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I was thinking of a bds lift kit ( with 35s) or supercharger and realistically could i get a supercharger for a daily driver. I drive 34 miles round trip to and from work ( with riding my motorcycle some days ) mostly highway.

What brand supercharger should / could i go with ( even if it isn't the most power gain ) and what extra cost beside the kit would i need to replace to keep it reliable?

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Your two options for a supercharger are the Ripp or the Procharger, both are centrifugal superchargers and will be gentler on your transmission compared to a roots/twin screw style like that Maggy, also I wouldn't ever go near hennessey with a hemi, they are so overpriced it's not funny.

You will be looking for a transmission as well in the long term with any supercharger. There are several of us who are running 'chargers with a L&M trans and Mike is awesome to deal with and tuning is done through Josh at HHP.
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Your two options for a supercharger are the Ripp or the Procharger, both are centrifugal superchargers and will be gentler on your transmission compared to a roots/twin screw style like that Maggy, also I wouldn't ever go near hennessey with a hemi, they are so overpriced it's not funny.

You will be looking for a transmission as well in the long term with any supercharger. There are several of us who are running 'chargers with a L&M trans and Mike is awesome to deal with and tuning is done through Josh at HHP.
THanks for the info, after getting a supercharger system how much must be spent to get it driving? With a knowing of a list of parts that need to be changed after?

Are we talking kit 5k, install 2k?, Misc Parts 3k?
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Your two options for a supercharger are the Ripp or the Procharger, both are centrifugal superchargers and will be gentler on your transmission compared to a roots/twin screw style like that Maggy, also I wouldn't ever go near hennessey with a hemi, they are so overpriced it's not funny.

You will be looking for a transmission as well in the long term with any supercharger. There are several of us who are running 'chargers with a L&M trans and Mike is awesome to deal with and tuning is done through Josh at HHP.
X2 on all points

I have a Ripp Kit and have been running for over 3 weeks on the stock trans,
but an L&M customs built trans ready to go in any day now.



Some other toys to consider are a Water/Meth kit (Boost Insurance) $300-$400
and a Triple Gauge pod with Boost, Fuel Pressure and WideBand. ($800-$900)



Daily driving is no different than stock until the go pedal hits just past 1/3rd pressure then I watch the boost gauge roll over from vac to boost and it feels like a monster that just wants to GO!


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If a Bimmer pulls up beside me at a stop light tho, I put her in 4-auto (AWD)
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Also ride for my commute when the weather permits to offset fuel costs

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With this information then it seems
Rip Kit: $4,899.95 ( assume works with 2012 dodge? )

Water/Meth kit (Boost Insurance) $300-$400 ( best place to buy )?

Then for a shop to install and tune, Would this be all i need to start?


Edit: i do have full magnaflow cat back exhaust already. I would love to have both 6inch lift on 35s and this. Trying to figure out best way to do it
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THanks for the info, after getting a supercharger system how much must be spent to get it driving? With a knowing of a list of parts that need to be changed after?

Are we talking kit 5k, install 2k?, Misc Parts 3k?
I paid $4k (Cinco De Mayo sale limited to 5 units only)
comes with diablo tuner preloaded with tuning.

If you have a diablo tuner already you get a $300 credit and they email you a tune

Install free, 100% driveway install with basic hand tools
only extra parts needed were $80 for 1 stage colder spark plugs

Built for Boost Transmission $2500-$3000









I'm no mechanic, but if you can install a CAI, an Alternator and spark plugs...you can do a Ripp install
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I got my Water/Meth Kit here: http://www.alcoholinjectionsystems.com/

Stage 1 kit that taps into your existing washer fluid tank is $299
just installed mine on the weekend, super easy to DIY.

I have a Magnaflow CatBack, but also JBA shorty headers
Going to gut my stock cats next since the rear o2 sensors have been tuned out.

The Kit comes with a JET 180º T-Stat, but you should seriously consider the E-Fan Mod too.
(deletes mechanical clutch fan, shroud and a/c condenser fan and install one BigAss E-Fan,
same as the one the V6 Rams use as their only fan)

You need to remove the clutch fan to install the kit anyway, the e-fan free's up room for sc install,
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Amazon or Rock Auto sell the TYC fan for $112-$116

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Your two options for a supercharger are the Ripp or the Procharger, both are centrifugal superchargers and will be gentler on your transmission compared to a roots/twin screw style like that Maggy, also I wouldn't ever go near hennessey with a hemi, they are so overpriced it's not funny.

You will be looking for a transmission as well in the long term with any supercharger. There are several of us who are running 'chargers with a L&M trans and Mike is awesome to deal with and tuning is done through Josh at HHP.
This guy ^^^ knows his stuff among many other here
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I got my Water/Meth Kit here:

The bad news...no tuning for 2012 Rams from Ripp yet
Should i go with another kit because of this? How will this effect it? Or does that mean i will have to get it dyno and a custom map done? What are my options?
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