No need to be so harsh, he is a noob. It's not the best idea to shift at redline, if your reaching fuel cut, your already shifting beyond redline and the ECU is trying to save your car engine from damaging itself. As far 1st mods, up/downpipes are great for power gains and getting an engine management like COBB's Accessport is a great investment. Swaybars, tires and perfornance springs for handling. Think about where you want to go with your goal for the car and mod accordingly...