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Old 01-20-2007, 12:29 AM   #1
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Default I'm sorry mods... I think we need a rambling thread.

I think there are a lot of people browsing this forum, but none really post because this is mainly a tech forum. This also is really the only S2000 on forum on this board, so I'd like this to be some sort of chat room, just to take the heat off all this technical debate.

INTRODUCE YOURSELF BEFORE YOU RAMBLE. THANK YOU.

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: My name's Dang. I'm a contractor, I do insurance contracted home repairs. I like Hondas, cars, and racing. I grew up on Hondas, working summertime at my friend's brother shop since I was 14 (1994). My friend's brother's partner was Kenny Tran, first person in the 10s with a unibody, if anybody remembers. The shop was Speed Image, and I worked summers and afterschools there looking at the wonders of a B series swap. Instead of Hondas, I first learned my way around the Nissan 300zx (my friend's brother had 3, 2 coupes and one vert). My friend's first car, and my first project car was a CRX, with first a B16 swap, then an F20B swap (don't ask me why he wanted a DOHC non-VTEC). Friend's brother then picked up a '91 FD RX-7, thats when I fell in love. I tried to work on all aspects of the car with him, just so I'd know the ins n outs of it (but to no avail, I'm still clueless). High school was over, I joined the military, through Navy Corpsman school, then Field Medical Service School, then got stuck with a bunch of crazy *** Marines I grew to love, Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion, 3d Marines. Most insane bunch I've ever had the pleasure to work with. Lucked out in 2001 in the real estate side, being able to purchase a house in my hometown with the aid of the Veterans Affairs loan, with a great interest rate. Thought it was cake until 2002 where I went on Operation Enduring Freedom, to aid an US air base from attack from a Phillipino/Indonesian/Malaysian Militant Muslims by the name of Abu Sayyab (ties to al-Queda), then to Enduring Freedom II/ Iraqi Freedom. Attached to 3/7 and 1/5, we were the first ones into Fallujah. We were sent there to protect that vital air base and maintain a presence. While ambushed on a contact patrol, and I took 2 slugs to the chest, but was saved by the vest (23 layers of Kevlar) and front and rear ceramic aluminum plates (I'll show you). I was fortunate that it didn't penetrate, and was dragged back to the truck, then back to our base, then back to Germany to a US Embassy Hospital, where I wrote letters and played video games high *** hell of oxygen (my chest was taped because one of the bullets cracked my rib after shattering the ceramic aluminum SAPI plates. Psst.. they save lives).

So after that SOB story, I was transfer back to School of Infantry in Camp Pendleton, CA to finish out my tour. I signed my contract on July 7, 1999, and it will be over July 6, 2007. I'm currently on Inactive Ready Reserve, waiting for discharge papers and hoping they don't call me or send me a letter.

Invested what little that I had into the construction business, earned myself a spot as a "partner", then using the GI Bill and the Navy Colllege Fund and milk the government for all they owed me. Still doing that at the moment actually. Business is... well BUSY-NESS.

Cars Started out with a '94 Accord that I beat for a good 8 years before my first S. Next was an '89 CRX HF, D16Y6 swap, DRAG manifold, Mitsubishi 16g snail, STR goodies, MR2 blow off, good for 170/155wheel, and 14.2-14.3 all day. Only thing was that it was red, and the salt has eaten it down to almost pink on the hood, roof, and hatch. Sold that to a good offer, picked up a red EJ1 that stayed stock except for an intake. DD'd it for the rest of the time because I was in and out of the country often while owning that car. Can't complain much else about Hawaii.

Back in 1998 I read about a prototype sports car Honda was going to make. By late '98 to early '99 we saw the prototype sketches, and I seriously told myself I had to have one. No bullshit whatsoever. In 2001 I came back with a decent chunk of change (or so I thought), looking to buy my dream car (you know...). I was talked out of it (luckily) and made a wiser decision to buy a house instead with the Veteran's Affair's assistance. Still couldn't stop me in '03 when I moved back from Hawaii for good (after 3 years) to staff the School of Infantry in Camp Pendleton. I still had my Accord then (paid $3k of $8600 for it at 16.5, my first part owned car), and after about a month I traded it in for a Silverstone Metallic '01. I drove it around stock until I found these forums. Before all that I had to figure **** out on my own, with a manual and a bunch of "mechanic" friends. It's still just a Honda, you know? Brakes from the Accord (down to the rear pads), A/C system from the same car, same radiator, it couldn't be that hard right?

While at Honda World this brand spankin new Berlina 04 was in the showroom, I remember the exact month too, September 2004. Had to have it. Sold the car to a private party for a decent amount (when AP1s weren't dirty cheap yet ), and picked up the Berlina 04. I was in mad lust until I got "nudged" into a phone pole by a "non-English-speaking Hispanic" Sears Appliance Delivery guy. Car was totaled, I had some glass in my lip, but I gathered my heart and took what I could out of a 6 month old car, (15k miles), and the insurance money Sears decided to donate (gotta love that commercial vehicle liability limit), and I ended up with a GPW '05. I got it with 7 miles on it, and I swear to myself then and there I would never get rid of the car, no matter what kind of shape it was in.

The motor of my original Berlina in resting inside another car, after being prepped and check, the only thing having to be replaced was a cam TDC sensor (plug broke off). You guys remember the build-up?

https://honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=1273460

I wasn't as detailed as I should be, but at that time I starting out with this whole construction thing while still going to school, but that swap took me quite a while to complete. Luckily I had the most important thing that would have stopped me dead... AN AP2 PROPELLER SHAFT!

I kinda reverse Lego-ed the S so I could understand it. It went from tearing down the Berlina to scrap metal and saving everything I can get, and selling the chassis to a metal recycler. Sorry guys, I've killed a few S's in my life time. All those spare parts netted me more aftermarket parts for the GPW, and so the sickness goes on.

To tell you guys the truth, I'm kinda embarrassed to post mine on here, knowing my car sees as much street time as a boat. I do race it, though not as much as I'd like to. Another "personally", I don't give a crap if my car is ugly, I'll beat anything not turbo'd, and never in a straight line. All I need is 100octane and A048s. Bring it on.

I love cars, I've always loved it. Im always down to learn something new, so school me. The more you rack my brain, the better it makes me. I'm not brand specific, being a member of clubrx7 and S2000Turbo Moderator, believe that one?

My major was at first sports medicine, but after realizing I need more random elective credits to fill up my schedule, I took a few Mechanical Physics class, some random mechanics and terminology class, even got funded for a welding class (not any good at it, don't ask me to do work, ask [email protected]). Trying to get an ASE certification, not because I want to be a mechanic, I just want to be able to know what I'm doing. We'll see where that goes. I will still continue on with thew whole going to college thing (transferring next year), at the same time trying to carry my part is the business, which is partnered with my dad, my insurance contractor, my friend the electrician. We're doing so so as far as this year, I've managed to make Christ mas and New Year good for some friends. The New Year is here and it's back to work. Every year I get my parents a pair of tickets to the Motherland (Viet Nam) so they can enjoy the Lunar New Year over there with the rest of the family, while I carry on the work... ARRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHhhh...

I'm here, whenever I'm in the office I'll jump on HT and such, at night I'm usually too pooped unless its somethin special. I show up at that Autobacs meet every month.

Nice to meet you all again, old and new. To the new guys, if I'm a little mean, it probably means you're asking something stupid.

As far as mods list, I'll list them here for you curious heads and if you have a question about anything on my car, I'd be happy to answer it. My S will always be a rolling test bed, a toy, a tool, but no longer transportation (I have a van and a truck for that).

2005 AP2 #4947
-Stock wheels
-Yokohama Advan A048, 255x4 for time attack, 225/255 for street (R-comps baby)
-Hawk HPS pads, stock rotors, Brembo slotteds (never installed because I didn't think I'd need it. Stock brakes are great,
-Goodridge SS brake lines
-ATE Super Blue brake fluid in clutch and brake system
-Koyo Aluminum Radiator
-AEM CAI intake
-Spoon 70-66mm taper throttle body, coolant bypassed, manifold bypassed as well.
-HKS 4-1 Race header
-BerkTech Testpipe
-Amuse R1 non-resonated
-Spoon Thermostat
-Spoon Front Upper Strut Tower Bar
-Whiteline/Muz Front Lower Brace
-C-West Version 2 CF Hood
-Apex'i N1 ExV coilovers(12k F/R), Spoon/Showa shocks, Swift Springs (10k F/R)
-NSPT CF trunk
-RE Amemiya Front Undertray
-RE Amemiya Rear Diffuser (with custom brackets.. soon to be mass produced)
-Memory Fab CF bucket seat, frame-mounted Takata harnesses.
-Royal Purple 10w30, Royal Purple Synchromax MTF for the tranny, Royal Purple Gearmax with Synerlec 75w90 for the diff, Honda Type 2 Coolant for the streets, during warm season at the tracks I run pure distilled water and a bottle of Royal Purple ICE.
-Samco Radiator Hoses, High Pressure Braided Silicone vacumm and coolant lines.
-Optima Yellow Top Deep Cycle
-Removed all unnecesary items: A/C, both airbags, softtop, heavy plastic fender liners (replaced with FRP liners for weight reduction). Car comes in at 2670 wet with full gas and no driver.

Alignment:
Camber: 1.5/2.0
Caster: 6 degrees (stock)
Toe: 0 / 2mm
Anti-sway bars: 00-01 27mm bars F/R

Anybody like racing?



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Old 01-20-2007, 03:18 AM   #2
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1) Lets start easy: Who does your regular scheduled maintenance? You? Dealer? Trusted "friends" shop? Any random shop? "Maintenance?"

2) How many of you track your S? How often?

3) Do you think your mods actually make a difference in terms of performance and laptimes?

4) Those that don't frequent the tracks, do your mods suit the purpose of a daily driver? Wheels excluded.

5) When you look into an aftermarket part, what matters more? Choose between:

Quality
Service
Price
Availability
Advertised gains
Popularity.

Besides that "Nameless Warrior" character, who seems to be answering quite a few of your questions, let me know what I can help you with.


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Old 01-20-2007, 05:10 AM   #3
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Im Francesco (Frank), I was always the young one in the s2000 group, but now im growing up. I just turned 21 and bought my first s2000 when I was 18. I sold my first car for more than it was worth, and because of that I was able to make the down payment for my first s2000. I work two jobs and go to school fulltime.

I hate college with a passion, but its because I dont have a major or career path. It seems like the more the days go by, I get more and more confused about life.

Well I have to go to work now, so ill add to this later.

1. I work on my car. The only thing I can not do is alignments, which I now get my friend to do since hes an alignment tech, and im not able to build motors from the ground up.

2. I tracked my old ap1 in the 1/4 mile, never on a race tract with turns. My berlina has never been tracked, but I have intentions to enter a time attack once I feel the car is ready and I wll do well.

3. My mods have made me feel a dramtic increase in the cars performance. My suspension may not be oober stiff like some others, but the car is pretty stiff and takes turns very well.

4. My car is getting to the point where its not daily driver friendly anymore. I cant pull up driveways because im too low and I dont want to mess up the Tai front. Its starting to get sensative to the weather and its draws attention on the roads.

5. Quality matters the most in aftermarket. If something is made well its going to perform well. You can afford any part for this car if you save your money. Each car is different though, so what works for me might not do the same for you.
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My name is Zach, I am 18 years old (soon to be 19). This is my first car *flamesuit on* and it is also my first love. I was the biggest noob and ignorant little punk for the first few months or so (like so many others lol). I finally grew up and have come to the realization that this board is to better my learning. My goal is to own my own motorsport company and make aftermarket parts (I currently have designs for parts and am looking to produce them soon).

1) My only scheduled maintence repair has been done by Honda because I have only put a few thousand miles on it in two years. The next one will be done by myself but it makes things difficult when you don't own any tools.

2) I have not tracked it yet, and i yearn to do it. Most likely this summer I will have my first track encounter.

3) I don't think I qualify to answer this question but my opinion is that most quality parts will.

4) My mods are purely for my enjoyment only. I could care less what other people think and therefore I mod accordingly. I changed my exhaust because I wanted sound. X-brace and tie-bar are on for my very occasional spirited canyon driving but will ultimately be useful when I visit the track. Tires are the most important aspect of my driving and I am very partial to OEM SO2s.

5) What matters most to me about aftermarket parts is Quality, Appearance, and price.





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My name is Wes, Im 19 years old and a soldier in the army. I bought my s2k a few days after I returned from Iraq. I traded my 06 civic ex for the s and I have been happy ever since.

1) I do all my maintenance because of the fact I dont trust anyone but myself. If I have a problem with the S I will bust out the service manual or just search on here or s2k.

2) None, I want to but I don't think that I know enough to do it safely.

3) I dont know... I havent really started modding yet. I have other things that come first... My wife

4) Well I did upgrade the stero just so that I can have a mp3 player, but other then that I dont think its really a mod, its a nice upgrade

5) Quality and Gains
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My name is Zach, I was the biggest noob and ignorant little punk for the first few months or so (like so many others lol). I finally grew up and have come to the realization that this board is to better my learning.
ROFL. Good stuff. When we rappin again lol?


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ROFL. Good stuff. When we rapin again lol?
omg you need to spell college boy. i hope we are rappin again, not rapin......

hopefully if this gets turned into a rambling thread we can rap here.
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Man. I faded you foools when it came to such a lyrical battle.
My intensified words did nothing but made your silly lookin' heads rattle


Anywho, hahaha my intro:

Name: Don Tran

Age: 21

Location: So Cal San Diego

Daily Grind: Speed Shop Operator and full time student by day, Insurance Open Claims Representative by night.

Car: AP1 SSM

Previous Whip: Mugenized EG-2 Del Sol (B16 Powered)

Track Events: None. I would love to though, so I can expand my skills and utilize what I do not know when it comes to "driving" my car. I've never pushed her to the limit before because I'm a bitch and I know she is more capable of doing what she does best lol. With future track events set forth, I am hoping to be able to know my boundaries and limits of this car. I want to know when to much is too much.

My Specialty: Wheels. I am one of the few Wheel Gurus on here and s2ki. I can tell you what can or cannot fit when it comes to size, offsets, and tire sizing off the top of my head. Conservative or aggressive offsets, just let me know. I've experienced many set offsets before, so this is not new to me. You want more rubber? More lip? More brake clearance? You want to see if you can get secondary changes to the face? look no more. I'm your person.





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1) Lets start easy: Who does your regular scheduled maintenance? You? Dealer? Trusted "friends" shop? Any random shop? "Maintenance?"
ME, MYSELF, AND I... MUNKY W3RKZ INC. BITCHES

2) How many of you track your S? How often?
tracked it in the 1320.. because im a 1320 *****.... Santa Monica mountains count as a track? , plan on taking Paula out to break Dang off once shes ready.. remember its my DD...

3) Do you think your mods actually make a difference in terms of performance and laptimes?
they help a lil but DRIVER is what makes 99% of the difference

4) Those that don't frequent the tracks, do your mods suit the purpose of a daily driver? Wheels excluded.
my mods are track and street friendly

5) When you look into an aftermarket part, what matters more? Choose between:

Quality
Service
Price
Availability
Advertised gains
Popularity.
ALL OF THE ABOVE.. popularity means every lil to me

Besides that "Nameless Warrior" character, who seems to be answering quite a few of your questions, let me know what I can help you with.
SAME HERE,ALWAYS WILLING TO HELP. ALTHO I DONT SEE THE POINT TO HIS POST.....


<FONT COLOR="red">well since lil Dang did a intro ill break one down for myself readl quick.
im Santos as you all know. DUH i am 25 years young, born and raised in almight SOCAL, LA breeds OWN YUU. my family came from Puerto Rico in teh early early 80's. my grandfather is a old time back yeard mechanic in Puerto Rico where he had a atup repair shop. My father learnd from him and passed it my way... cars is what my family is about.. i wont go thru the list of cars that have been taking into our family, modded then sold. but heres a break down of what i have owned in order

72 Datsun 510
73 Dastun 510
85 corolla GT-S ( AE86)
73 Corola S5 (Mango)
Nissan Cedric ( stationed in japan)
94 civic EG9
94 Civic EG (2.0L LsVtec BEAST)
94 RS Integra DC LS-T boost *****
00 S2000 "PAULA" (CURRENT)
71 corolla (Peanut)
95 LS integra DC
95 civic Coupe (Sasha) current...

now i should get back to me huh....
again 25 years old... Joined the U.S Navy back in speing of '00 as a structual aircraft mechanic. i worked pnumatic systems hyd/nitro, structual repair (sheetmetal and composite) stationed in Japan for 3 years, made many deployments in southeast asia. 2 tours in the gulf...
transfered to Lemoore,Ca and transitioned from working the the F14 tomcat from teh 3 years prior to the new F18 super hornet. Reenlisted for 3 more years and now stationed in great SOCAL again her ein Oxnard,Ca. i went to many school paid for by you the tax payer... thanx. i am now currently a Aeronautical Welder for GTAW aKa TIG. i also went thru police school with teh military.. gotta love LAW ENFORCEMENT
i have 1 year left on my enlistment adn going out for the LA County Sheriffs. i learned all i know from my father who still to this day is at teh track racing his corolla.. mid 9's this year bitches.......i guess thats it.. any questions **** it my way...
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Meh all you Cali-boys...
I'll add to this anyway.

My name is Travis and am orginally from NoVA right outside DC.
I pretty much spent all my time in high school building/restoring my Dad's 1969 Volvo P1800, which if you don't know pretty much looks like a Honda S800 except the size of the current S. When I was working on the car I was working for a goverment contracting company doing IT work.

I was able to save up my money to by a 1997 Integra, LS
I continued working my *** off just to do a VTEC swap and have some "real" power haha.

But finally it was time for college and I took my scholarship to Kettering University (GMI) and ran with it. I was in Flint, Michigan for about a year becoming a Mechanical Engineer and decided it wasn't where I wanted to be or where I wanted to be going.
The school's female population was horrible, and the teachers were really out of date (teaching old-school GM technology, you can ask me more about that if you want to know).

I came back home and started working again to save up for something else, my main goal being to open up my own shop. Meanwhile I took the money I had saved from before college and dumped it into the Integra. I built the bottom-end completely and put on a T3/T4 turbo. Tuned on Hondata S300 by InlinePRO and I was making 225/220 to the wheels. I spent what was leftover on a bare ITR head with plans to put that on soon.

I managed to save up a lot of money over the past year and decided that if I were going to open up a shop I needed to get some certifications. I went to visit UTI outside of Philly and they really do offer a great program. So I signed up for it and went back home until the program started.

I bought the rest of the parts I needed to complete my ITR head and do an LS/VTEC swap and the weekend before I was going to put it all on my Integra, it was stolen.
Found completely stripped in MD the next day.

I had receipts for all the parts I had bought and walked away from insurance with 10k.

Walked into a used dealership the next day to look at an 80k miles 00 Silverstone S2k. Offered 12k and drove off into the sun. (They were asking 15k)

Now I am in the Philly area with my new S2k and couldn't be happier, except the shitty weather.

I plan on tracking my S regularly as I did with my Integra at Summit Point in WV.
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1. First off my name is Chris im 27 and I do all my own work and have been a mechanic for Ford (job security) for 6 years. Until about 8 months ago I started working for Toyo plant here in Ga. And yes I get RA1's at half off but limited to 10 tires a year.....But im thinking of going back to working on cars for a living again.....

2. I havent been able to Track the S in about 6 months but im getting ready for the upcoming Time Attack at south Carolina in a couple months......

3. My mods have helped but the car really just needs a few things from the factory such as tires, shocks and or coilovers....

4. The S is still my daily for now but i have an Ej1 in the works right now and driving daily being as low as I am really sucks but I would never change it!!!

5. The Price of some parts suck but I look at it this way U pay for what u get...And most import is the Quality of the part!!!!!!!


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Nice thread,
Let me introduce myself. My real name is Kalvis and I am 20, I come from Latvia.
Actually I don't post very often, but read a lot in here. So I thought this would be nice place to introduce myself.

I currently own MY2001 AP1 red.
Unfortunately more than year ago I blew the engine. Decided to go turbo, but still haven't gotten all the needed parts, hopefully I will be able to put it together in this summer.

Oh, and the answers

1) Lets start easy: Who does your regular scheduled maintenance? You? Dealer? Trusted "friends" shop? Any random shop? "Maintenance?"

When the car was new dealer did all the maintenance work, but now I do it myself or I could even say that for the past year nobody have done it.

2) How many of you track your S? How often?

I did some track driving, when the engine was still o.k., nothing serious, no competition just some track fun. Thought about doing some more serious tracking, but unfortunately cars engine blew up.

3) Do you think your mods actually make a difference in terms of performance and lap times?

I think they can, but as [email protected] already said, it is the driver who makes the difference.

4) Those that don't frequent the tracks, do your mods suit the purpose of a daily driver? Wheels excluded.

Before my engine problem I had Mugen I/H/E. In mid range the car pulled really stronger. And after installing the Mugen SS front bumper car felt a lot better at speed. But those gains were not the best bang for the buck.

5) When you look into an aftermarket part, what matters more? Choose between:

Quality


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Hi, names Brad im 20 and im in the Air Force stationed at Ft Meade MD.

1) Lets start easy: Who does your regular scheduled maintenance? You? Dealer? Trusted "friends" shop? Any random shop? "Maintenance?"

Havnt had to have any done yet since ive only had it for about 2 months, but when I do go to get it done I will go to my shop Import sports in glen burnie.

2) How many of you track your S? How often?

Like I said only have had it for a few months so im still getting used to it and havnt tracked it yet.

3) Do you think your mods actually make a difference in terms of performance and laptimes?

I would assume so.

4) Those that don't frequent the tracks, do your mods suit the purpose of a daily driver? Wheels excluded.

All I have is intake, so yes!

5) When you look into an aftermarket part, what matters more? Choose between:

Quality
Service
Price
Availability
Advertised gains
Popularity.


Definatley quality and price!
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Hi, my name is Johnny, and I'm an alcoholic.
<FONT COLOR="red"> call it what you wanna call it, im a ******* alcoholic.... </FONT>
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Old 01-22-2007, 09:12 AM   #16
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Name: Pete
Age: 24
Daily grind: Credit Analyst @ Monster Cable


1) Lets start easy: Who does your regular scheduled maintenance? You? Dealer? Trusted "friends" shop? Any random shop? "Maintenance?"
- Me

2) How many of you track your S? How often?
- Not yet but plan to. Right now, its more fun doing trackdays on my bike

3) Do you think your mods actually make a difference in terms of performance and laptimes?
- the shocks smooths the ride out which is great since my car is a DD

4) Those that don't frequent the tracks, do your mods suit the purpose of a daily driver? Wheels excluded.
- Well....I guess. All I have done is Koni Yellows/Eibach springs and a full audio system. Konis/eibachs will come in handy when I do go to the track. I am most likely done with modding the car for now since I'm trying to buy a house and might possibly sell the S to get a more DD friendly car (+ I miss my old bimmer)

5) When you look into an aftermarket part, what matters more? Choose between:
Quality
Service
Price
Availability
Advertised gains
Popularity.

- Quality + price
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Old 01-22-2007, 09:58 AM   #17
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<FONT COLOR="red"> call it what you wanna call it, im a ******* alcoholic.... </FONT>
That makes 3 of us, so far....
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:00 AM   #18
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Interesting that I stumbled across this.
Here goes...

Name: Skyler Spartan

Age: 24

Location: Springfield, MO

Daily Grind: I'm the Hub Coordinator for AutoZone in Springfield, MO. We service 11 stores in 2 states, and we see to it that each store recieves parts that they need that they don't normally stock in their store. Our store carries about 3000 extra SKU's that our other stores don't. I'm also responsible for our in-store inventory both incomming, and outgoing. I have a crew of myself and 3 others including an assistant Hub Coordinator, and 2 drivers.

Car: Berlina Black AP1

Previous Whip: '94 Civic DX Hatch

Track Events: SCCA SoloII experience, including my Championship win of the OMR DSP class for 2003 in my Red '94 del Sol VTEC in my Rookie year.

My Specialty: Suspension. I've always been good with that, and electronics. I just prefer suspesion, so I accel in it. I'm currently researching what coilover suspension to purchase for my 2K.
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:05 AM   #19
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Another SoloII star.
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:26 AM   #20
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Yessir!
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Old 01-22-2007, 01:14 PM   #21
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1) Lets start easy: Who does your regular scheduled maintenance? You? Dealer? Trusted "friends" shop? Any random shop? "Maintenance?"

2) How many of you track your S? How often?

3) Do you think your mods actually make a difference in terms of performance and laptimes?

4) Those that don't frequent the tracks, do your mods suit the purpose of a daily driver? Wheels excluded.

5) When you look into an aftermarket part, what matters more? Choose between:

Quality
Service
Price
Availability
Advertised gains
Popularity.

Besides that "Nameless Warrior" character, who seems to be answering quite a few of your questions, let me know what I can help you with.

My name is Dave and I'm a Honda Fan! I currently own a track only ITR and my 00 S2000.

As for maintenance and such, I do all of my own work. My father owns a repair shop so I have access to all the lifts/air tools and such.

Daily Grind, I'm an IT guy for a Financial company.

I'm 24 and live in sunny (well most of the time) Florida.

On average, I keep a car for .85 of a year but I owned my ITR (first one) for a year and a half and my GS-R prior to that for about 2 years.

I've only had the S for about 5 months now. I love it except for when I need to carry stuff like towers and such.

1.) I currently have not tracked my S, but plan to if I keep the car.

2.) As for mods, I only have the ZEX Nitrous setup on the car. I haven't taken the car to a drag strip yet but hope for high 12's.

3.) Hell no, NOS on the street is pointless.

4.) Aftermarket Parts, well availability is key along with quality and performance.
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Old 01-22-2007, 02:03 PM   #22
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Skylar ?? thats funny reminds me of George Lopez's stand up.
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That makes 3 of us, so far....
add me to that list
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I'm Justin and I'm originally from San Diego, now live in Maryland right outside DC. I'm 19 and was 18 when I bought my S. Yes, the insurance is murder. I'm an assistant manager at Verizon Wireless. My car is stock because I autocross, not really any good though. It's also my daily so I want to wait and get something else before I really start anything.

I haven't tracked my S yet, just autocross. I should be going down to VIR in Feb. I haven't had to do any maintenance yet besides oil changes, but I do those myself. I don't have much mechanical experience, but I'm learning from my friend's dad. My previous car was an 03 RSX Type S. I grew up riding Honda dirtbikes and progressed to their cars.
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