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The woman of the house gave me the go ahead but I was wander if anyone has any reviews or info on these modifications?
 

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Only thing I can offer up is that I want one
 

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Sadly I can offer no insight into this product for you. But the principal of using forced induction on an engine is a wonderful idea, so long as the power level is not so high, parts just break. My daily driver car has a turbo, and its easy to drive, reliable, and makes good power for such a small displacement engine. Reading the literature on their website, it seems the kit is complete, easy to install, and is not trying to force such drastic power gains, that its just a disaster about to happen. Those are still very small power numbers for the engines size.its the drivers choice to then be gentle, or not on components. If spinning to hard and something suddenly grabs, anything can break. So just do not abuse it with rough shifts, or overly aggresive tire spin if there is a chance that the tire could suddenly grab onto a good surface. I track day, and drag strip my car, and then after stop in it for groceries. The key is I drive it hard, but not just abuse it for no reason.
 

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Question is, what are you trying to accomplish with the boost?
If it is for more power off road, the better money would be spent on gears and tires. The supercharger is just one more thing that could fail in the most remote place you can think of. Murphy's Law. Your stock engine can make more than enough power to get you up a mountain, it's traction and gearing that holds you back in a Jeep.
If it is for street performance and enhanced mileage, that is a good modification.
What are your intentions with your Jeep?
 

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Right now it is my DD but in time I'd like to make it a crawler
 

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More power is always a good thing.. I like the blower over gearing in a dual purpose or dd simply because with a blower/turbo if you stay off the gas in normal driving you have same economy.. However with gears you will lose mpg no matter what at same speeds as before.
 

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A little older post, but in case anyone looks it up....after installing it on my JK the power increase is significant and noticeable. I no longer have to downshift on the hills and actually have power back for 6th gear to accelerate. Haven't tested out the torque increase for off-road yet, but the on-road performance and power increase has been great! Install was very "step by step" with the RIPP instruction manual (included detailed color photos), and took less than six hours to install! Take your time with it and will be good to go with no error codes....each time you start the jeep up it will increase a little in RPMs but will settle back down to lower RPMs before you start driving. (mine goes up to 1300 rpms, and it settles back down to about 700rms).
 

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Every time I have been wheeling I don't think I had my rpm much over idle. I have had to replace one set of tires due to the tires getting torn up. Jeeps don't need a supercharger on the steet since there is so many other choices of cars to build up for the street. There are so many other upgrades needed for off roading that would be in line before a super charger. Even if you made a list of desirable upgrades then prioritized the list. the super charger would fall to the bottom of the list. If you want a street machine then ...
 

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Every time I have been wheeling I don't think I had my rpm much over idle. I have had to replace one set of tires due to the tires getting torn up. Jeeps don't need a supercharger on the steet since there is so many other choices of cars to build up for the street. There are so many other upgrades needed for off roading that would be in line before a super charger. Even if you made a list of desirable upgrades then prioritized the list. the super charger would fall to the bottom of the list. If you want a street machine then ...
Priorities differ from person to person. Not everyone can afford (2) vehicles so the jeep fills both duties, DD and off-road. I could have used more power more times then I can count in my JK on and off road.
 
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