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Old 08-09-2012, 04:53 PM
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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,
Mike
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:15 PM
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Go strait to BD with your part number. I recently ordered an exhaust brake, and they sent me parts from three different systems. They sent a air actuated brake, with no air compressor, vacuum lines and fittings for a vacuum actuated brake, with wiring for a 97 truck, (mines a 02), even the brake they sent was wrong and I ended up modifying it to fit my truck. Anyways BD was very helpful, and very quick to respond. Anyways I wouldn't doubt you got the wrong stuff!!
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:21 PM
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We get them boxed right from the manufacturer so it looks like maybe there was an issue with the threads, not a packaging error.
Sorry you had a problem.
Let me know how the warranty claim turns out.

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Old 08-18-2012, 08:40 PM
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I had the same problem from a "WW" I ordered from XDP, unfortunatly, I stripped the threads on my turbo putting it on, threw that turbo out and bought a 38R
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:02 AM
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Update... It took BD 3+ weeks to get me another wheel. I was not pleased at all. I was even suggested to send in my original wheel to confirm my turbo shaft size. This left my truck down for almost 4 weeks. I even overnighted the wheels to them to express the urgency of getting it back.

Needless to say, the new wheel arrived, I put a few drops of oil on the shaft and screwed it on. The truck is back on the road and I am ready to tow my car to Bowling Green, KY next month. Woo-Hoo ! ! !



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when i got my wicked wheel from xdp the threads were not a match either.
I had to tap it to a bigger size lol
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I too had to re tap the wheel from xdp! And the "airdog" filter I got hits the black plastic pieces on my pump and will not thread all the way up.
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sounds like xdp needs to buy the wheels from someone else now lol
i think the other guy said the wheels are made by BD diesel.
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Needless to say, the new wheel arrived, I put a few drops of oil on the shaft and screwed it on.
Mike
That's has always been the best way to install. The lube on the threads is crucial.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:12 AM
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And the "airdog" filter I got hits the black plastic pieces on my pump and will not thread all the way up.
Did you check with Pureflow on that? I've never heard of that happening and was wondering what the outcome was.
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