Performance Wise: well most people start with engine breathing mods. unrestricting air flow frees up some horsies and are usually the way to go. A DECENT pair of headers will run you $300+ unless you check the "for sale" section and get some used of another board member. Other than that you can start with a Cold Air intake, approx $200, depending on who you go with. But if you search or even just browse the board, look at peoples signatures and youll see the most common mods.. Intake, Exhaust, Headers, that's what most people start out with. Which Companies to choose, whole other story.. There are other thing such as motor mounts, short shifter kits, Sway bars, pullies,... etc, that also give you some performance edge.blacktop said:I just purchased an 03 SE-R Spec-V, and I was wondering what should be the first mods I should do with a $500 budget. Completely stock right now.
Motor Mount Inserts are a must as said. Energy Suspension has their own Ebay store and sells them for 35 bucks with Buy It Now. You will be very satisfied and installation is rather easy. If the vibration is too much, they are easily removable. Switch the current tranny fluid to the Redline MT-90 mix as well. Between these 2, you will lose a lot of wheel hop and shift much smoother.blacktop said:I just purchased an 03 SE-R Spec-V, and I was wondering what should be the first mods I should do with a $500 budget. Completely stock right now.