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Bianca the AP2
« on: April 28, 2015, 11:35:00 PM »
Well, as many of you know I have been searching for my next 'car'.  My stipulations were that it needs to be rear wheel drive, 2 door, and a manual.  A bonus was that it would be a convertible.  Well, my search did not take long, and before I knew it I bought another car today.  It's a GPW 2007 Honda S2000. 

The Italian name Bianca means "white" or "brilliant" and it fits the new car quite well.  I was referred to this car by a friend, it was not listed for sale yet, but I was able negotiate a deal before it was listed.  While I am happy with the deal, it is a bit more than what I wanted to spend.

I had some really crappy photos of the car to start but finally got jellynuts to come shoot it with LDS' Victoria and Ginger.




















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Re: Bianca
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2015, 11:35:24 PM »
So, the plans for this car are very limited.  It is part of the reason I decided to sell my Subaru.  I don't want a car that I want to modify.  So, with that in mind here is the mod list:

Engine/Exhaust


UK Exhaust Mod (38mm pipe) Completed by Rick's Carline

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Fluids:
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S2000 CR Alignment Specs
Ford Dot 4 Brake Fluid

Wheels/Tires
Summer Tires: Michelin Pilot SuperSports 225/45R17 Front, 245/40R17 Rear
Summer Rims: Stock AP2 V2 Wheels

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Mini 0806 Dashcam, mounted in front of fairing
Lizard Skins Chain guards for Roof protection

Exterior
Full Xpel Ultimate Wrap

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Re: Bianca
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2015, 11:38:35 PM »
congrats! everybody is making the switch now haha

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Re: Bianca
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2015, 11:41:15 PM »
Now you and jory can

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Haha. Beautiful car man. It's one of the mintiest S2000s I have ever seen. Congrats on a solid purchase.
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Re: Bianca
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2015, 12:07:04 AM »
congrats! everybody is making the switch now haha

Yeah, it is slowly becoming the Western S2000 Club.  Acronym still works though.

Now you and jory can

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Haha. Beautiful car man. It's one of the mintiest S2000s I have ever seen. Congrats on a solid purchase.

May make Rathburn jealous though.  Yeah, I was waiting for the other shoe to drop, but I was pleasantly surprised.  As I said, car just needs a cleaning, it has two small imperfections I found when I went to see the car the first time, other than that, it is very clean and in very good shape.

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Re: Bianca - what a waste for a build thread
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2015, 12:14:50 AM »
Man, I really thought it was going to be a Corvette, but as soon as I saw that six-speed... 

Many congrats to you, Adam!  It should make those parting tears less painful. 
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Re: Bianca
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2015, 12:18:51 AM »
Yeah, it is slowly becoming the Western S2000 Honda Club.

Fixed that for ya.

May make Rathburn jealous though.

We'll always have Fort MacLeod... Plus, it's not like I have any hair to feel the wind blow through when the top is down.

Congrats though. Incidentally, that was the same name I was considering if I picked up a white bike instead of a red one.


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Re: Bianca - what a waste for a build thread
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2015, 12:24:58 AM »
Nice! Get her shined up all pretty like and post some sunny pictures!

Garage pictures never do justice.
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Re: Bianca - what a waste for a build thread
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2015, 12:28:13 AM »
Nice! Get her shined up all pretty like and post some sunny pictures!

Garage pictures never do justice.

Yeah, those photos were quick shots in the garage.  Did not have a lot of time to do that tonight.  I will have a proper photo shoot done, probably by jellynuts, once she is cleaned up. At some point in May that will be done and I will update this thread.  I have to leave for work in the next day or so for a few weeks, and I know some people here knew about this, so I could not keep it secret in my garage too long.

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Re: Bianca - what a waste for a build thread
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2015, 07:17:53 AM »
Looks VERY nice.. Excited to see what you do with this car!

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Re: Bianca - what a waste for a build thread
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2015, 08:15:08 AM »
So many S2000's! Looks beautiful and an amazing well kept example. I would love to get my hands on this (for detailing).
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Re: Bianca - what a waste for a build thread
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2015, 08:37:26 AM »
So many S2000's! Looks beautiful and an amazing well kept example. I would love to get my hands on this (for detailing).

I feel a little miffed at this.

Also: UK exhaust mod. Do it. If I knew about it before the J's Racing, I probably wouldn't have ordered one.
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Re: Bianca - what a waste for a build thread
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2015, 08:41:23 AM »
I would equally like to get my hands on yours as well. ;D
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Re: Bianca - what a waste for a build thread
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2015, 08:44:18 AM »
That makes me feel better.
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Re: Bianca - what a waste for a build thread
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2015, 08:51:07 AM »
Nice 2000, best color for it too.

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Re: Bianca - what a waste for a build thread
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2015, 09:33:49 AM »
Nice S2000.

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Re: Bianca - what a waste for a build thread
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2015, 10:19:57 AM »
Very nice.. welcome to the world of GPW.. imo the best colour.  :)
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Re: Bianca - what a waste for a build thread
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2015, 02:12:26 PM »
So many S2000's! Looks beautiful and an amazing well kept example. I would love to get my hands on this (for detailing).

Yeah, I would like that too, but I don't know that I will be able to get it up to Edmonton.

I will probably tackle detailing it myself this year.  I am still on the fence on whether I want to put 3M on it or not. 

Very nice.. welcome to the world of GPW.. imo the best colour.  :)

You know, I never liked a white car, but I don't mind the look of this one in white.

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Re: Bianca - what a waste for a build thread
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2015, 02:22:07 PM »
I would personally 3m the entire front end. Just make sure you remove all the defects prior to the installation.
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Re: Bianca - what a waste for a build thread
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2015, 03:30:45 PM »
Kudos on getting one without the hideous oem wing. Looks very clean. Did it come with a hard top? +1 with the 3m.

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Re: Bianca - what a waste for a build thread
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2015, 04:17:17 PM »
Yeah, I'd do the 3M thing too..  for me it'd be a redo because it's currently all yellowed.

Auto Obsessed quoted me $1200 to do the entire front end with Xpel.  I thought that was a little crazy. 
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Re: Bianca - what a waste for a build thread
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2015, 06:23:02 PM »
STi + S2k crew represent!!  :D

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Re: Bianca - what a waste for a build thread
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2015, 08:02:14 PM »
If you're never going to winter drive it, 3M is mehhhhhhhh. Filling in, wet sanding, and polishing a few rock chips in the summer is fine. It's the winter time when your bumper turns into a pointillism of sadness.
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Re: Bianca - what a waste for a build thread
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2015, 11:29:21 PM »
Awesome! Make sure to give us your review after you've driven the car for a week or so. It's always interesting to hear what people say about the car after they've come from awd and torque.

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Re: Bianca - what a waste for a build thread
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2015, 09:14:50 AM »
STi + S2k crew represent!!  :D

Hopefully for not too long :D

Need to get the STi sold soon.  It is sitting in the car un-driven now.

If you're never going to winter drive it, 3M is mehhhhhhhh. Filling in, wet sanding, and polishing a few rock chips in the summer is fine. It's the winter time when your bumper turns into a pointillism of sadness.

Wise beyond your years.  For the age of the car it surprisingly has almost no rock chips in the front, but I am sure the low mileage helps that.


Awesome! Make sure to give us your review after you've driven the car for a week or so. It's always interesting to hear what people say about the car after they've come from awd and torque.

Will do, I have only driven it twice, and I have to travel for work soon.  Of course I will let you know when I get new tires on it.  The car still has the factory tires.  They are like hockey pucks now.