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post #1 of 17 Old 03-09-2012, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Batmowheel for 2006 6.0

Does anyone have an 05-07 with the stock turbo who has successfully put the batmowheel on without having to swap out or machine the housing? I spoke with IDP and they say that I don't need to but I keep seeing guys having problems with these and if I end up having to spend ~$550-600 then I'm just going to buy a Powermax for $1150 and sell my old turbo and be within a $100 or so.

Also, my truck is running great right now and has 60k with the mods in my signature. I'm trying to decide if I should buy an Air Dog 2 or just keep mine while it's running good and then replace it when it fails. Thoughts?

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post #2 of 17 Old 03-13-2012, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone have any input?

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I've been searching on this too and I can't find anyone who has successfully dropped in a batmowheel on an 05-07 turbo, regardless of what the vendor says. Shame considering how many 05-07 trucks there are.


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Do the PMax! That is if you don't have to mod the original. PMax/Batmo would be fun.

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From what I have heard, there is no way to put a batmowheel in an 05-07 without swapping the compressor housing. In that case, the powermax would be a good deal, or you could find a good used 03 turbo and put a batmo in that. The 03 would be cheaper than the pmax, spool quicker, and whistle even louder than the pmax. IMO the stock turbo is a better match for stock sticks.

About the Airdog, that is up to you. The stock pumps fail when they are not supplied with clean fuel. Regularly changing filters and drining the water separator will help the stock pump last. Aftermarket pumps like Airdog and FASS are not fail proof either. One of the other things that will help extend the life of your fuel pump (stock or aftermarket) is to not let the tank run much below 1/4, this way you are not sucking up any air throught the draw straw.

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The batmowheel drop in will NOT fit the 05+ turbos without machining the cover. There was someone on here that tried to prove me wrong with claims from all these companies saying it will fit... guess what It didnt. Only fits the 03 compressor cover.

I think the powermax is a waste of money but thats my opinion. Its hard to tune right, and doesnt flow much more air than an 03 turbo would. But its your money
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so will the batmowheel fit an 04? I got an odd year...doesnt have the 03 turbo, i dont think, and its not an 05...
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no it wont, only 03 turbos Ill rephrase 04.5-07
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I'll agree with half of what PizzaPig posted. A Batmo needs a new cover on the '04-'07 turbos.

I disagree with the PowerMax comments. I dropped in a PM with no real issues when using an OLD (circa 2006-2007) Elite SCT tuning file. My biggest issue was on the hills, the tranny just didn't want to unlock so the turbo would bog uphills. Not a bad problem, just tap the brake while accelerating uphill. Fast forward to 2010 when I installing a GOGO Stage 1 manifold....NO issues with bogging on the hills. In 2011 I stepped up to some newer tuning files from TSD. The truck runs even better than before with a slight drop in EGTs.

I'd say the intake manifold is the BIGGEST airflow restriction to the whole motor not the turbos.


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I can agree with that, a lot of trucks respond well and some dont. Depends on strategies and tuning. I just dont think its worth the money, but thats just my opinion, i'd rather the money go to a ported into manifold and keep the 03 turbo.

The low end fueling of larger injectors also considerably helps spool up on the powermax.
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