I'm slowly modifying my AP1, so I figured I might as well make a build forum as I go. I've always been a "car guy" and enjoyed having fun with all the cars that I've owned in the past. Here are some of the "fun" rides I had in the past:
1997 Integra GSR 5spd
2007 Infiniti G35 6spd
2007 Nissan 350z 6spd
2005 Honda s2000
I purchased the BB AP2 as a spontaneous buy, and never regretted that purchase. It opened up my eyes to how GREAT the s2000 really is. Unfortunately I did have to sell it a few months later because I needed something bigger at the time. Ever since I sold the AP2, I've always had an itch to get another s2000. Fast forward almost 2 years later, and I pick up this 2000 S2000 w/ an OEM hardtop. Here is the 1st pic of it the day I bought it.
I never really imagined owning an AP1, but this one was in REALLY good condition for the age with a clean carfax. So I went for it.
It came with:
Authentic spoon suspension
AME TM02 wheels (255 square all around)
1320 Headers + TP (not installed)
New AP2 (glass) softop
Project Mu rotors and new brake pads
Comptech front X brace and rear brace
Blox axle spacer
Ingall engine damper
I kept it as is for a few weeks, then began ordering little things here and there.
I got rid of the AEM intake b/c it was making this annoying whistle sound. Went for the standard K&N intake most S2k owners are running.
Since the prev owner provided 1320-headers (discontinued) + test pipe with the purchase, I decided to install them and try it out.
Here is the comparison to the OEM header. The test pipe came with an OEM cover plate.
The headers are BEAUTIFUL! From what I gathered, they are designed to replicate the HKS header.
I started cruising around with the headers and intake for a while as is and it was great. Not sure if I noticed any hp gain from the butt-dyno but nevertheless, the sound was amazing.
When I had the AP2, I wanted a single exhaust, but never ended up getting one because I didn't like how the rear bumper looked so empty with just a single exhaust. Now that I have an AP1, a single exhaust doesn't look so bad with the AP1 rear bumper. I decided to get the new GReddy RS Revolution single exhaust.
Here is a video I made with this current setup a few days later.
Since I plan to do most of the work on my s2000 myself (even though I consider myself a noob), I picked these up.
And then I decided to do a BIG upgrade.....I decided to upgrade to the F22C1 motor. This AP1 felt tired at its 98k miles unfortunately. Deep down, I really wanted an AP2 from the beginning, so this was my way of feeling truly "satisfied" with my S2k. Luckily, I knew a good guy in the area that worked on S2000's and always had incoming wrecked S2k's coming in so he can fix or sell the parts. I was able to pick up a 2004 F22c w/ 54K miles (carfax verified). His shop was able to swap out the old F20C for the newer F22C. They did a GREAT job and I couldn't be more satisfied with this decision!