Ripp Supercharger Problems

The Ripp Supercharger is an accessory that uses air pressure to spin a rotor in an engine, hence increasing the vehicle’s power. The issue seems to be related to the installation process, with some Jeep cars’ superchargers failing to function properly due to inadequate support from their mounting brackets.

This has led to excessive vibration and, in extreme situations, the breakdown of the device. And RIPP superchargers are a popular aftermarket addition to vehicles that can speedily remedy this problem.

RIPP superchargers are able to boost horsepower by up to 170 without any effort, but they have a bad reputation for a number of reasons.

RIPP allows you to get more power out of your engine. As a result, if you have a larger vehicle, you should be able to find the off-road tyres and wheels you need.

The interior comfort is ensured by cutting-edge centrifugal technology. Everything required for quick set-up and optimal operation in any environment is included.

Jeep has experienced issues using Ripp Superchargers. There have been customer complaints regarding the installation and operation of these units.

In this article, we’ll talk about the most common problems with RIPP Superchargers so you’ll know how to deal with them if they happen to you.

Most Common Problems of Ripp Superchargers:

Some Jeep owners say that their Ripp Superchargers aren’t working right. Most of the time, these problems are not so bad that we can’t deal with them.

On the other hand, some users find them hard to use! Let’s look at some of the problems you might face.

Installation Issues

It’s possible that you’ll run into this issue sooner rather than later if you don’t have any prior experience installing superchargers.

You can install the Ripp supercharger yourself if you have the mechanical knowledge, and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. Incorrect installations cause a wide variety of problems.

Proper installation of this supercharger kit requires general automotive and mechanic knowledge as well as experience.

if you’re not sure if a professional installer or technician should be called in for the work. For potential assistance, you might contact a local RIPP or Vortech dealer, installers in your area.

Air-Filters Problems

Some people have issues with the RIPP superchargers’ air-filter setup. It can sound like a tremendous amount of blowing at times. Then the air filter becomes a motor-frying oil filter.

Oil may coat the chassis, the air temperature sensor, and anything else that makes it through the filter.

Furthermore, a JK-07 owner confirms that the air filter became apart from its base after 18,000 miles of use. This risk is there whenever an individual operates a vehicle that is both outdated and inefficient.

Centrifugal Technology Fails!

Failure of the RIPP centrifugal Tech can be seen in the tuning problem and the lack of excess HP at lower RPM. If you are familiar with centrifugal force or Superchargers, you should have no trouble grasping the concept at hand.

For RIPP centrifugal, the most prevalent issue is a lack of torque at low rpm. In addition, it does not provide sufficient wheel spin for low-speed acceleration. So be wary if you’re driving a large jeep, going rock crawling, or stuck in a jam.

Warranty Issues

When the warranty expires, many consumers lose faith in RIPP Superchargers and stop using them. Because installing any form of supercharger (not just a RIPP SC) will nullify your Jeep’s warranty.

As a result, you should give it some serious thought before installing RIPP to increase your engine’s output.

It’s not the best option, but if your Jeep is older and out of warranty, it might be your best bet. By reducing the amount of effort required, RIPP improves the process of towing big trailers.

HP Issue

According to RIPP, their combined power is capable of being between 140 and 170 horsepower. A genuine GM V6 owner, however, never experiences this.

It’s impossible to get a significant amount of boost if the boost gauge goes above 4 PSI. An individual who owns a 3500 Duramax truck has also voiced their agreement with this accusation against RIPP.

Transmission Issue

This transmission issue manifests itself in third and fourth gear when towing with a beast holder such as the JK-2010. After 13,000-15,000 miles, the transmission’s high gears gave out as superchargers were installed.

The transmission shifts down a gear whenever the pedals are mashed down for maximum acceleration. This problem points the finger at the centrifugal system of RIPP, the torque converter, and the clutch management.

If the Ripp Superchargers are not producing adequate centrifugal force in low rpm torque, the transmission will need to be reprogrammed.

Is RIPP SC Shortening the Lifespan of the Motor?

Several customers have voiced their dissatisfaction with the fact that Ripp SC reduces the longevity of the engine of their vehicle.

As you can see, there are a lot of changes that need to be made, such as modifying the exhaust system, the ECM, the spark injectors, and so on. This indicates that the engine must withstand a significant amount of stress.

Therefore, there is a greater possibility of your beast heart’s longevity being shortened. Even if you are operating at a safe tune, it is still possible for it to result in a catastrophic failure (if the engine isn’t in good health). This is a problem that is exclusive to SCs of any sort or brand.


RIPP Superchargers have a great fuel efficiency at highway speeds and on flat ground. In terms of environmental impact, it’s preferable than diesel fuel powering methods.

A RIPP SC requires extensive modifications, nonetheless, a modern engine can readily handle this kind of stress. Jeep drivers should also consider the coverage they have on their car.

Some owners report unit failures or missfires. Damaged cables or malfunctioning components may be the blame. Ripp is working on a remedy. Owners should check their Superchargers for damage and seal all wiring until then.

Nothing is perfect, so every part of a car has flaws. If you want to give your Jeeps more HP, RIPP SCs are still a good choice to think about.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much horsepower does a RIPP Supercharger add to a Jeep Wrangler?

Preliminary tests show an Automatic 3.6L Pentastar Jeep Wrangler Unlimited produces only 215 rear wheel HP (WHP) in stock form, RIPP Superchargers simple bolt-on solution will add 160+ additional Wheel HP (whp) in an easy 8-10 hour install.

Does a supercharger shorten engine life?

Assuming a properly tuned system, proper oil change and engine maintenance, and similar driving, supercharging generally will not shorten the life of an engine, just as is the case with OEM turbocharging (with proper cooldown for turbochargers.

Can you supercharge a V6 Jeep Wrangler?

Complete Supercharger kit for a 2015 to 2018 Jeep Wrangler equipped with the 3.6l V6

Will aftermarket supercharger void my warranty?

You will find that a supercharger will probably void your powertrain warranty but it wouldn’t void other aspects of the warranty.

Andrea Barbuti
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