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Old 02-03-2014, 03:38 PM
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New turbo wheel?

I'm currently sitting on a stock turbo wheel but was wondering if there are any advantages in going with a wicked wheel or something of the sort. I know the boost PSI is supposed to increase, but will that mean I will need to start doing other modification as well to avoid damage?

Are there any MPG gains or anything other than a small HP gain?

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from what I have read it will lower egts and spool quicker, not sure about hp gains
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I'm currently sitting on a stock turbo wheel but was wondering if there are any advantages in going with a wicked wheel or something of the sort. I know the boost PSI is supposed to increase, but will that mean I will need to start doing other modification as well to avoid damage?

Are there any MPG gains or anything other than a small HP gain?

Thanks!
I have an original WW, basically the same Garrett wheel used on 99 and earlier turbos. I replaced the stock wheel to cure my surge issues while towing heavy....it did that so I'm happy with it. It whistles more. No more MPG though and my EGT's went up about 50*. It spools up a bit quicker. For curing my surge problem it was absolutely worth it!
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i have riffraffs billet wheel.

riffraff claims 13 hp and 40 ft lb of tq with their wheel.
i noticed better spool up (over ww1), lower egts and more power.

the only thing you need to check is your intercooler/manifold boots.

make sure they are clean and clamps are working good because when this thing spools you dont want to keep blowing off boots!
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Thanks for the input guys. Guess it won't matter at all since I don't do any towing.
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Thanks for the input guys. Guess it won't matter at all since I don't do any towing.
A upgraded wheel on the 99.5+ 7.3's is a good idea no matter what your doing with the truck and keeping the stock turbo IMO. I drove a 99.5 the other day with nothing more than a TS 0-100hp chip in it and I could hear the turbo surging when under heavy acceleration unloaded. Truck had 96K on the OD and arguably one of the cleanest stock 7.3 SD i've seen in a long time and babied.
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A upgraded wheel on the 99.5+ 7.3's is a good idea no matter what your doing with the truck and keeping the stock turbo IMO. I drove a 99.5 the other day with nothing more than a TS 0-100hp chip in it and I could hear the turbo surging when under heavy acceleration unloaded. Truck had 96K on the OD and arguably one of the cleanest stock 7.3 SD i've seen in a long time and babied.
I've never loaded a tune hotter than 80 economy, my daily driver is the PHP 65hp economy and I never experienced surge while driving unloaded. Only got in a tow tune and towing heavy up grades, then it was very noticeable, old style WW cured that.
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