Im just going to jump in and ask the question, and no ASS-U-ME-ing here folks lol. I am simply asking because I try to gain knowledge at every opportunity, im not bashing anyone or anything here. I openly admit I am dumb when it concerns the power aspects of superchargers.
What is the point of supercharging a JK? (I can understand super charging a built out competition ready JK or something like that)
For instance even on a Rubicon, would you not just destroy all the stock stuff in the thing like shearing shafts and what not when off roading? I just dont see the benefit for the every day crawler, if its for on road benefit and power ok but why did you buy a Jeep then?
Go on, donít be shy about ASS-U-ME-ing. We all do it and speaking for myself, I am probably even under quota for today.
Hope there is no bashing, though, because all of the aforementioned vendors are excellent choices despite our attempts to split hairs here.
As for the question of why and wonít it just break more stuff? My perspective is that I see it as more for on-road than off-road.
Off-road, I have yet to be in a situation where more power would help. Maybe a rescue situation, where you are hauling someone else out? In fact, my tendency is to try and avoid excess pressure on the skinny pedal anyway. That and I donít flick on the lockers until I get wedged.
On-road, I have two reasons. First, is getting to the trail with a full rig above a mile high Ė which is where I like to play. The second reason is just ego. There are a lot of fast cars and SUVs in this neck of the woods.
Generally speaking, I am someone who has a fair amount of confidence in a well-designed, single-digit-boost, FI system on an otherwise stock engine. Iíve done that on a different car and had great results. When I was done with the car, I completely reversed it to stock and sold both the car and the kit.