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My V6 powered S2000 build thread: Yeah, it never stops.


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Hello Fellow TJ's
A few days ago, M Factory/YCW Suspension/SWIFT springs announced in the Racing/Competition section on S2ki that there would be an opportunity for the S2000 community to test out on track/autoX and give feedback about their upcoming set of mid-level coilovers. I sent in my app and here I am, this being said I will be starting my build thread in TJ's!

​I'm sharing here because they are also doing testing on Miata's : https://forum.miata....ad.php?t=632972

As some of you know, I am a J32a2 V6 powered S2000 that tracks and I’m still a “street car” That being said I will be able to share my honest opinion about the coilovers in all three worlds of the S2000.

M Factory/YCW Suspension/SWIFT springs let me know that the coils will be ready for test fitting in a couple weeks. If you have any questions please let me know and I’ll be happy answer the best I can.

You can also check out the link for more information: http://www.ycwsuspension.com/why
In coming pictures!
I'm excited to finally have a build thread on here, it may sound silly but this is the best community I'm apart of.

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Very nice, interested to hear how they stack up. I saw the miata.net thread and shot them a message, but looks like they already found some folks.



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Very nice, interested to hear how they stack up. I saw the miata.net thread and shot them a message, but looks like they already found some folks.


I'm curious as well and to be honest quite excited.
I won't make Cresson sadly due to a wedding but hopefully they are in before TWS.

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Welcome to the team :)



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I've wondered if I could really tell the difference between good and better coilovers. I am guessing maybe, but probably not.

 

robert


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I've wondered if I could really tell the difference between good and better coilovers. I am guessing maybe, but probably not.

 

robert

 

What are you currently running on?



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What are you currently running on?

 

My S2K has Fortune Auto 510s on it. My NSX has Buddy Club Racing Specs. I've run on Tein Flex (on the S2K and the Miata) and Xidas (on the Miata), as well.

 

robert


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#94 - 2001 S2000 (red) aka Crisis

#57 - 1992 NSX (red)

#?? - 1999 SC400 (red)


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Let's get busy man, update this thread!


I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"
#15 SM 94'


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Let's get busy man, update this thread!


I know! Trying! Got some cool stuff to show

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So, since my first track day my instructors have told me to get safety gear, and being honest I kinda was like okay yeah will do.

At TWS with NASA late last year there was two major accidents and I immediately said to my self I will be ordering roll bar and harnesses asap.

Here's RockStar garages new Single diagonal roll bar with X brace.

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It's a bolt in rollbar that I will also have welded in.

Here's a picture during the install process.

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Excellent call man. I didn't know Sparco made booster seats?


I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"
#15 SM 94'


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Excellent call man. I didn't know Sparco made booster seats?

 

They don't :tongue: they make baby seats though, heres a little information for you.

 

My driver seat is a Sparco Rev, its the smallest seat  they make in terms of width for the waist. Its also paired with 1st generation Recaro SPG sliding double manual locking seat rails.

The crappy part is my waist is now flawless, being the huge guy with big manly broad shoulders I am. The seat shoulder width is to small, If I could cut the EVO and the Rev both in half. (Rev bottom, EVO top) I believe I would have the perfect seat. This brings me to the Mugen S1 seat. It has a tiny waist (28) and decent shoulder line, to me its the perfect seat.

The crappy part is that is discontinued and purchasing a used one brings the MADD JDM tax as the same cost as it was new. $1200 range. I just cant get myself to spend $1200 on a used 15+ year old seat.

 

I found a used one once for $400 and on my way to purchase I was beat by a person by 30mins. 2hr drive and a bit sad I moved from the Sparco Sprint to the Rev.



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Great feedback. I'm a 28" waist as well, shit is hard to come by without going custom... I know the Rev and Circuit Pro II can get nice and tight - I might snag it from you if you decide on something else..


I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"
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Great feedback. I'm a 28" waist as well, shit is hard to come by without going custom... I know the Rev and Circuit Pro II can get nice and tight - I might snag it from you if you decide on something else..

 

Try the Cobra SUZUKA PRO. I'm about a 28 or less. Super snug.

 

http://www.cobraseat.../suzuka-pro.asp



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I believe Racetech seats get pretty narrow but are a little on the pricey side. @Thundermoose has one he'll probably let you sit in at the next event.



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My next seat i buy is going to be flawless, unless i come across an S1. haha!

 

I would love to try out all different types of seats. Same with everyone can sit in mine.



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Alright! So this should be quite the debate as most say it's dumb to do with out a thermostat.

With my Frankenstein of a car I'm adding an oil cooler.
Space limited and not wanting relocate the oil filter.

I told my buddy Coffey, (from Norwood Auto Italia in Dallas) a friend of mine what I wanted and asked if it was possible.
Long story short. He made it possible.
I'm quite excited also.

Placement of the oil cooler is going to be behind the radiator and I'll be monitoring the temps.

•Custom oil filter/vtec solenoid
•Setrab 19row oil cooler

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Blown motor in five.... four.... three....

 

Just kidding. Interesting. Hopefully the weld work is good. I do think a thermostat would be smart. It's really in the engine's best interest for oil to get hot fast. But I'm guessing you don't plan to keep this engine for 100s of thousands of miles, so...

 

I'm curious what oil temps you run driving around town with this setup.


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#53 - 2003 Jetta (red)
#53 - 1999 Miata (silver) aka GONK: "She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid. I've made a lot of special modifications myself."
#94 - 2001 S2000 (red) aka Crisis

#57 - 1992 NSX (red)

#?? - 1999 SC400 (red)


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Blown motor in five.... four.... three....

 

Just kidding. Interesting. Hopefully the weld work is good. I do think a thermostat would be smart. It's really in the engine's best interest for oil to get hot fast. But I'm guessing you don't plan to keep this engine for 100s of thousands of miles, so...

 

I'm curious what oil temps you run driving around town with this setup.

 

HAHA!

 

Honestly this engine has lasted longer than I expected it would. haha! I originally picked it up from the salvage yard 1 year ago. I ran a Carfax on the VIN and said it was salvaged in 2009 and sold to the yard.  So a 2003 Acura TL-S engine that sat in a yard and had 90k miles.

 

Ill be logging everything and moving back to a 5-20 AMSOil dominator (currently 10-30)



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Also, most add the oil cooler in front of the radiator so it has the first hit of fresh air. Ill have mine behind the radiator and since I have a fancy shroud. I will start with a small hole in the shroud and move larger and possibly a full hole for the 19 row if data sees fit.  

 

I understand, too cool of a temp is bad and also to hot.