Fujin's Build Thread

Building the Japanese Wind Demon with Blacktrax

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Fujin's Build Thread


Jun 24th, 2021, 10:20 pm

Time to sit back and chronicle my S2000 build. As of June 2021, all the parts listed have been purchased and many are simply waiting for COVID shipping delays to ease up so they car arrive and be installed. The purpose of this thread is to document the transformation and history of Fujin and eventually as I catch up to the present state of the car in build, document the build further with regularity so you can all see how it progresses.

Fujin's Build Spec as of 06/25/2021:

-Spoon Sports Authentic Hardtop
-Spoon Sports Authentic S-Tai Hood
-Spoon Sports Authentic S-Tai Rear Quarter Panels
-Spoon Sports Authentic S-Tai Rear Bumper
-Spoon Sports Authentic S-Tai Front Bumper
-Spoon Sports Authentic S-Tai Front Fenders
-Spoon Sports Authentic Aero Mirrors
-Spoon Sports Authentic 3DGT Wing
-Spoon Sports Authentic Rear Diffuser
-Spoon Sports Authentic Snorkel for S Tai
-Spoon Sports Authentic Front Grill for S-Tai
-Spoon Sports Wiper Blades
-Spoon Sports Authentic Headlight Covers
-Racebread Front splitter for Spoon Sports S-Tai Front Bumper
-Downforce Carbon Fiber Side skirts
-EVS Tuning Front Tow hook Red
-MY03 Taillights with Chrome Ring
-MY01 "JDM Style" Headlights with Clear Sides (Ricks2k)

-Blacktrax Stitch Welded Front Upper A Arm Reinforcements
-Spoon Sports Front Strut Bar
-Spoon Sports Steering Rack Stiffeners
-Spoon Sports Rear Subframe Rigid Collar Set
-Spoon Sports Front Lower X Brace
-Spoon Sports Rear Lower Tie Bar
-Spoon Sports Center Tunnel Brace
-Spoon Sports Driveshaft Spacer Kit
-Spoon Sports Offset Balljoint Set (Front hub)
-Evasive Motorsports Roll Bar with X and Gusset powdercoated Red
-Custom OEM Rear shock strut brace powerdercoated Red
-Hasport U62A Rear Differential Mounts
-Hasport U62A Motor and Transmission Mounts
-Kingpin Spherical Bushings (Throughout)
-Password JDM Carbon Fiber Hood Dampers
-Carbon Fiber Stubby antenna


-KW V3 Coilovers
-Saner 1" Solid Front Swaybar with Urethane Bushings and Spherical Endlinks
-Mazda Miata Rear Swaybar with Urethane Bushings and Spherical Endlinks.
-WIcked Tuning Rear Bumpsteer Kit
-Wicked Tuning Front Tie Rod Ends
-APR Extended Studs

-Greddy SP Touring Dual Exhaust
-Mugen Headers
-Berk Test Pipe

-Stoptech ST40 Front BKK with Braided Brake lines
-OEM Rear Calipers Powdercoated Red with Braided Brakelines and Project Mu Pads
-Stoptech Slotted Front Rotors
-Stoptech Slotted Rear Rotors
-Spoon Sports Reinforced Brake Pedal

-Blacktrax Baffled Oil Pan
-APR Carbon Fiber Coil Cover
-Supertech Valves, Retainers and Springs
-MaxBore 70mm Throttlebody
-Oil Banjo bolt TSB Fix
-Billman TCT
-Renegade Motorsports Vtech Solenoid Cover
-Password JDM Carbon Fiber Fuse Covers
-Fastline Performance Carbon Fiber Crossbeam Cover
-Radium Engineering Fuel Rail
-Radium Engineering Fuel Pressure Regulator
-Radium Engineering Fuel Lines
-Injector Dynamics ID1050 Fuel Injectors
-AEM 340 Fuel Pump
-Renegade Motorsports Oil Catch Can
-ASM Oil Filter Keeper
-Spoon Sports Magnetic Drain Plug
-Spoon Sports Oil Cap

-Koyo Dual Core Radiator
-Samco Radiator Hoses
-Spoon Sports Radiator Cap
-Spoon Sports Radiator Mounts
-SPAL 12" Extreme Performance Fan
-SPAL 10" Extreme Performance Fan
-Renegade Motorsports Radiator Overflow Tank.
-Password JDM Carbon Fiber Cooling Plate
-Blacktrax Custom Oil Cooler

-Spoon Sports Braided Clutch Line
-Spoon Sports Lightweight Flywheel
-ClutchMaster Stage 2 Clutch, Pressure Plate, and Throwout Bearing
-Puddymod Stage 2 Rear differential with High Capacity Tank
-OS Giken 1.75 LSD
-4.4 Final Drive
-Renegade Motorsports Brass Shifter Bushing
-Moddiction Anvil CounterSunk Shift Knob

-Modifry DCI
-Modifry Shift Beeper
-Modifry Speed/Volume Control
-Modifry Speaker Rings
-Science of Speed AEM Infinity
-ID4Motion Digital Gauge Cluster with Backup Camera/CANbus Gauges

- QTY 2 Recaro Pole Positions with Alcantara Centers/Leather Outters Red Stitch and Seat Heaters
- OEM Leather Center Consol
- AP2 Center Consol
-OEM Hardtop Delete Switch
- Carbonful Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel
-Carbonful Carbon Fiber Gauge Cluster Trim
- Carbonful Carbon Fiber Door Pulls
-Carbonful Carbon Fiber Window Controls
-Carbonful Carbon Fiber Radio Door
-Carbonful Carbon Fiber Door Sills with Alcantara /Red Stitch
-Carbonful AP2 Carbon Fiber Center Consol Parts with Red Stitched Elbow Pad
-Carbonful Carbon Fiber Ebrake Handle
-Renegade Motorsports E-brake Button
-Renegade Motorsports Red Stitched Shift Boot
-Safety Restore OEM Seat belts Converted to Red Webbing
-Honda Access Premium Floormats Black
-MITA 20th Anniversary Honda Footwell Lights
-Redline Goods Door cards in Alcantara/Leather and Red Stitch
-Redline Goods Knee Kicks in Alcantara/Leather and Red Stitch
-AP1 V2 Door cards with Tweeters
-Custom LED Climate Controls and Radio Controls in red/white
-Spoon Sports Rearview Mirror
-Custom Spoon Sports Horn Emblem
-Carbon Fiber Fuel Pump Cover
-B-Quiet/Dynamat Throughout Interior
-Focal Audio 3 Way Component Speakers sitting in Modify Speaker Rings
-Alpine CDE-BT149HD Headunit
-Alpine Amplifier
-OEM Soft top and Rear Interior Removed.

- Volk ZE40's 18x10 F/R In custom Piano Black
- Stainless Steel Lugnuts (Black)

-Dunlop Direzza Z3 Starspecs 285/30/18

Forced Induction
-Science of Speed Tuner Supercharger Custom
- Tial Bypass Valve
- Blacktrax Custom Intercooling/Piping/Flanges Etc.

July 2010
posting.php?mode=edit&f=18&p=28972]Car is Purchased

September 2010
First Modifications: Headlights, Front Lip Radio Door and Sidemarkers posting.php?mode=edit&f=18&p=28973
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Jun 25th, 2021, 9:02 pm

Fujin is Purchased

I first purchased my 2001 AP1 S2000 "Fujin" back in 2010 and have been in love with it ever since. Prior to owning this I had built an RSX Type S DC5 that I started down the path to convert into a "track" car by building a Type R clone. In 2008 I had wanted to buy an NSX or an S2000 as both of these were my dream cars but I was hesitant given the recession and my financial situation at the time. Luckily one day my fiancé coaxed me to consider buying an S2000. I opened up craigslist and the first hit was a success! Super low mileage(only 10k miles) Silverstone S2000 single owner no accidents and insanely low price. I went and test drove it and instantly could no longer enjoy my Type S.

1. Black radio door.
2. 16" 5 spoke alloy wheels (still had the original tires)
3. Factory brake pads (still original).
4. OEM Tonneau cover.

The first plan was to keep the car as stock as possible to enjoy driving it as is rather than heavily modify it. I would take it out for spirited driving, auto X events, some HDPE events and get used to learning how to drive RWD and how the car would handle.

I would quickly learn that the S2000 did not drive like my old Ford Ranger pickup. Yes they were both RWD but compared to my old truck, the S2000 was a true demon. It was unforgiving, it did not allow for mistakes, It snap over steered, screamed in corners, had that amazing go kart handling with that factory short shift. I was in love! :heart: :heart:

Fast forward now 11 years and the car has massively changed as have my plans for it (and frankly my financial situations).

I've decided to try and first retroactively document the car's original state and the "build through the decade" and events it was used in and parts as I documented them looking back through hundreds of old photos, napkin sketches, dream cars and parts I wished I could afford. I then will catch everyone up to speed with the official build plan as made with Blacktrax and then document real time phase wise the plan as it comes to completion.

ImageIMG_3279 by Fujin23, on Flickr

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Jun 25th, 2021, 10:15 pm

First Modifications: Headlights, Front Lip, Radio Door and Side Markers

One of the first things I decided to do early on with Fujin was to get the OEM AP1 Lip installed on the vehicle as well as as a CR Radio Door. To me I liked the contrast of the Carbon Fiber/Kevlar print on the radio door and having the AP1 Lip gave the car a more aggressive stance that appealed to me. In addition shortly there after I really wanted to get rid of the Amber side lenses on the car and switch over to a JDM style lenses. I was able to get a set of very nice "clear" lenses from Ricks2k (Now long gone). I was also able to get some AP2 side markers from Hardtop Guy.

At this point the car was looking far more like I wanted it to and was managing to stay as OEM looking as it could.

ImageUntitled by Fujin23, on Flickr

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