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Old 11-13-2018, 12:20 PM
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Ha. Yeah, i got my car about 4 hours away and drove it back. Granted, it's all stock. It wasn't . the most comfortable ride. Glad to hear you made it back ok. I'm getting the itch to put the exhaust and new suspension pieces on before spring.. Depends on how the weather goes. For now, it sleeps in the garage.
Can I ask, what are you doing to your suspension?
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Old 11-13-2018, 12:34 PM
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Can I ask, what are you doing to your suspension?
I was going to swap stock springs/shocks from this 16kmile 2006 S2k to my 04' S2k. Please stop me if this isn't a good decision.
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:59 PM
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You bought the 2006 car as a parts car?

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Old 11-13-2018, 02:06 PM
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You bought the 2006 car as a parts car?

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There's a lot of missing context here based on my response to the OP. He flew in from Texas to pick up that blue beauty in Ohio and was giving away his exhaust. When i got there, he also had his original springs/struts from the car he was picking up (the 2006 S2K posted above). I paid him for that and he threw in some extra things he had laying around. He's an awesome guy. I was going to replace my tired springs/struts with his super low mileage ones. I'm also swapping the exhaust, since my tips are beat and his looks like it was taken off early in its life. Do you think i'll run into issues with doing either of the above?
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Old 11-14-2018, 06:13 AM
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OK, I think I got it. For some reason I thought you were the buyer of the 2006 car.

The 2006 suspension is reputed to be the most compliant/comfortable. I have a 2006 and have driven only a couple of other S2000s and noticed mine was not as severe as the others. I see no downside to this swap other than your time. But it only requires changing the rear springs.

There's an extensive article on the spring rates. Of note is the front and rear stabilizer bars are the same on the 2004 and 2006 cars so no worries there, The front springs are the same for 2004 thru 2007 so again, no worries. Only the rears springs are different and 2006-2007 are slightly softer. They're actually the softest of any generation. The left rear spring set is the difficult one as the fuel filler neck is in the same area. You need a spring compressor of some sort to get everything off and then back on. A buddy did his by himself with no help so it's do-able. He built some sort of spring compressor.

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Old 11-14-2018, 06:16 AM
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I'm not a fan of the OE exhaust system and would leave yours along and just replace the tips with the nicer ones. Removing and replacing the OE exhaust system is probably a two man job due to the massive weight of the OE system -- it's one piece cat back.. I replaced mine with the Tanabe Medalion Turning exhaust and couldn't give away the OE.

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Old 11-14-2018, 09:30 AM
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I MIGHT be able to help with your first question. Sending you a PM
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I MIGHT be able to help with your first question. Sending you a PM
Cool - i didn't get a PM. I appreciate the support
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Old 11-15-2018, 04:53 AM
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OK, I think I got it. For some reason I thought you were the buyer of the 2006 car.

The 2006 suspension is reputed to be the most compliant/comfortable. I have a 2006 and have driven only a couple of other S2000s and noticed mine was not as severe as the others. I see no downside to this swap other than your time. But it only requires changing the rear springs.

There's an extensive article on the spring rates. Of note is the front and rear stabilizer bars are the same on the 2004 and 2006 cars so no worries there, The front springs are the same for 2004 thru 2007 so again, no worries. Only the rears springs are different and 2006-2007 are slightly softer. They're actually the softest of any generation. The left rear spring set is the difficult one as the fuel filler neck is in the same area. You need a spring compressor of some sort to get everything off and then back on. A buddy did his by himself with no help so it's do-able. He built some sort of spring compressor.

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Thanks Chuck - Good information here. The springs are already mounted. Is this just a clean swap? I might like having a more comfortable ride, given the roads in Ohio are a little OHIO.

Responding to your exhaust question. Good idea with just swapping the tips. I guess there's no real value in swapping the entire cat back. It is heavy... I'll probably take the tips off the new one, polish them up and swap them out. Hopefully i can get my old ratty ones off. I'm still at a point where the car is OEM and my left shoulder says keep it that way and my right shoulder says i should throw an exhaust and intake on there and maybe lower it and relive the early 2000's.
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Old 11-15-2018, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Sk2Jon View Post
Cool - i didn't get a PM. I appreciate the support

lost in translation. My bad. Pm’d The OP regarding his new car

however, if you have any questions on swapping parts, suspension, exhaust, etc; maybe start a new thread, I’m sure many people will be happy to help.
FYI, your right shoulder is a slippery slope, lol. Trust me, I know
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