What are some cheap and/or easy things I could do to increase the engine performance of my 2011 2.5i?
I'm looking for <$500, (maybe up to $1000 if the mods are really, really worth it). Like, best bang-for-your buck type stuff. I realize that won't a sports car make. Which is fine. I already have a go-fast car, and I'd rather save the big-dollar performance parts for that.
But you see, I'm in love with the new GTi. But I'm getting married in 15 months, and saving for a house. So obviously I can't buy that.
I'm hoping that a few hundred dollars in upgrades could make the car fun enough to at least stave off New Car Acquisition Syndrome for a few more years.
So, I'm mainly looking for engine parts. But feel free to suggest any other types of upgrades that might be worth getting as well.
So far, I already have a rear sway bar being delivered. I have new Whiteline LCA bushings on the way, too. Those are just to replace one that's currently fried, but I'm hoping they might improve the steering feel a little bit, too.