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Old 06-27-2019, 12:09 PM
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Ripp or Banks

Ready to supercharge my 2011 Rubicon. Running 35s and I pull a overland trailer a lot, also live at 8000' so my Jeep is always starving. I need for power, any advise or tips?

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I can't speak to Ripp or Banks. However, make sure you get it tuned by someone reputable locally who understands you're at altitude. Don't settle for a canned tune that comes with the SC or an email tune. Detonation is already an issue at altitude and detonation and a supercharged are a recipe for engine failure.
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I do agree that who you have near you that knows how to tune, and what brand(s) of forced induction they are used to would be an important aspect of which way to go. I would find a tuner who knows what they are doing and see which systems they have the best experiences with. Forced induction without the right tune tends to be disappointing.
At elevation, detonation should be less of an issue as air pressure is down so combustion pressure is also down, reducing the chances of detonation.
People who live at higher altitudes tend to benefit more from forced induction than people who live closer to sea level.
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I just got my 2010 JKUR about 6 months ago and it already had 2 1/2 lift 33 inch tires and steel bumpers and rock rails and a RIPP supercharger. I love it! I can’t compare to how slow the stock 3.8 is but with the RIPP I have no power problems.
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IMHO, unless you really love that '11, I'd put the money into a 3.6l... Not that it is amazing and great, but it's a much better place to start than a 3.8l. Or... do a Hemi implant...
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LS or Hemi, or better yet, slip a nice Cummins oil burner in there!!!
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Friend has a Hemi and pulled an Overland trailer and had a difficult time managing temperature in the Rockies.

I'm interested in this thread as the wife approved a Hemi in lieu of trading our camper for something smaller. Personally, I am considering Ripp as another Colorado guy had one, an LS (lighter and reported better reliability), and a 3.8 cummins.
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Naive question: How does a boosted 3.8 compare (performance and drive-ability) versus a stock 3.6? I've owned both in naturally aspired form, and the 3.6 is so much more powerful. I would agree that trading up to a 3.6 is the way to go before investing in the 3.8 modifications.
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Naive question: How does a boosted 3.8 compare (performance and drive-ability) versus a stock 3.6? I've owned both in naturally aspired form, and the 3.6 is so much more powerful. I would agree that trading up to a 3.6 is the way to go before investing in the 3.8 modifications.
How much would a 3.6 upgrade cost?? If you have a 3.8 you can supercharge it for about 5 grand! Got to be a cheaper way to go!
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IMO you are asking the wrong question. Should be asking whether you go Dana Spicer or Yukon.
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IMO you are asking the wrong question. Should be asking whether you go Dana Spicer or Yukon.
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And if you really want more power just LS swap it. the 3.8 is a turd IMHO. Dont waste $$$ on it because then it will just be a polished turd.
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