Hello! I decided since I will be keeping my S2000 FOREVER (hopefully) that I should start a build thread.
I've always wanted to be an S2000 owner, but never bought one until April of 2016. I decided to purchase my S2000 as I finally purchased a townhouse when I was 20, and I felt as though I deserved it, as I already put money into the most important purchase of your life. The thing that really pushed me to buy an S2000 was when my poor 2011 CR-Z got hit by a truck and caused 9k worth of damage. Unfortunately, insurance fixed my tainted car. But I already had my mind set on buying an S2000 and decided, **** it! Let's have both. I ended up selling the CR-Z to my mom, and she loves it though.
Anyways, the CR-Z got hit on April Fools Day, and I started my search for S2000's on April 2nd. Looked at a few, there was slim pickings in Alberta. A friend of mine ended up finding an ad on Kijiji with no pictures, and asked to see pictures of the car. So it looked SUPER clean, but it was Rio Yellow Pearl, probably the color I wanted the least. So, me and a few friends decided to drive from Edmonton to Calgary (2.5hrs), as my bestie wanted to pick up some Spec D headlights for her TC that she saw come up on Kijiji. Ended up working out perfectly. As soon as we turned onto the street, I saw the car and was in love instantly. It was just so clean! Started talking numbers with the owner instantly after checking out the car, and told him I would put a deposit on the car. He didn't want one.
Here's me being super excited about my future new car. Anyways, fast forward to the next weekend after I got my shit together, drove down to Calgary in a rental (it SNOWED on the Saturday I drove down during the drive). UGH! It was fine the next day. So me and the bestie make the trip back on Sunday, both hungover.
A parting picture from it's old loving owner... he used to park under a tree though. Gives me anxiety.
Got her home and washed her after driving in the rain:
Owned it for a few months, and didn't really do anything other then clean it, changed the oil with Royal Purple 10w30... So here's another picture because SHE'S SO PRETTY.
Got a dyno done for fun at a friends dyno shop, Silver Maple Numerics... 191whp and 137trq. Seemed a little low, but oh well. My lovely boyfriend with a B20 vtec EG (soon to be turbo) in my car on the dyno, as I didn't want to drive a car on the dyno with no experience.
Took her down to the Okanagan and enjoyed some quality touge driving... wish I still lived there instead of Alberta where it's flat and full of potholes!
About a week before I garaged her for the winter, October, someone hit my back bumper.
Thankfully my dad is a skilled auto body tech and had it fixed for me basically the next day... But it was cold and completed the repairs in a cold garage, so the paint ended up running a bit, so we are going to complete that repair once spring rolls around.
Anyways, collected a couple parts, Takeda Cold Air Intake, I know it's fairly new to the market so hopefully it's good, as well as a Skunk2 Megapower Catback, and an eBay AP2 lip that I'll get painted when I complete the repairs on the bumper. Recieved a Skunk2 weighted shift knob as well. And yes, my cat Ruto LOVES to stick her paws in eveything! Also, shout out to Teknotik for being an excellent supplier of parts for us poor Canadians who have to pay up the ass for everything.
Anyways, I will update this thread in probably a month or 2 once I have a chance to install those parts!!!