After seeing so many nice build threads I thought that I might as well post up about my car. This isn't much of build thread, more like tracking my changes along the way. It's not a large build, just lots of small changes over time. I think it is pretty clean and I'm happy with the current state of it.
It's a MY2002 ap1 with 108k kilometres, the engine was re-built about 6,000 kms ago due to self-destruction of the original motor (main bearings). It runs like a top now. I've owned the car for just over 4 years. I don't have much in terms of engine or suspension mods. On the engine I have a Mugen header, J's Racing Throttle body, Okada coils, J's Racing snorkel. Suspension is stock.
Progress pics shown below, I'm pretty much done with my mods and I'm going to start enjoying it more.
This is pretty much how it looked when I first got the car minus the oem hardtop, I added the OEM black hardtop shortly afterwards.
I didn't like the condition of the original black seats, the previous owner let them dry out and crack. I found a local member selling Suzuka blue seats which were almost brand new (1000 miles only), so I snapped them up and I started the transformation to a black and blue interior theme. I had to add some blue accent parts to blend with the blue seats. A got a few JPM Coachworks leather upgrades - Leather armrest, shift boot, door card inserts, e-brake cover, steering wheel, sunvisors. I also added the pwdjdm carbon fiber center console cover. My buddy jordanksartell upgraded my instrument cluster to LED lighting, I went with amber coloured tach and red coloured speedo, fuel gauge, and temp gauge. LED cluster lighting is really hard to capture accurately in pictures, you can see a bit of it in one of the interior shots below.
I changed up the shift boot recently - JPM Coachworks piece
I added Spoon brakes and drilled KVR rotors, with Carbotech 1521 pads and braided stainless lines, & 20mm spacers to get the wheels to clear the calipers
I changed to ap2v2 rims, and eventually changed to ap2v3 rims. I had the oem hardtop colour matched and added a shorty antenna.
I then brought home a stray Mugen CF hardtop , lol
J's snorkel, Spoon Rad, Samco hoses, pwdjdm stays, ASM strut bar, custom chrome plug cover, alloycraft heatshield, and Okada coils added underhood
I wanted to make sure my new motor didn't die an early death like the factory one - AEM Oil Pressure gauge and sensor added.
I recently switched to JDM OEM Ap1 BBS rims, I had them refinished
with custom decals
I recently added the oem trunk cargo net,Ricks Headrest windblockers with custom decals, Spoon rearview mirror. I have an etched S2000 logo on factory windscreen. I installed a Honda first aid kit, fire extinguisher and a Honda JDM road flare
I added rear speakers to get more sound, along with a Sony Xplod head unit, Alpine Type R component door speakers, and Modifry DCI with variable speed volume. Excuse the dirty pic, that was taken as soon as I finished the installation, fingerprints everywhere in that one , lol
In winter storage right now - a bit dusty
. I have an Ap2 rear bumper that I'm using with an oem CR exhaust. I hope to be the first to have a UK exhaust mod done on an oem CR exhaust in a couple weeks, it should sound better. I put on JDM Honda NSX emblems front and rear.
I just added a Braille 17 lb AGM battery, it should work as well as my Optima yellow top but it weighs 9 lbs less.
That's it. Thanks for looking.