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post #1 of 43 Old 09-22-2008, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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What is the truth about whicked wheels?

Ok i know the whicked helps provide a better whistle. Ok my question is does it hurt the turbo? In the short long or long run? Some of my buddies have told they will burn up a turbo. Whats the truth? Does it sound a lot better than factory?

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Sorry but your buddies haven't a clue
It is a early OBS wheel that when used in a SD turbo helps 90% of the time stop surge. Sound..heard it quieter and louder

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Sorry but your buddies haven't a clue
It is a early OBS wheel that when used in a SD turbo helps 90% of the time stop surge. Sound..heard it quieter and louder

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Not to start a fight, but any performance place will say "may help surging issues" there is no proof that it stops surge, it does sound better and flows better, also it does not hurt the turbo at all. the only proven thing to help elminate or reduce surge is a upgraded housing, hope this helps



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ATS is the for sure cure for turbo surge. As for the WW there is little to no benefits, last year at SSS 07 we installed one and before and after dyno numbers and they were almost identical!! I wouldn't bother with it.

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The wicked wheel cured my surge problem while towing up big hills on the interstate. It's a cheap fix that usually works. The next step is the ATS housing on the compressor side of the turbo. That will run you a good bit more pricewise

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I had the Wicked Wheel when I had my stock turbo and it worked very well and cured the surge but did surge a few times on heavy loads

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it sounds good and seemed to give me a little more mid. for $100 i'm satisfied with the better sound, didn't hurt anything.

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yall can say what you want about it but it did make a difference for my truck cant go wrong mine was only 50 bucks

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It made a tremendous difference in my truck! The folks on here that say it doesn't make any difference maybe didn't need any help with their boost to start with. My truck was very sluggish until I added a TW chip. This made a LOT of difference but I was not completely satisfied until I added the WW. The surge stopped. Even one of my sons noticed it will come out of the hole much faster. The tranny shifts better now. I mentioned this to Tony and he suggested that it increased my boost and got my truck in the "zone" so the the chip could do its intended job.
I am not suggesting that it increased my HP, but it improved the performance of the whole package. In my opinion, not all performance enhancers are HP enhancers. As I understand it, HP was what was evaluated after the WW was installed on Shane's truck at SSS 07. Don't think fuel economy or the advantages of increased boost were.
I feel strongly enough about the improvements it made to my truck that I suggested to Tony that he offer a WW as part of his chip upgrade. Best $77 I have spent to date on my truck.
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