a Buddy and I both went with RIPP (centrifugal Vortech V-3) Kits
(4G Ram kit http://www.rippmods.com/
comes with everything you need:
- Vortech V3 Si Trim Centrifugal Supercharger (satin)
- Vortech By Pass Valve (Black)
- Diablo Sport Tuning (Intune)
- Larger injectors (Plug and Play)
- RIPP MAP sensor (Plug and Play)
- Water to air intercooler system (Light polish)
- Large heat exchange pump (Front Mounted)
- Stainless Steel Idlers
- Large 9" Air Filter (K&N)
- 180deg Thermostat
- Gates Serpentine Belt
- Polished 3.5" PIPING
- 4ply couplers (Black)
- Stainless clamps
- All Hardware
- Fully Illustrated Instructions
- 1 year warranty
Their $4k (bought on sale) kit is a DIY install with basic hand tools
(But make sure you budget an extra $4k for a Built
My post from about a month ago during the Cinco de Mayo sale...
Originally Posted by BlackRamHemi
My Buddy just pulled this morning, 170 HP Gain!
here's his best before run 320HP 375TQ
After Ripp install
almost identical truck to mine for mods (see my sig )
but his is a QC4x4, with stock TB and stock torque converter
I Placed my order a few minutes after his first pull printed out
We're both in Edmonton and have an excellent Diablo CMR tuner in Chis at CCMR in Spruve Grove, He has a ton of Hemi experience and has awesome rep for Turbo and Supercharger applications....and can even do BOTH on the same motor...
I have my RIPP kit currently sitting in my basement while MGH from L&M Customs is building a pair of built transmissions for us, complete with ATS Triple Disc 3000 stall Torque converters and a full trans tune with mega clutch pack upgrades, pump and valve body mods to bring pressure up over 200 psi for better holding power.
MGH built a Twin Turbo 4G three years ago and has done a few turbo kits and fixed the broken trans for several supercharged 4G rams.
Here's Mike's build thread... http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=83155
He confirmed with me that Vortech/Procharger centrifugal blowers deliver a more transmission friendly power flow, similar to a turbo and that the roots style like Magnacharger are the worst tranny killers for the Dodge 545RFE's.
Power at low RPM may be a Roots advantage over centrifugal,
...unfortunately that's bad news for a Ram transmission.
But no stock Ram Trans will live very long without some serious internal upgrades and the right tuning.
We'll both be at Castrol Raceway this fall looking for low 12's
EDIT: for the sake of your poll,
.. since the Ripp Vortech most closely matches the ProCharger design,
I voted that way...assuming by supercharger you mean roots style Magnacharger???
Turbo would be my second choice,
but is more expensive and install is not often a DIY project for a shade tree mechanic