Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just wanted to see what yalls thoughts are on the new AEV supercharger vs the Ripp. I know that the AEV is maxed out at 5psi of boost. Thoughts, experiences, opinions welcome.
What rpm are you turning to do 50-80 mph with your set up?I want help solely with the upper RPM ranges at 50-80mph. Sounds like the Ripp would be better suited for that. Sounds like the Magnuson really shines in the offroad low rpm range
I was told once that a centrifugal supercharger is good for higher RPM power and the roots style blower is better for low end.With a rubicrawler and 5.38's I'm not worried about offroad it does just fine by itself. However on road my 3.8 with 40's is just absolutely effing horrible. Since I drive mine on the interstate everyday (even just to get a gallon of milk from the gas station) I want help solely with the upper RPM ranges at 50-80mph. Sounds like the Ripp would be better suited for that. Sounds like the Magnuson really shines in the offroad low rpm range
Low to mid. Thats why roots style is used on EVERY OEM application. It delivers the most benefit across the widest rpm range.I was told once that a centrifugal supercharger is good for higher RPM power and the roots style blower is better for low end.
You have a good point there, if you don't want to run a snorkel. However, water will still get into the OEM air box if you get into deep water.though I like Sprintex due to being able to run the OEM intake box since sometimes shit does happen and in this area may find yourself in water higher than you like. I sure dont want the RIPP to suck in water into that open element filter.
agreed. my buddy blew his motor with a little water in stock box. but at least the stock box is a little safer than open filter. I try to avoid it as well...but sometimes you cant. LOLYou have a good point there, if you don't want to run a snorkel. However, water will still get into the OEM air box if you get into deep water.
I just avoid water. Too many other things that can get shorted if not properly water-proofed.
I have a Supercharged 12, and I can tell you, I feel the RIPP S/C all over the powerband. It does go absolutley bonkers over 3k rpm.This is speculation on my part based on researching an SC for my 2012 JKU when it becomes available.
I'm looking for more torque in the lower rpm range for easier starts getting my heavy JKU rolling and for rock crawling. The Magnuson will provide more of the torque at a lower rpm than the RIPP. When looking at the hp/tq curves for both, the RIPP doesn't produce much more than stock output until after 3k rpm from the dyno graphs that I've seen and then it starts to provide a significant boost. I don't drive my JKU above 3k rpm very often. With my needs, I think the Magnuson will work better because it starts giving a torque boost almost immediately.
Of course with the RIPP giving more power in the higher rpm curve, it would work well for where my JKU is gutless. When I'm on the Interstate and I need to pass someone, the RIPP has the upper hand over the Magnuson. The Magnuson has already given just about max hp/tq in the mid rpm range, where the RIPP is just warming up and ready to provide extra power on demand for the passing situation or on the long steep uphill grades where I need to maintain highway speeds.
As far as boost pressure, the higher the pressure, the more stress on the internal engine components. If you are looking at more than 8 psi, you won't have a reliable engine for long. IMO, your SC choice mainly depends on how you drive and what rpm range you keep your Jeep in the most.
the RIPP shines off-road too. You just need to know how to apply its power. I took the truck cross country to Moab as soon as the S/C was bolted on and in 4 LO 1st gear, I let the RPM build and she will climb anything. No need to punch the gas. I can completely creep up very steep inclines.Proper gearing is a must for slow speed crawling.
The RIPP really shines on-road, which is where most of us probably spend our time anyways. I used to be scared of the interstate because the damn 3.8 couldn't get out of its own way. Then I put a RIPP SC on it, and I have plenty of power to accelerate and pass, even in the mountains.
Off-road, that's where 5.38 gears and the Rubi 4:1 TC come into play. Plenty enough torque to go over anything.
Note: I'm running 37's, 5.38's and an auto, for comparison. At 70mph, I'm showing 2450 RPM's.
Agreed! Still on the fence for me too!This is great info for us who are on the fence as to which system to choose. Keep it coming!