My Honda 04 AP2 S2000 Build-Up Thread

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Old 01-21-2010, 04:35 PM   #1
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Default My Honda 04 AP2 S2000 Build-Up Thread


After saying good bye to 2 complete builds that went from ground up to feature, I saw myself at the starting line once again. A new canvas, a new road.







Step 1 was put the belly on the ground. Espilar Sport springs gave her a much lower stance and better center of gravity.









I/E are always the starting point. The same K&N from the AP1 was retained along with my T1R test pipe. Since I had sold the T1R single and the AP2 rear is a little more refined looking I decided to go with an APEXi World Sport dual. Of course I loved my meaty BBS LMs and had to order another set, this time in BBS Japan's race gold.







My AP2 on the JDMU BBQ Flyer and on the JDMU site banner ad.





By this point I picked up Dunlop for a sponsor and I arrived at HIN Orlando to rep my new Tire Sponsor.





I decided I was going to track the car more and threw in a Spoon 4-point roll bar and dumped the dual APEXi exhaust for a J's single.











The black interior was soon replaced by OEM tan, only avaliable in the White models.





The tan seats went into storage and I added a Spoon race bucket for better support during track days. It was too expensive to purchase a second one for the passenger so I decided to sell it and buy 2 Recaro buckets instead.



















After being a track junky car for a while, I parted her out and made her a daily driver again. The cage, seats, exhaust and wheels were sold and I threw on some jdm bling fully polished Work Equips.







Then the unfortunate, blessing in diguise happened! I was two months from selling the car and moving on to a more practical car when the accident happned. She was in the shop for a little over 13 weeks and then parked on jack stands for another 8 weeks while I searched for some stock wheels to put on. After an almost 6 month wait I drove her for the 1st time and told myself there was no way I was getting rid of her! So I started all over again with my build.









Now that I was starting over I needed to hit up the basics.. I/E! Luckily I still have been holding onto my K&N filter and T1R test pipe, so I ordered a Megan dual exhaust to satisfy my needs until I finally break down and fork out the cash for the T1R EM limited that I really want. My mechanic Munky received the polished piping and did a quick job of the install.













I have an addiction for suspension and road geometry, so a Cusco front lower subframe brace, Cusco rear lower subframe brace and GT-Spec front lower tie bar rounded up some quick crack addict chassis support.

















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holly man.. i like your baby just looking at your pics makes me wanna get one too
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holly man.. i like your baby just looking at your pics makes me wanna get one too
I have to say the S2000 is one hell of an addictive car
Here are some updates:

1/21/10
While there are still a few suspension mods that I have on my to-do list, I decided the next step was wheels. Without the wheels I can't really dial in the suspenion settings I want. So I sold my stocks and ordered a set of agressive offset, hellaflush rollers. While they are on thei way from the Motherland of Japan I aquired these discontinued Volk GT-Us.





1/24/10
After knarlin' the front fenders I realized that I needed to roll them. While doing the rolling I decided to do a pull too, since my new wheels are going to be hellaflush

The pull was good enough that I was able to squeeze one of my old rear Work Equips on the front. I squeezed on a 18x9.5 +53 with a 265/35









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DefaultRe: 2004 AP2 S2000 (2004-current) - last update 2/18/10 New Wheels Arrived

new update...

Daddy has a new pair of shoes... check what arrived today





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I gotta ask... when you swapping the 2JZ in? :D
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I gotta ask... when you swapping the 2JZ in? :D
I've seen 3 here in Florida, very impressive!
On the AutoX track I think it might be a bit too much power for me...

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2/19/10
My heat treated titanium steering wheel bolts finally came in. I have to say I am very happy with them and can't wait to put them in and see what they look like on the wheel.



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DefaultRe: 2004 AP2 S2000 (2004-current) - last update 2/22/10

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2/21/10
I decided to do a test fit of the wheels to see how much work is needed to make them fit. Even I was surprised... HELLAFLUSH!





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hahaha nice man what size are those rims? and what kind of tires you planing to put on?
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17x9.5 +38

as far as tires... I got to do some calculating to see what width I need to make the wheels fit w/o going to crazy on the camber.
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DefaultRe: 2004 AP2 S2000 (2004-current) - last update 2/23/10

another update...

Some JDM goodness arrived courtesy of Honda Motor Co.
My Honda SiR horn button arrived.





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damnn that is a sexy ass ride. take me for a ride!!
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damnn that is a sexy ass ride. take me for a ride!!
save a Honda, ride the driver... lol

seriously though, if you happen to be at an event I'm at, I'd be happy to take you for a spin.
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DefaultRe: '04 AP2 S2000 - last update 2/28/10

As promised here are a few vids from some events I raced in.

I chose these 3 vids because it is a good example of progression in the performance of the car through modifications.

This 1st vid is of the car completely stock. Just a few weeks after rolling out of the showroom floor, I took her to the track to see what she could do.




This 2nd vid is after some suspension and tire modification. While still trying to compete in Street Class, the only modification were; lowered 2.25" in the rear, 1.75" in the front, alignment was changed to '99-'01 OE specs, and I used a semi-soft tire compound.




This 3rd vid is after more modifications to tire compound, interior and performance. These mods took me out of Street Class and into Modified Class, but as you can see the difference is phenomenal. The mods were; additional suspension braces, intake and exhaust, roll bar, bucket seat, harnesses, steering wheel and DOT approved track R compound tires.




Also, I updated the 1st post with some more goodies that arrived this weekend.
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Wow the car looks beautiful!! Great job with it :)

The mate I bought my Trueno off, had a white S2k with dark light weight JDM wheels before he had the Trueno.. Beaaautiful cars! Would love to have one, but they're out of my price range!!
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