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Old 05-15-2012, 05:16 AM
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Do you have to pull the turbo on a lb7 to install a batmowheel? Seems like most guys like them for a cheap effective power upgrade.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:27 AM
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:25 AM
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Does the downpipe have to be unbolted and pulled away or basically pull the turbo inlet out unbolt and pull old wheel off and slide new one on?
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:50 AM
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Will need to pull the downpipe at least out of the way to you get access to the backside of the shaft to put a ratchet on it.
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All that work, you mine as well upgrade the turbo?
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batmo kinda a waste of time and money imho
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batmo kinda a waste of time and money imho
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The turbo does not have to come out to upgrade the wheel. The comp cover is a mother to get off though. Be prepared to take the y-bridge out and cut up some wrenches to get it off. The downpipe does need to be un-bolted and moved out of the way as stated above.
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I did the batmo on my lbz, because i was doing a full egr delete at the time and right then and there its not much more work. I really like it.

Yes you would have to disconnect the downpipe to get to the nut in the exhaust housing so you can unbolt the compressor wheel.
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A down pipe on an LBZ is walk in the park compared to an LB7, if your lucky the bolts will come out, if they are seized its a bitch.
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Ok. Plans would be 3" downpipe at the same time. So the compressor housing(front of the turbo) has to come out to?
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Yes, thats where the wheel is.

But i forgot like Justin said downpipes are different on the LB7 so this could be a royal pain in the ass for you
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:25 AM
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Yes I heard it is...
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Totally not worth it.
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I. Would do it again... wish. I would if dynoed my truck before the wheel for results but I put down 561hp
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