I'm probably not the best to speak about fuel mileage as I'm on 35s with very low gears (4.30's) and a bit of a lift, plus I've not checked mileage since I installed the turbo. That being said, my understanding of the HE351's possible mpg issue is that it's tied to the tight exhaust housing and smallish turbine. Such issues wouldn't apply to the hybrid HX35.How did the HX40 60mm compressor on an HX35 perform mpg wise? I’m sure right foot can wreck anyone’s mileage, but I read of lots of reports of people using the HE351 and losing mpg.
To OP. The whicked wheel is a waste of money. You are better off talking to a company and getting a turbo for your intended use and injector size.Anyone done a whicked wheel on an HX35? How hard was it? What was the benefits? Or any other better turbo upgrades to lower egts and maybe get some more performance? Really just dont want to drop 1100-1500 for a turbo. Thanks
The reason people break Turbo shafts is because they let off the gas after a hard pull and this effectively "barks" the turbo. Causing the turbine wheel to spin the opposite direction or come to a halt. this is terrible for any turbo and should not be done. This is why on Gas motors they have Blow off valves.I’ve heard that most shaft breakage comes from ‘barking’ the turbo, or letting off the gas too fast after a high psi load. If I understand the dynamics/theory right, it’s sending it into compressor stall which is what puts the wheel into a housing and stress on the shaft
A drop in k27 would probably be the best solution then, but usually much more spendy than doing an he351I don’t expect to go above 400hp. Since I have an HX35, it’s more of a drop in to use the HX35-40 hybrid. He351 requires mods and the drop in mpg (Reported by some) and getting hotter under load are steering me to the hybrid as well.
The mpg probably is right foot controlled.