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Old 03-13-2008, 11:45 AM
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Congrats crazy!! I saw you on s2ki too. I just picked up a 2004 silverstone w/ black and red. The car is CPO and i got mine for 18,500 too It has 46k miles, but that's fine by me.

I don't have pics yet (waiting for the detail this weekend), but it looks exactly like this:






I can agree with the other owners on here after having the car for about a week and a half now- there is nothing else like it. My stepdad has a Z and while it may be slightly faster the driving experience is nothing in comparison. The car has an aura and simplicity about it that I am in love with.

I'm averaging about 23-24 MPG and i've been driving the shit out of it.. not bad IMO.

I can agree with Crazy on the scary comment- I used to slide my TL around curves confidently but you really need to know this car very well to drive it at its limits. I really want to get some track time as well as professional driving lessons. I'm not going to be one of "those guys" who went from FWD to s2k and put it into a tree.

My first mod will be a system- that is the ONLY stock downfall of this car. I can agree that I dont even have a huge desire to mod anything but the stereo at this point.
I plan on going with an Alpine X001 Ipod unit, polk DB components (pushed by a 100X4 RMS amp), and adding my sub/amp from the TL. Eventualy, I will add rear components as well.

I plan on doing a few visual things such as clear sidemarkers, and clearing out the headlights- but those are cheap and I don't really consider them a "Mod"

Crazy- Here is a great rollbar/cage setup for you to look at, as well as a great site for parts

http://www.bulletproofautomotive.com...il.php?ID=1213

They also have a cage that is a few hundred more.

Sorry for the long post! I'm so stoked about this car.
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Oh and future stuff within the next year or so

Mugen front lip (Saltydog's car on s2ki):


ASM rear trunk lip (BJeong1381- s2ki):


And some coilovers!
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Originally Posted by SSMTL01
Congrats crazy!! I saw you on s2ki too. I just picked up a 2004 silverstone w/ black and red. The car is CPO and i got mine for 18,500 too It has 46k miles, but that's fine by me.

I don't have pics yet (waiting for the detail this weekend), but it looks exactly like this:

I can agree with the other owners on here after having the car for about a week and a half now- there is nothing else like it. My stepdad has a Z and while it may be slightly faster the driving experience is nothing in comparison. The car has an aura and simplicity about it that I am in love with.

I'm averaging about 23-24 MPG and i've been driving the shit out of it.. not bad IMO.

I can agree with Crazy on the scary comment- I used to slide my TL around curves confidently but you really need to know this car very well to drive it at its limits. I really want to get some track time as well as professional driving lessons. I'm not going to be one of "those guys" who went from FWD to s2k and put it into a tree.

My first mod will be a system- that is the ONLY stock downfall of this car. I can agree that I dont even have a huge desire to mod anything but the stereo at this point.
I plan on going with an Alpine X001 Ipod unit, polk DB components (pushed by a 100X4 RMS amp), and adding my sub/amp from the TL. Eventualy, I will add rear components as well.

I plan on doing a few visual things such as clear sidemarkers, and clearing out the headlights- but those are cheap and I don't really consider them a "Mod"

Crazy- Here is a great rollbar/cage setup for you to look at, as well as a great site for parts

http://www.bulletproofautomotive.com...il.php?ID=1213

They also have a cage that is a few hundred more.

Sorry for the long post! I'm so stoked about this car.
dang I really love the AP2's.. so nice.
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I love the red/black interior. But that red carpet has got to go. Black carpet should run ~$50
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I can't believe now many s2k's are on this board now!

I don't think anyone can stress enough how great this car is. I've had my for 4.5 years now..I have well over 100k miles on it and it still drives as great as it did when I first drove it off the lot. I've driven it pretty hard too!

As other have said...the stock system sucks...but is not hard to upgrade! The only weakness in the car is the rear end. I'm on my 3rd one
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Originally Posted by mrsteve
I love the red/black interior. But that red carpet has got to go. Black carpet should run ~$50
It looks much better and well matched with the leather in person. I have no desire to change it. Might get some black matts though
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The only weakness in the car is the rear end. I'm on my 3rd one

How much to replace? Around 1k?
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I've seen it in person and don't care for it. I think black looks much nicer.
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pics with black carpet?
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Originally Posted by SSMTL01
pics with black carpet?

I'll try to get some. My friend has a Silverstone '04 with that setup. He bought the seats/door panels from someone.
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
How much to replace? Around 1k?

With labor was about $2500. I went to the dealer though. I'm sure it could have been cheaper somewhere else. But I had a free rental both times and had it for about a week so I guess it wasn't so bad.
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I've read in a few places you can get a used diff for around 500

Mine is covered til 100k
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Originally Posted by SSMTL01
I've read in a few places you can get a used diff for around 500

Mine is covered til 100k

Yea I think new they were about $1500. I thought about getting a used but I knew that it wouldnt last long


My first one went at about 65k miles. I think the second around 110k. But I beat the hell out of it.

I don't plan on ever getting rid of it. I will start garaging it as soon as I sell my house and move closer to work. I'm not going to buy a new car yet just to load up the miles on it. I drive about 200 miles per day
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dang, you got a heavy foot..
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I drove the 335i today. YIKES, i felt as if i was deaf in it.... i couldnt hear anything outside of the car.

But now i need a short shifter in it. The S2k ruined me.
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
How much to replace? Around 1k?
Just FYI, the AP2 differentials are supposed to be a bit more reliable.... supposedly.
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
I drove the 335i today. YIKES, i felt as if i was deaf in it.... i couldnt hear anything outside of the car.

But now i need a short shifter in it. The S2k ruined me.
Get the Voodoo shift knob... like mine.. sits lower, and makes the shifts feel even shorter. Rick's accessories did have a shorter shift kit, but has discontinued it.
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hahaha

S2k ftw
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^ I mean the 335i shifter needs a shorter throw. The S2k is short enough, I have the weighted Skunk2 knob for it.
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My turn to post some pr0n

Pfff, I've seen enough of the smurf blue and the NFR S2000s......Laguna Blue > *


Just outside Putnam Park:




On the track:
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Originally Posted by srika
dang, you got a heavy foot..

The rear end on the S2k is made of glass. One or two hard launches and it's finished.

It is possible to beef up a bit though.
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Originally Posted by mrsteve
The rear end on the S2k is made of glass. One or two hard launches and it's finished.

It is possible to beef up a bit though.
Bullshit.

Countless guys who track and autox and occasionally drag race the cars are running just fine with the stock diff. There's a guy from my local SCCA region who launches WITH R-COMPOUNDS on every autox run and has been doing it for the last 6 years. He's got a 2002, and he actually ran at nationals the last 2 years. No problems what so ever.


Diffs break because *most* geniuses either:
- don't know how to launch and bog the car instead. GOTTA break the rear wheels loose and in order to do that you have to drop the clutch from ~5000+rpms (depends on road surface of course).
- use the wrong fluid.

Its hard to get the right fluid. A straight GL5 90W isn't common. The best fluid for the S2000 diff is LE1605 (formerly LE607) and it can be found on ricks2k.com Change this stuff every 15k miles and you won't go wrong.

As for gas mileage - since I've had mine, I average 29-30mpg on the hwy, top down, 80-85 cruising speed. 20-21mpg in the city, top down.

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Top down > *
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Originally Posted by mrsteve
Top down > *
mine has been down constantly since i got it. The only thing I cant handle is sub 35 degrees- the heater works great until about that point
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Originally Posted by vishnus11
Bullshit.

Countless guys who track and autox and occasionally drag race the cars are running just fine with the stock diff. There's a guy from my local SCCA region who launches WITH R-COMPOUNDS on every autox run and has been doing it for the last 6 years. He's got a 2002, and he actually ran at nationals the last 2 years. No problems what so ever.


Diffs break because *most* geniuses either:
- don't know how to launch and bog the car instead. GOTTA break the rear wheels loose and in order to do that you have to drop the clutch from ~5000+rpms (depends on road surface of course).
- use the wrong fluid.

Its hard to get the right fluid. A straight GL5 90W isn't common. The best fluid for the S2000 diff is LE1605 (formerly LE607) and it can be found on ricks2k.com Change this stuff every 15k miles and you won't go wrong.

As for gas mileage - since I've had mine, I average 29-30mpg on the hwy, top down, 80-85 cruising speed. 20-21mpg in the city, top down.

Looking forward to your first "need a new diff" post
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Originally Posted by vishnus11
Bullshit.

Countless guys who track and autox and occasionally drag race the cars are running just fine with the stock diff. There's a guy from my local SCCA region who launches WITH R-COMPOUNDS on every autox run and has been doing it for the last 6 years. He's got a 2002, and he actually ran at nationals the last 2 years. No problems what so ever.


Diffs break because *most* geniuses either:
- don't know how to launch and bog the car instead. GOTTA break the rear wheels loose and in order to do that you have to drop the clutch from ~5000+rpms (depends on road surface of course).
- use the wrong fluid.

Its hard to get the right fluid. A straight GL5 90W isn't common. The best fluid for the S2000 diff is LE1605 (formerly LE607) and it can be found on ricks2k.com Change this stuff every 15k miles and you won't go wrong.

As for gas mileage - since I've had mine, I average 29-30mpg on the hwy, top down, 80-85 cruising speed. 20-21mpg in the city, top down.
I'll have to concur with this. A friend of mine tracked his S2k for a season and he never broke the diff. And he tracks HARD - he is an amazing driver. He has owned 3 S2k's and never broke the diff. I have to say it's user error.
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Are there any positive displacement supercharger kits for the S2000 other than the Comptech one, which I think is centrifugal? Juuust curious...........
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I have yet to drive with the top down. Today was close at 50 degrees but still too chilly for me.
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I'm just curious how tall are you guys? I went and sat in one today and I found that my forehead was inline with the windshield frame. With the top up there was enough headroom but I felt like if I hit something I would smuck my head off the windshield frame.

dealer was offering me:
2000 S2k with 44km berlina black they had listed @ 21,999
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2003 Ford F-150 extended cab 2wd 4.6L w/90,000km STX package as well. listed at 15,999
for a straight trade on the 05 TL 6spd navi w/70,000km.

but he wanted me to sign an intent to purchase before the numbers actually went through and thats why I left.
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I'm 6'0 around 175lbs and have no trouble fitting, I'm well proportioned, if you have a larger torso I can see that it may be uncomfortable to fit/see. I have difficulty seeing traffic lights at intersections with out leaning really far forward, otherwise I've experienced no inconvenience.
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^get the S2000

I'm 5'7", 140 lbs not fat or skinny and the S2000 fits me perfectly. With the seat adjusted to the way I like it the headrest has a small gap between the louver thing so it doesn't look weird.
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
I have yet to drive with the top down. Today was close at 50 degrees but still too chilly for me.
56 bitch... its summer!!! lol
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
I have yet to drive with the top down. Today was close at 50 degrees but still too chilly for me.
50 is plenty warm

If your having fun top up, it WAY more fun with the top down, I hate to sound cliche but its like a different car.
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Originally Posted by vishnus11
Bullshit.

Countless guys who track and autox and occasionally drag race the cars are running just fine with the stock diff. There's a guy from my local SCCA region who launches WITH R-COMPOUNDS on every autox run and has been doing it for the last 6 years. He's got a 2002, and he actually ran at nationals the last 2 years. No problems what so ever.


Diffs break because *most* geniuses either:
- don't know how to launch and bog the car instead. GOTTA break the rear wheels loose and in order to do that you have to drop the clutch from ~5000+rpms
(depends on road surface of course).
- use the wrong fluid.
And if you were to launch without such a precise method on many other cars you'd have no problem. But one or two clutch drops like that where the tires hook immediately and you're going to have a busted diff.
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I thought about it some more. The S2k wasn't really designed for "launching". It was designed for balls-out roadracing. If you want to launch, get a dragster.
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I thought about it some more. The S2k wasn't really designed for "launching". It was designed for balls-out roadracing. If you want to launch, get a dragster.
If you want to nail your 0-60 or like going to the drag strip just get a different car. If you want a rewarding car to drive in anything other then a straight line the S2000 is the ticket, it makes every jaunt an experience worth remembering. I've had mine for almost 3 months now and it still puts as big of a smile on my face as it did the first time I drove it.
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
I have yet to drive with the top down. Today was close at 50 degrees but still too chilly for me.
turn the heat up full blast and put the fan on top down mode and stop being a vag
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Pfff, I've seen enough of the smurf blue and the NFR S2000s......Laguna Blue > *
On the track:
Yellow > any Blue
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turn the heat up full blast and put the fan on top down mode and stop being a vag
can I get an "AMEN".

you pansy

if I had an S2k I'd have the top off, regardless of weather.. LOL
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I take my t-tops off and drive in the rain
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