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Old 11-01-2010, 07:24 PM   #161
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This thread makes me want a s2000 real bad. Unfortunately insurance would rape my budget lol.

I'm curious, you guys said in this thread that the s2k burns through tires without camber plates, but I've seen quite a few s2ks in b stock that have had good tire life out of a6's and v710's . I guess the wear is different between an autox course and a track.

I've also seen a b stock s2k with 275s up front, I don't know how but it had 275s front and rear lol.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/4-NEW...item53e2abe835

Is this genius or something else...cheap track wheels to stuff some 255's?
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it sucks, i almost think the mazdaspeed miata wouldn't be a bad competitor, and prices are dropping to about 10k and less nowadays.. just sayin. factory turbo, and you already know what needs to be done.

200whp may not be had for 500, but I broke that for about 1000.

Eh, gl with the S2k, they are something, that's for sure.
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This thread makes me want a s2000 real bad.
After all the talk about safety?!
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After all the talk about safety?!
Safety, as in the car is retarded fast for a stone stock street car. You really need a 4-6 point bar and belts. Not its dangerous and prone to roll and blow up.
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it sucks, i almost think the mazdaspeed miata wouldn't be a bad competitor, and prices are dropping to about 10k and less nowadays.. just sayin. factory turbo, and you already know what needs to be done.

200whp may not be had for 500, but I broke that for about 1000.

Eh, gl with the S2k, they are something, that's for sure.
Msm's are great. Did you miss the part about the op having one already? Nicely modded even. Or the pic he posted of it? Or were you just thinking out loud.
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Is this genius or something else...cheap track wheels to stuff some 255's?
Big front wheels to make it even looser and travelling faster when you do finally spin?

So what roll bar have you chosen? I understand you are a big boy. Tough to get under the roll bar. Somebody my size has to use special seat rails pretty much on the floor with race seats. I prefer 6 pts, much more comfortable than 5 pts.
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After all the talk about safety?!
Safety equipment is inevitable on a track car. I like the fact that I could get safety equipment, pads, camber plates, and sticky rubber and be good to race at a fast pace.
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Big front wheels to make it even looser and travelling faster when you do finally spin?

So what roll bar have you chosen? I understand you are a big boy. Tough to get under the roll bar. Somebody my size has to use special seat rails pretty much on the floor with race seats. I prefer 6 pts, much more comfortable than 5 pts.
I haven't gotten a roll bar yet but plan to. I only have the cash to do a min few things to the car before TWS on the 22nd of this month. I plan to stay on street tires until I have a bar. I have ordered...

SPC camber joints for the front, looking to go 2.5 all around
30mm whiteline sway

Looking to order pads and tires. TWS is easy on pads and the car wont hang out with NASA until late January. So I'm just looking for something for TWS and some easy hpde's I might do with PCA in December. The tires are what have me worried. It has 215 Bridgestone 050's 280 treadwear and 245 rears with Kumho SPT's 320 treadwear. I'm fairly certain that those rear tires are junk for tracking.
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[QUOTE=jacob300zx;651645]I haven't gotten a roll bar yet but plan to. I only have the cash to do a min few things to the car before TWS on the 22nd of this month.

it's the 19th! and it's not that the kumho are horrible, it's that the bridgestones are stickier that would have me worried.
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oh, 19th
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SPT is junk.

get some decent tires.
you can fit 235/40 on front, and 255/40 rear on stock AP2 wheels.
but 235/40 is not available in many tires.

also pls get a good pad.
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What? This is turning into S2Ki...Emilio said go with the SPC ball joints. What do you have on your S?
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What? This is turning into S2Ki...Emilio said go with the SPC ball joints. What do you have on your S?
same, because I bought it from him
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lol, literally every year they changed the spring rates and sways. Every drop spring has a different rate and f/r bias. Its looking like its going to be a year of experiments. Emilio prefers a big front bar, s-techs 296/353, 255/275, 3.5 camber. I imagine that the rear spring rate being higher makes having a 275 a must. I'm wondering if with a big front bar and 381/244 rates I couldn't go square in the future and make it a nuetral car, and be able to rotate tires around. Ugh, off to study motion ratio of s2000's.
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square setup is good. just make sure you have a wing. not a biggie on a Miata, but does wonders on a S.

I personally prefer:
with stock AP2 wheels - 235/40 front, 255/40 rear
on 6UL - 255/40 front on 9", 275/40 rear on 10"
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When will 949 get Xida's set up for S2k's?
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When will 949 get Xida's set up for S2k's?
Built one proto set. Gone now. Decided to stop working on S2000 stuff to focus on the new wheels and Miata bits.
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Got my wheels and tires in, 17x9 with 255 RS3...muhaha



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