S2000 crew.... i need help

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  1. LudeGuy

    LudeGuy Active Member

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    just got my new 2005 S2000. it's brand new woohoo....... sorry i got excited

    i need some urgent help from fellow s2k people. been driving the 4th gen prelude vtec for 6 years. but i am totally new to gadgets like convertible top, HID, RWD..... how do i take good care of those? what should i know? someone please enlighten me.

    pz
     
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    how did you get a brand new 2005?
     
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    HID is just light.. so, just don't turn it on/off really fast..

    RWD... just don't push the car too much while turning because you'll probably spin out.. unless you can DRIFFFFFO

    rag top? just get some rag top dressing to help it keep its condition..
     
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    it was just sitting in the showroom with 25kms on it. not so bad i guess. told me some guy ordered it but had a mind changing.

    can u recommend some rag top dressing?
     
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    check out s2ki.com there are treads about this..
     
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    thanks

    i don't quite like the color silver tho. well i didn't have much choices
     
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    y didn't you get the 06? big difference in price?
     
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    about $6k in canadian.

    sure would like to have VSA like in 06 but didn't like the interior and -3 hp. wonder why they changed that. big question mark there. what is yours?
     
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    Get the hard top, honda boyz like to cut open the rag top and steal seats.
     
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    it's ok for now cuz the places i park are pretty secure. how useful are the seat locks anyways?
     
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    s2k is a pretty maintenance free car, just remember to check your oil every other fill up, because it does like to burn some oil in the beginning. Also to keep the top clean alot of people use the 303 convertible top cleaner. i still need to get some and try it on mine. Also becareful with the rwd s2k if you are coming from a fwd lude. ALOT of people get in trouble with this car thinking it will handle like there old honda especially if its still cold. Other than that go out and enjoy your car. You will have a blast I know I enjoy mine everyday. by the way what color did you get and post pics :)
     
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    The 06 model is drive by wire, your lucky to get the 05.
     
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    thanks dude. mine is silver. vtec engines do burn some oil i heard. i had to use a thicker oil for my vtec lude before but still. it helped a little.

    i am still thrilled every time i step inside it. just gives me this feeling i can't describe hehe. get so much attention on the road too haha. will post pics when i have the chance. working my ass off to pay for it :(
     
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    is drive-by-wire no good?
     
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    no prob, from what I hear the drive by wire isn't all that bad on the 06's, but I do prefer the normal cable tb's. I guess it gives you a better feel. by the way i know the feeling you are talking about lol, i have had my car for over 2 years now and i still have that feeling, although now I want some boost for it but we will see :)
     
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    i'm trying (VERY HARD) not to exceed 3500 rpms. i'm in good self-control haha. i try not to accel/brake hard. easy on the clutch, match revs whenever possible. is there something else i need to do?

    i wouldn't think about modding it especially on the engine unless i want to race seriously like on the track or something one day. want to keep it as original as possible. but that's just me.
     
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    i think vtec starts at 6-6.5k. my prelude started at 5-5.3k
     
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    hey that's cool. i'll step down a bit more then ;)
     
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    the manual in my 05 says keep it under 6000rpms for the first 600 miles
     

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