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Bigdare's S2000

Postby BigDare23 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:12 am

(I decided to create this thread so I wouldn't trash my CRX's one with non-CRX content. :D )

I purchased my Suzuka Blue S2000 around Memorial Day.

At the local dealer
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It's funny, because this color (or even this car) was on my radar. I wanted a NA1, but I decided to be patient and pass on getting one. Since Honda's supercar wasn't on my radar, why not settle for Honda's 3rd best car (behind a CRX and NSX :wink: ). So I was set on S2000. I knew I wanted a AP1 because I preferred the higher redline. Also, I dropped the first few years out of my search because they had plastic rear windows and no rear defrosters. Then I set my color combo requirements (red/black, black/red, or black/black) and started my search throughout the east coast. Unfortunately, I was unsuccessful. Everything was high mileage, over priced, modified, had a salvage title, or was sold before I could see it :( . Then I came across local ads for a suzuka blue and three other silverstone S2ks. One silverstone was 10miles away, but was "on hold", and the other two were about 45-mins away. The suzuka blue was about 20-30mins away, so I decided to check that first and the rest is history. Test driving it made me forget that I didn't want a blue on blue car lol.

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Interior pics
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I threw a Spoon Shift knob on it
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Re: Bigdare's S2000

Postby BigDare23 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:20 am

I love lip wings, so I decided to throw on a AP1 wing

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Since I'm not really a fan of amber, I decided to install JDM AP1 headlights

Bumper off (you can see my Spoon reservoir covers)
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Half way done
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Both are installed and functional
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Time to throw the bumper back on
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Lip time now
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And now I'm done.
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Re: Bigdare's S2000

Postby justinw » Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:10 am

Nice find! I have always liked the Suzuka blue personally. I'm sure you like it more now :) . The sound these cars make really is one of the best notes I have ever heard. Enjoy!
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Re: Bigdare's S2000

Postby Tian90crx » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:53 pm

I thought AP2s could rev higher? Since the retainers were beefier. The redline was set lower but they said if you swapped in AP2 retainers into AP1, you could rev pretty high (10k) and then a valve would float lol..
Either way you could still rev high haha..
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Re: Bigdare's S2000

Postby scramblerman » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:24 am

Very nice. How many miles on the car? Looks like it's in very nice shape. I have a 04 silverstone red/black. Mine has around 37k.
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Re: Bigdare's S2000

Postby Baker » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:45 am

Honestly, the choice of interior color ruins it.
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Bigdare's S2000

Postby TheLukeMartinez » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:40 pm

You oughta fill a swimming pool with black dye and throw your interior in there. I've honestly never seen a S2000 with blue inside.
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Re: Bigdare's S2000

Postby scramblerman » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:23 pm

A lot of guys get the center of the seats recovered in another color and it looks a lot better. Blue was a popular interior color for the blue ap1's.
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Re: Bigdare's S2000

Postby JohnnyBlaze » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:13 pm

scramblerman wrote:A lot of guys get the center of the seats recovered in another color and it looks a lot better. Blue was a popular interior color for the blue ap1's.


In 2003 they also did a white exterior with blue interior, or at least in Canada.
Oh, and congrats. Awesome car.
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Re: Bigdare's S2000

Postby zrickety » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:59 pm

Nice! The blue on blue works.
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Re: Bigdare's S2000

Postby ollie » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:40 pm

Congrats BD...nice find...I'm still on the hunt for mine...(long process)
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Re: Bigdare's S2000

Postby crxbrad » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:28 pm

Baker wrote:Honestly, the choice of interior color ruins it.


Yeah I'd be swapping that to black right quick and in a hurry.
Also needs more hard top.
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Re: Bigdare's S2000

Postby jfrolang » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:02 pm

I like it. :P
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Re: Bigdare's S2000

Postby imgoingforit » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:21 pm

Those headlights look awesome!
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Re: Bigdare's S2000

Postby BigDare23 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:54 pm

justinw wrote:Nice find! I have always liked the Suzuka blue personally. I'm sure you like it more now :) . The sound these cars make really is one of the best notes I have ever heard. Enjoy!


I sure do. The color has definitely grown on me some more over the pass two months. I agree with you on the exhaust tone.

Tian90crx wrote:I thought AP2s could rev higher? Since the retainers were beefier. The redline was set lower but they said if you swapped in AP2 retainers into AP1, you could rev pretty high (10k) and then a valve would float lol..
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Honda reduced the red line of the AP2 because of the added stress/force the motor would see due to the larger stroke. Plus, AP2 cams are less aggressive. AP2 retainers are the results of Honda redesigning and over engineering a part that was originally faulty.

scramblerman wrote:Very nice. How many miles on the car? Looks like it's in very nice shape. I have a 04 silverstone red/black. Mine has around 37k.


Hi Steve. It's been a good min!

The had 71k when I purchased it in May. Now it's about 77K. I have to commuting back and forth from VA to NC to visit my wife, so by the end of the year I'll probably be at 115k-120k lol

Baker wrote:Honestly, the choice of interior color ruins it.


It's just like driving a drop top Civic STD LOL

TheLukeMartinez wrote:You oughta fill a swimming pool with black dye and throw your interior in there. I've honestly never seen a S2000 with blue inside.


LOL

Blue interior isn't common because it only came in the suzuka blue models.

scramblerman wrote:A lot of guys get the center of the seats recovered in another color and it looks a lot better. Blue was a popular interior color for the blue ap1's.


Also inserts added to the door panels

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scramblerman wrote:A lot of guys get the center of the seats recovered in another color and it looks a lot better. Blue was a popular interior color for the blue ap1's.


In 2003 they also did a white exterior with blue interior, or at least in Canada.
Oh, and congrats. Awesome car.


Over here whites only came with red, black, or tan interior. The tan interior is even less common than the blue.

zrickety wrote:Nice! The blue on blue works.


Thanks zrickety!

ollie wrote:Congrats BD...nice find...I'm still on the hunt for mine...(long process)


Thanks ollie. PM what color you're looking for and I'll keep an eye out for you in my area.

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Baker wrote:Honestly, the choice of interior color ruins it.


Yeah I'd be swapping that to black right quick and in a hurry.
Also needs more hard top.


A hard top is definitely on my radar.

jfrolang wrote:I like it. :P


Thanks Jeff!

imgoingforit wrote:Those headlights look awesome!


Thanks Chris! I love how the headlights made the car look more aggressive and less girly now lol.
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Re: Bigdare's S2000

Postby BigDare23 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:36 am

It seems like the Spoon bug bit me with this car (guess because of all that blue)

Spoon Mirror and Reservoir Covers
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Then a Short Antenna
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Comparison with a pencil
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Re: Bigdare's S2000

Postby jfrolang » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:19 pm

Better pics of the spoon mirror?
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Re: Bigdare's S2000

Postby BigDare23 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:45 pm

jfrolang wrote:Better pics of the spoon mirror?


I'll take one for you in the next few days.
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Re: Bigdare's S2000

Postby BigDare23 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:46 pm

Jeff, here's two more pics

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Here you can really tell how curved it. It's angled toward the driver seat, but you can still see the passenger seat and roll bar.

And here's a pic of the Spoon emblem because I'm a ricer at heart. :D
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For a Spoon part I would have expected that the quality would have been much better. The edges aren't cut properly and fitment is just okay. :|
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Re: Bigdare's S2000

Postby BigDare23 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:01 pm

Since I still have the "Spoon Bug" I picked up a few more items.

Spoon Radiator stays and drain plugs
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Probably should have gotten ones that stood out more... lol
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One installed
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And now a comparison
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(You can also see my Rick's Front License Plate Holder)

I also picked up Spoon Radiator Cap and Oil Cap
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(horrible pic I know)
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Re: Bigdare's S2000

Postby BigDare23 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:56 pm

Updates over the passed few weeks

Continuing my Spoon theme I purchased a Spoon Strut Bar.
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To help clean up the bay I also purchased a billet PWJDM battery tie down
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Shorty afterwards my Spoon center brace came in
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Gotta love Cusco... (rear tie bar)
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Then sometimes you find a good deal that you cant pass up...
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(At this rate I might get to start back on the REX in 2013 :lol: )
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Re: Bigdare's S2000

Postby scramblerman » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:16 pm

Whats the width and offset? I have 17x8 with 50mm offset in the front and 17x9 with 60mm on the rear. Looks perfect without rollling the fenders.
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Re: Bigdare's S2000

Postby BigDare23 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:05 pm

I'm running 17x8 +45 on all four corners. Hopefully I won't have to roll the fronts. If so, I'm going to try to trade two from 17x7.5 +48
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Re: Bigdare's S2000

Postby BigDare23 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:43 pm

I installed my RPF1 this week.

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They look pretty good on there. Now I just have to lower it slightly and I'm good.

Also, when I changed my oil yesterday I found these. :-)b

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Re: Bigdare's S2000

Postby ollie » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:37 am

Lookin good BD... :-)b
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