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Old 10-16-2013, 02:13 PM
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Wicked Wheel 2 vs. Banks Wheel

So I spent almost 5 hours this morning replacing what I thought was my stock compressor wheel with the wicked wheel 2, got everything apart and the "stock" wheel removed, but it had 7/05 engraved on the back. I guess when the PO added the banks housing and big head wastegate they did the compressor wheel as well.

I got everything back together, exhaust whistle isn't any louder, intake whistle is the same until about 10# of boost, then it's louder. While I had it all apart, I cranked the wastegate rod 4 complete turns. It still "only" boosts to 28# on my daily setting, didn't try a wot run with the hot setting. It seems to drive nearly the same, although it did clear up some of the smoke it had.

Just wondering if anyone else had any experience switching from a banks wheel to the wicked wheel 2?
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:23 PM
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I had the Borg Warner Whistlin Wheel in mine that i thought was stock.

The new Billet wheels are quieter due to the design, my old wheel sounded like a 6.0 turbo. They move more air then any of the older wheels and have a smoother power band from what i noticed. It should also spool faster now which is why you are receiving less smoke, more air sooner creating a cleaner combustion cycle.

I liked the billet wheel i installed overall but would have liked to try the ported housing wheel that Riffraff makes. Got an new turbo instead.
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:36 PM
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I like the new wheel overall, and getting rid of some of the smoke/faster spool is nice, but the $250 and time working on it, I guess I was just hoping for a little more. It'll be interesting to see how the EGTs compare when towing my toyhauler, but that won't be until next spring
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i like my riffraff wheel.

much better than my old wicked wheel/banks wheel.
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The old wheel moves less air then the stock wheel... The WW2 moves more air...

Hence the less smoke.

Its a compressor wheel, $250 bucks...

If you want to have a big seat of pants feel, then be prepared to drop $1600+ for a set of injectors.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:52 PM
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If you want to have a big seat of pants feel, then be prepared to drop $1600+ for a set of injectors.
Yep. Been there, done that
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you have stage 2's and you only get 28 psi of boost?

i have stock injectors and i can see 30 psi on my dd tune.

sounds like you have a boost leak.

when bill at php tested the ww2 he got 43 psi on stage 1's with the ww2.
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Wooo... I didnt even notice he had 160's...

I would also suspect a boost or drive pressure leak.
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Bills post of seeing 43# is why I'm surprised. All the boots seemed in good shape, and didn't see any soot on the firewall insulation, but the drivers side exhaust donut may need replacing.

I sure don't wanna remove the turbo anytime soon to replace the donuts
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buy a boost leak detector and go from their.

their is so many places that can leak, and you can really only know for sure if the system is pressurized.

i bet you get a lot of smoke out of the ol tailpipe
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