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Today 01:17 PM
Serg5000
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
Well my wife and I have started our official savings fund for a Ripp Supercharger kit. I just can't leave it alone. I know it won't do me squat on a trail but it is 90% street and in the dunes at glamis or Pismo it could help.
Thats sweet Bob.
Today 12:56 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by JoeBot13 View Post
*shrugs* I've never had an engine with forced induction, my VERY basic understanding was that superchargers were good for low end power and turbos were good for high end power. But, I'm sure Bob knows what he is doing, and knowing him he will use every bit of HP that Ripp adds. I seem to recall about a year ago his JKU flying down a lake bed at 100+ MPH.
Roost style blowers have a more linear rate in which the boost comes in. A centrifugal like a Ripp is kinda like a belt driven turbo with how the compressor wheel is instead of it being exhaust driven.
Today 12:37 PM
JoeBot13
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Originally Posted by HDgasser View Post
Not at the RPMs we run when crawlin.
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
Yeah I've seen where they only start making boost around 2000-2400 rpm
*shrugs* I've never had an engine with forced induction, my VERY basic understanding was that superchargers were good for low end power and turbos were good for high end power. But, I'm sure Bob knows what he is doing, and knowing him he will use every bit of HP that Ripp adds. I seem to recall about a year ago his JKU flying down a lake bed at 100+ MPH.
Today 12:27 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by HDgasser View Post
Not at the RPMs we run when crawlin.
Yeah I've seen where they only start making boost around 2000-2400 rpm
Today 12:16 PM
HDgasser
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Originally Posted by JoeBot13 View Post
Why wouldn't it help on the trail, wouldn't that boost your torque too?
Not at the RPMs we run when crawlin.
Today 12:13 PM
HDgasser
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
Well my wife and I have started our official savings fund for a Ripp Supercharger kit. I just can't leave it alone. I know it won't do me squat on a trail but it is 90% street and in the dunes at glamis or Pismo it could help.
Bob... You of all people should know this already. "There's no replacement for displacement"

I put my foot to the wood and it makes me smile EVERYtime. Offroad you can only go as fast as your suspension allows...
Today 12:11 PM
JoeBot13
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
Well my wife and I have started our official savings fund for a Ripp Supercharger kit. I just can't leave it alone. I know it won't do me squat on a trail but it is 90% street and in the dunes at glamis or Pismo it could help.
Why wouldn't it help on the trail, wouldn't that boost your torque too?
Today 11:54 AM
Gunner Well my wife and I have started our official savings fund for a Ripp Supercharger kit. I just can't leave it alone. I know it won't do me squat on a trail but it is 90% street and in the dunes at glamis or Pismo it could help.
Today 11:51 AM
Gunner Sweet looking jeep. I agree with the do the EFI swap if it starts to give you problems. But as a street driver it would most likely be just fine.
Today 11:22 AM
Serg5000 Here are a couple pics.



Today 11:19 AM
Serg5000 I'm checking it out today. It's not going to see much off-road at all. It's for my daughter. She will be driving it to and from school and collage.

This YJ has been driven only 12 to 15 times a year. The current owner only used it during winter up in Big Bear for going to town. The motor has 120,000 on it. It's a no rust jeep.
Today 11:11 AM
JoeBot13 As promised Serg, the YJ buyers guide:

Jeep Wrangler YJ Buyers Guide - Jp Magazine

EDIT: By this article, I'd stay away from 87's unless there are a lot of mods already done. The factory transmission and t-case are crap this year. YJ's are great platforms to build from, but I would save yourself some work and stick to the 91's and up.
Today 10:56 AM
suicideking
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Originally Posted by Serg5000 View Post
Good morning everyone.

Question for all you YJ owners. What are your thought about an 1987 carbureted model. I might be getting one for a great deal.
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Originally Posted by JoeBot13 View Post
The carbs on the YJs are pains, however, since you are a man that doesn't mind the wrench, if it's a smoking deal on that YJ you can alway do an EFI conversion down the road. In fact I would just plan for that as part of the purchase. Only took a buddy of mine a weekend to convert himself, and I don't think the price was too bad on the kit.

There are some other issues, I read an article that broke down all the issues with the YJs by year. I'll try to find that and post it, it's a good read.
Yeah, Steve (Woknrox) recommends going with a '91 or newer. Still might be worth it if you're getting a really good deal.
Today 10:53 AM
otterspop only if you convert it over to fuel injection computer controlled carb nothing but probs. just my 2c
Today 10:52 AM
JoeBot13
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Originally Posted by Serg5000 View Post
Good morning everyone. Question for all you YJ owners. What are your thought about an 1987 carbureted model. I might be getting one for a great deal.
The carbs on the YJs are pains, however, since you are a man that doesn't mind the wrench, if it's a smoking deal on that YJ you can alway do an EFI conversion down the road. In fact I would just plan for that as part of the purchase. Only took a buddy of mine a weekend to convert himself, and I don't think the price was too bad on the kit.

There are some other issues, I read an article that broke down all the issues with the YJs by year. I'll try to find that and post it, it's a good read.
Today 10:45 AM
Serg5000 Good morning everyone.

Question for all you YJ owners. What are your thought about an 1987 carbureted model. I might be getting one for a great deal.
Yesterday 11:55 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by aw12345 View Post
Post pic of driveline angles and check for driveshaft wobble/runout
Yeah the shaft sounds out of balance to me but I'm just some hick from the sticks lol
Yesterday 11:42 PM
aw12345
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Originally Posted by RKCWLER View Post
Vibes start at 50-55 mph and continue pass 80 mph. The vibes increase with more speed. Absolutely no vibes with rear ds removed up tp 75 mph.
Post pic of driveline angles and check for driveshaft wobble/runout
Yesterday 11:00 PM
Lab Lover Thank you all very much
Yesterday 10:53 PM
sjchoueiry
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
We have a beautiful new grand daughter as of 2:16 this morning. Her name is Ellie Renee and she weighed in at 8lbs. 1oz, 20 1\2 inches. She was delivered within 20 min. Of arriving at the hospital, Amanda was sure she was going to be born in the car, lol. Poor Scott was driving as fast as safe with her screening at him.....glad I drove myself! Everyone is doing great, Caleb has been enjoying staying at our house, he's not sure about that baby though. He met her at the hospital and said we should all just leave, haha.
Congrats Lisa and also to Mike. I'm sure Mike doesn't want to feel left out.
Wish you and your family the best and good health.

Joe.
Yesterday 10:43 PM
Lab Lover
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
Hey how many grandkids is that now?
This is the second for my daughter and her husband. Caleb is a big brother now. I'm not sure if there will be more or not. My son has none, his current girlfriend is younger than him and they are serious so maybe someday if they get married they may have kids. Both my kids believe in getting married before becoming parents, kind of old fashioned
Yesterday 10:09 PM
Gunner Hey how many grandkids is that now?
Yesterday 09:55 PM
Ditchdoc Congrats Lisa. Glad everyone is doing good.
Yesterday 09:55 PM
htkrph Congrats!
Yesterday 09:48 PM
Lab Lover Thank you. My son was 6 when Amanda was born too. He didn't really care that she was around until she was old enough to crawl and get into his GIJoes, lol. He to!d me, "Mom, she has to go. She gets into everything and she just needs to leave". Of course he repeated those thoughts many times throughout the years
Yesterday 08:59 PM
RKCWLER
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
We have a beautiful new grand daughter as of 2:16 this morning. Her name is Ellie Renee and she weighed in at 8lbs. 1oz, 20 1\2 inches. She was delivered within 20 min. Of arriving at the hospital, Amanda was sure she was going to be born in the car, lol. Poor Scott was driving as fast as safe with her screening at him.....glad I drove myself! Everyone is doing great, Caleb has been enjoying staying at our house, he's not sure about that baby though. He met her at the hospital and said we should all just leave, haha.
Our son was six years old when our daughter was born. We had a family room during delivery. He took one look, said "Okay" and went back to watching the Laker game. Congratulations again.
Yesterday 08:54 PM
Lab Lover Yes, I see pink barbie jeeps in her future, lol.
Yesterday 08:43 PM
Dougzin
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
We have a beautiful new grand daughter as of 2:16 this morning. Her name is Ellie Renee and she weighed in at 8lbs. 1oz, 20 1\2 inches. She was delivered within 20 min. Of arriving at the hospital, Amanda was sure she was going to be born in the car, lol. Poor Scott was driving as fast as safe with her screening at him.....glad I drove myself! Everyone is doing great, Caleb has been enjoying staying at our house, he's not sure about that baby though. He met her at the hospital and said we should all just leave, haha.
Congrats Lisa, another one to spoil like crazy!!!!
Yesterday 08:30 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
We have a beautiful new grand daughter as of 2:16 this morning. Her name is Ellie Renee and she weighed in at 8lbs. 1oz, 20 1\2 inches. She was delivered within 20 min. Of arriving at the hospital, Amanda was sure she was going to be born in the car, lol. Poor Scott was driving as fast as safe with her screening at him.....glad I drove myself! Everyone is doing great, Caleb has been enjoying staying at our house, he's not sure about that baby though. He met her at the hospital and said we should all just leave, haha.
Congrats Lisa, now the fun begins lol
Yesterday 08:28 PM
Lab Lover We have a beautiful new grand daughter as of 2:16 this morning. Her name is Ellie Renee and she weighed in at 8lbs. 1oz, 20 1\2 inches. She was delivered within 20 min. Of arriving at the hospital, Amanda was sure she was going to be born in the car, lol. Poor Scott was driving as fast as safe with her screening at him.....glad I drove myself! Everyone is doing great, Caleb has been enjoying staying at our house, he's not sure about that baby though. He met her at the hospital and said we should all just leave, haha.
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