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 Post subject: Re: 2000 Honda S2000
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:20 pm 
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Haha. Cool to see you putting this through it's paces on/off track. I went to a non-1/4 mile track for the first time last month (Ducati). I had a freaking blast and learned a lot from it.

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 Post subject: Re: 2000 Honda S2000
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:40 pm 
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First, the dick comment.

Thats a pretty fancy lawn mower you have there. I've seen it cut some grass and I have to say, Im impressed.

Now that thats done.

Nice to see you've had it on the track and that its doing well. Funny fact, I have an old coworker who has a similar looking s2000 and didnt realize until now that he had it. He's had it for years apparently. I'll have to ask him about it the next time I see him (and probably make a similar lawn reduction implement comment).

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 Post subject: Re: 2000 Honda S2000
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 1:59 pm 
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Some updates on the S2000. Mileage is up to past 73k. Lots of trouble free 9200 rpm fuel cutoff hitting hooning happening. Lol

First track day of the year is coming up on May 31st at Blackhawk Farms.

Recently put the summer meaty tires back on, and going in on brake upgrades. Got some GLOC track pads and new rotors, and going to be installing brake ducting as well. Super excited for the track season, hope to do 2-3 events this year. Also will need to do my diff mounts, plan on doing all of the control arm bushings and motor mounts too. Added a K&N intake which sounds awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: 2000 Honda S2000
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2021 10:52 am 
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Mini S2000 update for the last year and a half... I have now driven the S2000 over 40k miles, which is approaching as many miles as it had when I got it.

I have done the Lake Michigan Circle Tour in it, over 10 track days and auto cross days, went through 4 sets of tires, countless brake pads and rotors, and god knows how many quarts of oil. In that time, I've replaced the clutch and the fluids and the motor and diff mounts, but otherwise it is mind boggling how reliable this thing has been. The clutch is really the only failure it has ever had. My life time average MPG is 22.5 with a highest of 32.2 and a lowest of 8... Lol

This year, got some RE71Rs for it which barely lasted 5000 miles. A new exhaust which sounds great, and an intake. Gave it a buff, ceramic coated it, and on she goes. Very snow/salt lacking winter in the midwest, so it has been wracking up more miles than the Bonneville.

After driving it spiritedly down a dirt road, I am debating the logistics and wear and tear of entering it into a rally cross... lol

Really been loving this thing, more than I could have ever imagined when I purchased it. Seeing it grow in value despite all the fun and use I've been getting out of it is nice as well.
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Removing the spare really helps with fitting longer items for camping
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 Post subject: Re: 2000 Honda S2000
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2021 5:26 am 
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A lot of people would park these away now considering the increase in price but I really think they're missing the point. You obviously get it.

When you take out the spare, do you have a pump and plug kit? My M only came with a pump and fix a flat from the factory. I have a plug kit and pump now.

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 Post subject: Re: 2000 Honda S2000
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2021 9:45 pm 
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A lot of people would park these away now considering the increase in price but I really think they're missing the point. You obviously get it.

When you take out the spare, do you have a pump and plug kit? My M only came with a pump and fix a flat from the factory. I have a plug kit and pump now.


Still see a lot of people hiding these away, which is sad but I can see how it's hard to enjoy one of these without the right environment or mindset.

Yes, without the spare I have a compressor and plug kit. It makes such a huge difference in space. Allows to bring my folding chairs and tent and still fit a lot of other necessary camping things.

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 Post subject: Re: 2000 Honda S2000
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2022 3:50 pm 
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Been a great year for the S2000. Did 2 track days so far. Got some new Falken RT660s which are amazing. Had my first mechanical mishap, pitted my axle cup which is a common issue on these if they are tracked or lowered with sticky tires. Nasty vibration turning right under power. A simple swap from one side to other solves the issue haha. One of my favorite things was a solo track day where I camped out of the car. Made some steak and asparagus and hung out with some whiskey in the rain.

I am getting better and really need to invest in a racing seat and maybe some coil overs, might do Ohlins next year.
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An off road excursion here or there just means you're trying lol
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Hanging with the big boys. Hard to believe the Rivian weighs 2+ times the S2000.
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 Post subject: Re: 2000 Honda S2000
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:44 pm 
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An off road excursion here or there just means you're trying lol
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I use the same philosophy on my trials bike...if I'm not failing occasionally I'm not pushing hard enough. LOL! That's my M.O. until I get a case of the big eye for narrowly cheating death, then I back off.

People like to bag on Hondas because they're headquartered in Japan, but it's hard to argue with their performance and reliability. I've owned a few of them and the engines are almost bulletproof. My wife's daily driver is a 2018 Civic Si and that thing is a blast to drive and so dependable...perfect for her. And it consistently gets 38-40 mpg. The turbo and 6 speed manual in "sport mode" can generate unwanted interest from the Fuzz in a hurry. Not quite on the level of the GXP, but crazy fun. I can imagine what your S2000 is like!

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