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      09-27-2012 02:48 PM #176
      Quote Originally Posted by Professor Gascan View Post
      Going to put a massive front sway bar on it and run it in B-Stock autocross with some R-Comps.
      Why the sway bar?


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      09-27-2012 02:50 PM #177
      Well, I think I've decided to go for it. Sent an e-mail to the owner asking when he'd be willing to allow a test-drive, and in return I'll take him where he wants to eat and buy him lunch.

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      09-27-2012 03:06 PM #178
      Quote Originally Posted by Professor Gascan View Post
      You need an S2000



      Picked this up last weekend. 2002, 157K km. Invidia catback exhaust, otherwise stock. Going to put a massive front sway bar on it and run it in B-Stock autocross with some R-Comps.
      great pick up. just as an FYI, if you're running on street tires, you're better off being in STR, the pax multiplier is better.
      Regarding DD'ing a tuned Evo:
      Quote Originally Posted by SchrickVR6 View Post
      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

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      09-27-2012 03:19 PM #179
      Quote Originally Posted by Professor Gascan View Post
      Picked this up last weekend. 2002, 157K km. Invidia catback exhaust, otherwise stock. Going to put a massive front sway bar on it and run it in B-Stock autocross with some R-Comps.
      Honda black? Will probably need some TLC. Clean it up and get some more shots!
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      09-27-2012 03:26 PM #180
      Quote Originally Posted by Professor Gascan View Post
      Picked this up last weekend. 2002, 157K km. Invidia catback exhaust, otherwise stock. Going to put a massive front sway bar on it and run it in B-Stock autocross with some R-Comps.
      Wouldn't it not count as a stock car? (I'm not too keen on SCCA's regulations. I thought the only mods allowed for stock classes were wheels and tires.)

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      09-27-2012 03:41 PM #181
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      Wouldn't it not count as a stock car? (I'm not too keen on SCCA's regulations. I thought the only mods allowed for stock classes were wheels and tires.)
      catbacks for stock have traditionally been allowed, as have new shocks, though changing springs and ride height is prohibited in stock. if you want to do coilovers, sways, and street tires...Street Touring Roadster.
      Regarding DD'ing a tuned Evo:
      Quote Originally Posted by SchrickVR6 View Post
      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

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      09-27-2012 03:57 PM #182
      Quote Originally Posted by mariok2006 View Post
      Why the sway bar?
      From everything I've been able to gather, if you run R-Comps in B-Stock you get enough rear lift to pick up the inside tire. A big FSB keeps the rear wheels on the ground, letting the LSD do its job, and getting rid of a lot of the S2K's want to send you into the hedge backwards. The flipside is you need to run a square tire setup.

      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      great pick up. just as an FYI, if you're running on street tires, you're better off being in STR, the pax multiplier is better.
      Yeah, I was planning on B-Stock more so because I love running on R-Comps, and because I don't want this car to turn into the mod sinkhole my B16 EF Civic turned into.

      Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Woo View Post
      Honda black? Will probably need some TLC. Clean it up and get some more shots!
      The prior owner detailed it before putting it up for sale, but the paint is probably the worst part of the car. It isn't fantastic.
      Fires are the leading cause of fires.

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      09-27-2012 04:00 PM #183
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      Wouldn't it not count as a stock car? (I'm not too keen on SCCA's regulations. I thought the only mods allowed for stock classes were wheels and tires.)
      Current rules for stock class allow a catback exhaust, changing the front or rear sway bar (but not both,) and new dampers (but not springs as Compy222 pointed out.) Stock is the lowest class you can run R-comp tires in too.

      There are street tire classes that allow much more in terms of suspension modification that have lower PAX values than the Stock classes, but the tires keep them in check.
      Fires are the leading cause of fires.

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      09-27-2012 04:35 PM #184
      Jay's S2k is worthy.







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      09-27-2012 06:44 PM #185
      Saw that beast at ITR Expo 11. Amazing.

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      09-27-2012 06:52 PM #186
      Quote Originally Posted by hrama803 View Post
      Jay's S2k is worthy.


      well, its going to be hard to stand up for an hour now...
      Regarding DD'ing a tuned Evo:
      Quote Originally Posted by SchrickVR6 View Post
      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

    12. 09-27-2012 07:28 PM #187
      Went for a cruise on the sea to sky last week

      @ Porteau Cove



      And then back into the city



      Going to be sad to put her away for the next couple of months.

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      09-29-2012 09:04 AM #188
      If anyone's in the market, here's a 2002 (along with 2003, the best year) white/red (desirable combo) with 7600 miles.

      http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda...ht_5105wt_1165

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      10-03-2012 03:05 PM #190
      Drove my coworker's S today. I don't think I really need to talk about my driving impressions with this crowd – you've heard it all before – but the problem is that he decided to get on the Internet and check out Kelley Blue Book. Now he's convinced his car's worth almost 20 grand, and is backing away from his original "15 or 16 thousand" comment and looking to get $17k.

      Now, I can see how he feels. The car has under 15,000 miles on it, he's the original owner, it's garaged year-round, it's driven 99% of the time in top-down weather and it's 100% stock. I may be able to talk him down into the 16,xxx range.

      Thoughts?

      EDIT: Also, there's this. $14,900 for an '04. Top needs replacing and it has 77,500 miles on it.

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      10-03-2012 03:17 PM #191
      Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Woo View Post
      Drove my coworker's S today. I don't think I really need to talk about my driving impressions with this crowd – you've heard it all before – but the problem is that he decided to get on the Internet and check out Kelley Blue Book. Now he's convinced his car's worth almost 20 grand, and is backing away from his original "15 or 16 thousand" comment and looking to get $17k.

      Now, I can see how he feels. The car has under 15,000 miles on it, he's the original owner, it's garaged year-round, it's driven 99% of the time in top-down weather and it's 100% stock. I may be able to talk him down into the 16,xxx range.

      Thoughts?
      This is exactly why I just bought a Z06, I found s2k owners are asking ridiculous money for these cars so for the same money as an 04-05 AP2 , I am picking up an 01 Z06 with 2x the hp and just as much fun at the track. Shame cause I wanted the S so bad.

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      10-03-2012 03:22 PM #192
      This goddamn thread is making it much harder to resist buying a S2K. I am planning on getting one in April.


      Jay's S2k makes me wanna self juice.

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      10-03-2012 03:41 PM #193
      http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/cto/3233777706.html doesn't seem like too bad of a deal by comparison...though 01's have plastic rear windows and somehow an even worse stereo.
      Regarding DD'ing a tuned Evo:
      Quote Originally Posted by SchrickVR6 View Post
      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

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      10-03-2012 03:59 PM #194
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/cto/3233777706.html doesn't seem like too bad of a deal by comparison...though 01's have plastic rear windows and somehow an even worse stereo.
      Reeeeeal pretty, for sure, but it's 700 miles away. Not a super-effective bargaining tool.
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      10-03-2012 04:14 PM #195
      Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Woo View Post
      Reeeeeal pretty, for sure, but it's 700 miles away. Not a super-effective bargaining tool.
      there are plenty of TCL'ers who would go check a car out for you somewhere, myself included...let me know.
      Regarding DD'ing a tuned Evo:
      Quote Originally Posted by SchrickVR6 View Post
      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

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      10-04-2012 10:55 AM #196
      Any Richmond TCLers trolling this thread who might be able to check out this car? At the price he's asking it might not last.

      http://richmond.craigslist.org/cto/3310288981.html

      Silver on red. Drool. I might have to snatch this one up.
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      10-09-2012 08:24 AM #197
      Well, I did indeed snatch it up. Drove up on the 6th to check it out, everything looked excellent except for a bit of normal wear and tear. Took it home with the top down and the biggest smile on my face.

      Once I have her cleaned up a bit I'll take some photos. Sebring Silver on full red interior.
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      11-08-2012 12:14 AM #198
      I may check out an Ap1 next week. Any advice on what to look for? I have been reading up on the common issues they have but maybe you owners can help me out. Any maintenance that should be done past 100k miles? Also what tale tale signs I should look for in a bad example? Any help would be appreciated.

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      11-08-2012 12:27 AM #199
      Honestly I cant think of things that a beat up S2k will exhibit, (outside of the AP1 valve issue). And one annoying thing that I run into is that the 2nd gear grinds,and the clutch is buzzy as hell. Those are rather common issues.

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      11-08-2012 12:31 AM #200
      A guy I know recently picked up a blue CR with a Science of Speed S/C for $25k.

      TWENTY ****ING FIVE GRAND. The CR itself is worth that much, and that's a $7000 kit. ****ING STEAL.

      Car has like 13k miles on it.

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      11-08-2012 12:53 AM #201
      Thanks for the help

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      11-08-2012 09:17 AM #202
      Mine, when it had the RPF1's on it, miss it...










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      11-08-2012 09:23 AM #203
      ^ gorgeous. i've always been a bit of a sucker for gold wheels on red cars.
      Regarding DD'ing a tuned Evo:
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      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

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      11-08-2012 09:49 AM #204
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      ^ gorgeous. i've always been a bit of a sucker for gold wheels on red cars.
      Thank you sir

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    30. 11-08-2012 10:34 AM #205
      Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Woo View Post
      Drove my coworker's S today. I don't think I really need to talk about my driving impressions with this crowd – you've heard it all before – but the problem is that he decided to get on the Internet and check out Kelley Blue Book. Now he's convinced his car's worth almost 20 grand, and is backing away from his original "15 or 16 thousand" comment and looking to get $17k.

      Now, I can see how he feels. The car has under 15,000 miles on it, he's the original owner, it's garaged year-round, it's driven 99% of the time in top-down weather and it's 100% stock. I may be able to talk him down into the 16,xxx range.

      Thoughts?

      EDIT: Also, there's this. $14,900 for an '04. Top needs replacing and it has 77,500 miles on it.

      It depends what you want to do with it. If you plan on dd-ing it and beating the car up at the track, then just find a cheaper one.

      If you want an S to really enjoy it and you will take care of it, the newer one is a no-brainer. It won't lose much value because it has such low mileage. You won't regret this car.

      Edit: Just realized its an AP1. Personally I would just keep looking. I picked up my 2005 AP2 super clean with 40k miles on it for 16k.

      If you like the red one go for it as its a pretty good price. Just make sure its clean. If you want to keep the car stock the extra torque of the AP2 makes a world of difference in driveability.
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