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HyDrOPoNiC

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Re: S2000... What seems like a build...
« Reply #40 on: Jul 20, 11, 20:32 »
Are you serious? Camber doesn't ruin tires? What are you talking about...?
The yellow car is -5* and that will wear inside edges of tires regardless of toe.
I'm driving a Hyundai Accent right now, total POS lol.
I'm thinking I'll go the "race-look" route when the time comes.

will

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Re: S2000... What seems like a build...
« Reply #41 on: Jul 20, 11, 21:45 »
 He is right about toe wearing tires, but it tends to leave feathered edges on the tread with toe , the chamber will take the tread off smooth. Toe still can't make camber wear go away though because less of the tire is in contact with the road.
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HyDrOPoNiC

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Re: S2000... What seems like a build...
« Reply #42 on: Jul 20, 11, 22:18 »
Yes, I agree that toe causes feathered adge tire wear. I know that.
-Camber will cause more wear on the inside tread of the tire and +Camber will wear more on the outside.
Caster is the adjustment that has no effect on tire wear. It will cause pulling, or a difference of ease/difficulty to steering and steering return.
I don't know how you could say improper camber adjustment wont wear tires unevenly.... Look at any car with non-factory spec -/+ camber, it is visually going to wear tires unevenly regardless of toe.
 :stupid:
« Last Edit: Jul 20, 11, 22:21 by HyDrOPoNiC »

najob

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Re: S2000... What seems like a build...
« Reply #43 on: Jul 20, 11, 22:55 »
If you aren't going to camber out the rear it won't look nearly as good as it can.
DAS. Expect nothing less.

HyDrOPoNiC

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Re: S2000... What seems like a build...
« Reply #44 on: Jul 21, 11, 10:33 »
Well if I'm going to camber the driving wheels, there's no sense in getting race styled wheels. 10" wide wheels, 9" wide tires, 7-8" contact patch.... I might aswell stick with 8" wheels that fit.

Shmee

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Re: S2000... What seems like a build...
« Reply #45 on: Jul 21, 11, 12:38 »
Look at any car with non-factory spec -/+ camber, it is visually going to wear tires unevenly regardless of toe.

No, cars not driven to take advantage of the extra camber will wear un-evenly. Track cars with aggressive alignments tend to wear tires damn near flat!
It's called proper setup. You can run -4* camber and have minimal inside shoulder wear if you drive the bag off the car and down do a lot of freeway miles. Conversely if that's ALL you drive then you'll cook off a set of tires in record time.

Your contact patch is just as much of a function of the driving you do as well as the suspension compliance/geometry, as is the alignment.
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HyDrOPoNiC

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Re: S2000... What seems like a build...
« Reply #46 on: Jul 21, 11, 15:34 »
I live in Nanaimo and work in Victoria. 260km round trip, 5days a week and this is my daily. -camber WILL wear MY tires. I was assuming we were talking about daily driven autos, not track/race cars :S

Edit:
There is most certainly camber for function but in this case (the yellow car) I think we all know the -camber is simply for looks/fitting the tire in the fender for ultra lowness, not track days.

Shmee

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Re: S2000... What seems like a build...
« Reply #47 on: Jul 21, 11, 20:53 »
assuming makes and "ass" out of "u" and "ming"...  don't make an "ass" out of "ming", he's a nice guy..... "u" on the other hand, the jury is still out! :suspicious:

;) :lol:

you did say "ANY CAR". and, well, quite obviously that's not true so.....



but yes, if you are clocking 260km you want an alignment within spec or buy cheap as balls tires by the batch!
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HyDrOPoNiC

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Re: S2000... What seems like a build...
« Reply #48 on: Jul 21, 11, 23:32 »
SQUAAAA!!!
This is no alignment debate thread anyhow.
Shafts are back together and ready to be assembled into the case. Not sure if I'll have time to finish tomorrow but I can't wait to drive it.... Feels like it's been forever already!!

HyDrOPoNiC

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Re: S2000... What seems like a build...
« Reply #49 on: Jul 26, 11, 00:07 »
Finally drove it home tonight, for the first time in a month.  Can't believe it's been that long already...:stupid:
So fun though, totally worth the wait to have the trans all rebuilt and fresh.
Now on to finishing the bumper and cleaning up under the hood/dash.
I'll try to post some pics tomorrow.

 :bored:

will

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Re: S2000... What seems like a build...
« Reply #50 on: Jul 26, 11, 00:13 »
 :thumbup: right on
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Moofluffen

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Re: S2000... What seems like a build...
« Reply #51 on: Jul 26, 11, 08:05 »
Yeaaaah Sean :thumbup:

HyDrOPoNiC

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Re: S2000... What seems like a build...
« Reply #52 on: Jul 31, 11, 00:15 »
Been driving great with the rebuilt transmission!
Got bored today so I thought I'd start building some stuff I'd seen in my browsing.

Cut some plastic to install in the seats headrests to cut down on a bit of the wind in the cabin.
They work fairly well for spending $8.00 haha
« Last Edit: Feb 17, 14, 21:03 by HyDrOPoNiC »

HyDrOPoNiC

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Re: S2000... What seems like a build...
« Reply #53 on: Nov 05, 13, 23:42 »
:hi: Well I'm bored and it's been a while since I updated this.



Mod/work list so far (in no particular order, but done in the 2 years that I have owned it):
Only thing really done when I got it was the T1R exhaust and test pipe. The rest has been me...

- Full transmission rebuild. New 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th gear sets, new bearings and seals.
- ACT clutch kit with lightened aluminum flywheel
- Short shift kit with Skunk 2 shift knob.
- New tires all around with plastidipped wheels (still can't decide on wheels).
- New Mugen-rep 2x2 double sided carbon fiber hardtop with tinted window.
- New J's Racing-rep 2x2 carbon fiber rear diffuser.
- Buddy Club N+ coilovers
- Broadway 300mm blue-tinted rear view mirror.
- Full rear brake job. Agency Power braided lines, Power slot rotors, pads, and painted calipers.
- Partial front brake job. Pads and rebuilt and painted calipers. (rotors and lines will be done next brake job)
- Brand new left rear knuckle, wheel bearing, hub and axle.
- Transmission fluid change, diff fluid change, brake fluid flush, clutch fluid flush, coolant flush.
- Installed air pump delete kit
- New cable reel (clock spring)
- "Shaved" and wrapped OEM header.
- Installed windscreen
- LED dome lights, trunk light, lp light
- New spark plugs, did a valve adjustment, and installed a new PCV valve.
- Painted valve cover gloss black with wrinkle black coil cover.
- Rebuilt the propeller shaft
- Rebuilt the starter
- Installed Avid Racing billet diff mounts
- Installed new front sway bar links
- New rear oxygen sensor
- Re-located coolant bottle, battery, fuse box, EPS box.
- Deleted A/C and cruise control.
- Installed hood shocks
- Replaced all 6 of the front lower control arm bushings with the Mugen replacements.
- Swapped to all black door cards and black carpet
- AEM V1 cold air intake.
- New Blox half-shaft spacers.
- New Kenwood deck.
- BWR upper and lower rad hoses
- New left inner tie-rod
- New windshield.
- Modifry cellphone holder
- Speedhunters lp frame

Mods to come, in order they will most likely be completed:
- New OEM style AP1 rear spoiler (Ordered, should be here in a week or 2).
- New ASM style front bumper (Just needs paint and install).
- Custom 4th brake/fog light.
- APR side mirrors
- 2x2 carbon fiber side diffusers
- New OEM headlights.
- Diff rebuild with Mazda gearing (Have spare diff, just need time).
- Wheels (Don't know what or when).
- Engine rebuild, possible boost.
- etc. etc.


Sorry, all the pictures were stolen from my instagram.
Once I get the spoiler, adjust the hardtop and diffuser and tweak a few things I'll be taking some nicer photos.


Before and after of the rear brakes/suspension.



Engine bay.



Couple shots after being lowered.





Shots from this weekend after the hardtop and diffuser install.






Schmiesus

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Re: S2000... What seems like a build...
« Reply #54 on: Nov 06, 13, 08:09 »
Damn!. Nice work man.

SR-71

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Re: S2000... What seems like a build...
« Reply #55 on: Nov 06, 13, 09:03 »
Dat hardtop nngggghhhh

But it looks stupid with one muffler.
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germanstyle

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Re: S2000... What seems like a build...
« Reply #56 on: Nov 06, 13, 09:24 »
I realize some items have been stripped out, but that engine bay seems so empty in comparison to a stock engine bay.  What all did you do away with?
Toyota 4runner, Ram 3500

Das.Rado

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Re: S2000... What seems like a build...
« Reply #57 on: Nov 06, 13, 12:51 »
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« Last Edit: Nov 06, 13, 12:52 by Das.Rado »
1993 VW Corrado VR6

HyDrOPoNiC

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Re: S2000... What seems like a build...
« Reply #58 on: Nov 06, 13, 12:53 »
Didn't realize Steve was signed in^^^^

@Schmiesus - Thanks!

@SR-71 - It's the exhaust that was on the car when I got it and I really like it. They don't make a dual version of this exhaust so I'm torn on it. I want a dual but not enough people in Vic have after market dual exhaust to hear the differences to make a choice.
You can get a cap for the OEM bumper that blocks the driver's side exhaust which I might get and then just make a bolt-on cap to the diffuser to plug the rest of the hole. It's low on my priority list though.

@germanstyle - The main thing missing that makes it feel so open is the air box, which usually fills the WHOLE area between the rad and engine.
« Last Edit: Nov 06, 13, 12:58 by HyDrOPoNiC »

macleanshaun

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Re: S2000... What seems like a build...
« Reply #59 on: Nov 07, 13, 00:50 »
If you're still in love with the TE37SLs, a friend actually has a set for sale, 18x10 square setup.  They're perfect.

I like the hardtop a lot.