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jp129

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About jp129

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    Track Enthusiast

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Houston, TX
  • Track Vehicle
    AP1 S2000
  • Interests
    Racing, Cars, Motorcycles,

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  1. jp129

    Introductions

    For sure! Yea, I've been following the K-Swapped S2000 group on FB and he's been very helpful providing feedback. I'll be sure to reach out to him directly! Thank you!
  2. jp129

    Introductions

    Next up on my list is to upgrade the oiling solution: -Upgrade to a K20A oil pump modified to fit the K24 block -Baffled oil pan since we're mounting the engine longitudinally and it wasn't designed for that from the factory After, I can button up the engine and put it in the chassis then figure how to fab up the header flange to fit the K head.
  3. jp129

    Introductions

    Well I decided to cut to the chase and just go K-Swap since I plan on doing this long term. The initial investment is significant, but it'll be be economically more sustainable in the long run, since replacement engines run 600-800 bucks vs 3k asking prices for an F20C. The F20C is a super stout engine, but unless I knew the history of the engine I'm buying, it's still a roll of the dice. Buying a K24 is so cheap, I'd be willing to swap engines every season or have a B-engine on stand by. Of course, there are still compromises going K, but in the end, the positives outweigh the negatives. I've just been gathering parts and working out the build requirements. It's definitely less challenging then years past, but it's still not intuitive enough without in depth research. I'm excited to see how it'll turn out and having KPro will allow me to be more elaborate with data acquisition. Being able to implement more power is also a nice by product of the K-Swap, even if that's pretty far down my list of priorities at the moment. Just going to throw this together as quick as I can so I can get more seat time. That's the biggest bummer from this whole ordeal...missing seat time since I felt like I was acclimating to 4 wheels pretty well. It is what it is and hopefully I'll get to be on track with you all soon! Specs: Stock K24A2 shortblock (Acura TSX) Clutch Masters K2F Flywheel - Allows the use of an S2000 clutch 2NRS Trans adapter plate 2NRS K2F Intake manifold adapter (allows you to affix the F20C IM to the K head) Hasport K2F swap engine mounts KPRO for engine management
  4. Man you guys are a different breed. Born and raised here...can tolerate the heat because that's life, but getting used to it...NEVER!!
  5. Welcome! How do you like the Texas weather :D?
  6. jp129

    July Member Plans

    It was very nice meeting some of you out there yesterday. Hope to see you all there again shortly!
  7. jp129

    July Member Plans

    I'll see you all out there tomorrow!
  8. jp129

    July Member Plans

    I think I'm able to make the 21st. July 27-28 weekend is a bit better for me, but I'm at the mercy of the members that are willing to let me tag along as a guest. I'll just have to make things happen!
  9. jp129

    Introductions

    Thank you for the feedback guys! @Matt93SE - Your feedback is pretty accurate. My instructor provided feedback that I should work on my trail braking transition in 2 the slow haripins where I was slightly over driving and causing some understeer.
  10. jp129

    Introductions

    Rear tire has similar characteristics, just less pronounced
  11. jp129

    Introductions

    Guys, Can you help me understand my tire wear? I just did a day at Harris Hill CW and the wear on my front tires look peculiar. Trailing edge seems to be feathered/lifting. I don't know much about reading auto tire wear as I am motorcycle tires... Tire pressures were 35 PSI hot both front and rear. Rears don't look near as bad. Any thoughts? I did not adjust pressures or broke out the pyrometer, since I just wanted to work on myself. Lap times were in the high 1:33-1:34s in the afternoon.
  12. jp129

    Introductions

    Noted, I notice a lot of the faster drivers end up with a square setup and it does make sense from a consumable stand point as you mentioned. Do you find that aero is needed to make a square setup work well or does altering suspension sufficient enough? If you're open for the last weekend in July, I'd love to join as a guest and get some more feedback from ya!
  13. jp129

    Introductions

    Thank you for the feedback. I've never used the PowerStop PSA pads either, but they seem well regarded in some tracking circles. They're marketed as a track day pad that's pretty forgiving. I'll keep the other recommendations in mind if these don't work out.
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