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Best mods for the S2000

#1 User is offline   DVS 

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 07:31 AM

Just bought a 2002 S2000 and i am just wondering from other people experiance what are the best mods to do to the car.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 08:38 AM

Just like any car I will ever buy... get a set of adjustable coilovers...

Then some alloy wheels and engine bling/steering wheel and seats

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 09:05 AM

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Just bought a 2002 S2000 and i am just wondering from other people experiance what are the best mods to do to the car.

http://holyrollerdyno.com/Holyroller_Dyno/...ltimate%29.html

Just ignore the price tag. It's the best bang for the buck if you want to stay N/A forever or for a long time.

If I had to do it again, this would be no doubt in my mind the first mod I would do if staying N/A. Vtec is lowered at 4k rpm and makes a considerable amount of power from then on. :) Just plug and play, no need for professional tuning. It is constantly self tuning. HAHAHA best part ever about this product too. :tipwink:
Mods: 70mm Greddy ti-c single, 70mm test pipe, Pulstar Plugs, Mugen style intake, Giles pre-tuned Greddy e-manage ultimate (black edition), and Megan Racing Coilovers EZ street version.
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 02:10 PM

The best mod you can do for this car is to spend a weekend and read/ search s2ki.com.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 05:42 PM

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The best mod you can do for this car is to spend a weekend and read/ search s2ki.com.

The best advise I've heard in awhile. Just like every other forum, be prepared to put you "BS filter" on. Their is always misinformation posted by misinformed people, that believe everything they hear.


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00 SS AP1 - HKS Hipermax Sport III coilovers, 17x9 +63 TSW Nurburgrings, 255/40 starspecs, -2.6* camber, Eibach adjustable sway bars and camber kit, Megan toe arms, tie rod ends and axle spacers, PWJDM strut bar, replica Cusco type 2 brace, replica Comptech x-brace, stepped intake, AUT plate, Professional Products 68mm TB, Hondata gasket, Berk coated header, Hytech 3" test-pipe, HKS 75mm single, APR bumper, Healtoe exhaust cap

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 05:43 PM

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The best mod you can do for this car is to spend a weekend and read/ search s2ki.com.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 07:03 PM

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 07:04 PM

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The best mod you can do for this car is to spend a weekend and read/ search s2ki.com.

:iagree: ,+ get Gears... :thumbup:
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 07:14 PM

I'm loving my PasswordJDM intake, price is kinda high but worth it IMO.
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 07:26 PM

I don't want to be too critical as you are obviously new here, but try and refrain from posting the same thread across the forum, there's already a tonne of good advice from the one you posted in the AUS forum. In terms of modifications:

1. Driving Training
2. Read up on FAQ and sticky threads on S2KI (there is so much information here)

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 07:36 PM

Also, I might add your post is a little like asking- "I want some plants for my garden what should I get?" You should really specify whether you are after ride height / comfort / handling alterations, which would lead you to suspension, or more HP, which would lead you to FI, and other bolton NA engine mods, exhaust, although the S2000 is already a factory tuned car so you will do little by putting on an exhaust other than aesthetics and sound. There is pretty much a sticky for recommended or reviewed mods for body, engine, electronics, etc.


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Posted 08 August 2010 - 08:12 PM

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 08:27 PM

AutoX
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and a frackin loud exhaust :D
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 09:59 PM

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:17 AM

rofl wow... did someone actually mention PWJDM intake?

To OP, do your research yourself cuz you won't be getting anywhere from this thread.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:51 AM

I guess it depends on what you want to do to the car. I like to keep mine streetable/enjoyable to drive daily while also doing very well at the track and look good. It was kinda tough to accomplish, but I really really like what I've done with my car.

-ADVAN RG2 17x7.5 and 17x9 +45
-Fender mods to fit the wheels.
-Dunlop direzza Z1 starspec 225/45F and 265/40R
-KW V3 coilovers
-T1R 70R EM Dual exhaust
-70mm TP for track days
-Recaro Pole position seats
-Exedy Hyper Single clutch
-AP2 headlights/F&R bumpers/taillights/CR lip. Would have never done that mod...but I made $600 after doing it.
-CR shift knob
-Carbon Kevlar intake snorkel and K&N drop in
-T1R axle spacers
-Glass window soft top...which really sucked to install
-02 spec ECU



I can't stop wanting to drive the S2000 even though I have other cars.
IMO, it's more than quick on the track
It ran 14.0 without launching (back when it was on just an intake)
I finished on the podium for the morning session at the last auto cross I went to. I was placed in a "race tire" class because of my mods. I was still on street tires.
I get compliments on the looks of the car all the time.

I'm happy. But like I said...it just depends on what you want.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:53 AM

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:57 AM

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That, and the factory service manual.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 11:12 AM

A streetglow sticker will add 50whp.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 11:19 AM

The stock car handles really well. From what I've read in the Racing and Competition forum, new coilovers don't actually do much performance-wise and certainly won't make a difference except at the absolute limit. It seems that suspension-wise, the best mod is a new front sway bar, which will decrease oversteer.

As far as horsepower, a K&N intake is good for just about as much horsepower as intakes that cost many times the price. So unless you're looking to rice up your engine bay or blow your money needlessly, it's probably the way to go. The biggest improvement on my car came from a Hondata Flashpro. Although you can't get that with your model year, I would definitely suggest the ECU posted above. Makes the car drive LOADS better. I also have an exhaust, but the K&N definitely gave more horsepower for less money. I would definitely do an intake/ECU before any other performance mods.

As for adding things like carbon fiber and spending money for things like a yellow valve cover (LOL), I guess do so if that's your thing. Mods like that definitely cheapen the look of the car though.

People seem to think things like "driver training" and "reading the forums" are the best mods for the S2000, which is baffling to me. Those aren't mods and don't actually answer the question presented: "[W]hat are the best mods to do to the car[?]"

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 11:26 AM

Driver mod.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 04:42 PM

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Driver mod.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 05:06 PM

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http://holyrollerdyno.com/Holyroller_Dyno/...ltimate%29.html

Just ignore the price tag. It's the best bang for the buck if you want to stay N/A forever or for a long time.

If I had to do it again, this would be no doubt in my mind the first mod I would do if staying N/A. Vtec is lowered at 4k rpm and makes a considerable amount of power from then on. :) Just plug and play, no need for professional tuning. It is constantly self tuning. HAHAHA best part ever about this product too. :tipwink:

what is this a flashed ECU or an emanage piggyback?

BADDASS processor?!


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Posted 10 August 2010 - 01:09 PM

Hands down best mod and biggest fail item in our cars. Retainers. Get dual vavle springs and tit retainers then go play and rev the piss out of it. Bc if u dont. Like me and many others when we first got our cars. We played hard and retainers cracked in half. Good luck when that happens.
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 01:42 PM

^^ titanium retainers only last for about 25k miles

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