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The most popular current upgrade in the Turbocharger world is the use of Billet Compressor Wheels.
Billet Compressor wheels or MFS Wheels (Manufactured from Solid) are made from a solid piece of alloy (billet) A CNC milling machine machines the wheel from a CAD program automatically from the CAD design. There are many benefits to this type of wheel manufacture.
- STRENGTH- Billet compressor wheels are far stronger than a cast wheel due to being machine from a solid piece of material rather than via molten material. Billet generally has less flaws. This extra strength allows the wheel blades and hub to be thinner, increasing blade area resulting in increased air flow from a wheel with matching overall dimensions.
- WEIGHT- As the Billet compressor wheel can have thinner blades and hub, this means that generally the Billet compressor wheel will also be lighter than its cast counterpart.
- MODIFICATION- As each wheel is individually machined via a CNC milling machine and CAD program, rather than the multi piece casting tool, it allows the change of the design to modifiy the wheel EG. adding extra blades,extended exducer tips etc. A one off design now does not need to involve making an expensive dedicated tool to cast.
Billet wheels are generally slightly more expensive than the cast varient (where available) but the pro's of Billet compressor wheels over cast wheels most definatly out weigh the cons.