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What to look for when buying a used S2000

A few S2K-specific tips for newbies:
1. Take it easy on downshifting until you are real familiar with the gears (this is to avoid the infamous mechanical over-rev).
2. Avoid letting off on the throttle or braking while turning at speed; instead, try entering the turn slowly and accelerating out of it.
3. Pay attention to the amount of tread on your tires. Also see Driving in the rain.
4. If it hasn't been done already, retorque your rear axle nuts. Revised torque spec is 220 lb/ft, not 181. Unstake, remove, regrease (just the face of the nut that contacts the hub, not the threads), retorque to 220 and restake. Search "axle nut torque" for more info and pix.
5. AP1 owners, check your oil level frequently (at least every 1,000 miles if not more frequently). If low, top it off. Stay away from Mobil1 synthetic if at all possible.

Tips for a successful group drive
The Pace, Separating street from track, riding from racing, By Nick Ienatsch

Important safety info, insurance discount, drivers license point reduction

Honda and Acura OEM Parts and Accessories:
www.handa-accessories.com
thread about HandA
Majestic Honda
I can also get new discounted OEM parts and accessories locally (in Tulsa). Just shoot me a PM (JulieU)

A place to store your Service Records electronically:
www.ahm-ownerlink.com

Personalized License Plate Application
http://www.tax.ok.gov/mvforms/749.pdf

Grill Covers
www.grille-tech.com
www.grillcraft.com

STEPS TO STORE YOUR CAR
How to store your car for winter

WASH-N-WAX STUFF
Mike's Window Clinic
Wanabe's Link to Detail Product Sites

PARTS
Honda Automotive Parts Catalog On-line

ENGINE STUFF
Honda OEM Filter Summary
DIY Timing Chain Tensioner (TCT) repair instructions by Billman250
TCT DIY - Replacement or repair by Saki GT

INTAKE STUFF
Block your coolant to the throttle body (w/ pictures) courtesy of Hondassport
Stop Worrying About Hydrolock - Simple Preventative Measures
Injen CAI Install
Mugen CAI Install
PRM CAI Install
AEM V.2 install (with pictures) courtesy of Chiung

EXHAUST STUFF
MagnaFlow Sound clips
How to Remove Your Stock Exhaust
HKS Hi-Power

CLUTCH & TRANSMISSION STUFF
Clutch Job and Aftermarket Clutch Replacement Information

SUSPENSION & BRAKE STUFF
DIY Chassis Lube Information
Wheel Alignment Information
Brake Pad Information
Paint Your Calipers
DIY Brake Pad replacement, courtesy of cthree
Wilwood Big Brake Kit Install, courtesy of PAS2kNut
Coilover install, courtesy of gfactor
Help on Pre-loading Springs
DIY Spring Install

ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC STUFF
How To Wire Your S2000, courtesy of darkknight1999
How To Build a Sub Box
DIY Shift Light Installation
How To Deactivate the Automatic A/C Feature on the Defrost (MY02+)

BODY STUFF
How To List of Conversions to MY04 Parts
Carbon Fiber Hood Installation Tips
Static Cling Rear Plastic Window Tint

REAR DIFFERENTIAL & FINAL DRIVE STUFF
Rear differential gear change

FORCED INDUCTION STUFF
Comptech vs. Vortech?

INTERIOR STUFF
How To Change Your Cabin Air Filter, courtesy of airgate

Thanks to the Gateway group for all the excellent links!
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