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Old 02-21-2008, 03:46 PM
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Ken, there were a couple good deals in Texas if you willing to drive out there.
I've seen that, its quite tempting.
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I needed gas today... why couldnt they just make it simple to open the gas lid?

I sat there for 10min being clueless
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
I needed gas today... why couldnt they just make it simple to open the gas lid?

I sat there for 10min being clueless

I warned you last night!
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Share the wealth-I have been thinking about picking up another strictly for the track.
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
I needed gas today... why couldnt they just make it simple to open the gas lid?

I sat there for 10min being clueless


i always try to hide it when i open the gas lid cuz the place where they put it and the little tiny thing is pretty Gay....
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:14 PM
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Share the wealth-I have been thinking about picking up another strictly for the track.

Just search on Autotrader, cars.com and Ebay.
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by the semi-hidden gas door pull tab
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Ken, i never loved driving a car so much before.

You really need to get one, meow!!
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:42 PM
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Interesting, so you have to change the rear dif fluid every 15k miles?
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
i never loved driving a car so much before.
Argh What a tease...
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I just went next door and showed my mom the hidden compartment, she's had her s2000 for over 6 months and never knew it was there!
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Originally Posted by achenator
I just went next door and showed my mom the hidden compartment, she's had her s2000 for over 6 months and never knew it was there!
You live next door to your mom?
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:39 PM
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Yes I do it's like fucking everybody loves raymond around here. I am an only child and so is my wife, we all get along pretty good. Due to my work, I spend some nights gone and my parents provide a good support base for my wife and 2 small sons. We have lived here for 4 yrs and so far so good. I help my dad take care of his place since he had heart surgery a few years ago. It's pretty nice to also have an instant babysitter. I knew someone would catch that and comment about it.
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Originally Posted by ATXCLS
Share the wealth-I have been thinking about picking up another strictly for the track.
What dont you make your viper a track car?
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Originally Posted by achenator
I just went next door and showed my mom the hidden compartment, she's had her s2000 for over 6 months and never knew it was there!
That's actually pretty common, some people go years with out knowing its there.
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Originally Posted by achenator
Yes I do it's like fucking everybody loves raymond around here. I am an only child and so is my wife, we all get along pretty good. Due to my work, I spend some nights gone and my parents provide a good support base for my wife and 2 small sons. We have lived here for 4 yrs and so far so good. I help my dad take care of his place since he had heart surgery a few years ago. It's pretty nice to also have an instant babysitter. I knew someone would catch that and comment about it.
Everybody loves Raymond was actually my all time favorite comedy show on TV. I commented about it because as you could have guessed it's a little surprising to read at first. I didn't mean or try to make you feel about it, actually I think you're blessed to live that close to your parents. It's nice to see everyone gets along well.Take care!
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
Ken, i never loved driving a car so much before.

You really need to get one, meow!!
I went for a short drive today, I've only had the car two months, but every time I get behind the wheel I feel like a little kid.

Another fun feature is the convertible top, its literally takes the fun to a whole new level.
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Originally Posted by nokiaman
Everybody loves Raymond was actually my all time favorite comedy show on TV. I commented about it because as you could have guessed it's a little surprising to read at first. I didn't mean or try to make you feel about it, actually I think you're blessed to live that close to your parents. It's nice to see everyone gets along well.Take care!
No offense taken. LOL. We have a pretty good time and besides my mom drives the s2k like the grandmother that she is. It's part of my duties as a good son to take it out every couple of months and wind it up a little!!
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damn it, you guys are making me miss the S more and more...

somehow, that blue interior looks better when it's someone else's car...
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:33 PM
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meow!!
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:34 PM
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I want an S2k!!
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
Interesting, so you have to change the rear dif fluid every 15k miles?

The S is known to have a relatively weak diff, so more frequent fluid change is always a good precaution.

It's also why they put in the clutch delay valve in the AP2's. That way you fry the clutch instead of the diff..
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Old 02-22-2008, 04:18 AM
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Originally Posted by supraken
The S is known to have a relatively weak diff, so more frequent fluid change is always a good precaution.

It's also why they put in the clutch delay valve in the AP2's. That way you fry the clutch instead of the diff..
Thinking out loud here.... when I was looking for a new car I was in the market for an S2000 or a Camaro. Both happen to be cursed with weak rear axles.... there are quite a few modded Camaros running the Ford 9" rear, don't some S2000 owners run a Nissan rear too?


More thinking out loud I think I've said this before but an older (50+) woman driving an S2000 is There's this 50 y.o. lady around my school who I've seen on 2 occasions driving a PY ITR. I did a double take the 2nd time I saw that, even...
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Originally Posted by Sarlacc
What dont you make your viper a track car?
It is, and I am racing it in the Viper Racing League this year.

However, there are some tracks that are just more fun in a nimble little roadster then the beast that the Viper is.

Plus, I just like the S2k and miss my old one
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Originally Posted by nokiaman
I want an S2k!!


Ive wanted one for quite a while, and stuff like this doesnt help.

Stupid patience.
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Originally Posted by supraken
The S is known to have a relatively weak diff, so more frequent fluid change is always a good precaution.

It's also why they put in the clutch delay valve in the AP2's. That way you fry the clutch instead of the diff..
Yeah, but the few short comings of the s2k are more then made up for in it's relability/fun factor...

I've always wanted a porsche 911 since I was a kid, but every time I think seriously about getting one, I remind myself that the S2K has a lower cost of ownership...

You can't really beat the bang for the buck... an S2k is probably the best sportscar out there for ~ $20K... To get a decent 911 for 20K, you're talking about buying a 20 year old car...
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Jesal, I thought some sanctioning bodies like SCCA (not autocross, but track racing) required a hardtop on the s2k's ??
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
Ken, i never loved driving a car so much before.

You really need to get one, meow!!
You guys are killing me...seriously...
Is there ANY way an S2000 could be driven through a winter, let alone a MN winter? I have to say, I never see them around here from Nov. til Apr.

I've been thinking about selling the CL-S and getting an old Xterra or QX4 as a winter beater and finance an S2000, but three cars in the house is one too many at this point.

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Jesal, I thought some sanctioning bodies like SCCA (not autocross, but track racing) required a hardtop on the s2k's ??

I been reading up on it. Audi club wont let me join their track days unless i get a roll cage. AMS will let me track with them without anything. Same track, different club.


SO its really up to the club if they want to obey SCCA rules. While I dont want a roll cage, I do want some sort of safety which is why i will most likely get a roll bar at least. Too many roll over pictures on s2ki freaked me out.
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You guys are killing me...seriously...
Is there ANY way an S2000 could be driven through a winter, let alone a MN winter? I have to say, I never see them around here from Nov. til Apr.

I've been thinking about selling the CL-S and getting an old Xterra or QX4 as a winter beater and finance an S2000, but three cars in the house is one too many at this point.

There's a guy on the s2ki forums whos been driving his S2000 in the winter in Calgary for the last 7 years.

Tires make all the difference. Get some Blizzak LM-22s and your good to go.
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
I been reading up on it. Audi club wont let me join their track days unless i get a roll cage. AMS will let me track with them without anything. Same track, different club.


SO its really up to the club if they want to obey SCCA rules. While I dont want a roll cage, I do want some sort of safety which is why i will most likely get a roll bar at least. Too many roll over pictures on s2ki freaked me out.
I PROMISE you Crazy Sellout, NO NEED for a rollbar. I've seen plenty of these things flipped, and even witnessed one drive off the side of an embankment when I was at the Dragon. The car has massive amounts of passive safety built into it including a front rollbar (windshield frame - reinforced to support 2.5 times the weight of the car) and the rear rollbars which are mounted directly to the frame. Plenty of folks including myself track these cars with the stock safety systems and there is no danger.

If it makes you feel any better - the car was rolled multiple times in-house by Honda to make sure it complied with standards for CLOSED roof cars i.e. its as safe as a car with a roof, if not safer.
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^ If they so safe then why are most clubs starting to be more strict on the policy about roll over protection. Granted im sure its mostly do to insurance policies.

I wont be getting one anytime soon anyways. Lets see how often I get a chance to track before dropping the money on it.

So plate ideas.....

NO TORK
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Wont fit.

Hope no one minds if i pic whore it up. Yes its just a stock S2k....

Detailed her up and put her to sleep.










Came with a cover.
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Nice....

Got any wallpaper sized pics?
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Nice....

Got any wallpaper sized pics?
Big enough?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2358/...1bcf10d2_o.jpg

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Jesal, are you in the brown mafia or something? Getting paid well, regardless...

Nice whip.
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Man i donno if I could deal with that blue interior but that thing is off the hook

And those are the nicest OEM wheels i've seen in a while.
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Yea the blue isnt my fav but buying used i couldnt be picky.

Heres a better picture to show the real color

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