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I'm assuming if you're talking about performance without a tune you're looking for speed not handling. You'll get the most bang for your buck out of a tune but the right combo of intake and exhaust will free up how your motor breathes, more air gets you more power. It won't add 70+ftlbs like a tune will but it'll open things up and typically give you better throttle response. You won't necessarily gain a ton of noticeable power from it but it'll keep your power numbers up on hard pulls and prevent drops in performance due to heatsoak, but you may want to check our an intercooler upgrade from PRL. Honda's turbo motors don't have the best intake cooling and suffer from heatsoak, as do most booster motors, so keeping your charge cool will keep your car from falling flat when its hot out. You'll spend as much or more on an intercooler or exhaust as you will a Ktuner. Tune plus supporting mods would really be the way to go, but to each their own. Hope this helps you find the direction you want to go.
 

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Appreciate the responses as I am new to this tuning/mod game. Let's say I get a Ktuner... what would be the first couple of parts you would get to an otherwise stock 2.0T? I was thinking tires since I am already struggling with traction. After tires, I was thinking about a torque mount, PRL downpipe, frontpipe and a stage 1 PRL intake. Thoughts?
 

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Appreciate the responses as I am new to this tuning/mod game. Let's say I get a Ktuner... what would be the first couple of parts you would get to an otherwise stock 2.0T? I was thinking tires since I am already struggling with traction. After tires, I was thinking about a torque mount, PRL downpipe, frontpipe and a stage 1 PRL intake. Thoughts?
Hasport uppper and lower mounts at the same time you flash it, intercooler, downpipe/exhaust components, and Hasport mounts. Tire upgrade wont do much without mounts. Stay away from intakes unless your upgrading the turbo or looking for the absolute most hp from bolts ons. Did i mention mounts?
 

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Ktuner by far the best bang for the buck, even stock. Throttle-by-wire lag is infuriating, and this is the real way to fix it.

Hasport mounts, tires, rear sway bar. Intercooler and downpipe when you get further down the rabbit hole.

I'm also hearing about other cooling fixes recently that work for Accord coming from the CTR--Acuity reverse flow radiator hoses, high-flow grille mods, etc. Living in a hot climate with regular slowdowns in the city, I need all the help I can get.
 
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