Enhancing or tweaking performance of a Wrangler is an easy job but also can be quite difficult one. It all depends on a kind of modification or upgrade you are planning to do. Usually the modification carried out is to improve horsepower while some are to prolong fuel economy. But these modification, fuel economy and horsepower, are not directly proportional in their relationship. According to critics, Wrangler lacks in these fields, which gives much room to its owners to make use of Jeep Body Parts or accessories to the fullest. Knowing what you want to have from your Wrangler helps you decide what enhancements you need to install. Following are the few most common things a normal wrangler owner can do to help improve its performance.
- First off you need to put down all specs of your vehicle on a paper. Deciding what enhancements you are willing to carry out on your Wrangler. Keeping that in mind you need to put down your budget that how much you are willing to spend on these upgrades.
- One of the main things usually people do while planning off their upgrades is to change the spark plugs. With time they catch carbon which makes the sparkplugs to misfire causing a big impact on performance of your Wrangler. So all you need is a changing socket wrench with a plug adapter to pull it out. A small tip, it’s good to lubricate the plugs with a penetrating oil before removing.
- Next up is to install a new Engine Control Unit. There is a vast variety of ECU chips available, each specifically made to improve fuel economy or power. ECU chips are easily available at Jeep Parts websites and retailers. It is recommended to get them installed by professional as you might end up damaging the chip or to your Wrangler’s computer. Cost of an ECU can be several hundred dollars depending on the type of functionality you are looking forward to.
- It is recommended to change oil filter every time you do an oil change. Some of us usually over look this small thing but an oil filter does put an impact on the overall performance. To change you need to use an Oil filter wrench and remove it. Do place a catch pan to avoid any oil coming out to fall on ground coming out from filter nozzle. Now replace the oil filter with a thick walled-filter, which has more protection from off-road tracks.
Above are the most common performance enhancing tips, carried by many of jeep wrangler owners. Some may carry out enhancements like air filters, exhaust system and also jeep wheels, which do put a huge impact on performance.