well....I have had some time to mess around with my Stage 2 RIPP kit and I can report that I am starting to REALLY see the limitations of the 3.6L engine ...without any mods to the lower end...
When I started with the stage 1 I was reliably putting 330HP down to the wheels...then I upgraded to this Stage 2 Kit running 9 lbs of boost and was putting down 403AWD Hp ...I decided to see how far I could take it and it's been a nightmare ever since
Even though everyone was recommending that I leave things alone and stay at 9lbs..I decided to up the boost to 13LBS ...
It ran good for a very short amount of time...I started to develop issues ...I started seeing a lot of knock that we could never seem to dial out...and then I had some AF issues with it going lean...so I installed an SRT fuel pump along with a JMS Powermax fuel pump voltage booster setup
no more fuel delivery issues....then the problem migrated to the valve cover gaskets...the added boost blew though the gaskets and my Jeep is now blowing lots of oil through the Exhaust ...which in turn is throwing PO420(Cat errors) as well as blowing oil out the tailpipes.
needless to say this is probably part of the misfire/knock issues I'm having.
So I have no choice but to start dialing this thing back...unless I rebuild the lower end..which isn't worth it on a V6
I'm just hoping that I can get back to the 400HP mark without this thing detonating for good...but I am thinking realistically these 3.6L's are probably really only good for ~350ish HP to the Wheels before things start to really get complicated
I've spent so much time and money on this thing at this point and it's just not reliable that I hate to rip everything off ...but I am quickly getting to the point where I may just do that.
I really regret not just getting the SRT from the start
for those worried about voiding the warranty...don't supercharge your jeep then
I never worried about that and my dealership didn't either...they still take care of anything I need without giving me crap about the Supercharger