Has anyone installed a RIPP GEN II Supercharger on a 2011 JK? I’m looking for some advice from anyone that has experience with the Supercharger on a 2011 specifically.
Background is Jeep locked down the ECU on the 2011 so that it must be replaced to be tuned. RIPP included a new computer as part of the “2011 SC kit” programmed for the correct VIN. My question is: Did it ship with the SC Tune installed?
Hubby does all the wrenching and I agreed to “take care of the computer stuff”. Talked to RIPP on Friday about the ECU and they said it is shipped “ready to just drop in and go”. I got the Diablosport Predator set up and a back up downloaded and stored on my PC. However, I’m not sure if that is a “JK stock” program or if it has already been tuned for the SC.
The instructions shipped with the kit are great, however they assume tuning your existing ECU, not receiving a new one. I work with computers for a living and know an errant click can over write critical data, so I’m terrified of screwing up the brains of the Jeep. Logic tells me the tune was installed on the new ECU before shipping but I just want to make sure.
Yes, I have emailed RIPP and even sent the backed up file for tuning (just in case). However, they are shut down for a week and we had planned to leave in the Jeep on Friday for a weeklong vacation / road trip to Nova Scotia. The timing for this mod couldn’t have been worse! I’m like a kid on Christmas morning with a new bike I can’t ride … husband is worse!
So, has anyone rec’d a new ECU from RIPP and was it plug and play?
What's your initial impression on a 2011?
Is it standard or auto? What gear ratio and tire size?
I am contemplating a RIPP for my 2011 auto.
Standard Transmission, 35" tires, and stock Rubi gearing 4:10
After a couple of days of driving it around town the impression is: AWESOME There is a learning curve for driving it correctly ... have squeeled the tires a few times between gears without meaning to. I'm sure adjusting the driving on the trail is going to require some practice as well.
Previously, the added weight (bumpers and tires) made it puke all over itself when trying to climb a long hill or quickly merge into traffic. We're leaving tomorrow for a 10 day road trip into Canada, so will have more info after that, but the initial impression is that it is the best mod to date!