Hey All i am new to owning my first vehicle, A 2006 jeep Wrangler 4.0 6 Speed manual. I've read up on alot of things you can do to it to make it more powerful, but i am not looking into dropping 4K into a sidewinder turbo. I've read about power chips but they do not increase much horsepower or fuel economy.
So i was wondering if any of you people new of a cheap alternative, maybe dropping a bigger intake and upgrading the exhaust? Any advice would be appreciated.
So i was wondering if any of you people new of a cheap alternative
best alternative i know of is get on a diet. only drive with 1/2 tank of fuel at most to save weight. remove the spare tire, carpet, passenger seat and back seat. never use the A/C. remove any tools or unused items, including the seat belts for the seats you removed, and the A/C compressor & all hardware. add no aftermarket suspension, armor or accessories. run 28-29" tires.
for the best mileage use hyper-mile techniques in conjunction with above. always accelerate as slow as possible, coast as much as possible, dont stop unless you have to, no left turns, etc.
you could try ditching the hard top & hard doors if equipped. use full soft doors with a fastback soft top. you'll save weight but the drag coefficient will go up, so hard doors/hard top may actually be more efficient.
you could try nitrous injection for more horsepower. a kit could be put together fairly cheaply. but beware, the likelyhood you will melt your motor increases dramatically, and they can only be used at wide open throttle at high RPMs. so if you're looking to increase your horsepower for a short period of time, at the expense of a $3000+ motor, that is an cheap alternative.
Op, there really is no simple way to achieve more power or better fuel economy. The first (and biggest) problem is that a Jeep is as aerodynamic as a brick.
As stated above, the best option is to regear. You can put a turbo or supercharger on, however that gets expensive. Loosing weight means removing things you might need or enjoy.
Personally, I understand it's a Jeep and will not win any races. This is why I have other vehicles to go fast in.