There are generally 2 directions to go. Get the power you want, or get the car to drive the way you want.
For the former get exhaust, intake, headers, and do the cheapo throttlebody mod (ECU and extrude hone are good but $$$).
For the latter (and equal cost) get a new suspension, (springs and struts), and add strut and sway bars.
Pulleys I dont reccomend and urethane bushings I dont reccomend. Mainly because they reduce the 'everydayness' of the car. Yes it will perform better, but at what cost?
I assume you have the disc/drum setup. For about $400 or less you can get bigger front brakes that 'bolt' on. You can do this independent of both of the above 'directions', however the larger discs wont fit under the factory steelies. With regard to rims, I would invest in a good suspension before rims. Because you can play with rubber choices, sidewall height, and rim weight after you're comfortable with the 'ride' of the car.
First he says " as an early HP upgrade" then he says all they do is take some weight off" You contradict yourself. I think you meant to say that the lighter pulleys free up horsepower and do not reduce the everyday driveability of the car.96BlkSE-R said:I recommend pulleys as an early HP upgrade. Contrary to some opinions (not a flame), they do not reduce the everyday drivability of the car, at least not on an SE-R. All the Unorthodox Racing pulleys (the only ones I would personally use) do is take some weight off the crankshaft pulley and underdrive the crankpulley by a small degree.
EXACTLY. Now why couldn't I say that?Teknokid said:
I think you meant to say that the lighter pulleys free up horsepower and do not reduce the everyday driveability of the car.