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Old 10-07-2011, 11:17 PM
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New to the forum and also new to Honda S2000s. I have owned other Hondas in the past (boosted d16y and am looking for good information about the 2002 S2000 and what type of modifications it can handle from the factory. I like to autox but like a bit more oomph than a factory car. Thanks in advanced for advice. It will be good chatting with you all.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:32 AM
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Congrats and welcome!! If you want more power the best way to get it is forced induction. Have you found the secret compartment yet?
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:17 PM
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Everyone is all about the secret compartment. Honestly I have been enjoying the lovely weather way to much to care about the secret compartment =). I understand the forced induction principle. I just do not understand the tuning principles of the S2000. Is it like all other Honda whereas you can chip the ecu, or is it a must to run a piggy back or stand alone system?
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:29 AM
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Is it like all other Honda whereas you can chip the ecu, or is it a must to run a piggy back or stand alone system?
Chips only do one thing; make money for the people who sell them. Other than that, they're a total waste of time.
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:06 AM
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Everyone is all about the secret compartment. Honestly I have been enjoying the lovely weather way to much to care about the secret compartment =).
Great answer!! Happy motoring!!
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:07 AM
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Chipping an ecu does a lot of thing.... Tuning ability is gained by chipping a stock ecu to be capable of being re-mapped. I just do not know if a S can be tuned in this fashion.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:42 AM
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Chipping an ecu does a lot of thing.... Tuning ability is gained by chipping a stock ecu to be capable of being re-mapped. I just do not know if a S can be tuned in this fashion.
The short answer is "don't waste your money". The long answer is; It makes your "I spent $50 on this chip and my "wishing makes it so" butt-dyno tells me I gained 3000 horsepower and 1000 lb/ft of torque and now I can out run a spaceship (or at least a '46 Buick)."
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:55 PM
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Thanks switchblade for leading me to that site. Much appreciated to now understand that the S needs a piggy back for boost or even a stand alone unit. As for kgf, your answer is very indifferent and had a lack of what I was asking. I was wanting to know if you could have a tunable ecu via using the factory unit with oh say "Crome". But you just wanted to tell me it was not worth my money on getting a highly tunable program put onto the factory ecu. Now I realize that it is not plausible.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by littlebuff View Post
New to the forum and also new to Honda S2000s. I have owned other Hondas in the past (boosted d16y and am looking for good information about the 2002 S2000 and what type of modifications it can handle from the factory. I like to autox but like a bit more oomph than a factory car. Thanks in advanced for advice. It will be good chatting with you all.
Piggy backs are normally used with lower end boost applications, if you want more boost your best route is a stand alone system, there are several to choose from, AEM is the most cost effective. Would certainly suggest SC over turbo if you daily drive....seems to be a bit more reliable on our cars.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:57 AM
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Now I realize that it is not plausible.
exactly
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:51 AM
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Question , my honda dealer /owner and fellow s2K owner told me I can send my ecu to be programmed to kick into Vtec at 5500 instead of 6500 and give me more playtime in Vtec , comments on that?
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Piggy backs are normally used with lower end boost applications, if you want more boost your best route is a stand alone system, there are several to choose from, AEM is the most cost effective. Would certainly suggest SC over turbo if you daily drive....seems to be a bit more reliable on our cars.

Well I would entertain the Supercharged route except for the fact the cost a supercharger and no tune is $5,000 out of my pocket that in my opinion is not worth it to get about 40% more power. Whenever I have a tdo4 setup at home that needs inter cooler piping and a piggy back ecu to get me the same results... so say $1500 spent instead of the bigger amount for a supercharger and the small turbo should be near instant boost. Do not get the wrong idea. I would love to be able to do a supercharged setup for instant power.
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