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DIESELSITE WW2 - WICKED WHEEL2® FOR 7.3L POWERSTROKE 1994-2003 DS-WW38
THIS WHEEL IS A 1994 - 2003 FORD PSD 7.3L PSD PERFORMANCE BILLET COMPRESSOR WHEEL FOR STOCK GTP38 AND TP38 TURBO APPLICATIONS - FOR STOCK TURBO APPLICATIONS FROM 1994-2003
(FREE PEDESTAL O-RINGS INCLUDED)
SPECIAL NOTE: THIS TURBO HAS A STANDARD RIGHT HAND THREAD - MEANING YOU TURN THE COMPRESSOR WHEEL TO THE LEFT TO LOOSEN. NO NEED TO TORQUE THE WICKED WHEEL ON. SIMPLY SNUG THE WICKED WHEEL UNTIL IT FULLY SEATS. IT WILL SELF-TIGHTEN TO FULL TORQUE. THE WICKED WHEEL IS BALANCED AT THE FACTORY. TURBO BALANCING AFTER INSTALLATION IS NOT NECESSARY.
WHILE CAPABLE OF HIGH BOOST NUMBERS WITH SUPPORTING MODS (LIKE THOSE SHOWN IN THE GRAPH BELOW) THESE WHEELS ARE SAFE FOR STOCK TURBO APPLICATIONS! WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU CONTINUE USING A WASTEGATE IN 1999-2003 MODELS TO AVOID EXCESSIVE BOOST. FOR MAXIMUM STOCK TURBO LIFE, DO NOT EXCEED 32 LBS. OF BOOST FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME. :-)
DO NOT USE AN IMPACT WRENCH TO CHANGE TURBO WHEELS!
IMPACT WRENCHES CAUSE STRESS FRACTURES IN THE SHAFT THAT WILL CAUSE FAILURE EITHER VERY SOON OR THOUSANDS OF MILES DOWN THE ROAD. IT'S LIKE A CRACK IN YOUR WINDSHIELD THAT GROWS OVER TIME. TAKE YOUR TIME AND REMOVE THE TURBO, HOLD ONTO THE TURBINE SHAFT AND REMOVE THE COMPRESSOR WHEEL WITH AN OPEN END WRENCH.
The SES light for overboost will come on at about 25 lbs. causing the PCM to decrease fuel delivery attempting to control the boost. This condition usually occurs in "chipped" vehicles. Our BRV+ (Boost Relief Valve Plus) will relieve any excess pressure to the map sensor while allowing the engine to receive full boost. No more SES light and full fuel delivery through all RPM and boost ranges.
The boost relief valve is installed in the line to the map sensor. This line is located on the passenger side of the engine compartment and runs over the intercooler tube right behind the oil fill tube. Make sure the arrow is pointing towards the map sensor.
By designing a CNC machined valve, every BRV+ will work flawlessly and exactly alike. Every valve, in order to work correctly, MUST have a precise orifice sized for proper volume control as well as the blow off valve. We have machined the BRV+ so that there is no chance of human error when creating the small orifices necessary to make the valves work. You get quality precision pieces, every time. The new valve provides a clean looking installation with less weight. (5.1 oz. vs. 3.7 oz.)
BRV+ ports come plugged in case you're not using them. To install a boost gauge, simply remove one plug and install your boost fitting. Our pictures below show the BRV+ installed with a boost gauge in each port. This is done to measure your actual boost and what the map sensor sees at the same time -- this requires two boost gauges.
Special Note: Both ports come from us with plugs installed. Your boost gauge should come with the fittings needed to install a boost line to the valve. Should you not have them, or your gauge did not come with them, these can be obtained at any hardware store. Simply ask for a 1/8" npt (national pipe thread) x 1/8" compression. This is a standard plumbing fitting.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Question: Will the BRV eliminate my SES light?
Answer: If your SES light is caused by OVERBOOST then our unit will fix the problem. What our BRV will NOT cure is an SES light caused by some other code. To be sure that you have an OVERBOOST issue that our BRV will eliminate you will have to make note of the following the next time your SES light comes on:
Does your SES light come on and go back out after about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes? If so, that's indicative of an OVERBOOST code and we can help you with our BRV to eliminate it.
If your SES light stays on until you shut off your truck or comes on and goes back off based on throttle response as you step down or let off the throttle then you do NOT have an OVERBOOST caused SES light. Our BRV will NOT help you in this case. Check for an ICP code or Exhaust Backpressure code. A scanner or tuner with diagnostics can find these for you.
With our BRV+, you can simply move your boost gauge line to the MAP side of the valve and actually SEE whatthe MAP is seeing. This will eliminate any wonder if the SES light is from overboost.
Question: How do I install a boost gauge using the BRV+?
Answer: You can simply install your boost fitting right into the BRV+ into the respective ports. If you want to see MAP readings or actual turbo boost, you can now do this with no extra cutting of lines.
Question: Why does your valve blow off at 20 lbs. of boost pressure? I have seen others out there that claim they don't start to blow off until 25 lbs.
Answer: Most likely those vendors may not understand the product they are selling. There are many knock-offs our there since the our original BRVs showed up on the market 6 years ago. At 17 lbs. of pressure the computer is at 100% fuel map. Therefore, it is delivering all the fuel that the injectors can deliver - whatever amount that may be based on any upgrades or modifications that you have - if any. You do not need a valve that blows off at a higher number than 20 lbs.
Why strive for more boost then? Well, more engine boost provides for more engine efficiency and adds more air to the current amount of fuel therefore adding more power. POWER. POWER. POWER.
Question: Are you sure that I only need a unit with one valve? I see another with two valves for sale.
Answer: A design flaw in the unit we saw with two valves actually dumps off engine boost, not just map sensor boost readings. This is not desirable. Unlike a BRV+ or even a regulator, you may NEVER reach your maximum set pressure. Designed correctly, one valve should be ALL that you use to overcome your overboost issues. Our BRV+ supports our truck's 50+ lbs. of boost!!! We had the first Boost Relief Valve for the Powerstroke on the market and have a complete understanding of what they do and why. Understanding the product you sell is the most important service you can provide to your customers.
Question: I've heard this is a boost leak. I don't want to loose my hard earned boost. Is this true?
Answer: The BRV+ does "dump" air to relieve the MAP line, but the orifice inside the BRV+ restricts the volume of air entering the valve and the MAP line. The amount of air lost at even 50+lbs of boost would be equivalent to loosing a thimble full in a house full of air. We're not talking about even a fraction of one psi of air. So, to call it a "boost leak" is splitting hairs and looking for a reason to mislead the public.
Question: I've seen some use simple air compressor regulators. Why shouldn't we use them?
Answer: Below area a few images to help illustrate the problem with regulators. This test was done using a $20.00 regulator from Home Depot. Not a cheap one at all. We hooked up some lines and made a bench test of sorts to measure turbo boost (large compressor gauge) and MAP sensor boost readings (small gauge). We adjusted the MAP regulator to see 22 lbs. when the turbo boost was 30lbs. Consider this an average truck that might be in need of a relief valve. We also checked the calibration of the two gauges and they were within < 1 lb. at 40 lbs. of pressure.
Ford 1999.5 - 2003 7.3L replacement 409 Stainless Steel bellowed up-pipes and gaskets.
New! This Dieselsite (now in 409 Stainless Steel) up-pipe kit was designed to replace the poorly designed OEM standard equipment up-pipes and donut gaskets that typically leak. This design allows for expansion and contraction without stressing the actual gasket and is a direct replacement for all 1999.5-2003 Ford 7.3L with no modifications needed.
All gaskets, bolts and hardware are included.
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Description: These 99.5-03 7.3L 409SS up-pipe kit was designed to replace the poorly designed OEM standard equipment up-pipes with donut gaskets that typically leak.
DIESELSITE Early 99 7.3L Ball bearing Turbo - DS-WTE99New
HIGH-ALTITUDE OPERATION = No Problem. This ball bearing turbo will even accommodate your stock .84 AR exhaust housings. Despite that spooling is better at higher elevations, exhaust temps can be slightly higher (your mileage may vary). Full 1 year Warranty!
Increased Horse Power
Extreme Performance Boost
Quicker Spooling & Throttle Response
Fully Adjustable Drive Pressure Relief System
Superior surge-control & air-flow vs. stock (and any other Ball Bearing Turbos).
1 year warranty
This upgraded turbo is a brand-new turbo to replace the stock GTP38 found on early '99 7.3L Power Strokes. At it's core is a ball-bearing support and larger shaft for improved durability. Fully rebuild-able in-house, this impressive turbocharger comes with the Wicked Wheel® 2 and mechanical wastegate controller.
The drop-down box option for larger than 160cc injectors is a 66mm inducer Wicked Wheel® 2 compressor wheel.
Mechanical Wastegate Controller
1.0 A/R Turbine Housing
360 Thrust Washer
High Performance Wicked Wheel® 2 - 60mm inducer/ 84mm exducer plus the [NEW]: 66 / 94mm Option!
Improved (larger) Center Shaft for increased durability and Bearing surface
Drop-in replacement: all O-rings required for installation are included.
Description: These 409SS up-pipe kit was designed to replace the poorly designed OEM standard equipment up-pipes with donut gaskets that typically leak.
DIESELSITE Wicked Wheel® 2 for the Garrett GTP38R ball bearing or "D66" version turbos - DS-WW38RNew
Need help deciding which wheel to purchase?
The D66 model will have better bottom end, quicker spool, and lower EGTs towing. The 38R model will produce more peak hp. If you have stock injectors, or have larger hybrids with tuning to pull back power- the D66 model will be better. If max power is important and you have larger injectors - the 38R model will be better. If you have an aftermarket "D66" style turbo with an un-ported compressor cover - the D66 model is a perfect choice.
Special Note: This turbo has a standard right hand thread - meaning you turn the compressor wheel to the left to loosen. No need to torque the Wicked Wheel on. Simply snug the Wicked Wheel until it fully seats. It will self-tighten to full torque.The Wicked Wheel is balanced at the factory. Turbo balancing after installation is not necessary.
Before pulling off the compressor cover: The compressor cover can rotate 360 degrees. To eliminate you having to find the right index again after re-assembly, using a marker, mark a line across the break in the separation joint in the cover in two different spots. When you re-assemble the housing, you simply line up your old lines and you will save yourself a lot of time.
Below is a dyno graph taken at Power Hungry Performance on Jason's truck. This truck has 250/200 injectors, GTP38R, and PHP tuning. Results are with only a wheel change. No tuning has been done to try to take advantage of the new found air volume.
Description: 7.3L Powerstroke aftermarket billet compressor wheel for the Garrett ball bearing GTP38R Powermax turbo and "D66" turbos.
DIESELSITE Wicked Wheel® 2 for the Holset H2E turbo- WWH2ENew
THIS WHEEL IS FOR THE HOLSET H2E
Holset turbos use two different style nuts holding the wheel on. If it is a 6 point nut, then tighten to 133 in/lbs. If it is a 12 point nut, then tighten to 124 in/lbs. It is a left hand thread (reverse thread), meaning you turn the nut to the right to loosen. Dyno results from an F550 with stock injectors and an H2E.