We are now officially 24 hours deep into our 120 Hours - Week to Wicked Honda S2000 project, and to get things rolling we began where many builds begin, with suspension. The S2k is renowned for its road-holding stance right from the factory, but after 17 years our old girl has definitely seen better days. So we returned some spring to her step with a set of coilovers from AST Suspension and key bushing replacements from Energy Suspension.
Energy came through with poly bushings for the tie rod ends, forward upper control arms, front and rear anti-sway bars, and differential mounts. The principal benefits of polyurethane bushings over the rubber ones that came with the vehicle (apart from them being newer than the outgoing OEM parts) is that they are firmer than rubber so they don't flex or deflect as much, and they last longer. Very few mods will wake up an aging car's handling like installing polyurethane bushings.
While we got at the bushings, we also made the switch to an AST 5200 Series coilover suspension system. The 5200 Series feature two-way adjustable dampers (compression and rebound) and are a streetable offering that can also be used for the circuit. Front and rear external reservoirs are included, as are forward and aft spherical top mounts.
We still have plenty of wrenching to do, so stay tuned for the next update.
For this build, the official sponsors of the Super Street Week To Wicked Honda S2000 build, includes: Falken Tires, Konig Wheels, Greddy Performance Products, SPEC Clutch , Seibon Carbon, ENEOS Oil , Covercraft, Energy Suspension , and AST Suspension
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