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Old 11-14-2013, 05:45 PM
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but seriously.. when do we install the LSx?

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Damn it Majofo-you're backing out already?
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He exits a room the same way he enters it, ass first.

Honestly, the post faux pas was mainly due to habit. I've never posted anywhere else. My bad.
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He exits a room the same way he enters it, ass first.
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another few things ordered for the S...unfortunately no LS or Coyote motors were on the list.
Got some new oem mats coming in, the red "S2000" is almost not legible on the driver side and passenger side one was curled up at the end. ONLY thing in the car that looks worn.

And after some debate, I pulled the trigger on some hood damper. After losing an auction (I spaced out and forgot until 2 minutes after bid end) for some science of speed ones for about 1/2 price, I couldn't fathom spending $225 on some hood dampers. Especially since they were shiny stainless and didn't look oem. I found another ebay product that got great reviews and didn't force you to open the hood almost ALL the way up, which I think is goofy. These are low pressure and allow you to raise the hood to where you want it, basically. And only $65 shipped!
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Congrats, J.

Very nice pick up, clean S2ks are hard to find these days.

I had a chance to drive one for a weekend a few months back. Initially my reaction was the same as yours, it felt a bit harsh for the first few miles but once you get use to the car its like dream

I am 6' and a bit on the chunky side so it took a bit of time to get comfortable with the interior.

Sure the engine lacks torque but the chassis makes up for it with superb handling.
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^^^ and where have you been?

I was asking Meko about u....
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by JnC View Post
Congrats, J.

Very nice pick up, clean S2ks are hard to find these days.

I had a chance to drive one for a weekend a few months back. Initially my reaction was the same as yours, it felt a bit harsh for the first few miles but once you get use to the car its like dream

I am 6' and a bit on the chunky side so it took a bit of time to get comfortable with the interior.

Sure the engine lacks torque but the chassis makes up for it with superb handling.
I'm about 6'1" and chunky too! LOL...
Yeah, it's not torquey down low at all, but MAN, you can drop it into just about any gear and not hit the redline and bam, instant GO. I actually bounced off redline in the TL on Tuesday for the first time in a LONG TIME because I drove the S for a few days straight and my ears just got used to waiting to shift to a much higher pitch

I was also amazed at the turning radius, I was parked on the sidewalk and normally it'd turn into a 3 point turn to dodge the wife's car to put it into the garage, with the S, zipped right in. Last weekend, reinstalling the cruise control...parked in garage with door closed, BAM, like 6 extra feet in front of the car. LOL.

I love it, man...I have moments where I'm like, WTF DID YOU DO BUYING A 2nd CAR!!?!?! Then I drive it or go around a corner and I just smile and say fk it. I'm moving to a house that's bikeable distance from work...so who buys 2 cars and then drives none of them daily? THIS GUY RIGHT HERE!
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Aww man, you're moving farther south then.
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^^^ you guys will have to drive a tad bit more going forward for your meets
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:30 AM
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Austin, no sir...I drive 17 miles NORTH to my current work location. I'll be about 5.5 miles EAST of it now so I'm actually closer to you.

Lemme google map...
I'm exactly 49.9 miles from my front door to your Mom's house.
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Lemme google map...
I'm exactly 49.9 miles from my front door to your Mom's house.
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No modding to report...
on the other hand, 2 fans installed, curtains installed, fence fixed, 2 lighting fixtures fixed and bathroom towel hang installed...

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Not sure woot or sad but.... So you moved?
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New house??
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Yeah, something that has something like this



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Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
No modding to report...
on the other hand, 2 fans installed, curtains installed, fence fixed, 2 lighting fixtures fixed, bathroom towel hang installed, go to Home Depot, maybe a little Bed Bath & Beyond. I don't know, I don't know if I'll have time.

Fixed
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:09 AM
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Yes, def a good thing!
Adam, fkn HILARIOUS because I know exactly what you're talking about.
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Sounds like a nice little Saturday.
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I've always wanted the S2K. Congratulations on the new baby , looks clean/dope af
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Still over here drooling.


I was looking at S2k's at one point for a fun second car...My budget maxed out at 8k though


That hardtop is a thing of beauty...
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:32 PM
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Dawwwww, guys...thank you so much. It honestly means a lot to me that you all dig it too, makes me happy to share my experiences with it etc.
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Then post some more pictures you lazy bish.
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seriously.. fat man in a little car pics.
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ah so J, you are moving out of PP?
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MEKO, I know you love my house, but really-you've got to quit posting pics of it all over the place......
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At least it's just pics of the garage..
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Hory shet...how did I miss this thread!??

Some insane pics!
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No modding to report...
on the other hand, 2 fans installed, curtains installed, fence fixed, 2 lighting fixtures fixed and bathroom towel hang installed...

you went to bed bath and beyond, didn't you

I know it's not retractable, but the hard top looks great! well done!
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Man, some clean shots. Congrats on the S2K
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Originally Posted by CLtotheTL32 View Post
Then post some more pictures you lazy bish.
Lazy? That's your department, krill breath! Last weekend I spent the entire weekend moving fans and fixing lighting and fencing at the new crib.

Also brought almost all the crap I have in the attic down into the garage in preparation for the move. That task was daunting and it looks like I have a 2nd TL in spare parts up there!

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seriously.. fat man in a little car pics.
I've been eating pizza and chicken wings for 10 days straight to accomodate!

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ah so J, you are moving out of PP?
Yes sir, from Pembroke Pines to Lauderhill...
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MEKO, I know you love my house, but really-you've got to quit posting pics of it all over the place......
Yeah Meko, would it kill you to snag a few from the bathroom window while the Steven is showering? Better get that wide angle, is what I've heard.

Originally Posted by Yumcha View Post
Hory shet...how did I miss this thread!??

Some insane pics!
Thanks YUM! I apparently put the thread in the wrong place, so I don't blame you one bit. Ha ha...
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you went to bed bath and beyond, didn't you

I know it's not retractable, but the hard top looks great! well done!
I go there at least once a week. I have a spoon fetish.
Seriously though, Home Depot runs are at 2 and it's only week 1.

Thanks, man...yeah, I agree, even when I put the soft top in, I don't plan to sell the hard top. To me, it changes the look of the car.

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Man, some clean shots. Congrats on the S2K
Thank you sir!
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lauderhill is a sh*t hole imo.
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Well thanks for that, Jon.
Not the neighborhood we're renting in though...trust me.
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^^^ how close are you from Zimmerman


well eager to see pix of the new place and pix of all the 3 cars parked inside
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Well, I WILL admit that if you just look up the city, it's TERRIBLE. High crime rate etc...but that's because it includes a bad area. But there's a small area attached to Tamarac/Sunrise where this house is.

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Florida is a sh*t hole imo.
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Hey, although I wasn't born here, it's been home for 34 years. I love Florida, it's got the best and worst of everything!
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