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I retract my original statement.. I think Bob's going to get the bug after the tour
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Just figured out where this thread was. Huge congrats Bob on the NSX purchase!! I love the color and pop up lights. Thanks for the write up and video, too!
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Crikey, gotta hit this sub-forum more often - congrats and great color choice!

I should have pulled the trigger a few years ago before the recent run-up in appreciation.
you and me both... when i was in the market and bought the MR2 instead, i was looking at this 91 NSX with 30k miles for $29k... i still kick myself to this day...
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Dammit... I knew I needed to check in here. I had to see the pic on the V Forum to know it was in your garage.

Congrats Bob... I'm sure you'll love it!!
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Congrats Bob on only found out about this seeing your picture on the V forum. Beautiful new addition to your garage. You bought the perfect year in my opinion. Flip ups, 6spd, and 3.2. The absolute best combo of that car.
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Dammit... I knew I needed to check in here. I had to see the pic on the V Forum to know it was in your garage.

Congrats Bob... I'm sure you'll love it!!
same here
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I retract my original statement.. I think Bob's going to get the bug after the tour
Nope. I know my financial limits and I stick to them.

LOLZ at JB and CCC.

Once I have the new title in hand from the dealer, it's time to choose new vanity plates. Having a horrific time choosing. I'll eventually settle on something suitable.

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PS I'm trying to find an OEM NSX car cover. Acura doesn't make them any more, apparently. Also, I can now only get key fobs for the security system from Kenwood, which made the OEM system. Only a dealer can order.
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Interesting!
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At least it's not blaupunkt.
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install an aftermarket Hornet like you had on the S2K!!!
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in on page 1


lol glad I called it.
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PS I'm trying to find an OEM NSX car cover. Acura doesn't make them any more, apparently. Also, I can now only get key fobs for the security system from Kenwood, which made the OEM system. Only a dealer can order.
Get the science of speed car cover, it's pretty nice and fits like a glove!
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At least it's not blaupunkt.
Indeed.

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install an aftermarket Hornet like you had on the S2K!!!
Looks like I'm heading that way. It'll be easier, honestly.

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lol glad I called it.
Yes, you did. LOL!

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Get the science of speed car cover, it's pretty nice and fits like a glove!
I've been looking at the two covers they offer over the last week. They are reasonably priced! Of the two, I'd probably buy the "outdoor" cover even though the car is going to be garaged. It looks thicker and has the same soft interior that the "inside" cover is made of.
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The 1999 NSX-T I found from Columbus, OH, has popped back up with a BIN price of $72k.

1999 Acura NSX 2dr NSX-T Open Top 3.2L Manual Columbus OH | New Albany Gahanna Galena Ohio JH4NA2164XT000026

I might add, they had to pull the engine for an engine leak! The one I bought for almost $20k less (but almost 30k more miles) was a better deal in the end, it appears. Though it now appears fixed, I am glad I didn't chase this one.

Makes me think about flipping mine for about $10k over what I paid for it. Naaaaaah...
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I've been looking at the two covers they offer over the last week. They are reasonably priced! Of the two, I'd probably buy the "outdoor" cover even though the car is going to be garaged. It looks thicker and has the same soft interior that the "inside" cover is made of.
I have the Hrant one and test fitted perfectly, and very reasonable compared to some others. They also put the NSX logo on the front of it in any color you'd like.
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I have the Hrant one and test fitted perfectly, and very reasonable compared to some others. They also put the NSX logo on the front of it in any color you'd like.
I ordered one with their special NSX logo, in silver. Thanks for the recommendation!

I have already put over 1000 miles on the car in the last week between road trips and driving it every nice day. That's more than I drove my S2000 this summer. It has a date with hibernation coming up shortly, however.

I complained a little about the steering initially, but at speed, the steering is much better. I'm getting used to the clutch now as well. I'm also getting used to having the engine chugging behind my ear at startup. It sounds almost like someone is being punched back there until it warms up! When I step out of the car, the engine sounds like any other Honda C or J series, nice and calm.

Really warming up to the NSX now and it'll definitely be a keeper. Even so, I will find a way to be an S2000 owner as well, at some point in the future, probably in a few years.

Any ideas for six-character vanity plates? So far, NB'sNSX is winning, though hardly original. NA2NSX is surprisingly available in Ohio, but too obvious.
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I ordered one with their special NSX logo, in silver. Thanks for the recommendation!

I have already put over 1000 miles on the car in the last week between road trips and driving it every nice day. That's more than I drove my S2000 this summer. It has a date with hibernation coming up shortly, however.

I complained a little about the steering initially, but at speed, the steering is much better. I'm getting used to the clutch now as well. I'm also getting used to having the engine chugging behind my ear at startup. It sounds almost like someone is being punched back there until it warms up! When I step out of the car, the engine sounds like any other Honda C or J series, nice and calm.

Really warming up to the NSX now and it'll definitely be a keeper. Even so, I will find a way to be an S2000 owner as well, at some point in the future, probably in a few years.

Any ideas for six-character vanity plates? So far, NB'sNSX is winning, though hardly original. NA2NSX is surprisingly available in Ohio, but too obvious.
But... but you just traded one?!?

You're a special sort of crazy aren't you?
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Are look looking to adopt any middle aged children? I'm mostly potty trained...
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I promise to clean my bedroom and do all my chores if you adopt me...
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You've never owned a S2000, have you? If you did, you'd understand the crazy. I accept it and roll with it.
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You've never owned a S2000, have you? If you did, you'd understand the crazy. I accept it and roll with it.
Owned, no. Driven, yes.

Oh, I know where you're coming from... That's why I was inquiring about if you wanted to adopt me!

I wouldn't mind having one in the driveway right now but it's not really practical at the moment. However, once my kid needs a car... I might be able to justify it.
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Any ideas for six-character vanity plates? So far, NB'sNSX is winning, though hardly original. NA2NSX is surprisingly available in Ohio, but too obvious.
I recommend ASSMAN

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I ordered one with their special NSX logo, in silver. Thanks for the recommendation!

I have already put over 1000 miles on the car in the last week between road trips and driving it every nice day. That's more than I drove my S2000 this summer. It has a date with hibernation coming up shortly, however.


Bought mine in March and at least had the full summer which was nice.
If I was in your position, I would have drove the crap out of it too with the limited time you have.
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ASSMAN, A55MAN, and A55M4N are taken here..
More than likely caught on and put on banned list.
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ASSMAN, A55MAN, and A55M4N are taken here..
More than likely caught on and put on banned list.
Oh man that is still funny two decades later. Thank you, I needed a great laugh here at work.
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Any ideas for six-character vanity plates? So far, NB'sNSX is winning, though hardly original. NA2NSX is surprisingly available in Ohio, but too obvious.
NSX4NB or some variation.....
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Any ideas for six-character vanity plates? So far, NB'sNSX is winning, though hardly original. NA2NSX is surprisingly available in Ohio, but too obvious.
Have to be 6 characters? NRNSX/NRNNSX
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I'd recommend A Nu Start but it's 7 letters


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Wheels selected.

I like 5-spoke wheels and it turns out that SSR/Tanabe made the same Integral GT1s that were on my S2000, in a 17"-18" NSX fitment. I found a reasonably priced used set and am going to pull the trigger. It's simply a classic look for the NSX (to me).

My other choice was Yokohama/Advan Model 5. Multiple samples here: Advan AVS Model 5's, where are you at?

Next is exhaust. So hard to choose.....but I'm between Pride, ARK DT-S, and Comptech/CT Engineering. Most likely will choose Pride or Comptech as they have a more mature sound without being too raspy or loud.

These parts are going to have a long winter in storage before installation.
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I'd recommend A Nu Start but it's 7 letters


So change it to: A Nu Strt.

Wait. Nm. I had a Canadien moment.

I still like this best:


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Wheels selected.

I like 5-spoke wheels and it turns out that SSR/Tanabe made the same Integral GT1s that were on my S2000, in a 17"-18" NSX fitment. I found a reasonably priced used set and am going to pull the trigger. It's simply a classic look for the NSX (to me).

My other choice was Yokohama/Advan Model 5. Multiple samples here: Advan AVS Model 5's, where are you at?

Next is exhaust. So hard to choose.....but I'm between Pride, ARK DT-S, and Comptech/CT Engineering. Most likely will choose Pride or Comptech as they have a more mature sound without being too raspy or loud.

These parts are going to have a long winter in storage before installation.
I should have bet Majofo some dollars. Knew the mod bug would hit.

My opinion on the Model 5's are played out one of the more popular wheels amongst the community. Some pull it off with mods but I just don't feel them. They make the breaks look very small since it's a thinner 5 spoke. Makes the car look more Ferrari'ish and while I love Ferarri, I dont want my NSX looking like one.

For exhaust, I listened to a ton of youtube videos before choosing mine, and while I love my decision with Pride, I would suggest waiting to go to a meet and list to peoples exhaust in person. Just my $0.02
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For 5 spoke wheels would you consider the Enkei RP03? Love how they look on the NSX.


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I should have bet Majofo some dollars. Knew the mod bug would hit.

My opinion on the Model 5's are played out one of the more popular wheels amongst the community. Some pull it off with mods but I just don't feel them. They make the breaks look very small since it's a thinner 5 spoke. Makes the car look more Ferrari'ish and while I love Ferarri, I dont want my NSX looking like one.

For exhaust, I listened to a ton of youtube videos before choosing mine, and while I love my decision with Pride, I would suggest waiting to go to a meet and list to peoples exhaust in person. Just my $0.02
The bug hit HARD and suddenly. I was looking at wheels that would strike my fancy and I ran across a set of the Integral GT1s for really cheap, much less than I bought the Integrals for my S2000, and I jumped at the chance. The GT1s are classy for a thin 5-spoke. I'm just a five-spoke guy, I guess. I got 17 x 8 +45 fronts and 18 x 9 +45, which are "conservative" NSX fitments. They come to just before the lip and don't stick out. Should improve the stance somewhat.

The RP03s above look great in those aggressive fitments.

Now I have to hunt for summer tires for the wheels. VERY slim pickings in these odd NSX sizes. Going with 215/40/17 (wider will rub) and 255/35/18 to maintain stock diameters and nearly stock stagger. Only tires in those sizes that match front and rear are Yokohama Advan Neova AD 08 R, Yokohama S Drive, Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec, and Kumho Ecsta LE. The Star Specs are winning so far, but I'd consider the S Drive.
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^ S Drives are what I will be getting and highly recommended if you're mostly for the street and spirited driving.

The Neova's have an amazing tread pattern and handle great, but wear quickly and really are for track purposes. So I hear. Not to mention they are an expensive tire.

The 2nd pic is PDiddy's NSX I believe.
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The S. Drives' tread width is a close match to ideal for my wheel widths, 7.7" front and 9.1" rear, which should sharpen up the handling.

Read this, by Billy Johnson (NSX racer, S2000 owner, S2KI member, actual race car driver):
How to PROPERLY select and size TIRES for PERFORMANCE > MotoIQ - Automotive Tech, Project Cars, Performance & Motorsports

Whole article is pretty good, but this page contains good information. In my case, I intend the car to be primarily a street cruiser, but I do plan to take it to Mid-Ohio next year for a HPDE session, so tread width is actually important for me to sort out.
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For 5 spoke wheels would you consider the Enkei RP03? Love how they look on the NSX.


Lol that's my car. I sold those wheels to a nsx buddy of mine a while back but I actually just bought another set a few days ago. I regretted selling them.

Glad to see you already got wheels for her Bob. Sucks it'll be locked up pretty soon because of the weather.

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Now I have to hunt for summer tires for the wheels. VERY slim pickings in these odd NSX sizes. Going with 215/40/17 (wider will rub) and 255/35/18 to maintain stock diameters and nearly stock stagger. Only tires in those sizes that match front and rear are Yokohama Advan Neova AD 08 R, Yokohama S Drive, Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec, and Kumho Ecsta LE. The Star Specs are winning so far, but I'd consider the S Drive.
Take it from me- the S. Drives do not compete with the Advan AD08s. AD08s are on par with the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11s (or RE-11As).

The AD08s are an expensive tire, but they are a very very good tire. Due to price, I prefer the RE-11s though. I find the two have very similar handling characteristics, with the REs getting the very slight edge over the AD08s. The biggest difference though, when driven to their limit, the AD08s start to give you a bit more notice they are going to break traction, where the REs are a bit more "all or nothing". However, in both cases, the tires have to be pushed HARD. To the point where you have to actually be trying to break traction. It doesn't come easy. I've driven on both tires on a G35 with sport package (and 6mt), and on an s2000.

The S. Drives are a good budget tire, but nowhere near the same level as the two mentioned above.
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