if power is what you want, then things like a larger housing, bigger turbo etc, are going to do something for you.

IMO, if you do the WW yourself, it's worth it to do. I would not pay the labor to have someone do it for me, that $$$ would be better spent on a new housing for sure.

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Do bigger housings = more power? Its something I was looking to do myself, I think, as long as its not too much of a pain in the A$$

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If a bigger housing is in the budget, then thats the waty I would go, more power for sure

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Looking at sizes, there is a 1.00 and 1.15, is there that much of a diff? The WW only one size or are there different sizes too? about what kind of power? 20? 50? all stock inj. and fuel pump. Just looking for a somewhat cheap mod. I know they are supposed to decrease egt's.

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WW is only one size....

not sure what kind of power to expect with a larger housing, a lot of it depends on your other mods. I'm sure someone who has done it, can tell you exactly what to expect.

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Thanks, man you're quick. lol, Is there a difference between the ATS housing and the garrett housing, is there only one housing/turbo. Some guy at work was saying he wanted to get an ATS and run it with his stock? This is just the first time I really looked into turbo stuff, so its all new.

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