A brief history about how i came to own an s2k. Ive been tracking for a little while now with my speed 3 but always hated how you had to wait for under steer before you could power out of the corners. I knew that eventually i wanted something rwd as a track car. Most of my friends had miatas, or frs but they all revved about how the s2k was a great car. So that is how i ended up here.
Currently i still have both cars
Had alot of maintenance to do on the s2k so i was holding off on selling the speed3 till i get all that sorted out. When i got the car it was long overdue for almost every service you could think of including a CEL for vacuum hoses and bad secondary O2 sensor.
Here is what the engine bay looked like when i got it.
I couldnt stand how neglected so i got it detailed next
With a car this old soft top whistle noise is to be expected. I ordered 2 pairs of Gladman Shims for the strikkers but only needed one pair
I decided to go do some track testing before the tracks close for winter
all my tools taken out and ready top go
At this point the car sits on a set of cooper cs5 ultra in the back and potenza s04 pole position in the front with mild cracks probably from age.lol
I figured it was best to get a feel for the car with lower grip tires and stock suspension before modifying it to actually understand what i have to work with
On the first day testing the best lap i run was a 1:59.83 and i thought i had done pretty descent at the time. Honestly when i think about it i was still scared that the car would oversteer and spit me off into a wall or something like that lol
I then returned the following week for a second track test and the only thing going through my mind was how can i go faster. So i stopped looking at all the things i could hit if i drove faster and pushed hard. Net result a 1:55.5 on the same tires and brakes. Not bad at all
Now thats more like it. This second track day wasnt without casualties though. I think my throw out bearing took a shit when i went for a spin so currently the car is at a friends shop waiting for when he has some free time to get it fixed.In the mean time
I decided to ditch the bearings supplied with the kit and went with oem