VPI Scout upgades?

I have a VPI Scout with an Ortofon 2M Black cart. Table is stock, 9T arm... I would like to keep it and max out its potential with upgrades...Good approach? Where do I start?
The scout is a tough table to beat for the money without question.

Couldn’t agree more. As long as the basics were right from VPI (many versions out there!). 
I can’t help but indulge . . .
The best ones featured those big 4-hole flange Hurst motors and platters that were properly machined with a recess for the thick record label allowing for optimal record contact.

Another necessity would include the silver metal arms including the ones with black heat-shrink damped tubes (Thanks Steve)

Absolutely no rubber-tipped cone footers need apply as the metal ball tipped cones sounded better.

These preferred Scouts were easily hot-rodded with improved lubrication on their inverted platter spindle bearing and with a 3-set screw motor pulley & VPIs adjustable “lash” bushing on the output shaft, the preferred Hurst 600 rpm motors were easy to access for cleaning & more importantly to apply better lubricate. An improved motor snubber capacitor is also desirable as long as no external motor controller is used to rob PRaT killing precious torque.

I've just ordered a set of 5 Pods from John Townshend...hope it's a wise investment and starting point to appreciate the Scout to its potential.