it's been real cold here on cape cod. Not common to have this many single digit nights here.
I'm thinking i'm just going to bite the bullet and put in a new flywheel. If the performance subaru STI flywheel fits and is 13 lb or better, i will probably stick with that, since it's somewhat mfg. acceptable. Might try a lighter pulley, since some people say it helps (though i fail to see how), but i dunno. Seems like a lot of money for not much weight reduction. Lots easier to install, though.
The problem is that i shift really fast. Not because i try to, but because i just do. Of course, i'm not adverse to a bit better acceleration, if thats what a lighter flywheel will get me.
Other than that, and perhaps a washable air filter, i probably won't do anything with the engine. New engines seem to be pretty damn well optimized from the factory - anything i can do to increase the power will have a negative impact on driveability or emissions.