I'm a complete newbie to V8's much less SC them, and before I went RIPP I read lots of stuff on the Net and watched a series of YouTube videos on the various design options.
In the end I was convinced by the RIPP setup as I wanted something:
- reliable (also RIPP said if the SC ever failed you can still run the car without the SC)
- quiet (well it is now I've got the new BOV)
- Good Performance increase without breaking stock drive train
- Best price / performance (I'm not after the "most" I could get at the expense of the above)
This is what Vortec says on the differences
... though I also figured at the end of the day it did not matter which tech was used without starting to replace other components. At the end of they day you are only going to get a mild boost before stuff starts to break or need upgrading so the other factors I listed were more important.
I've very pleased with my result, and if you are in the region drop by for a test drive.
Edit - I should say I'm NOT after the fastest truck on the drag strip. I may do this once for fun to see what it can do, but as I'm on public roads it more about responsiveness. Oddly, when my Wife drives the Jeep she now thinks it is now a better drive with the SC on, she thought prior to the SC it was a bit skittish. Don't get me wrong, she is no fan when I drive it! Also, she did not like the noise of the old BOV (my family have nick named it the "Baby Eater" given the screaming noise the BOV made).
It is the best car I have owned.