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Old 09-07-2017, 10:14 PM   #61
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Added a new Alpine i209-WRA. I installed this the day before we left for Colorado and Utah. Nothing like a last minute restyle kit to make the trip. Front and rear cameras came in handy.

Just ordered Radflo racing bypass shocks. Cant wait to get these installed.
Next on the list will be a Dynatrac D60 rear axle.
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Fantastic Built like very few, I love watching this come together! Did you do any upgrading to your speakers, amp, etc with the new Alpine?





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Yes, but it was done earlier.
JL Audio 6.5 components up front, JL Audio 6.5 coax in wake tower enclosures, Alpine PDX-V9 amp to drive the speakers and hidden sub from a 2015 wrangler.


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Yes, but it was done earlier.
JL Audio 6.5 components up front, JL Audio 6.5 coax in wake tower enclosures, Alpine PDX-V9 amp to drive the speakers and hidden sub from a 2015 wrangler.


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I missed that, system must sound great! What's your thoughts on the PSC XD after running it on the trail? That's coming soon for me I think.



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So far the PSC XD is holding up quite well. Steering is more crisp but in all honesty, I have not even thought about it since installing it. Now you can take that for whats its worth. I like steering components that I don't have to mess with so in this case it is a good thing. I am glad I installed and would definitely do it again.

The sound system is as good as one as you can install in a Jeep. The 2015 oval sub sounds great when powered with a good amp. I have had the JL Audio speakers and the Alpine PDX-V9 in the Jeep for about 4 years now and they are remarkable. They have exceeded my expectations. Paired up with the i209-WRA is a winning combination.
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So far the PSC XD is holding up quite well. Steering is more crisp but in all honesty, I have not even thought about it since installing it. Now you can take that for whats its worth. I like steering components that I don't have to mess with so in this case it is a good thing. I am glad I installed and would definitely do it again.

The sound system is as good as one as you can install in a Jeep. The 2015 oval sub sounds great when powered with a good amp. I have had the JL Audio speakers and the Alpine PDX-V9 in the Jeep for about 4 years now and they are remarkable. They have exceeded my expectations. Paired up with the i209-WRA is a winning combination.
Sounds great regarding the XD. I'm sure you wheeled it locked with the 37's? Thanks for the info buddy!


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Sounds great regarding the XD. I'm sure you wheeled it locked with the 37's? Thanks for the info buddy!





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New Radflo shocks just came in. Time for a weekend project.
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I've never heard of those shocks before. They look pretty sick, though
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I forgot to post the install pics. Here we go!!!
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Its been a few months since any upgrades so I figured it was time to make some more changes. Dana one ton axles (UD60s) These are in transit from Northridge and should have them installed in the next couple of weeks. I got these with 4.88 gears instead of 5.38 for a couple of reasons. I will probably stick with 37s until they wear out. By the time they wear out I will have either RIPP supercharged the Pentastar or a Hemi swap. 4.88s will be fine to push 40s at that point. I am going with the Level 8 Bully Pros but in the 8 lug pattern. I really like these wheels. When or if I go to 40s I will probably go with Trail Ready beadlocks but that is a couple of years down the road.
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Some progress on the UD60 install and PSC hydro assist. So around this time last year I installed the new PSC XD big bore steering box. It worked great until right before Christmas and started getting sloppy. Apparently this is a known issue with the first gen XD big bore boxes so PSC replaced it with new version of it. I paid a few extra to get it ported for hydro assist and we will see how that goes once complete. It new XD box is considerably larger and heavier than even the gen 1 version. I am expecting great results from it.
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I am very happy with the results. Probably going 40s fairly soon. Didn't plan on it but it has to be done. PSC XD hydro assist is a game change. I cant wait to try this on the trails.
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Another Jeep Beach..and yet another empty bank account. Newly acquired products should make 2018 an even more exciting year for Rupertcon. First: It was time to protect the under side. The factory gas tank skid and cross member are toast. The CM is pretty much twisted like a pretzel so first order of business was to secure some skids and a new crossmember. Thanks to Rebel Offroad (my first purchase through them and definitely NOT my last) and Artec for making a good deal on the a full Artec aluminum skid plate system and steel crossmember. Now for the fun stuff. Pulled the trigger on an XL RIPP super charger to hopefully help moving 6500 pounds of Jeep around a little better. I will probably ditch the Diablo tuner and go with HP Tuners tune. I have enough other gadgets to set transfer case, tires and gear options so the Diablo is not really needed.
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Like those AEV Pintler Wheels. They look good on the white JKU. Gives me some ideas for my JK.
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unreal build man, love following this along and seeing what crazy stuff keeps coming!
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I finally got my Jeep back today. RIPP XL super charger and Artec skids and crossmember installed. I had a custom tune from HP Tuners done for the Jeep. It is pretty cool. The shop hooks up the computer to the OBD2 port and a sensor in the tail pipe. They drive it a few times and take readings. They send the readings to HP Tuners and they create the tune for it. They fine tune it until it is dialed in. It is 99% there so I will bring it back some time next week for the final tune upload. The short of the story is it is amazing. It will flat out move it on the road and seems to do pretty well in the low RPM range. The Jeep is getting closer to where I want it. I will probably go to coil overs before too long and replace the stock seats with PRP Enduro Elites. For now I am pretty happy with it.
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I finally got my Jeep back today. RIPP XL super charger and Artec skids and crossmember installed. I had a custom tune from HP Tuners done for the Jeep. It is pretty cool. The shop hooks up the computer to the OBD2 port and a sensor in the tail pipe. They drive it a few times and take readings. They send the readings to HP Tuners and they create the tune for it. They fine tune it until it is dialed in. It is 99% there so I will bring it back some time next week for the final tune upload. The short of the story is it is amazing. It will flat out move it on the road and seems to do pretty well in the low RPM range. The Jeep is getting closer to where I want it. I will probably go to coil overs before too long and replace the stock seats with PRP Enduro Elites. For now I am pretty happy with it.
Keep us updated on life with the RIPP installed. I'm curious as to engine temps, daily drivability, MPG change, etc.. Very interested in this mod


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Im not too worried about the life of the RIPP and the 3.6. It has 82k miles on it and even RIPPed seems to be fine. Yeah...time will tell. So. Air intake is 95 degrees and I did replace the radiator since the original one was caked in mud. Over all temps are down from 222 on average to 205 on average. I put about 150 miles on it today so while only on a days worth of data the temps are considerably lower than it was before the RIPP. This could be because of the XL intercooler or the new radiator and 180 degree thermostat. As with any force induction engine there was some getting used to the throttle curve. After dumping a few miles on it today I feel like I have a pretty good idea where it kicks in and where it acts stock. I like what I see so far. HP Tuners did a great job mapping the MAP and making it feel stock where it needs to feel stock and throwing an enormous amount of boost where you need boost. We are going to throw one or two more updates to fine tune the timing retard at 35% throttle to make sure it is not running too lean but it is pretty damn close. If anyone purchases this I recommend dumping the Diablo Intune3 tuner and just opting with the HP Tuners tune. They will get it right and ensure longevity of the engine and the maximized HP output of the supercharger. Like I said mine is about 99% where it needs to be and I love it so far after putting a few miles on it today.
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Well...I cant leave well enough alone. I am not entirely done with Rupertcon but getting close so I just picked up a new project to work on. I have been looking for CJ-7s and 8s for the last month. I was looking at one that was either restored or a full project to restore. I found this one that is mechanically solid. Out of about a dozen or so I looked at, this one drives better than even the fully restored ones. It is a one owner Scrambler with 102k original miles. The frame is in good shape but the rockers and bed need a lot of attention.
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