Originally Posted by Vig_Ghost
"... How do I make the car peppier... Has anyone heard of a 'chip' for this car...?"
Yes, there's a chip for the Vig, but it doesn't really do anything. I've known three Vig owners who installed them and all three went back to the stock chip. Haven't heard of a remapped ECU for Vigs. With a total production run of only around 35,000 cars, there were never enough of them around to make that a profitable project.
Headers and an intake won't do much since the valves
limit a Vig's breathing -- not the intake or the exhaust. So, unless you're willing to have a custom cam engineered and ground...
Bottom line -- if you want a car to modify for performance, you'd do better with a different platform. There's not much available for Vigs.
BUT... I find that my 5-speed has PLENTY of juice from around 3500rpm on up. And the extra bit of boost when the intake runners switch over is... sweet
. The engine isn't very happy below 3,000 rpm. THAT may be why yours doesn't seem very responsive.