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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
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upgrading impeller for turbo

Where is the best place to order and upgraded impeller for my turbo? My truck has 211k miles and feels as if it lack power I have a feeling my up pipes are leaking. Will I have to replace the entire pipes or is there a better less expensive solution? Also wanting to upgrade my impeller has anyone done this. I heard they run about 70 bucks is this true and where? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: upgrading impeller for turbo

if the pipes are in good shape where the donut sits you can get away with just replacing the donuts...if there wore out a little you can try using exhaust donuts for a small block chevy.. just make sure its the cheap soft kind...you don't want the hard top of the line donut...you can tell by sticking your thumb nail into it..
if you need new pipes some of our vendors sell bellowed up pipes..these do not have donuts in them.. they use a metal gasket instead..they will cost around $450 a set.. the impeller you speak of is a stock early 99 wheel.. we call them wicked wheel, banks wheel ect,ect..they are all the same wheel...each vender just give them there own name for it.. Bob at dieslesite had the wicked wheel for around 70 bucks but I see there on back order...

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Re: upgrading impeller for turbo

I wouldn't worry too much about upgrading the wheel. They don't add any power. The reason they are out these is to help control surge. And if you have a surge problem a wicked wheel will not always fix it.

If you have a boost leak then you should try to locate the leak by pressuring the system. You can buy boost leak detectors or make one yourself cheaper. Again, dieselsite.com has this too.

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Re: upgrading impeller for turbo

Yeah I replaced my wheel with the wicked wheel as well ($80 at the time). The reason I did it was to control surge and because the edges were chipped and chewed up. That was with 98k miles!! I guess I owe that to a k&n filter. It was a smart fix/upgrade I think. I also used beans brass uppie donuts ($11). Another good fix.

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