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As title states.

New 2009 tC. Threw iridium in. Needs new everything. Currently runs like a champ.

227k purchase 3 days ago. Now has 229k.

I'm not an idiot. I've read a little. I am semi mechanically inclined and I can read. I'll pay someone to lay me out a small direct guide on the items I need to purchase, looking for best performance but I'm on a budget so keep that in mind please, and in what order I should install them. Maybe throw in some hints and tricks since we are now in 2021 so this car should be well "modded" by now. I'm a IT Specialist by trade, design and build websites, etc. Only saying that because I don't want someone thinking I'm in my twenties looking for some quick perfomance tips. I'd like to build it into a decent racecar that I could learn how to handle its power as I go then one day have some fun at a track or in between doing tests if needed.

Thank you for anyone's help. I'm looking to spend approximately $500 tonight if that can do anything.

It needs everything. I'm assuming it will need "performance" alternator and starter. Maybe a better radiator. Etc.

Also, this is sadly a automatic, so maybe it's all a waste a time and I should invest in a manual or convert this one.

Any advice is appreciated. Combat vet.

Thank you so much.
 

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Would actually recommend you start with suspension and wheels if you haven't already. When I think performance my mind goes straight to tires and suspension, to start. Then adding CAI, exhaust, maybe a bigger fuel pump, bigger injectors, forced induction if you want it. Then after the serious power stuff add the supporting mods, upgrade cooling, brakes. Then like the endgame would be to gut the car and put in a roll cage if you're going to take it to the track seriously. Ofc you could go any way you want to but this is how i'd start my build.
 
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