Keep in mind when examining the brake pads the inside pad is usually thinner than the outside pad. Once the caster and camber are equal on both wheels adjust the toe. Additionally, it is rather easy to disrupt the alignment of your vehicle during installation. The S2000's differential is the drive train's weak link. A level surface isn't absolutely necessary for setting the toe. Likewise, people also use to heat their springs though torch might be more accurate term for similar horrible effect.
The exterior received new headlights, and the interior got some new trim including leather on the sides of the console, a silver cover for the audio system, changes to the shifter for smoother gear changes from the six-speed manual, and, of course, a new tach with the lower redline. You and your passenger can have a comfortable ride even with a low-down. The factory S2000 suspension was designed very well for it's purpose as it is a hand built sports car, but many want a more aggressive look, stiffer or less stiff ride, and some just want better handling and grip. Baffled oil pans prevent the free movement of the oil in the oil pan to keep the oil pickup submerged in oil. According to the company, power is up by 100 hp, but the S2000's not-so-street-friendly 6000-9000-rpm powerband is now even more manic.
Changing the front toe is straightforward because changing it doesn't really affect camber or caster. Additionally, ground effects, especially lip kits can reduce the appearance of empty space beneath your vehicle giving the impression of being lower. Aftermarket forged wheels are also an extremely common modification because they offer more size combined with lighter weight. Four-position dampening adjustment, separate height and pre-load adjustment, stock upper mounts. The ride height, damper settings and range have been determined from extensive track testing and experience.
You can then verify your alignment settings in about two minutes at the track using the laser level and magnetic ruler. It's quick, easy and very precise. It won't add much power but it makes the car sound so much better at high rpm. The main springs are also paired with helper springs to keep tension on the main springs even when the suspension is at full droop. The extra tire up front will help cure the S2000s low speed push. This means that you will see an increase in the handling and performance of your car while still maintaining a comfortable ride quality.
This is an unfair streetfight, given K-B's rep for making horsepower. Prices are rising rapidly, jumping 30 percent over the last five years for perfect, low-mileage stock examples. These are soft and smooth for daily driving and also a capable coilover for occasional track use. Learn these paths and commit them to memory. Make changes to one end of the car and then test drive it.
T will give you the best ride possible with lowering springs or at stock ride height. The spring seat is made of a corrosion proof engineering super plastic. Once you get a good, verified alignment you can re-mark the adjusters so you'll know if they slip. Another option is to have your roll bar extended by welding in a halo bar, front legs, and side bars to create a roll cage. An adjustable sway bar like the will allow you to set it soft for street tires and stiffen it up when you start to use r-compound tires. The rear is a different story--change the toe and the camber will change too.
For the Honda toe settings given in inches to be accurate you need to measure the toe on the tire at the level of the hub center. The Workshop Manual says to replace the bolts when you loosen them but I just put a bunch of Locktite on the bolts and torqued them to about 10% over speq. Use a 14mm wrench to turn the steering rod itself to lengthen or shorten it to change the toe. S2000 Inner Tube and Foot Valve Spring seen through hole in foot valve is high speed compression blow off valve preload spring, low speed compression needle valve is hidden inside the foot valve. To give your laser an accurate target you can attach a magnet to a 6 or 12 inch steel ruler and place it on the hub center extending outward. When the compression adjuster is turned the needle valve spring preload controlling low speed fluid flow is increased. All of our ride height adjustable kits now exclusively feature Eibach springs.
The newest ClubSports come with rear shocks with 3 full turns of compression 24 clicks. With the front tires on the ground and the rears in the air I took toe readings. It's usually better to change the oil more frequently with non-synthetic oil than to stretch change intervals and use a much more expensive synthetic. These unique systems with the 3 individually adjustable components, allows for adjustment of the compression of the damper in the low-speed range, while the highspeed set-up, so decisive for driving comfort has been preset by our engineers. Always have a wrench on both ends of the alignment bolts when loosening or tightening them. Independent adjustability is important for any car that is going to be tuned for optimal handling under a wide range of set ups and conditions. This helps keep the springs quiet and prevents the possibility of the spring coming out of place over large bumps.
When the throttle butterfly closes like during a shift a great vacuum is created in the manifold. Thank you for reading our Honda S2000 coilover guide. Check your rules book because eccentric bushings may be a zero point modification. To measure caster you take a camber reading with the steering wheel centered, then turn the front wheels exactly 20 º and take another camber reading. A rear wing and front splitter will help the S2000's handling qualities by reducing high speed lift. Every customer can leave a review about our service and the product that was purchased. With them installed you can add all the negative camber you need, up to -4 degrees.