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Old 04-21-2013, 06:43 PM
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BD billet wheel installed

needless to say, it feels like double the power and instant boost.




i just took off the intake side of the turbo to install it. it took me a couple of hours. the wastegate and actuator gave me a little trouble.

the truck boosts instantly now and lights up the rear tires from a stand still. egt's have dropped dramatically too. i used to easily hit 1400 on the gauge and now it takes a while with the throttle floored and a steep hill to get to 1200.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:16 PM
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I also have the BD wheel. I traded them a worn out stock turbo as core for it.
I'm very happy with mine. The whistle can be a little over the top at times though.
My old turbo was F-ed though

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Old 04-21-2013, 11:33 PM
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wow, your wheel was in really bad condition. how much did a turbo cost you?

i was overjoyed to find that my turbo had no shaft play at all. i was really surprised to find that it was good considering the condition of the rest of the truck. i fully expected/planned on not having the truck put back together the same day due to other issues i figured i would find.
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wow, your wheel was in really bad condition. how much did a turbo cost you?
You're not going to believe this, but a kid out here sold me a 80'000km Van turbo in great shape for $120. He didn't know what he had.
I ran that turbo's stock wheel for about a week, and the BD wheel is definitely an Improvement
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:57 PM
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What is the diff between the BD and WW2 wheels?
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:59 PM
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If you look at em both, the BD has I think 9 blades to the WW2's 10 blades. And the shape of the blades is different.
I'd like to know what each of them weighs, just out of curiosity.
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how much was the bd wheel?
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:47 PM
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It's $200 on their website
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:26 PM
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I was looking into getting a batmo wheel do you guys think the bd wheel is better then the batmo wheel?

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Old 04-23-2013, 09:50 PM
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i think i've read somewhere that the batmowheel is worse than the stock wheel as far as performance goes

go with a wicked wheel 2 or a BD wheel and you should be happy.

this BD wheel works great but is pretty loud. a friend of mine was driving behind me and said all he could hear was an ugly turbo whistle and my truck isn't straight piped. (walker BTM muffler with stock piping all the way).

the kids on my street playing hockey today were sticking their fingers in their ears as i drove by them at low speed.
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