Great turn out! Awesome pics! and Amazing cars! Long live the S2000.
Here are just some of our personal favourites
All in of course FULL HD (courtesy of Flickr)
The thumbnail set at the bottom of this post will link you to the full gallery covering the Honda S2000 Meet in SoCal.
- S2Ki (S2000 forums)
- Shawnn Nguyen (Photographer)
“The Purple Monster” as dubbed by the original owner
I hunted locally for a clean Mk1 shell,couldnt find any until someone from MX5 Nutz mentioned he had a mint shell possibly for sale. So with a few phone calls later we had agreed on a deal,and today I took delivery of it.
The car was purchased in Japan,over there it had thousands of pounds spent on it including a highly tuned engine on carbs,Garage Vary body kit,Garage Vary bonnet,centre shotgun exhaust,roll cage and much more! I’ve been told it was used as a Touge Car while over there.
While it was over there it had a respray (originally Red,arent they all!) in Honda Amethyst Purple. The inside has been stripped and the floor and behind the seats have been painted the same colour).
The car was imported to the UK in 2007,and has covered hardly any miles in that time. I believe the shell has only covered 40k and you can certainly see that! Theres not a single spot of rust on her!
The car got sold earlier this year and was stripped and put back to standard form. The car had a Veilside front bumper,which got removed and a stock bumper was refitted,hence why its a different colour,same goes with the bonnet. The engine was removed and a stock 1.6 long nose engine was put in its place.
What it looked like upon purchase:
September 2013 Updates:
Late September: Fitted the TR Lane Cage
Snetterton Car Enthusiast Day MX5 Slalom (7th October, 2013)
After some slight damage to the car, the vehicle was taken to the body shop.
NRG Luminor Glow Steering Wheel (November Install)
New wheels while waiting on the car to come back from the paint shop
Here are the photos from the early Christmas.
Gauges Fitted – Some nice photos taken.
New custom interior for everything but the dash. Done by ALL-TRIMS UK (website unavailable)
Some more mods and accessories.
June, 2014 Update:
New WHEELS TOO! Rota RKR Front 15x8j ET0 and Rear 15x9j ET0
October, 2014 – A new rear lip and stock headlights!
The car got dropped off at H&S Performance and the engine was pulled out. The car was then dropped off at AutoDoc Bodyshop for the main work to begin. While the car was in the bodyshop,the guys at H&S Performance did a full service of the engine while it was out.
- Spark Plugs
- Oil/Oil Filter/Sump Plug
- Cambelt & tensioners
- Thermostat & Coolant Sensor
- Painted Upper and Lower Thermostat Housings
- Painted Inlet Manifold with Throttle Body
- Painted Rocker Cover
- Painted Cambelt Cover
- Engine Block Painted
The car was finished and dropped back off at H&S where more parts were fitted along side the re-fitting of the engine.
- Clutch Slave Cylinder
- Alloy Radiator
- Eunos Racing Development Silicone Radiator Hoses
- New Expansion Bottle
- New Washer Bottle
- Polished Oil Cap
- Polished Plug Cover
- Stainless Fusebox Cover
- Painted Radiator Panel cover
- Painted Scuttle Panel Cover
- Countersunk Purple Washers and Bolts
Before & After
There are so many GTR R34’s out there it’s not funny. But whose is the best? We’ve got the Dragsters, a few circuit based versions.. But what about an all rounder? With maximum power output and the perfect modifications. This animal puts out 982 AWHP and 660 lb-ft of torque. (732 kw / 895 nm). That ain’t quick, that’s crazy.
Source: SP Engineering
The RB26DETT is equipped with the following modifications
- Garrett twin GT35 turbos
- HKS Exhaust Manifold
- Stage 3 Stroker kit
- F-CON V Pro engine management system
- 1.2mm Head Gasket
- Valve guides
- Valve springs
- Stage 1 264 Intake & Exhaust camshafts
- Adjustable cam gears
- DLI II Twin Power ignition amplifier
- Fuel delivery pipe
- Fuel pressure regulator
- EVC VI
- Mixture Controller
- Full Exhaust
- Oil cooler
- External Wastegates
- Kansai Carbon/Kevlar Plug and Cam Gear Cover
- GReddy Type R three-row front-mount intercooler kit
- Type R blow-off valves
- Suction kit
- Oil pump
- High-capacity add-on oil pan
- Hypertune intake manifold
- Fuel rails
- SP Engineering intake
- Polished Cylinder Head
- Catch tank
- ARP head stud kit
- Denso 1,000cc injectors (x8)
- TITEK Innovations high-flow fuel pump
- ARC radiator
- Over flow tank
- Breather tank
- Garage Defend radiator diversion panel
- Hollinger Sequential Transmission
- OS Giken R3C Triple-Plate Clutch
- HKS Hipermax II Coilovers
- Cusco 24mm Front sway bar
- 24mm rear sway bar
- Nismo Bushing kit
- 19×9.5 Volk Racing TE37 Time Attack Edition wheels
- 275/30/19 Toyo Proxes T1R tires
Brembo GT kit w/ cross-drilled rotors (front and rear)
Nismo front bumper, carbon fiber lip, under tray, FRP aero bonnet, hood dampers; Do-Luck side skirts, rear wing, shortened plate stands; ARC rear under-diffuser; Nismo carbon fiber door pillar covers
Nismo gauge cluster, floor mats, Personal Neo Grinita Suede Steering Wheel, Works Bell quick release, Splash short hub, SP Engineering dry carbon panels
Few people admit it, but air bags are definitely the best way to go low. There are high performance Air Suspension systems for racing etc. And of course the low budget for street, which in all honesty don’t really impair the vehicle at all. It’s just not stiff enough for drifting and high speed cornering.
Basically putting Air Suspension on an MX-5 / Miata or an S2000 will completely ruin that perfect chassis that most dream to have. Nonetheless, what looks & sounds better? Scraping everywhere, amazing cornering or drifting, recovery from slides, impractical, can’t leave your driveway , 2 – 5cm off the ground, adjustable only when the wheels are off. Or Touching the floor low, practical, doesn’t effect your turning circle and doesn’t scrape, not drift friendly, when you corner the back kicks out a little?
Let this beautiful (show-car based?) Ferrari 360 Modena, answer your questions. If you’ve got the cash, it’s better to get Air Suspension, as long as you get the high performance (expensive) versions you should be just fine. The AirRex suspension does maintain handling & the factory performance standards, while improving the appearance.
Built by the Solo Element, this Ferrari is spectacular! The wheels in the video are by NutekWheels, and the wheels in the images are Vossen CVT wheels. And lastly the suspension is by AirREX one of the few companies I can personally vouch for AirREX as I have seen their work, and driven on it! But sadly never owned an appropriate vehicle to install air suspension to. Hopefully in the near Future. Affordable Air Suspension Systems can be found at SKREEM Performance – I believe they retail KSport Air Suspension.
This is a 2006 Acura TSX, it has been converted into what in Australia is called a Honda Accord Euro. Many will “hate on” this ride, as fantastic as it looks – it is indeed completely impractical. But to drive this takes balls!! This thing does not have an air suspension system nor is it ever raised. Only used as a daily!
Now some may come to wonder, how does one … decide to build such a car with this stance?
Lewis (owner of the vehicle) test fitted a new set of works wheels that he had purchased – As most of you would already know, works wheels don’t just fit, they require a camber kit, rolling guards and in some cases flaring the guards. After posting his test fitment picture on the net, it ended up going viral on social networks. I guess, that’s when he decided – “That’s the look I’ll go for”.
Original article by Serious Innovations.