300 bucks? hmmm....
performance mods near or under 300...
X's intake (300)
DC race header (300ish)
hollow out your airbox (free), K&N drop-in filter (45 at autozone), P2R throttle body spacer + 2 throttle body gaskets (100 shipped from Excelerate or 103 shipped from corsport), + P2R/Hondata Intake Manifold Gasket (45ish from corsport or excelerate)
switch your MTF over to amsoil- you will notice a difference in shifting. cost will be 19 or 20 bucks (plus the pump you'll need, you can get it from autozone for 5)
corsport shifter bushings (30)
progress rear sway bar (155, corsport)
Eibach Pro/Sportline Springs (220ish)
Corsport stainless steel brake lines (100)
Ingalls front camber kit (bolts) (35)
rear camber arms (250)
that's a lot of options. short of saving up for a hi-flow cat/race header or an exhaust, here's what I would do:
P2R spacer + gaskets (100)
P2R IMG (45)
Corsport shifter bushings (30)
drop-in filter + hollowed airbox (45)
amsoil synthetic synchromesh manual transmission fluid 5W-30 weight (plus the pump to get it into your car, 25)
front camber bolts (30)
this would be the first step, but it sets you up nicely to go anywhere. of course, you don't have to do any of that, but enjoy the options.
all the option so far sound great. I think i either want to get and intake or the header, but i just can't decide which one. My ultimate goal is 210 ish to the wheels na, until i can afford a supercharger. I just want to do things right. I am the kind of person who would rather by the right parts first and if i can't afford the right parts then i will wait. I am just itching to put something on it. Its a sickness i think... lol
absolutely cannot go wrong with IMG, spacer + gaskets. even changing your MTF to something like Amsoil or RP, you can't go wrong.
if you want something with more power, save up for the race header. buddy club or vibrant, I would think...
no. I would not recommend removing the filter element entirely.\
here's a hollowed airbox that isn't entirely done. should be sanded down another time to be totally smooth (although I highly doubt it will make that much difference- hondata made power without even sanding the airbox they hollowed out on a DC5)
whatever you do, don't mess with the MAF sensor vanes you can see in the below picture... they are there for a reason.