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I have a late 99.5 PSD with the 6spd. I have the 6637 intake and getting ready to do 4 inch downpipe into 4 inch pipe straight dumped in front of the rear tire. For what I do the truck has plenty of power. I dont really know if I get compressor surge or not? Dont know what it sounds like. My question is will a wicked wheel give me any benefit with the simple mods im doing? Im always about more turbo sound so does the WW make it any louder? does it hurt fuel mileage? Thanks!
 

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good luck with the 4" downpipe, there's a reason 3" is common. if you don't know that you have surging, you probably don't have it. it will add some whistle but shouldn't be any real change in power or mileage
 

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good luck with the 4" downpipe, there's a reason 3" is common. if you don't know that you have surging, you probably don't have it. it will add some whistle but shouldn't be any real change in power or mileage
I wont have any problem with the 4inch on mine, but yeah I figured if I dont know surge then I probably dont have it lol
 

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good luck with the 4" downpipe, there's a reason 3" is common. if you don't know that you have surging, you probably don't have it. it will add some whistle but shouldn't be any real change in power or mileage
The 99-03 7.3s have no problem fitting the 4" down pipe. It's the OBS that have the fun times with em
 

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:doh: well, I learned something today
 

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:doh: well, I learned something today
Your truck is totally different from ours... a 4" slips right in.


I think a WW is definitely worth it... if your truck surges. With the straight pipe and intake, you'll definitely be able to hear it surge (if it does at all).
 

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Your truck is totally different from ours... a 4" slips right in.


I think a WW is definitely worth it... if your truck surges. With the straight pipe and intake, you'll definitely be able to hear it surge (if it does at all).
I have heard it as well. Is it easier to replace it w/ or w/o taking the turbo off?
 

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if you use an impact gun its just as easy to leave the turbo on.
yall are lucky! I have to pry the crap out of my firewall just to get a 3"dp
 

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I would go ahead with the wicked wheel, it will add more whistle, especailly if you have doone the foil-delete.

ok I know most people on here dont like this place, but powerstrokehelp.com, has a pretty nice video on installing
 

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Ok can someone tell me what the surge sounds like and what problems it causes for your truck?

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whats your hp goals? Are you tuned? If your staying stock, you probably won't get comp surge, but most likely will with some good tunes.
 

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whats your hp goals? Are you tuned? If your staying stock, you probably won't get comp surge, but most likely will with some good tunes.
I have no hp number in mind. After I get my wife a house I will get custom tunes :hehe:
so im thinking Ill be pretty stock for a while lol right now Im just trying to get the loudest 7.3 turbo whistle I can get haha a while back my dope smoking neighbors complained about a straight piped chevy and the svt focus I had...(waking up the 13 children with 17 different mothers) they havent complained about the diesel yet...so im trying to give them a reason to complain
 

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I have no hp number in mind. After I get my wife a house I will get custom tunes :hehe:
so im thinking Ill be pretty stock for a while lol right now Im just trying to get the loudest 7.3 turbo whistle I can get haha a while back my dope smoking neighbors complained about a straight piped chevy and the svt focus I had...(waking up the 13 children with 17 different mothers) they havent complained about the diesel yet...so im trying to give them a reason to complain
Well if thats the case because I hate stupid neighbors.... get a high idle tune, remote start, a WW, and 5 inch straight pipe exhaust. Fire that thing up in the am real early with the remote with the exhaust pipe facing their house and wait...
 

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whats your hp goals? Are you tuned? If your staying stock, you probably won't get comp surge, but most likely will with some good tunes.
This...

If you're not tuned don't do a WW. You'll gain nothing and possibly loose a little.

Once you're tuned, if you're gettin surge, do one.

If you're not, stick with what you have until you can replace the severely limited stock turbo.
 

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Well if thats the case because I hate stupid neighbors.... get a high idle tune, remote start, a WW, and 5 inch straight pipe exhaust. Fire that thing up in the am real early with the remote with the exhaust pipe facing their house and wait...
muhahahahaha:nana:

Now that I think about it...you are RIGHT! all we are doing is trading smoke...their weed smoke vs my REAL nice and black and tasty diesel smoke...this will be gooooooood
 

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This...

If you're not tuned don't do a WW. You'll gain nothing and possibly loose a little.

Once you're tuned, if you're gettin surge, do one.

If you're not, stick with what you have until you can replace the severely limited stock turbo.
ok that makes sense, ill just add the ww to the list of mods once I get my tunes. Thanks guys
 
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