CategoryS2000 (Tech)

MR2 Spyder Gas Mileage (MPG)

It’s the summer of 2008 and the country is going bananas over gas prices. And with the cost of gas increasing on a daily basis, there is an ever growing outcry for more fuel efficient vehicles. As a result, the tuner crowd is beginning to look toward fuel efficiency in combination with power as the hallmark of the next generation of street machines. On this page you will be able to view the...

APR Carbon Fiber Side View Mirror Install (S2000)

The APR carbon fiber side view mirrors for the Honda S2000 replace the automatic factory units. The APR mirrors offer a slight weight decrease over the factory mirrors and also present less aerodynamic drag. They are also a convex design and offer a nice, wide viewing angle that increases the viewing area around the car. The following is the install guide. The Install To install the new mirrors...

FMIC Install (Comptech Supercharged Honda S2000)

Recently project S2000 has enjoyed the addition of a Comptech supercharger to give it a little more … ooomph. But even with the stage 1 pulley peaking at a paltry 5psi, it became clear rather early that the Comptech system is very prone to heat soak. Being daily driven in Tennessee means that this car needs to handle summer temps that touch 100 degrees F. With this year’s mild winter...

Electric Oil Pressure Gauge Install (Honda S2000)

The oil pressure gauge installed on project S2000 is a Faze electrical unit. This guide will demonstrate how to install the sending unit and assumes that the actual gauge itself is already wired for power. (If you need help with the wiring, refer to the previous install (Honda S2000 Boost Gauge Install) as it details the wiring of an electric gauge.) Getting Started An electric gauge will come...

Honda S2000 Vacuum/Boost Gauge Install (Faze Electric Gauge)

A boost gauge is an absolute must on any boosted vehicle. On a turbo charged car it will tell you not only how much boost is being developed but whether or not the boost is spiking, creeping or overrunning the wastegate. All of which are important to the longevity of the motor. On a supercharged car however, boost is typically a fixed value dictated by the size of the pulley. Even so, a boost...

Honda S2000 Gauge Pod Install (Pillar Pod)

To complement project S2000’s newly pressurized intake manifold, the addition of a few aftermarket gauges are being added to help keep tabs on the motor. But first, a place is needed to locate the first two gauges so in comes the pillar mounted gauge pod. The pod chosen is made specifically for the Honda S2000 and replaces the factory driver’s side pillar. (Note:  This procedure is...

Honda S2000 High Flow Fuel Pump Install (Walbro 255)

Purpose: Consider the fuel pump the heart of the fuel system. It provides a constant supply of fuel to the fuel rail to ensure that the injectors always have enough fuel to work with. However, when the power output is significantly increased over stock the motor becomes hungrier and the injectors need more fuel to maintain proper air fuel ratios. (This is especially true under boost.) An upgraded...

Installing the Comptech Stage 1 Centrifugal Supercharger onto the Honda S2000

The following guide walks through the steps that were taken to install the Comptech stage 1 centrifugal supercharger onto project S2000. The “complete” kit came off of another Honda S2000 that was getting traded for a 350Z. As this was a used kit we did not have directions for the install and suspect that an extra bracket was missing. As such, this tutorial covers the steps we took to...

T1R X-Brace Installation (Honda S2000)

The T1R X-brace is a strut tower brace that has a lower x member that ties the tops of the strut towers to the steering rack on the Honda S2000. This brace effectively locks the front of the chassis which sharpens steering response and feedback. Installation First, park the car on level ground, raise the hood and remove the intake box by removing the bolts and clips around it’s base. Now...

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