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HookmCowboys 03-19-2012 08:50 PM

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

HookmCowboys 03-19-2012 08:51 PM

BTW going with full Ripp includes intercooler, programmer everything installed for $7k

pluke the 2 03-19-2012 08:53 PM

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

pluke the 2 03-19-2012 08:53 PM

we had it for about a month or less and sold it.

HookmCowboys 03-19-2012 08:56 PM

What was problem?

kjeeper10 03-19-2012 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by hookmcowboys
what was problem?

x2

pluke the 2 03-19-2012 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by HookmCowboys (Post 2158239)
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.

pluke the 2 03-19-2012 09:02 PM

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

pluke the 2 03-19-2012 09:02 PM

and not that stupid whistling sound from ripp.

HookmCowboys 03-19-2012 09:05 PM

Not looking forward to whistling, would rather have a hemi just stupid money

pluke the 2 03-19-2012 09:09 PM

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.

HookmCowboys 03-19-2012 09:37 PM

Driving one tomm

pprice72 03-20-2012 12:13 AM

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!

killerbee812 03-20-2012 05:07 AM

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Originally Posted by pprice72 (Post 2158970)
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!!

j0nx 03-20-2012 05:58 AM

Cheaper to trade and buy a '12 imo. A lot more reliable too.

pluke the 2 03-20-2012 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pprice72 (Post 2158970)
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'.

MTH 03-20-2012 10:24 AM

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?

jedg 03-20-2012 10:40 AM

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 (Post 2160100)
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?


pluke the 2 03-20-2012 11:21 AM

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.


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