Throwback Thursday: Sirbikealot7's S2000 Auction Car Rebuild
S2Ki forum member (Sirbikealot7) bought a 2003 Honda S2000 from an auction, only to realize it needed more work than he thought.
Sirbikealot7 bought this 2003 S2K from the auction, and even though he saw numerous pictures on the auction's site, the damage didn't appear as bad as it actually was. This was the first thing he saw as the truck brought his $7,500 S2K home, which was the total he paid after buyer fees and towing.
Even WorseRoad Driver with Occasional Track
As he walked closer to his newest purchase, he started getting a clearer idea of the damage. The quarter panel had a paint crack, but the lip was straight.
Sirridealot7 started tearing his new to him S2000 apart, and he realized he had to replace the subframe, the control arms, as well as the differential mounts. He installed a KW V3 and Megan bump steer kit to replace the OEM parts.
Road Driver with Occasional Track
He wanted this car to have good road manners, where it can be a fun car to drive on the road, but he also wanted to have some fun with it every now and then.
He replaced the wheels and tires and installed a set of 17x9 RPF1 with 255 NT05s. He also replaced the mufflers with a Berk Header Back with a vibrant resonator.
In a move to make the S2K safer on the track, as well as more capable, Sirridealot7 installed V2 Roll bar, Sparco EVO2 seats, Crow 6-points seat belts, OMP steering wheel, and NRG hub with quick release. The interior became ready for fun track days, as the seats fit perfectly, and the steering wheel feels just right.
Go Fast Mods
To complement some of the performance modifications he did to the S2K, he installed an APR GT250 spoiler, with 275mm stands from Rockstar. In an attempt to make the car more balanced, he made his own front lip from 1/2-inch birch wood. The front of the splitter is connected to the subframe using a one-inch aluminum square tube.
Already thinking about the future, Sirridesalot7 got new wheels and tires; a set of 17x10 6UL wheels, with 255 NT01 tires, which would replace the 17x9 with the 255 NT05s.
He also has AEM X series oil pressure, temperature, and water temperature gauges, which he has yet to install. Finally, the wooden front lip will eventually get painted, and the car is already experiencing fun track days.
Check out the forum discussion HERE.