Has anyone supercharged their JL yet?

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I was just watching some Ripp supercharger videos and they attain some impressive gains.

Have any of you taken the plunge or driving a supercharged Wrangler?





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I was just watching some Ripp supercharger videos and they attain some impressive gains.

Have any of you taken the plunge or driving a supercharged Wrangler?
I had every intention of going the supercharger route off of the showroom floor, but after experiencing the power of a fresh engine (I'm coming out of a '12 Manual Sport with highway gears), I decided to wait... for now. The new Rubicon has impressed me.

The RIPP has excellent numbers, though numbers alone shouldn't be the only factor we consider. For the record, I really want the RIPP, it's just that some of the hard-core guys recommend something that provides instant power vs. needing to spool a bit. Like you, I'm eager to hear the various opinions of the current/upcoming options.

Here's the thread on the topic within this forum: https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/ripp-supercharger-for-2018-3-6.2745/
 
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I had every intention of going the supercharger route off of the showroom floor, but after experiencing the power of a fresh engine (I'm coming out of a '12 Manual Sport with highway gears), I decided to wait... for now. The new Rubicon has impressed me.

The RIPP has excellent numbers, though numbers alone shouldn't be the only factor we consider. For the record, I really want the RIPP, it's just that some of the hard-core guys recommend something that provides instant power vs. needing to spool a bit. Like you, I'm eager to hear the various opinions of the current/upcoming options.

Here's the thread on the topic within this forum: https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/ripp-supercharger-for-2018-3-6.2745/
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I have a Sahara jl and recently put in a afe cold air intake... but I'm waiting on a supercharger from ripp to build one for the jl... so my question is.. can you fit in a supercharger and a cold air intake in a 3.6l jl??? And would that cause any problem with the engine with too much airflow?
 

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While my jeep is still being built, I do plan to go supercharger down the road. I was told by a mod dealer that they recommend at least 1000 miles on the vehicle before adding one. However, I may go for a bit before I do anything, just to make sure I don't run into some kind of warranty repair.
 

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My rubicon was going to Petty’s garage right from my selling dealer but there wasn’t anything available at that time so I’m still on hold. There is no adapter for our 8 speed to any of the V8 hemi motors as of may so I was considering an edelbrock S/C when available. The holdup was tuning for the 8 speed last I heard.
 

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I hope to one day, the 8 speed and 3.6 charged is handily putting down V8 numbers for 8 k of investment. And the trasmission is the real key to that. Thats a real reason not to get a 2.0. Its going to have a celing as far as safe power goes. Safe to say the right blower or turbo and the 3.6 will put out Raptor numbers.
 

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I hope to one day, the 8 speed and 3.6 charged is handily putting down V8 numbers for 8 k of investment. And the trasmission is the real key to that. Thats a real reason not to get a 2.0. Its going to have a celing as far as safe power goes. Safe to say the right blower or turbo and the 3.6 will put out Raptor numbers.
The Raptor makes 500 lbs/ft of torque stock. The only way to get that with the Pentastar V6 would be to mount two Pentastar V6 engines in series.

A blower on a 3.6L isn't going to feel or perform anywhere remotely close to a healthy V8 either.

I do think it would be PLENTY fast enough with a blower and would be a fun Jeep, but guys need to be realistic with their expectations.
 

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The Raptor makes 500 lbs/ft of torque stock. The only way to get that with the Pentastar V6 would be to mount two Pentastar V6 engines in series.

A blower on a 3.6L isn't going to feel or perform anywhere remotely close to a healthy V8 either.

I do think it would be PLENTY fast enough with a blower and would be a fun Jeep, but guys need to be realistic with their expectations.
 

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Yeah I've seen that video. That's a 5.3L GM engine...one of the oldest V8s still on the market with the lowest output in a V8.

Run that Sprintex Wrangler against a Durango R/T 392, F-150 5.0, or any modern V8 and let me know how that goes.
 

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Yeah I've seen that video. That's a 5.3L GM engine...one of the oldest V8s still on the market with the lowest output in a V8.

Run that Sprintex Wrangler against a Durango R/T 392, F-150 5.0, or any modern V8 and let me know how that goes.
This is what you said: [A blower on a 3.6L isn't going to feel or perform anywhere remotely close to a healthy V8 either.]

I guess we have a different concept of remotely.
 

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