So I finally got the build complete on the S2000. Well, after taking the last photo I realized I need to make a small tweak to the hood stops to even them out ... but thats a 5 min fix
As some already know, I picked up an Ap1 S2000 last summer, ran it in B-Street class at our local autox events here. Ended up a fraction of a point (as in a tenth of a point or so out of 400 points) out of first place. So I was happy and really enjoyed the car in stock (well, a big front sway is allowed in stock classes, so mostly stock) form. They are great fun straight from the factory.
But, being as I am, I cant leave well enough alone and decided in January to build it for STR (Street Touring Roadster) class for this season. So I recently performed the following:
Purchased 800lb front\650lb rear springs from hyperco
Had my koni's revalved for the new spring rates
Bought a set of TR Motorsports C3 17X9 + 63 wheels
Bought a set of 255 Dunlop ZII Star Specs
Lowered the car about 3/4"
Kept the Moddiction (Saner remake) front Sway
New front end links
Had it corner balanced and aligned for autox use (-2.5 deg camber, a bit of toe in in the rear, 0 toe up front)
I instruct at our Novice school (yesterday) and got to take it for some runs for an hour during "ride along with the instructor" runs. I have to say, the S2000 is an incredible car stock, but in STR trim it is simply amazing. Grip was awesome with the setup and the ZII's. Those tires rock! Car felt more neutral than stock and surprised me in every turn regarding how well it just stuck and went. Dunlops got a bit greasy and grip fell off a tad towards the end of back to back runs for an hour, but that is nothing that a spray bottle between runs cant remedy on really hot days.