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03-20-2012 11:21 AM
pluke the 2 It doesn't sound familiar. to be honest, there wasn't much research we did after the install. it was kind of like, lesson learned, 7 grand down, we'll do a hemi next.

it would have been smart to take it all back off and sell it separately but we sold it so fast and we are happy with the 12 engine. our 2010 2 door sport with all its upgrades is faster then our 12 but no by much.
03-20-2012 10:40 AM
jedg I believe you're correct. Something like the MAF sensor. There were two different builds but both used the same part number.

I've had a RIPP GEN2 installed in my 2011 since Jan 12th of this year and have been very pleased with it.



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Originally Posted by MTH View Post
Pluke - My recollection is that for awhile over at JK-F last year there was a significant number of folks having problems--surging, power dropping out, etc etc.--and they were all over Ripp while Ripp tried to figure it out. They were getting retunes, checking installs, arguing with Ripp, and so on. It got pretty hostile where Ripp was in essence saying that they must have done the install wrong, and folks were saying Ripp's product was clearly subpar.

But then it somehow came out that there was some sort of problem with a Mopar part that didn't actually have the tolerances it was supposed to . . . I don't recall what, but it was either added with the kit or was part of the OEM set up and was affected by the Ripp. Once folks replaced that part with a properly speced one, POOF, nearly all of the problems vanished and it was back to being only the small handful of customers that had problems.

Does any of that sound familiar?
03-20-2012 10:24 AM
MTH Pluke - My recollection is that for awhile over at JK-F last year there was a significant number of folks having problems--surging, power dropping out, etc etc.--and they were all over Ripp while Ripp tried to figure it out. They were getting retunes, checking installs, arguing with Ripp, and so on. It got pretty hostile where Ripp was in essence saying that they must have done the install wrong, and folks were saying Ripp's product was clearly subpar.

But then it somehow came out that there was some sort of problem with a Mopar part that didn't actually have the tolerances it was supposed to . . . I don't recall what, but it was either added with the kit or was part of the OEM set up and was affected by the Ripp. Once folks replaced that part with a properly speced one, POOF, nearly all of the problems vanished and it was back to being only the small handful of customers that had problems.

Does any of that sound familiar?
03-20-2012 09:52 AM
pluke the 2
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Originally Posted by pprice72 View Post
I would bet it was in the tune....People spend thousands of dollars on this or that for their jeep/cars/trucks, the slap a turbo/SC on there and try to get it tuned for a couple hundred bucks (and complain about that).

The tune is IMO the MOST important mod you can do when adding boost!! Spend the money and get the tune done right! This is not the best area to try to save a buck or two as if done wrong, it will cost you WAY more later!

ya we had done at a shop who does a couple a week. so we didnt short change the install. money wasnt the issue. and im guessing we had a bad tune. either way, we were disappointed and just bought a 12'.
03-20-2012 05:58 AM
j0nx Cheaper to trade and buy a '12 imo. A lot more reliable too.
03-20-2012 05:07 AM
killerbee812
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Originally Posted by pprice72 View Post
I would bet it was in the tune....People spend thousands of dollars on this or that for their jeep/cars/trucks, the slap a turbo/SC on there and try to get it tuned for a couple hundred bucks (and complain about that).

The tune is IMO the MOST important mod you can do when adding boost!! Spend the money and get the tune done right! This is not the best area to try to save a buck or two as if done wrong, it will cost you WAY more later!
x2

Find a good tune shop.Might have to drive out of state. This is a science!!
03-20-2012 12:13 AM
pprice72 I would bet it was in the tune....People spend thousands of dollars on this or that for their jeep/cars/trucks, the slap a turbo/SC on there and try to get it tuned for a couple hundred bucks (and complain about that).

The tune is IMO the MOST important mod you can do when adding boost!! Spend the money and get the tune done right! This is not the best area to try to save a buck or two as if done wrong, it will cost you WAY more later!
03-19-2012 09:37 PM
HookmCowboys Driving one tomm
03-19-2012 09:09 PM
pluke the 2 in all honesty, it was such a disappointment. whether it was improper installation or bad tuning, we wanted to have the 2011 gone and be over with it.

i see a lot of people happy with their ripps and I see very few complaints. I had another guy in CA complain about bad or improper ecu tune. And he's had nothing but bad things to say.

nonetheless, test drive one before you make that decision.
03-19-2012 09:05 PM
HookmCowboys Not looking forward to whistling, would rather have a hemi just stupid money
03-19-2012 09:02 PM
pluke the 2 and not that stupid whistling sound from ripp.
03-19-2012 09:02 PM
pluke the 2 so. now we got a ricey/speedy 2 door 2010 sport with 37's. and we recently acquired a 12' which is getting 37's and coilovers installed. this time, we are not touching the 2012's engine. unless its purely for sound
03-19-2012 08:59 PM
pluke the 2
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Originally Posted by HookmCowboys View Post
What was problem?
not even sure.....

maybe bugged ecu tuning from rip...

the 2011 had a 5" teraflex long arm with 37s and was all tricked out and since it was such a disappointment, we thought, to hell with this engine and supercharger so we bought a 12'

the supercharger had less then 1K miles on it and the jeep had less then 20K.
03-19-2012 08:58 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by hookmcowboys
what was problem?
x2
03-19-2012 08:56 PM
HookmCowboys What was problem?
03-19-2012 08:53 PM
pluke the 2 we had it for about a month or less and sold it.
03-19-2012 08:53 PM
pluke the 2 get some sleeves for your spark plugs.

we ran this kit on our rubicon 2011 unlimited and we were so disappointed with it. we ended up selling it and buying a 2012.

we bought their gen2 with long tube headers and exhaust+procal
03-19-2012 08:51 PM
HookmCowboys BTW going with full Ripp includes intercooler, programmer everything installed for $7k
03-19-2012 08:50 PM
HookmCowboys
Ripp supercharger

Well ive weighed it all and i think the Ripp with headers and exhaust is the best bang for the buck! Anyone have any negatives they know of? Going to use the Gibson headers fyi

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