Ripp Supercharger Extension Removal
I have a Gen1 (upgraded to Gen2) supercharger on my 2007 JK. I have a rattle that just started in the supercharger so I was going to send it back to Vortech for a rebuild. When I called to get an RMA, the tech said that I would have to remove the extension that RIPP puts on the supercharger before sending it back. When I asked why, he stated that they keep breaking their tools trying to get it off.
For the life of me, I can't get the stinking thing off. I emailed RIPP yesterday with no response, however they may just be behind in their emails from the holiday. Has anyone ever removed one of these? If so, how?
Here is what I have done so far.
I removed the pulley
I removed the plastic plug from the shaft and removed the two shaft set screws.
I removed the retaining ring and spacer behind the pulley.
I removed the 4 allen bolts holding it to the supercharger body.
I sprayed it down inside with penetrating fluid.
This thing will not budge. Oddly enough, the shaft housing won't even spin now that the four bolts are removed. However if I pry against the housing body, it gives and creates about a 1/16" gap between it and the body. So this suggests to me that there are some form of locking lugs that mate up to the supercharger housing to prevent the spinning.