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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #125 on: September 02, 2015, 01:21:47 PM »
LDS you can have our stock sway bar when we pull it off.
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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #126 on: September 02, 2015, 01:28:48 PM »
LDS you can have our stock sway bar when we pull it off.

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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #127 on: September 03, 2015, 09:48:47 AM »
I don't often drive this car, mainly because of the itshay assay wheels and tires on it right now and id rather commute in my Tacoma, but when I do, I have to say it really puts a smile on my face.  More so then any other car I can think of that I have owned.  I am seriously considering tearing down the car over winter, rebuilding the engine to factory spec (legal for B street of course), replacing the clutch, refreshing all the suspension bushings and balljoints, possibly replacing or rebuilding the rear diff (seems a wee bit noisy on decel), taking care of any rust etc I find (there is a small bubble just starting on one rear fender), respraying the front bumper and fenders, popping out the dents on the fenders, changing the brake rotors (small amount of pulsation under light braking), and spent major time reviving the paint.
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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #128 on: September 03, 2015, 09:52:29 AM »
^^^ Seems like a good way to spend winter.
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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #129 on: September 03, 2015, 09:56:05 AM »
^^^ Seems like a good way to spend winter.

It would probably keep me out of trouble.  I really don't have the urge to buy and sell cars anymore, I am quite happy with both my vehicles.  I don't really have any plans to modify either much (I don't even want to lift my Tacoma anymore after seeing how capable it was with just tires off road).  I actually feel like I would enjoy taking my time and reviving the car.
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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #130 on: September 03, 2015, 12:10:52 PM »
^^^ Seems like a good way to spend winter money.
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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #131 on: September 03, 2015, 01:14:30 PM »
That's a very expensive project. Can't buy OEM bushings for the control arms individually. Have to buy the entire arm assembly. IIRC each arm is about $500CAD. 8 arms.

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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #132 on: September 03, 2015, 01:26:08 PM »
That's a very expensive project. Can't buy OEM bushings for the control arms individually. Have to buy the entire arm assembly. IIRC each arm is about $500CAD. 8 arms.

Fair enough, for sure the balljoints I plan to do though.
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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #133 on: September 03, 2015, 02:27:00 PM »
If the dollar happens to go up (or even if it doesn't....), I recommend ordering OEM parts from Bernardi in the states. They are the only ones I could find that would ship to Canada. Control arms are around $200 USD as opposed to $500 CAD locally I think.  http://www.bernardiparts.com
Of course, you could also just order the parts at a dealership in Montana and then drive down and pick them up.

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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #134 on: September 09, 2015, 02:59:26 PM »
Tires are here, we might be testing this weekend.
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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #135 on: September 15, 2015, 10:19:00 PM »
This car has spoiled me! Completely and absolutely spoiled me! That Chassis response! Much gear change! Such powerband! Wow! I'm totally hooked! :-X

I cannot wait to get some dese FSB installed so we can race this thing! ::)

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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #136 on: September 15, 2015, 10:25:31 PM »
Thanks for letting me take a spin.

I'm very impressed with the handling and the shifter is kinda awesome.  Also, VTEC.
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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #137 on: September 18, 2015, 09:24:21 PM »
Sway bar is on after a minor struggle with one old sway bar end link. Still oversteers under full throttle on tighter turns but seems to understeer like a motheruckfayer on corners like cloverleafs under mid throttle. Needs assessment with proper tires.
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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #138 on: September 21, 2015, 06:46:00 PM »
Still waiting on my lug nuts.  Never again will I trust Ebay's estimated shipping time...

First shake down in semi ready form for next year will be happening for me this Sunday.
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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #139 on: September 21, 2015, 06:49:03 PM »
Still waiting on my lug nuts.  Never again will I trust Ebay's estimated shipping time...

First shake down in semi ready form for next year will be happening for me this Sunday.

I'll be there for some goddamn ride alongs. And, you know, to also race my car.
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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #140 on: September 21, 2015, 06:51:36 PM »
I'll be there for some goddamn ride alongs. And, you know, to also race my car.

No you won't different event  ;)
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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #141 on: September 21, 2015, 09:52:34 PM »
Sway bar is on after a minor struggle with one old sway bar end link. Still oversteers under full throttle on tighter turns but seems to understeer like a motheruckfayer on corners like cloverleafs under mid throttle. Needs assessment with proper tires.

This is why we (S2000 owners) all have adjustable Koni shocks -- the ability to dial out understeer (at least for the worst bits).  It's nice to be able to tweak the shocks for a given course and get the handling you want.  Swaybar to cure the snap oversteer and inside rear tire lift.  Shocks to bring the understeer back to something reasonable.

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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #142 on: September 22, 2015, 07:11:33 AM »
I don't think I'll ever install shocks on mine. The OEM suspension is just too perfect for street driving.
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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #143 on: September 22, 2015, 07:33:49 AM »
Yellows are on the list for this winter's tear down and rebuild. The oem suspension has really good ride quality though.
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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #144 on: September 22, 2015, 07:44:28 AM »
Yellows are on the list for this winter's tear down and rebuild. The oem suspension has really good rude quality though.

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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #145 on: September 22, 2015, 09:58:38 AM »
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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #146 on: September 22, 2015, 11:42:24 AM »
Yellows are on the list for this winter's tear down and rebuild. The oem suspension has really good ride quality though.

When set to full soft, the re-valved Konis give a better ride on the street than the OEM shocks.

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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #147 on: September 22, 2015, 12:07:22 PM »
Do you have a compression/dyno graph of both shocks?

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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #148 on: September 22, 2015, 12:12:16 PM »
Do you have a compression/dyno graph of both shocks?

Not the OEM ones -- perhaps that's available online somewhere?  I do have dyno graphs for the Konis (filed somewhere).


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Re: 05LGT's AP1 S2000 B Street Auto X/Track Day "build"
« Reply #149 on: September 22, 2015, 10:15:30 PM »
When set to full soft, the re-valved Konis give a better ride on the street than the OEM shocks.

I have read so much about re-valved Koni's for the S2K.  Where do you go to get re-valved Koni's for the car.  I plan to do the same on my S2k with probably the same front bar.