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Couple of Ripps reporting strong from 11,350 ft.

Went for a little test run up the mountain today. We were checking for clearances on mine and also wanted to compare the performance of the 2 freshly installed Ripp Gen 2's. Both Jeeps on 5.13 gears and auto trannys. Greg's silver 2-door is sporting my old D44's and 37" XMT's.
SORRY, mostly poser shots. It was a weak photography day.

Started at 5,500 feet...


Went to my favorite little test spot to dial in my bumps and straps.





Going up...






Both Ripp's pulled strong all the way up the mountain. I did not notice any significant power loss as we climbed, and the tranny's both shifted perfectly throughout the day. Never had to rev past 3500 rpm to climb any sections of Gold Camp Road or through Eagle Rock.
This has been a great experience with the Ripp thus far. Dyno runs next Tuesday!

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Noice. Makes me want a Ripp system sooo bad! Rig looks redonkulous as always Jon

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Nice work, but we really would like a break from seeing snow!

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Next Tuesday!?!?! How am i supposed to wait that long?

I think this thing is finally coming together. Still Needed: drive shafts, frame mount rails...then done son! For a while...
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What trail? Did you guys make it all the way or stop at the snow line?
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Pretty Effin Sweet Jon...!

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What trail? Did you guys make it all the way or stop at the snow line?
Eagle Rock all the way to the top and down the back side. Most of the snow was on the back side, but not bad at all. Dammit, I wish we would have gotten some good obstacle pics! Took all the hard lines with ease...
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Eagle Rock all the way to the top and down the back side. Most of the snow was on the back side, but not bad at all. Dammit, I wish we would have gotten some good obstacle pics! Took all the hard lines with ease...
Are you trying to convince us all that with a rig built like that there are still hard lines?

Now the "with ease" part is much more believable.

Thats one kick ass ride for sure

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rig looks awesome...some wide azz tires!

and D-rings on the axle???

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Sick looking rig, love to have mine look like that some day.
Little off topic, but what kind of watch is that? Been looking for an altimeter/watch for hiking.
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rig looks awesome...some wide azz tires!

and D-rings on the axle???
The D-Rings are for trailer transport. For when I have to move my trailer house around because the foundation is sinking.

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Sick looking rig, love to have mine look like that some day.
Little off topic, but what kind of watch is that? Been looking for an altimeter/watch for hiking.
It's a SUUNTO. There are several different models with specific features. Some for diving, some with heart rate monitors, etc...
Mine is the Mountaineering model so it has Altimeter, Compass, Barometric Psi, Temp, Incline and Decline rate recording, stop, timer, and a bunch of other stuff I can't figure out.
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Sick looking rig, love to have mine look like that some day.
Little off topic, but what kind of watch is that? Been looking for an altimeter/watch for hiking.
You may also check out the Suunto X10 and the Garmin Forerunner 405 or 610. The Garmin is where it's at if you want to track heart-rate and calories, it will give you altitude but it is derived from the GPS, the Suunto has a true altimeter and GPS but no heart rate monitor.
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You may also check out the Suunto X10 and the Garmin Forerunner 405 or 610. The Garmin is where it's at if you want to track heart-rate and calories, it will give you altitude but it is derived from the GPS, the Suunto has a true altimeter and GPS but no heart rate monitor.
Unless you have heart problems, who really cares what your heart rate is? I guess it's not something that would change my climbing, biking, or playing performance.
But then again, I like to play in the mountains, drink good brew, and eat tacos... not count calories and monitor my heart rate...
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