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Hi everyone,

I've been a lurker for the past 5 years. I figured it's time to get in the mix. I'm the proud owner of a 2014 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus in Granite Crystal. My excitement for my car has been rejuvenated with the recent installation of a RIPP supercharger back in April of this year. I know the old saying, "if no picture it didn't happen", so I attached a photo of the engine bay. The performance gain is amazing, probably something just over 400 whp, but I haven't had it dyno'd yet to confirm.

I currently have one of the canned tunes provided by RIPP installed and I have to say it's pretty spot on, but I have one minor concern. When cruising at highway speeds, I noticed that the gas pedal is super sensitive now. Sometimes with the slightest change of the pedal position, I feel a little jolt. Not sure how else to explain it. It almost feels like a skip, but no errors are being thrown. I'm pretty sure it has to do with the pedal position because it doesn't happen when I use cruise control.

I'm just curious to see if there's anyone on the forum who has also had a 2011-2014 RIPP installation and experienced the same sort of thing. Should I be concerned about damage being done to the engine/tranny or just drive the damn thing? Maybe it's something that can be resolved with some tuning. Curious to know what folks think.
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Nice!! congrats on getting it supercharged!! I'm sure it made it even more super fun to drive!

I've been spending a lot of time recently reading on supercharging and comparing different brands and designs, not to mention, trying to find a place where there's enough in house expertise to perform such a job.
 

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I like to see a supercharged 3.6L. I'm not sure about your particular issue, but I suspect the Ripp supplied tune is good, but a good tuner with logging could get you better HP and driveability. Only other Ripp I am familiar with is @MSwezey , but not seen any posts for a while, looks like he sold it


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Hi everyone,

I've been a lurker for the past 5 years. I figured it's time to get in the mix. I'm the proud owner of a 2014 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus in Granite Crystal. My excitement for my car has been rejuvenated with the recent installation of a RIPP supercharger back in April of this year. I know the old saying, "if no picture it didn't happen", so I attached a photo of the engine bay. The performance gain is amazing, probably something just over 400 whp, but I haven't had it dyno'd yet to confirm.

I currently have one of the canned tunes provided by RIPP installed and I have to say it's pretty spot on, but I have one minor concern. When cruising at highway speeds, I noticed that the gas pedal is super sensitive now. Sometimes with the slightest change of the pedal position, I feel a little jolt. Not sure how else to explain it. It almost feels like a skip, but no errors are being thrown. I'm pretty sure it has to do with the pedal position because it doesn't happen when I use cruise control.

I'm just curious to see if there's anyone on the forum who has also had a 2011-2014 RIPP installation and experienced the same sort of thing. Should I be concerned about damage being done to the engine/tranny or just drive the damn thing? Maybe it's something that can be resolved with some tuning. Curious to know what folks think. View attachment 976235
I myself have the Ripp supercharger installed on my 2017 3.6l challenger. It’s power gain is truly awesome! I was having a similar issue with a slight jolt every so often when cruising at highway speed. With as good as the tunes are that came installed with the full setup, I recommend getting tour car tuned on a dyno and having your shift points adjusted. Made a world of difference to me and managed to cram an extra 40+- hp (without too much stress on engine and drive train). Hope this is helpful! 😁 enjoy! I know I love mine !
 

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Welcome to Challengertalk ;) Thanks for the reply, and congrats on your boosted V6 as well

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Wow A boosted V6 Challenger...pretty nice. How much torque do you think you gained though? I mean do you now feel like V8 punch with this thing now? Pretty awesome!
 

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Wow A boosted V6 Challenger...pretty nice. How much torque do you think you gained though? I mean do you now feel like V8 punch with this thing now? Pretty awesome!
I am actually pushing right around what a stock 392 hemi is putting down (to the wheels) dyno’d at 447hp and 429 lb ft. Torque👍🏼 Definitely feel the power difference! Only thing missing is the classic V8 roar of course. But I definitely don’t regret the decision and love the look on a V8 owners face when I can keep up or even beat them in a quick freeway race or from a stop light. Haven’t had it on the track yet. Top speed so far I’ve had it up to 172, wouldnt reccommend pushing it that far all the time, but definitely gets up there with ease, 0-60 in 4.4 sec😎
 

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I myself have the Ripp supercharger installed on my 2017 3.6l challenger. It’s power gain is truly awesome! I was having a similar issue with a slight jolt every so often when cruising at highway speed. With as good as the tunes are that came installed with the full setup, I recommend getting tour car tuned on a dyno and having your shift points adjusted. Made a world of difference to me and managed to cram an extra 40+- hp (without too much stress on engine and drive train). Hope this is helpful! 😁 enjoy! I know I love mine !
Thanks for all your responses. I think my next step is to get my car on a Dyno and have some fine tuning done as some of you have suggested. Unfortunately, the scheduling for the shop I have in mind is like a month out. I'll keep everyone posted.
 

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Wow A boosted V6 Challenger...pretty nice. How much torque do you think you gained though? I mean do you now feel like V8 punch with this thing now? Pretty awesome!
I myself have the Ripp supercharger installed on my 2017 3.6l challenger. It’s power gain is truly awesome! I was having a similar issue with a slight jolt every so often when cruising at highway speed. With as good as the tunes are that came installed with the full setup, I recommend getting tour car tuned on a dyno and having your shift points adjusted. Made a world of difference to me and managed to cram an extra 40+- hp (without too much stress on engine and drive train). Hope this is helpful! 😁 enjoy! I know I love mine !
@RippedYellowJacket17 - Thanks for your response. Just something to add. A couple of weekends ago, the car did throw a P0300 error (random multi-cylinder misfire). Did your engine light ever come on before getting the additional tune? Just curious. The shop that did the install went through the car and couldn't fine any mechanical issues. I erased the error, but it hasn't come on since. Let me know.
 

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I am actually pushing right around what a stock 392 hemi is putting down (to the wheels) dyno’d at 447hp and 429 lb ft. Torque👍🏼 Definitely feel the power difference! Only thing missing is the classic V8 roar of course. But I definitely don’t regret the decision and love the look on a V8 owners face when I can keep up or even beat them in a quick freeway race or from a stop light. Haven’t had it on the track yet. Top speed so far I’ve had it up to 172, wouldnt reccommend pushing it that far all the time, but definitely gets up there with ease, 0-60 in 4.4 sec😎
Congrats. That is some impressive numbers from a 3.6

Can you share with us what it cost to get there? Obviously there is spercharger kit, install and tune. Do you have aftermarket exhaust?
I think it would be helpful for other V6 owners to know just what the actual "all in" cost is.
 

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Awesome numbers guys. How does having the 3.6 supercharged affect things like sport mode? I've been reading up on RIPP supercharger and Prodigy twin turbo for my 19 GT. I assume those HP numbers are with a completely stock 3.6 engine?
 

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I'm late to the party but hello RIPP fam

@RippedYellowJacket17 impressive numbers! Where did you get your Dyno'd and tuned? Please tell me it's somewhere in California 🙏

@Granite State Challenger I also get the P0300 error code intermittently. I assume it's the O2 sensor. You may have posted elsewhere but did you end up getting it Dyno'd and tuned?
 

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I'm late to the party but hello RIPP fam

@RippedYellowJacket17 impressive numbers! Where did you get your Dyno'd and tuned? Please tell me it's somewhere in California 🙏

@Granite State Challenger I also get the P0300 error code intermittently. I assume it's the O2 sensor. You may have posted elsewhere but did you end up getting it Dyno'd and tuned?
Hi Challlo, Welcome to the RIPP family. I finally did have my car Dyno'd and tuned. As it turned, the tune RIPP provided was causing the engine to run too rich pretty much all the time which was causing the mis-fire. The shop I went to was able to clean up the tune. My car is now putting 382hp and 315 ft lbs of torque to the wheels. I know these numbers aren't as impressive as some others, but I'm still happy with the gains and the car runs great. Everything else on my car is stock and it was dyno'd on a hot day. Not sure how much that factors in, but that's my story for the lower numbers. Ha! Bottom line, you'll definitely should get your car tuned. I wouldn't rely on the canned tune from RIPP. Best of luck and have fun with your new set up. My car is currently in storage for winter and I'm already itching to get it out again.
 

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Hi Challlo, Welcome to the RIPP family. I finally did have my car Dyno'd and tuned. As it turned, the tune RIPP provided was causing the engine to run too rich pretty much all the time which was causing the mis-fire. The shop I went to was able to clean up the tune. My car is now putting 382hp and 315 ft lbs of torque to the wheels. I know these numbers aren't as impressive as some others, but I'm still happy with the gains and the car runs great. Everything else on my car is stock and it was dyno'd on a hot day. Not sure how much that factors in, but that's my story for the lower numbers. Ha! Bottom line, you'll definitely should get your car tuned. I wouldn't rely on the canned tune from RIPP. Best of luck and have fun with your new set up. My car is currently in storage for winter and I'm already itching to get it out again.
I think you can definitely squeeze a lot more power out of your Challenger.
I had the same issue with running too rich on the RIPP tune so the shop tuned it for an additional fee.
I got mine installed in August 2019. I'm sitting at 430whp and 341 torque. My best 0-60 is 4.7.

I came across this thread in search of anyone else with a RIPP supercharger having issues with their exhaust sounding crappy lol. I have the Borla s-type and it sounded great before the supercharger but now the noise between gears is either a loud pop or a series of 6-7 baby farts lol.
I really don't want to swap out the whole catback so I was looking for someone that had the same issue and found a quick solution.
Did you run into this as well?
 

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I think you can definitely squeeze a lot more power out of your Challenger.
I had the same issue with running too rich on the RIPP tune so the shop tuned it for an additional fee.
I got mine installed in August 2019. I'm sitting at 430whp and 341 torque. My best 0-60 is 4.7.

I came across this thread in search of anyone else with a RIPP supercharger having issues with their exhaust sounding crappy lol. I have the Borla s-type and it sounded great before the supercharger but now the noise between gears is either a loud pop or a series of 6-7 baby farts lol.
I really don't want to swap out the whole catback so I was looking for someone that had the same issue and found a quick solution.
Did you run into this as well?
I'm still running with the stock exhaust. I haven't had the issue with the loud popping.
 

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Really?! That's the ultimate sleeper!

I don't mind the loud popping. It's the series of baby farts that don't sound good. I guess I'll just take it to the muffler shop and experiment.
I thought it was the ultimate sleeper until I saw an SRT8 owner checking out the inner cooler. When he saw me, he said "Whatcha got going on under the hood?" Busted!
 
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