Hello everyone! I am back from hiatus after a tremendously hectic few months. My beastie is still running wonderfully and he's just been treated to a wash and wax. Today, apropos of nothing, I decided to have a fiddle under the bonnet to sort out a few minor issues that have been driving me mad. No pun intended. Struggling enormously with anxiety, panic attacks and all that nasty stuff at the moment and tinkering with the car really seems to help. Anyway, the minor issues were the belt pulleys needing a little grease (the chirping noise was infuriating) and the bumper clips needing replacing, so that's all sorted now. The meat of my query is this, and I apologise for beating a dead horse with this topic. I took my air box apart and cleaned the filter (after which the car's throttle response got noticeably better). I've been considering an induction kit ever since I had my first Accord as I do like a snappy throttle and, as childish as it sounds, I love the noise. I've also done a little reading on air box modification, which is - for anyone that is unfamiliar with this mod - drilling several holes in the bottom of the air box that houses the filter element, achieving a similar result to fitting an induction kit, which I believe I read on here some time ago. Essentially, I'd like your opinions as Accord owners regarding the potential benefits or detriments of each option. I'm in a financial position to afford a relatively decent kit, so I'm not looking to cheap out. I'm just curious as to whether the cost justifies the benefits over something I could do for nothing in half an hour. And can easily conceal... I'm mostly interested in how each will affect the intake of hot air from the engine bay and how that will impact performance, economy, operational lifespan etc. For reference, I snapped a picture of my engine bay with air box disassembled. Excuse the dirtiness of it... I haven't yet gotten around to cleaning it and she's got a real thirst for oil at the moment. No need to worry about that, though. I have it under control and she's booked in to have the filter and oil changed, as well as the cam belt which is long overdue. Many thanks in advance, folks!