Current Setup and Mod list
-Ohlins DFV w/Swift Springs (13k/11k)
-AMR Rear Lower Mounts
-Js Racing strut bar
-Megan Racing front camber joint and rca
-Megan Racing Axle Spacers
-Spoon Sports Monoblock calipers
-Project Mu hc800 front pads
-Stoptech stainless brake lines F+R
-Centric slotted rotors F+R
-Motul rbf600 brake fluid
-Advan RSii 17x10 +50
-Forgestar F14 17x10 +55
-Hankook RS4 & RS3v2 255/40
-Password JDM Kevlar snorkel
-Password JDM Kevlar (OEM) intake lid
-Password JDM Kevlar cooling plate
-Password JDM Kevlar coil cover
-T1r 70em dual sparrow exhaust
-T1r 70mm test pipe
-Spoon Sports magnetic drain bolts
-Spoon Sports radiator cap
-Ballade Sports radiator stays
-Recaro pole position seat
-ASM Recaro side seat bolster
-Buddy Club rails
-Mugen Racing III Steering wheel
-Works bell hub
-OEM 4pc Premium floor mats (Red)
-SOS/NSX Shift knob
-SRP gas pedal extension
-Pioneer HU w/bluetooth
-Memphis audio three way door speakers
-Shine Amuse R1 Front Bumper
-VIS carbon hood
How it all began
My love for the s2000 started when my mom purchased an 03 sebring silver brand new from a local dealership. Was instantly hooked from then on, and always told myself i would have one one day. Flash forward to three years ago, i made that dream a reality. I picked up an all stock, 85k original miles, 2000 Grand Prix White w/Red interior. I waited around to get the color scheme i wanted, and wasn't going to settle for anything else. Ended up finding this one in Kansas City, MO, and am super happy with finding a "southern car", as it is SO easy to work on compared to salt strickened Ohio cars. I met up with the seller halfway in Chicago to make the purchase, on probably the worst snow day of the year. A 6 hour drive home turned into 10, but man did it feel good to park that thing in my garage for the first time...
The first picture i ever took of it
Loaded the car up and made the trek home. Random gas station shot
And finally in its new stable
The first three things i bought right away for the car were wheels/suspension/exhaust. Which later, i ended up replacing all three of those modifications with other/better things. But to start the Journey...
I picked up a set of Fortune Auto 500 coilovers
And installed...I bought an OEM spoiler for the car around the same time as the suspension, so i installed that as well.
Wise Sports Wade Racing
The Original M7. If you're not sure about the history of the M7 and these wheels, google it, although there isn't much information out there on them. Ive always loved M7s, and knew the WiseSports were pretty rare and hard to find, so started searching for m7s initially as i knew id probably have an easier time finding those. I ended up finding a trashed set of wisesports through deep searching that needed restoring and refinishing, so i made the plunge and had a wheel restoring/refinishing company completely rework these wheels.
I ended up going with gloss black lips with matte black centers, and all new hardware.
During the process of getting the wheels powdercoated and the tires mounted, i picked up an ap2 front bumper and got that painted.
and fitted to the car
I was a cliche s2000 fanboy, and bought a q300 initially for the car. I didnt mind how it looked per say, but it was loud and raspy AF... I later hated life, and the raspyness of it, and swapped it for the t1r dual sparrow which was the best decision i ever made.
After i got all three of these things squared away, i took it to get an alignment. I ended up going with aggressive alignment specs, as i planned on actually using the car vs going to car shows.
The car handled phenomenally, and felt absolutely wonderful. It left me wanting more from the car.
I gave it a complete detail for the first time inside and out. The paint correction turned out awesome, the car looked absolutely gorgeous once it was done.
So, in a nutshell, that's the beginning phase of ownership of my s2000. The car stayed in this configuration for almost 6 months, adding a few small things here and there. I think this will be a good stopping point for my first post. More to come on the car, and the direction/journey I ended up going with it...