Well, as many of you know, with the purchase of our shop 2 door JK Rubicon in November of 2006, we set out to be one of the premire JK builders in the country. In this pursuit of building and wheeling a 2 door JK, there have been many difficult and frusterating walls we have come across. We feel that most of the suspension, axles and other little things have been addressed. Now on to the power upgrades. There are many choices when increasing power on the JK, from simple to extreme. Simple way is an intake system and a good exhaust, and then there are the "extreme" ways. One of them, as we all know is to drop a 6.1 Hemi into a JK. Its been done many times, and works VERY well. This has been one of the options on the table for our shop JK, but we decided to go a more affordable way.......forced induction. So, This installment of Absolute Offroad's Project JK will focus on a RIPP Modifications supercharger install. The RIPP Mods SDS will offer 12-15 lbs of boost, with an additional "black box" coupled to two additional fuel injectors and also includes a Methenal injection system to cool the compressed intake charge. Let me tell you, installation, while straight forward, was a very involved and labor intensive install. Plan on 13-16 hours of install time. I can tell you from first driving impressions, its quite of an improvement!! RIPP mods is "claiming" (True, dyno runs will be done later this week) a 150HP increase AT THE WHEELS. Remember, the JK will only actually put down 130-138 at the wheels in naturaly aspirated form, so 150 is going to be a nice number. I can tell you, it will spin 37" Claws on dry asphalt with no problem. There is a little dyno tuning to be done till its "perfect" but right now, it runs like a raped ape. Here are some of the install pictures for ya....This RIPP SDS will be released with some final tuning being done on it right after pomona offroad expo (Oct 3-5 2008) Enjoy!!
Stock, with aFe intake system
Oil pan removed to plumb oil return line
Supercharger oil feed line installed
Battery relocation tray with Meth injection pump shown
Battery tray trimmed, supercharger bracket installed
Battery cables extended, and piping installed
Battery and 90% complete!
Now, there is WAY more to this install than what the pictures show, but you get the idea. See all of the pictures here: Absolute Offroad's '07 JK Rubicon Project build pictures from jeeps photos on webshots