Originally Posted by jmone
The engineers have done there thing which turns out to be:
- Inspection : Passed
- Multiple Brake Tests (Loaded / Unloaded) : Passed
- Multiple Noise Tests : Passed
The equipment used included camera's, GPS units, laptops, sound metres etc etc. Took about 4 hours.
They liked the look of the kit and had no issues with it. Only comments were in general that:
- a cold air feed would help (I pointed out that once moving the Air Temp is only 6-7C above ambient)
- one of the sensors go thought a rubber pipe not the stainless and it may be a point where boost could be lost (I pointed out that we are only talking 5-6psi).
One thing that are looking at is if I need to fit a shield over the Air Filter (something about legislation being changed on this), but apparently that would not be a big thing.
The testing was done on a drag strip (Western Sydney) and while they would not let "me" have a go (or sit in the car), I did "convince" them to do one 400m run. Nothing to special with a 4.2sec 0-100 (hot days, lots of weight and a couple of hours running the car) ... but at least I've now got some other figures on my SRT apps of:
- 200m = 8.1sec @ 147km/h (91mph)
- 400m = 12.6sec @ 180km/h (112mph)
...now all I need is to pass the emissions test tomorrow.
Great thread! I've been following it for a few months now.
I'd been talking with RIPP about their SC for my 5.7L Overland, but I wasn't sure how much work I'd need to do to make it legal in Australia and how helpful they'd be in that regard. After following your thread I've been very impressed with their customer service and attention to detail!
While I'm still interested in the kit for the 5.7L, (my off-road Jeep) I've now decided to buy a 2015 Black SRT. I take delivery later this month, and passed on your experience, one of my first mods is going to be the RIPP SC.
A few questions...
Did the engineers tell you whether all of these test would need to be performed again for each vehicle? Or would certain tests, like the braking only need to be done for the first vehicle?
Now that you've passed the tests, is the next step getting your official mod plate, or are there other steps that need to be done?
Has adding the SC effected your insurance at all?
Has RIPP mentioned whether they thought exhaust mods would help increase performance very much? I'd been planning to install some Kooks headers, high flow cats and a Corsa exhaust.
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