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MOD LIST
  • EXTERIOR
    • LED license plate bulbs
    • Yellow H1 Bulbs (DRL/highbeams)
    • Vinyl fender stripes (https://www.facebook.com/TastefulMods)
    • DIY "Gulf' livery with VViViD8 Firebelly orange vinyl, blue reflective 3m vinyl, and 20" white meatballs with pre-cut vinyl numbers
  • INTERIOR
    • LED map lights
    • Type-R replica knob
    • CG Lock for stock seatbelt (Thanks Nick!)
    • blue Recaro Pole Position NG
    • Modifry redline shift beeper
    • Modifry gopro mount on top of glovebox
  • BRAKES/SUSPENSION/WHEELS
    • 17x9" et62 TRmotorsport C3
      • 255/40R17 Falken RT-615K
    • 17x9" et62 TRmotorsport C3 (with one spoke plastidipped orange)
      • 255/40R17 Dunlop Z1 Starspecs -demoted to lapping tires Used up.
    • Ohlins Road & Track DFV coilover with off the shelf 10kg/8kg spring rates.
    • Saner Front 1.25" solid sway bar
    • Carbotech XP10/XP8 for TimeAttack, Carbotech AX6 for AutoX (G-LOC R6 for AutoX, R10/R8 for TimeAttack/Lapping)
    • Cheap NAPA Centric brake blanks
    • Red Powdercoated Power Stop calipers
    • Stoptech Goodridge Stainless Steel brake lines
    • Hardrace camber adding front lower balljoints
    • Alignment to autox specs.
  • ENGINE/EXHAUST/POWER
    • 100% stock engine swap @ approx 100,000km after the original dropped/broke an exhaust valve.
    • K&N FIPK (mostly to make oil changes & accessory-belt changes easier, but also for noise & claimed single digit HP increase)
    • lightweight battery (Done only because the one the previous owner put in was rubbing on the hood!)
    • Hardrace hard rubber Engine, transmission, and diff mounts.
    • Spoon brake/clutch reservoir socks
    • "custom" straightpipe axleback (By Alta Custom Exhaust, stock resonators
    • Berk technology HFC
  • FLUIDS/CONSUMABLES
    • Engine Oil
      • Rotella T6 5w40 (6k interval)
      • OEM Honda Oil filter 15400-PCX-004 (specific to s2000, different size/bypass pressure)
    • Transmission
      • OEM Honda MTF or Amsoil Manual Synchromesh Transmission Fluid 5W-30
    • Rear diff
      • Amsoil Severe Gear® 75W-110 or Redline 75w140 GL-5
    • Brake fluid
      • RBF660 or RBF600 brake fluid (stock brakes with agressive pads & no ducting = good fluid) or Wilwood EXP Super Hi-Temp 600 Plus Racing Brake Fluid


TO DO
  • VAFC2, or other STR legal option to lower VTEC & adjust timing/fueling.
  • DEI gold tape on K&N airbox?
  • A second RECARO pole position?

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Re: GrantC's s2k build || Project just starting ||
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2010, 09:57:19 AM »
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Re: GrantC's s2k build || Project just starting ||
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2010, 09:57:22 AM »
The Intro
So I'm sure that some of you noticed I was in need of a new car...  :'(

The wife and I had already been budgeting for an AP1 s2000 as a second car, since there's two of us and sometimes scheduling doesn't work out for us to be able to attend trackdays/auto-x because of this...

After the demise of Soobie we were hesitant to rush into buying an s2000, as we had seen they were cheaper in the dead of winter and had just failed to "pull the trigger" before people started to think about spring and the prices started to rise again.  We were therefore looking for a cheap car that'd be worth autoxing.  (ie. E30 BMW, EF Civic Si, etc) We were getting super frustrated with overpriced, or deathtrap cars and manged to find some nicer s2000.  And for some reason, the prices were nosing down slightly.  (We think people were casting an eye to winter & storing them again... Or their wife was nagging them about the same. ;))

We test drove some USDM cars that had came in via BC... And they were all overpriced, modded & de-modded (poorly) and possibly crashed...

I *really* wanted a white s2000 with a red/black interior... But they're so rare, and they seem to be a "ricer magnet" as most of the ones I've found have been fairly heavily modded. :-\

This Saturday we headed down to Calgary to look at a "Suzuka Blue" 2002 S2000 (my least favorite colour, but it's growing on me in person... it just doesn't photograph well).


He was just negotiable enough on price, it's stock as can be, and the mileage is surprisingly low!


Welcome to the new project!


It might be named the Smurf, but I'm a little reticent to name it so I'm just referring to it as "The s2k", "The S2000" or "The AP1".

The Plan
Being an auto-xer I'm (of course) starting with the rulebook & where I want to play.  I have decided to build it for the STR class, so I can do suspension & wheels/tires but any engine mods are quite restricted & have to be emissions legal.

This is a lot like how I had built Soobie as I feel it's a good balance of modded street car and competitive auto-x car.  Also, if I want to do any time attack it's considered "stock" to them. :P



Man, this is so weird... When I did my other "project" it was mostly done & I was just documenting it.  :P



http://www.s2ki.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=716986
http://www.s2ki.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=787645

^--- my main spot for research.  Lots of people competing in STR down in the states.

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Re: GrantC's s2k build || Project just starting ||
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2010, 10:21:11 AM »
Nice! Congrats on the new project! I was looking at an S2K as a summer fun car last summer (pre-swap). Such a fun little ride!
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Re: GrantC's s2k build || Project just starting ||
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2010, 10:24:47 AM »
Yup, it's managed to turn my morning commute into something pretty special! :)

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Re: GrantC's s2k build || Project just starting ||
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2010, 10:28:43 AM »
Are you planning on driving it year-round or is it going to be a summer car?
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Re: GrantC's s2k build || Project just starting ||
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2010, 10:29:31 AM »
Congrats! I *love* the S2k, as I am a Honda Fanboy..

Btw, way to take a pic going 120km/h ;)

And FYI, my blue civic was called the "Smurf", not to mention my username.. Just sayin'.. Haha.
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Re: GrantC's s2k build || Project just starting ||
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2010, 10:38:05 AM »
Congrats on the S2K!!!! If you have any honda questions, or need help pulling it apart, I can help you out with that.
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Re: GrantC's s2k build || Project just starting ||
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2010, 10:59:44 AM »
Wow that is a short mod list. Nothing like a clean slate !

I happen to have an autox'rs stock CR wheels here getting some 275 Hoosier A6's mounted on the rear, and 245's on the
front, makes me want to drive it !

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Re: GrantC's s2k build || Project just starting ||
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2010, 11:01:16 AM »
Make sure your wardrobe matches that interior every day.

At least I'm driving around w/ a girl in the passenger seat....  Otherwise it might look a little "miata". :o

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Re: GrantC's s2k build || Project just starting ||
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2010, 11:04:44 AM »
At least I'm driving around w/ a girl in the passenger seat....  Otherwise it might look a little "miata". :o

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Re: GrantC's s2k build || Project just starting ||
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2010, 11:20:14 AM »
At least I'm driving around w/ a girl in the passenger seat....  Otherwise it might look a little "miata". :o

Girl in the driver's seat and you'll be full on Miata style.



Congrats on the car, do 255s fit without fender modifications?
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« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2010, 11:24:39 AM »
Congrats on the car, do 255s fit without fender modifications?

Depends on offset & on ride height.  Slight roll needed once it's down to the planned ride height, according to the general wisdom on s2ki.

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Re: GrantC's s2k build || Project just starting ||
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2010, 11:31:57 AM »
Will a Jeff fit in the S2000 or does that take some rolling too?
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Re: GrantC's s2k build || Project just starting ||
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2010, 11:33:49 AM »
WOW!!! Very nice new project car!!!!
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Re: GrantC's s2k build || Project just starting ||
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2010, 11:47:31 AM »
Time to check out A&J Racing and see what kind of Spoon parts you can get ahold of?

Not likely. :P

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Re: GrantC's s2k build || Project just starting ||
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2010, 12:09:34 PM »
Nice grant glad to see ya back in a car. So is this the year it still have the high rev limiter ?

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Re: GrantC's s2k build || Project just starting ||
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2010, 12:14:37 PM »
Yup, it's the F20C with the 9K redline!

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Re: GrantC's s2k build || Project just starting ||
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2010, 12:17:53 PM »
Yup, it's the F20C with the 9K redline!

Damn and I thought was doing good with an 8250 redline  :(

Good to see your new choice and that you are moving on Grant.

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Re: GrantC's s2k build || Project just starting ||
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2010, 12:29:15 PM »
Thought so very nice choice for auto x then can't wait to see it.

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Re: GrantC's s2k build || Project just starting ||
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2010, 12:35:40 PM »
I was wondering when this thread would pop up...

It's great to see such a clean slate to start with. I have a feeling as much as we're all Subie fans this will be one fast and fun car for ya!

Enjoy the ride man! I'll be watching from the sidelines... for now. ;)
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Re: GrantC's s2k build || Project just starting ||
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2010, 12:39:16 PM »
nice!
Always have had a soft spot for S2Ks, I will have one one day lol
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« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2010, 02:23:31 PM »


Not a bad way to spend ten thousand dollars.

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Re: GrantC's s2k build || Project just starting ||
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2010, 03:08:57 PM »
Congrats man!

you know I love S2K's after autoslaloming with Murray in his in 2 series, and I have been close to picking one up myself!

we ran Kuhmo V710 255 in the rear and 225 in the front.  but the R comp sizes seem a little off.

for street tires, 225 in the front and 245 in the rear.

is it legal to roll your fenders in STR class?

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Re: GrantC's s2k build || Project just starting ||
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2010, 03:10:23 PM »
is it legal to roll your fenders in STR class?

In ST you can roll but not flare.  So yes, I can make the inside flat as can be!