At first I thought this was an April Fools joke, but it was posted a few days late.Let's consider a RIPP supercharger.
If handled correctly, it won't void warranty, and it doesn't have any negative side effects on the V6 engine and components. In fact, baseline you'll see 1.5MPG avg increase, up to a max of 8MPG increase, depending on driving patterns. Of course there is also an increase of 200+horsepower, and 150ftlb of torque. They run around 5k for other vehicles but could be higher as they're not yet available for JT.
I bet I could make some of that money back on the drag strip against some raptor or charger owners.
What do you guys think? To me, right now, it's a no-brainer.
To educate my n00b self, do you happen to have links to this proof? I remember on this forum one incident where a turbo blew up someone's engine but I'm dubious they weren't fiddling too much with the tune. Are there incidents over on the wrangler forums or elsewhere I haven't seen?Forced induction has proven to be risky on this engine, due to it's aluminum block, open deck design, and already very high compression.
You're assuming that the stock tune runs a consistent 14.7:1 AF ratio. If stock tune is running 11:1 and the RIPP tune runs 13:1, then theoretically the RIPP tune will allow you to gain MPG. This of course ignores all other variables that go into tuning (such as if it's a safe AF ratio for the engine)You won't gain MPG, you'll lose it. It's the stoichiometric ratio. More air in = more fuel in. It's that simple.
It must be the Missouri hills where I live but I'm lucky to get 17mpg. It's more like 16mpg consistently.I've been enjoying RIPPs YouTube on the JL and 3.6s. They did show some steady torque increases from idle. Gonna be fun to see how FCA and Mopar respond in a few years for a V-8. The 3.6 and 8 sped are fun, quick w 4.10 and stock tires , 23-23 MPG, but It's no V-8 (2103 F150 302). I still love it though!
The newer ZF-based 8-speed transmissions FCA is using now are put behind everything from Wranglers to Rams to Challenger Hellcats. I don't think handling power is ever going to be a concern for the transmissions.The key will be making the transmission live behind the added torque and not blow up.