No one is gonna hold your hand here man. We don't mind helping but you're not asking a specific question. Just a broad blanket one. You want to know what you can bolt on to make more power... Do searches, the info is here. No one posts how much power a mod makes because we don't have dynos. We also repect the fact that individuals have had differing experiences with products and manufacturers. Do some research, base an opinion on that, spend some time and money, get dirty. Then when you're done be happy with the results. If things don't come out the way you like you can't get butt hurt. If money is that tight, I doubt a Jeep was the right purchase.
Not looking for hand-holding here...just some more direct advice as far as THIS product goes for a beginner. Thats one aim of this forum is it not? Maybe I wasnt as clear as I should have been so thats my fault. But I mentioned the tuner and not knowing "how" to go about that. I tried to do my part. Sat here and read/reread all 12 pages of that thread. Got some info. Realize what key elements I need to work from with THIS product as a starting point.
But when it comes to the engine and ECU...cmon, cant expect someone new to the game to be able to understand or be familiar. One member did a great job of outlining WHAT can be tuned but by direct I meant HOW do I tune them? Tune them to WHAT? Some numbers, some hard quantitative info. A push in the right direction. It was not my intent to say "hey guys do this for me bc im lazy."
And as far as the Jeep not being the right purchase...idk what to say to that. Kind of a rough comment. I wasnt aware that to be able to own, or ENJOY your jeep or take part in a forum or wanting to do some simple mods it required a monetary checklist as well. And lets not forget, this mod is ONLY $130 for the TB. Im not talking lifting, tires, bumpers, axles etc...im talking about some simple mods within MY means. I hardly think a judgement is necessary here.
Im a grad student. Worked my whole life and was able to purchase my own unlimited. Lots of other priorities. Limited time to "get dirty" when im in class 5 days a week 8-5 and work on the weekends. Its my only vehicle. Cant take certain risks with it (lift, swampers, gear ratios or other mods to make it an offroad vehicle more than it already is). So my wants with it are limited for now and I will spend what I can afford to. Thats where some friendly advice comes in.
Everyone started out someplace.