give me some did you knows on the s2k

Old 04-21-2010, 11:38 AM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 13
give me some did you knows on the s2k

i dont care what it is. i want to know what you know about this car that isnt obvious or posted on friggin wikipedia. like heres one for you did you know the differential is made by KIA lol. hmmm i wonder why the s2k is famous for blowing the rear end.
goff52d is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 11:40 AM
  #2  
Village Pyro
 
TheSoundMan21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 3,134
wait the rear is really made by KIA.... even I didnt know that... Im kinda ashamed it is...
TheSoundMan21 is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 12:18 PM
  #3  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 22
why would honda let kia make our differentials? proof?
no_control is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 01:10 PM
  #4  
Resident Curmudgeon
 
Java Junky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Joisey
Posts: 999,652
The pedalz're made oud'a ol' Trabantz.
Java Junky is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 01:15 PM
  #5  
Texas Tech Alumni
 
S2K Reborn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Waco, Tx
Posts: 539
Did u know the oem CD player sucks donkey chode
S2K Reborn is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 01:27 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
jagg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The Endless Mountains
Posts: 5,413
I hate to say it, but I think toyota was making it for KIA.
jagg is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 03:03 PM
  #7  
Top Always Down
 
Dr. Jimbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Barbara, Ca.
Posts: 2,994
The start buttons on Japanese models say "ENGINE START" just like our American ones.
Dr. Jimbo is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 03:04 PM
  #8  
Top Always Down
 
Dr. Jimbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Barbara, Ca.
Posts: 2,994
Oh, and here's another one: Not everyone knows where the secret compartment is.
Dr. Jimbo is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 03:08 PM
  #9  
EYECELLEM
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: SF Bay Area, California
Posts: 3,789
Originally Posted by Dr. Jimbo View Post
Oh, and here's another one: Not everyone knows where the secret compartment is.
Here's one: Dr. J is fixated on the secret compartment. What's in your secret compartment, doc?
Glenn1 is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 03:13 PM
  #10  
EYECELLEM
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: SF Bay Area, California
Posts: 3,789
Originally Posted by Dr. Jimbo View Post
The start buttons on Japanese models say "ENGINE START" just like our American ones.
Yeah, but in Japanese (sorry doc, for some strange reason I feel like picking on you today)
Glenn1 is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 03:17 PM
  #11  
Got S2000?
 
Jim21680's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 1,971
The S2K diff is actually a Mazda-sourced part....but here's the story.

http://www.turbomagazine.com/tech/08...ech/index.html
Jim21680 is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 03:38 PM
  #12  
Senior Member
 
s2000isu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: pa
Posts: 2,528
Not the rear but the gears and it was used in many vehicles. I dont believe kia is the primary manufacturer. Did you know that the s2000 is alot more fun when boosted and building na ones is a waste of money?
s2000isu is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 04:15 PM
  #13  
Top Always Down
 
Dr. Jimbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Barbara, Ca.
Posts: 2,994
Originally Posted by Glenn1 View Post
Here's one: Dr. J is fixated on the secret compartment. What's in your secret compartment, doc?
Yeah, I like to bring it up to the noobs cuz its such a surprise when they figure it out. Someone's gotta carry the torch.

Mine has spare sunglasses and a shitload of maps I never use. Oh, and my owner's manual.
Dr. Jimbo is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 04:18 PM
  #14  
Top Always Down
 
Dr. Jimbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Barbara, Ca.
Posts: 2,994
Originally Posted by Glenn1 View Post
Yeah, but in Japanese (sorry doc, for some strange reason I feel like picking on you today)
Actually, they're in English. I wanted to get one in Japanese but apparently they don't make them. If you know where to get one, I'd be interested.

BTW, I'm a pretty easy target for picking on. No Speedo pic needed.
Dr. Jimbo is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 04:47 PM
  #15  
Philosopher
 
DJJSR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hooterville
Posts: 1,896
Did you know ................

The AP number actually just designates the number of useless cupholders.

Wearing pink shoes while driving an S2000 is acceptable but attracts deer.

Doc doesn't really know where the secret compartment is but figures if we talk about it enough, somebody will eventually spill the beans.

Never ask about a Speedo-meter. (He's just waiting for an opportunity)

Last edited by DJJSR; 04-21-2010 at 05:10 PM.
DJJSR is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 05:09 PM
  #16  
Senior Member
 
jagg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The Endless Mountains
Posts: 5,413
heh, heh, heh, don make jagg laugh.

ugg,
jagg
jagg is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 05:10 PM
  #17  
Senior Member, Literally
 
philiam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: woodland hills, CA
Posts: 4,442
The tires were made especially for Honda and are wider than the same size after market replacements.
philiam is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 05:19 PM
  #18  
Top Always Down
 
Dr. Jimbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Barbara, Ca.
Posts: 2,994
Originally Posted by philiam View Post
The tires were made especially for Honda and are wider than the same size after market replacements.
Srsly?

(That's the 1st time I ever used that term. And prolly won't again)

(And I won't use "prolly" again either)
Dr. Jimbo is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 05:20 PM
  #19  
EYECELLEM
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: SF Bay Area, California
Posts: 3,789
[quote=Dr. Jimbo;126753]Actually, they're in English. I wanted to get one in Japanese but apparently they don't make them. If you know where to get one, I'd be interested.

No no...Japanese...."Domo Arrigato" engine start in Japanese or "ran over cat" in Espanol.


Seriously, I don't think they make 'em in Japanese.
Glenn1 is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 05:26 PM
  #20  
EYECELLEM
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: SF Bay Area, California
Posts: 3,789
Originally Posted by Dr. Jimbo View Post
Srsly?

(That's the 1st time I ever used that term. And prolly won't again)

(And I won't use "prolly" again either)
Nah....he's pulling our leg. Tire width is metric and they're all uniform so they can fit multiple vehicles, even OE tires.
Glenn1 is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 05:27 PM
  #21  
Top Always Down
 
Dr. Jimbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Barbara, Ca.
Posts: 2,994
Originally Posted by Dr. Jimbo View Post
Actually, they're in English. I wanted to get one in Japanese but apparently they don't make them. If you know where to get one, I'd be interested.

No no...Japanese...."Domo Arrigato" engine start in Japanese or "ran over cat" in Espanol.


Seriously, I don't think they make 'em in Japanese.
That's what I'm sayin' Mr. Roboto.
Dr. Jimbo is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 05:38 PM
  #22  
Senior Member
 
jagg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The Endless Mountains
Posts: 5,413
ahhhhh, pobrecito gato.

jagg
jagg is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 05:50 PM
  #23  
Senior Member, Literally
 
philiam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: woodland hills, CA
Posts: 4,442
Originally Posted by Dr. Jimbo View Post
Srsly?

(That's the 1st time I ever used that term. And prolly won't again)

(And I won't use "prolly" again either)
S'truth! My kid brother just retired from Honda America. Horses mouth, so to speak.
philiam is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 06:15 PM
  #24  
Chief Hata in Charge
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Texas SW of Fort Worth
Posts: 1,603
Originally Posted by Jim21680 View Post
The S2K diff is actually a Mazda-sourced part....but here's the story.

http://www.turbomagazine.com/tech/08...ech/index.html
Damn dude AWESOME info!

79-'85 12a RX-7 and ('99+ six-speed Miata)

I had two of those old school RX7's. This car reminds of them.
yashooa is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 06:32 PM
  #25  
Senior Member
 
flyingarmadillo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 754
Originally Posted by Dr. Jimbo View Post
Oh, and here's another one: Not everyone knows where the secret compartment is.
Did you know there are 2? (at least on 08s)
flyingarmadillo is offline  
Old 04-21-2010, 08:29 PM
  #26  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 13
omg the wannabe s2k has the same lame *** diff lol NOOOOOO its gotta go. where is the 2nd "secret" compartment on the 2008? and yes i know noone really knows about the "secret" compartment because a cop searched my car and he didnt pop it open lol and about turbos hell no lmao maybe you just dont know how to build a real engine did you know you lame *** turbo maybe pushing 22psi puts less power to the wheels than stage 2 cams and a well tuned ecu??? hmmmm and my STOCK s2k ran a turbo ap2 neck n neck so there goes the turbo theory i hate turbo s2k lol get a srt4 if your so into the easy way..... no offence btw strictly hating on the turbos not you and yes the only thing i hate about the car is that stupid cup holder how the hell did they expect that to be nice to have at all its easier to hold the damn drink in my lap lol
goff52d is offline  
Old 04-22-2010, 03:54 AM
  #27  
Resident Curmudgeon
 
Java Junky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Joisey
Posts: 999,652
Real high-wire artistz work widdoud'a net.
Workin'n entire post widdoud'a period . . innerestin'.
'May godda add'datt particular accomplishment'da my repertoire.
Java Junky is offline  
Old 04-22-2010, 07:29 AM
  #28  
The Cheeziest!
 
MutantCheese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 814
The 08-09 model has a redesigned more symmetrical speedo/engine gauge cluster.
MutantCheese is offline  
Old 04-22-2010, 07:41 AM
  #29  
The Cheeziest!
 
MutantCheese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 814
In Japanese, the word Honda is, "本田" but the logo for Honda is "HONDA". The two characters in the Honda name individually are Book ( 本 ) and Rice Field (田).

Last edited by MutantCheese; 04-22-2010 at 07:43 AM.
MutantCheese is offline  
Old 04-22-2010, 07:43 AM
  #30  
Got S2000?
 
Jim21680's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 1,971
Goff must be "on the pill"...because he's obviously got something against periods.

Well, I'm thinking the only other "secret compartment" in the S2000 would have to be the large flat space behind the roll hoops when the top is up. It's a decent amount of space, but I don't think I've ever really looked back there....it's kinda mysterious! Anyone find much use for that space??? In my old RX-7 convertible, you could fit a fetal-positioned friend back there if you wanted to (as I did a few times, lol). Ahh those were the days...
Jim21680 is offline  
Old 04-22-2010, 07:49 AM
  #31  
The Cheeziest!
 
MutantCheese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 814
That space 99.9% of the time is filled by my convertible top so it would be useless to me.
MutantCheese is offline  
Old 04-22-2010, 09:52 AM
  #32  
S2000.com Sponsor
 
turbosix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: dallas
Posts: 4,329
Originally Posted by DJJSR View Post
Did you know ................

The AP number actually just designates the number of useless cupholders.
hahahaha!
turbosix is offline  
Old 04-22-2010, 09:53 AM
  #33  
S2000.com Sponsor
 
turbosix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: dallas
Posts: 4,329
Originally Posted by Jim21680 View Post
Goff must be "on the pill"...because he's obviously got something against periods.

Well, I'm thinking the only other "secret compartment" in the S2000 would have to be the large flat space behind the roll hoops when the top is up. It's a decent amount of space, but I don't think I've ever really looked back there....it's kinda mysterious! Anyone find much use for that space??? In my old RX-7 convertible, you could fit a fetal-positioned friend back there if you wanted to (as I did a few times, lol). Ahh those were the days...
i went to float the river with my buddy and to fit all of our **** (aka beer) in the trunk i put the top up and threw all of our towels and changes of clothes back there. actually kind of a perfect place for clothes and towels since its kind of rounded.

might wanna dust back there first though!
turbosix is offline  
Old 04-22-2010, 03:35 PM
  #34  
Senior Member
 
s2000isu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: pa
Posts: 2,528
are you smoking crack because everything you just posted was wrong. First of all if you ran with a boosted s2000 and the boosted didnt kill you theres something wrong with the boosted one. Second cams do nothing, ecu doesnt do much, and I would bet 10000 dollars that a properly built na motor will never ever put out what a properly built motor running 22 psi would produce. You ovbiously know very little about the s2000 and even less about boost. I guess preaching the na route is cool if you like throwing money away but if even so maybe you should learn just a little about our cars before you start preaching.
s2000isu is offline  
Old 04-22-2010, 05:39 PM
  #35  
Resident Curmudgeon
 
Java Junky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Joisey
Posts: 999,652
I wuzz wonderin' how long'itt wuzz gonna take you'da jump in isu.
'Cheeze . . izz'att straight skinny on'att Book'n Rice Field thing'r you jus' havin'a bi'a sport wit'da gang?
Java Junky is offline  
Old 04-22-2010, 07:36 PM
  #36  
Senior Member
 
flyingarmadillo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 754
Originally Posted by Jim21680 View Post

Well, I'm thinking the only other "secret compartment" in the S2000 would have to be the large flat space behind the roll hoops when the top is up. It's a decent amount of space, but I don't think I've ever really looked back there....it's kinda mysterious! Anyone find much use for that space??? In my old RX-7 convertible, you could fit a fetal-positioned friend back there if you wanted to (as I did a few times, lol). Ahh those were the days...
Nope, there's a map pocket behind the drivers seat on mine. Built into the seat never knew it was there until the other day when I was looking for something under the seat.

Last edited by flyingarmadillo; 04-22-2010 at 07:39 PM.
flyingarmadillo is offline  
Old 04-23-2010, 06:31 AM
  #37  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: NY Capitol region
Posts: 468
Did you know that the s2k was only made for one year because it was too expensive for Honda to build due to it's sophistication?

Because of this, two of my friends ( and many others) paid over invoice to secure this appreciating collectible.

( I recently notified my friend that Honda finally stopped making them)
gerry100 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
jbloggs
New s2000.com Member Area / Introductions
17
02-04-2011 05:30 PM
chris2002
Interior / Audio / Electronics
0
05-29-2008 07:05 AM
Almost Tactful
All Other Honda S2000 Related Discussions
50
01-27-2008 12:22 PM
site2you
All Other Honda S2000 Related Discussions
7
07-14-2006 08:46 AM
justgen
All Other Honda S2000 Related Discussions
1
01-22-2004 08:33 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: give me some did you knows on the s2k


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.