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Mrs Planman gets a RIPP GEN2 Supercharger V3 Si-Trim Stage 2 Kit on her JK

The wife's 08 Rubi Unlimited automatic sits on 37s with a Teraflex long arm, EVO front coilovers, and rear EVOLever coilovers system.

When we bought it, it was about 1 year old, with less than 2k miles. EVO had built it with the suspension and 5.13 gears with 37s. To correct the speedometer, it had an AEV ProCal. For a little extra performance and to work with the EVOLever system, it had a Rancho catback.

Driving it back to Montana from Orange County, California, it didn't take very long before we were reminded of how bad a match the 3.8L is with the 42RLE automatic transmission. It sucked. The tranny would hunt for gears on inclines or with strong crosswinds.

Shortly after bringing it home, I upgraded to a Superchips Flashpaq towing tune, a K&N drop-in air filter, and switched out her 37" KM2s on Walker Evans beadlocks for lighter, 37" old-style MTRs (load range C) on 15" steel wheels.

These mods made considerable difference in performance, but freeway driving in Montana was still a disappointment.

Eventually, we pulled the 5.13s and installed 5.38s. The difference of the extra 150 rpm at highway speeds really helped, and overall fuel economy improved due to reduced tranny downshifting.

I had to reinstall the heavier tires with 17" aluminum wheels on her JK to clear upgraded front brakes.


Fast foward to wheeling with Co4Lo in Colorado last fall, and I saw how well his RIPP supercharger worked. I was intrigued. Years ago, I had an Avenger supercharged TJ with 4.88s on 35s that was a blast to drive, although it wasn't easy to tune for the altitudes of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, etc.

Fast forward to EJS '12, and I spent a good amount of time wheeling along side several RIPP supercharged JKs. I was impressed, and I decided that my 2dr should have one.

And...I realized that if my JK had one, my wife would expect the same treatment for her JK.


So, I recently bought two Gen2 V3 kits--one for each JK.

This thread will be for the install on my wife's JK--she gets hers first.

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High altitude pulley (11 psi) and belt:




Grill off and aftermarket tranny cooler relocated to make room for intercooler:





Her old Superchips Flashpaq is unloaded and returned to stock--to be used on my daughter's TJ.

The Diablosport DS Downloader program is installed on my computer.

The wife's JK stock callibration (tune) is backed up to her new, Diablosport Predator programmer, and the RIPP supercharger tunes are updated and loaded to the programmer.


The plan is to install the kit in my garage over the next couple nights.

Then, we will drive the her JK on a road trip through Yellowstone this weekend as we celebrate our 22nd anniversary.


I'll update this thread as I go with relevant pics and observations.


However, I doubt I can come close to matching this awesome install video:

RIPP Superchargers GEN2 Supercharger kit Install for Wrangler 07-2011 - YouTube


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The instructions from RIPP are very good. Combined with the above video, this isn't too hard.

I didn't get home from work until later today (Wednesday), and only had a couple hours to work on it this evening. I made it as far as removing the Plenum. The next step is switching out the injectors--step 6A of 13.

So, I should be able to finish the install tomorrow (Thursday) after work.

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it will be a big improvement! i love mine. ran it thru its paces this past weekend and in 4lo it really shines.
Install took me @ 6 hrs on my own. im sure with a extra set of hands it would have went a little quicker.
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Subscribed! I'm thinking of putting a RIPP SC on my rig. Are you putting new headers on either your rig or your wife's rig to complement the blower?


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Your wife is looking pretty dude-ish behind the wheel in those pics.

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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Subscribed! I'm thinking of putting a RIPP SC on my rig. Are you putting new headers on either your rig or your wife's rig to complement the blower?
I understand that the 11 psi pulley works best with a header, but I'm going to start out with the stock manifold.



And... I already have two kids. No adoptions in the future. :-)



And...yes... my wife lets me drive her rig from time to time. :-)


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I to don't have the headers yet. I believe there is a little fab work needed to get them to work with the rk three link long arm. For know I can say it does make enough power. A friend had the headers on his short arm and then when he switched to a long arm set up he had to take them off. With that he did notice the change in amount of power.


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If we do headers, we'll do short tubes.

I believe I could run a longer spark plug wire to avoid melting it without a heat shield.


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Will be watching this closely. Just got done installing 5.13's from 4.10's on my '07 with 35's. Lets just say I am not impressed on the highway as it still shifts out of od on overpasses. So I NEED MORE POWER.

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Very nice, I'd really love to run a RIPP blower setup and their headers on mine. Just not in the cards these days. Looking forward to the info.

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Question as well, how many miles on these JK's you will be supercharging? I have 90K on mine and was wondering if these engines could hold up to the SC after that many miles?

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Im excited to hear your reviews, id pull the trigger today but was told they surge badly is that the case?

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Question as well, how many miles on these JK's you will be supercharging? I have 90K on mine and was wondering if these engines could hold up to the SC after that many miles?
Less than 35k miles. We rarely put more than 500 miles a month on our daily drivers unless it is to go wheeling.

But, replacement engines aren't hard to find at a reasonable price.

RIPP has customers with higher mile engines.

I think we would read more engine failure threads if there were much of a problem.


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Dude, duely impressed. I'm going to have to ask for a test drive in your two door.

I'll be home the two weeks after christmas and all next summer past June. Expect a pm during those times.

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Im excited to hear your reviews, id pull the trigger today but was told they surge badly is that the case?
I read that guys at higher elevations needed the 11 psi, high altitude pulley for smooth operation.

I didn't see any surging issues at EJS or while wheeling with Co4Lo.

Co4Lo lives in Colorado Springs at a very high elevation and has really liked his RIPP with 44s and 5.38s with an automatic.

One of my close friends here in Montana just bought a used 08 built in SoCal with a RIPP, automatic, 4.10s and 33s. After bringing it home and installing the 11 psi pulley, a short tube header, and having RIPP update his tune, he really liked it. This is a guy who does custom stuff. He had planned on selling the engine and the RIPP to replace it with a 5.3 or 5.7 GM motor. Now, he has no plans to swap unless he manages to blow his stock engine--which will take a long time.

My wife's will have 37s, automatic and 5.38s.

Mine will have 40s, a 6 speed and 5.38s.

I'll report on both rigs to let you know, but after wheeling along side several RIPP'd rigs, I am confident in my purchase.


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Dude, duely impressed. I'm going to have to ask for a test drive in your two door.

I'll be home the two weeks after christmas and all next summer past June. Expect a pm during those times.
Absolutely. We have a place 30 minutes north of Billings for wheeling.


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I didn't get it finished before this weekend.

So, more updates next week.


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Planman hows the install coming? Anything to update with?

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