Love what you're doing with the forum, Andrew. I'll use this opportunity to redo my build thread in a more concise, informative format!
8 official track days so far, countless mountain runs, and many meets have graced my S2000 for the past 5 years. I'm hoping to never have to sell my S2000 and will continue its evolution (perhaps I'll be ordering from the Spoon Sports catalog in the near future!).
Miles as of this post:
Miles as of the 1st day of ownership:
Thunderhill East, Thunderhill West, Laguna Seca, Sonoma Raceway (parade laps only)
List of Parts (not a complete list)
Forbidden-USA OEM-style hardtop
OEM CR Wing
OEM CR Lip
Volk CE28n - Titanium Silver 17x7.5 +50 17x8.5 +47
WASPcomposite side diffusers - ABS plastic
Spoon Sports convex side mirror insert and socks (for brake & powersteering fluid)
JPM Coachworks shift boot and elbow pad
Euroboutique alcantara steering wheel
CR Radio Door
Moddiction Anvil 2 Power Coated Shift Knob
Modify Cupholder, Phone Holder
Replica Recaro PP driver seat
Chassis + Power:
K&N FIPK intake
Autotek Carbon Fiber cooling plate
Fortune Auto 500 Series Coilovers
CR swaybars + steering rack stiffeners
eXedium differential collars
Science of Steel brake lines
Berk Test Pipe 63.5mm
UK-mod applied to the stock exhaust
Pioneer DEH-P8400H deck
Amazon.com white vinyl tape (for covering the black windshield tape)
Password JDM battery stay and vanity bolts
Broadway 300mm rearview mirror
- Purchased the car from a dedicated owner in Sacramento. Car was bone stock with only clear sidemarkers swapped on, logged at 61680 miles.
- Started with some minor interior alterations (CR Radio Door, Modifry Cupholder-Glove Box Organizer-Phone Holder, JPM Coachworks elbow pad & shift boot)
- 1st performance (!) mods - K&N FIPK intake w/ Autotek Cooling Plate - for some slightly added throttle response and glorious VTEC crossover enhanced noise.
- Added AP2 lip, Clazzio Seat Covers
- CR wing added...it was at this point I realized that I had to finish the job and complete the CR conversion. I would be hunting for the chance to purchase a used CR suspension later in the year.
- On a chance craigslist listing, was able to purchase CR suspension, sway bars, and steering rack stiffeners all at once! Immediately noticed the amazing handling improvements once installed.
- Obtained CR wheels and CR lip to complete the look. Would add differential collars, Type S emblem, stainless steel brake lines and other minor mods throughout the year.
- Drove to LA and bought a brand new OEM-style FRP hardtop from Forbidden-USA, painted in white. I could have gone black top, but decided the white finish would make the car it's own identity instead of simply a CR clone.
- Lowered the car with Swift Spec-R springs, for a perfect match with the CR struts and lowered look. Added the alcantara steering wheel and Berk test pipe as well.
- Replaced the CR suspension with Fortune Auto Series 500 coilovers (kept the CR sways), and also added the replica Recaro pole position seat from a friend of mine. I realized at that point I should have done these mods first
- Bit the bullet and got a set of CE28n's (front 17x7.5 +50, rear 17x8.5). Love how light they feel, but they came with all-season Continental DWS tires that did not perform to my expectations at the track. I will be getting some new tires for my next track day. (hopefully back to the Hankook RS3s I like very much!)