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post #1 of 35 Old 09-14-2012, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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Wicked wheel worth installing?

Is the Wicked Wheel worth purchasing and installing on my stock 7.3 turbo? What are the benefits, any noticeable power difference?

03' F-250
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Leveling kit on 33's
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Lots of threads on this. All say this - You'll lose a little bit of boost, and maybe fix any surge, maybe.



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Ok, sorry man, new to this autoguide app and don't really know how to use it yet. Thanks for the input though.

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Just saying. It's not being new to the whole thing and not knowing, it's just lots of browsing and reading.
The WW will also whistle more than the 99+ wheels.



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I did it for the Whistle, and nothing else! Well worth the $75 I think...
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I put one on mine because I had noticeable surge. Cured that problem and gave me some more whistle. I didn't loose any boost but there was no power gain that I could tell.


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What most have said so far. I installed mine after i did my tunes and 6637. Was getting really bad turbo surge after those mods where installed. The wicked wheel stopped most of the surge problems.

2002 Excursion 7.3
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gauges
v&b code spring swap
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i think the whistle sounds awesome!
it cured my surge but it does not work for everyone.

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Only worth it if you have surge.
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I installed a 6637 and PHP Phoenix with 65HP moderate tow and pulling our 8k 5th wheel have never had any surge even on long hills with the stock turbo. I'd try it before you go through the hassle of installing one.
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