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a supercharger or a ecu tune by a reputable tuner. both of those will yield the most gains per dollar. also another option would be a ram air intake. you can make one easily for under $100 and a ram air system would not only boost hp but also increase top end power.
 

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The ECU tuner should be done by someone who knows what they're doing. I saw one of my friend's car get this treatment and it messed up his car performance because it wasn't properly tuned.
 

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The ECU tuner should be done by someone who knows what they're doing. I saw one of my friend's car get this treatment and it messed up his car performance because it wasn't properly tuned.
Definitely someone that knows what they're doing. I think that's why car_crazy said "reputable tuner". Also make sure they tune car for each gear. Not just use the same tune throughout all the gears. My friends car changes tune depending on what gear he is in. So that it optimizes his AFR especially when boost kicks in.

Yah I was thinking supercharging all the way. An IQ with supercharger. Look out. :)
Gazoo racing did a supercharged iQ and brought it to the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Unfortunately they didn't run the car though. I would definitely want to see an iQ on steriods. :D
 

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Cheapest would be a short ram intake or a cold air intake. Supercharging and tuning is FAR from cheap. I didn't know about the Gazoo car until now. What a beast!

 

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Cheapest would be a short ram intake or a cold air intake. Supercharging and tuning is FAR from cheap. I didn't know about the Gazoo car until now. What a beast!

Tuning is fairly cheap. Most known tuners here in Toronto charge around $500 for an ecu tune + the dyno time unless they have their own dyno. Supercharging gets you the most hp/$ and can be done relatively affordable if you do most of the work yourself.
 

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Yeah. I don't think most of those options are cheap. But if you really want "cheap" power than those are good options. They will net you more hp for the amount of money you spend on them.
 

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You want extra cheese on your pizza you pay for it. You want more speed it will cost you. I realze cheese and speed are two different things but you want it wont always come with.
 

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I will be on the hunt for an intake and exhaust for sure for mine. With a car that small, at least if it's loud people will notice you!
 

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I'd prefer to be going fast enough that people can't really see the car for more than a few seconds. I'll leave the loud obnoxious exhaust to the kids in Honda Civics.
 

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DC Sports has a CAI and exhaust coming soon. I just went there yesterday to have them test fitted.
 
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