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Old 02-01-2006
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I sell Whipples and wouldnt recoomend dropping the money on one. I sold 3 in the month of December just before the price increase. I had problem after problem with damaged parts getting to my customer and then one was supposed to go to Washington and ended up arriving at my house in FL!

Whipple had bad housings and other problems with the internals on the blowers thus causing a huge back up and then back ordering started. V8 kits got to be a 6 month back order and then Whipple not even accepting orders. Now we have a member here who has problems with his Whipple.

For 3300 I would NOT buy a whipple right now and just go big.
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You can't elaborate? I'm just curious as most people that have a whipple love thier whipple. This applies to the 3.0. Who knows outside of that platform.
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Get the lift Whipple's price is a heartbreaker.
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i say get the superlift and then buy more mods with the left over money or use the leftover money to get you half way to the whipple.
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You can't elaborate? I'm just curious as most people that have a whipple love thier whipple. This applies to the 3.0. Who knows outside of that platform.
Good blower, runs on the hot side, but then again a nice piece. I have had a lot of experience with Whipples on big engines (502cid/500hp stock). IMO the ProChargers are better, and cost less in most cases.

There are big problems currently with the supplier Lycoming (sp). One of those whos ***** is bigger deals.
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Good blower, runs on the hot side, but then again a nice piece.

There are big problems currently with the supplier Lycoming (sp). One of those whos ***** is bigger deals.
I knew there were some parts shortages from Sweden. When I spoke with them in the past the 3.0 had no effected parts. It was like the 3.0 was the only charger that IS shipping prompt. This is back from November.
It'll all get worked out in the wash.
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I knew there were some parts shortages from Sweden. When I spoke with them in the past the 3.0 had no effected parts. It was like the 3.0 was the only charger that IS shipping prompt. This is back from November.
It'll all get worked out in the wash.

I talked to Dustin a week or two ago.
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what is the DBR kit and what lifts are there for a 99 ranger 4x4 i want the rcd because of the coilovers and they come with better shocks and the people i called told me the RCD was better it would not break as easy as the other ones. i would realy like to know what other lifts are out there
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rcd says it will not work on a truck with pulse vaccuum hubs. make sure you dont have pulse vaccuum hubs.

idk much about the DBR, it increases travel, but does not lift the truck. runs about 5k at minimum

Superlift is your only other option and i think it is plenty strong, alot of people have beat the crap out of that lift.
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the RCD can work with pulse vaccum hubs i called RCD and the shop that will be installing it alreadt said no problem i know about the super lift and there is also the trailmaster lift about the same as the superlift. i will go with the RCD just because i realy dont know why.
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Are u going to get the RCD traction bars also?
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RCD traction bars what are they?
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maby i dont know if i have the money is it worth it
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A local guy had a 3.0 in his tremor anc complained when he couldnt keep up with Me, Shybry, FMD and others.. He bought a whipple.. Still had the same problems. Would up doing a 4.0 swap as it was roughly the same power, but MUCH better gas milage.
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rcd says it will not work on a truck with pulse vaccuum hubs. make sure you dont have pulse vaccuum hubs.

idk much about the DBR, it increases travel, but does not lift the truck. runs about 5k at minimum

Superlift is your only other option and i think it is plenty strong, alot of people have beat the crap out of that lift.
The RCD lift can have the knuckles machined for the pulse vacuum hubs... several threads on it over at ORR.com.

That being said, the Superlift kit is a beast! Mine survived rolling the truck 3 times and is still in good shape!
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