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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Brunswick, GA
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Problem with Wicked Wheel install
I had purchased a wicked wheel back in November after a trip pulling a car trailer and noticed some surging going over the mountains. I finally got around to installing it (I have the same trip coming up in October). After removing the old wheel, I was not able to get the new wheel (purchased from XDP) to spin on. I then checked the thread pitch (0.9mm or 28 per inch) and found a bolt that fit into the old wheel and had a slight bit of play. It would not even come close to threading into the new wheel. I called XDP and they sent me to BD Engine Brake (the manufacturer). They are going to warranty it out, and I am sending them my old wheel also to check. I could not find any info on my turbo to verify the model. Only a sticker by the Garret molding into the intake housing (383CIL45689) and molded 1.00 A/R. The sticker info came up with nothing on google.
Has anyone else heard of something like this?
BD sells these wheels to many vendors and they package them. I am hoping that XDP screwed this packaging job up.
Any comments of suggestions ?
Thanks in advance,
2000 Excursion XLT w/ leather
Purchased stock. Now consists of PHP Gryphen Edge CTS programmer, MBRP 4" turbo back, AFE Stage II CAI and BTS valve body swap. Rear RAS load handling helpers. Helwig rear anti-roll bar. Soon to install is a 31 row 6.0 tranny cooler.
(Waiting to pull my 2 Buicks to shows and races)