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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-28-2010, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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Whicked Wheel Installed

A few months back I put one of XDP's X-Wheels on my truck and it helped out bigtime with the surging and it sounds great too. I finally got around to uploading a few pics so here they are.

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-28-2010, 01:17 PM
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Re: Whicked Wheel Installed

Nally on a 1-10 scale how difficult is the install? Really been thinking about one of these.

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Re: Whicked Wheel Installed

I would say its around a 4 maybe, I dont think it was that bad at all. Alot of people recommend taking the turbo completely off the truck to install it but its completely unnecesary. Just pull the intake tube off, and I believe the bolts holding the compressor housing on are 12 point 10mm, so if you have an air ratchet use that to remove them. Then once your housing is removed you can use an impact gun to torque the old wheel off.. and then spin the new wheel on. Its really not hard at all and takes maybe 2 hours to do. The only difficulty was getting to the rear and bottom bolts on the housing, i needed a swivel socket for that and it was hard to line up sometimes.
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Re: Whicked Wheel Installed

I took my turbo off, but I had leaky orings to replace too.

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Thanks, I'll have to look into getting one and make a day of it and do the foil delete and polish the tubes while I'm at it.
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Impact gun to remove old wheel = way bad idea!!!!
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Re: Whicked Wheel Installed

Nally's pretty close to spot on with the install. Don't bother pullng out the turbo to do it, I had it in and done in maybe under an hour. The only thing not mentioned was the waste gate. Removal's self explanatory, I just unbolted it from the compressor housing and pulled it out and off to the side.

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Impact gun to remove old wheel = way bad idea!!!!
Why's that? I did it and my turbos fine, I don't see how else you could do it anyway.

I just put a WW in my truck about a month ago, and I have to say it makes a world of difference! It's well worth its weight if your truck has ever surged!! I recently pulled one of my heaviest loads yet after putting this wheel in and couldn't get it to surge even when I tried to. Sure does sing louder to!

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Re: Whicked Wheel Installed

i did mine with an impact too, no problems. After Swamps 175/146 sticks, I have noticed some surge around 15-20 psi goin up a hill, really into it. guess i'm just gonna have to go to a 38r now...

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Um pull turbo off. Hold exhaust side while taking off compressor wheel. I for one wouldnt spin my turbo without oil in it. But hey to each ther own. I just like doing things the right way not being lazy and half assn it.
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How are you holding "the exhaust side"?
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