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Old 07-24-2018, 01:26 PM
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I just bought an 06, which has no mods and only been enjoyed for 24,000 km. I'm 68 and have had a variety of sports cars (including current Triumphs 73 TR6 and 56 TR3). Had been keeping my eyes open for an s2000 for a while. Looking forward to learning from this community. One thing I do want to change are the tires as they are still the originals. I had a look at the tires discussions and I see many different recommendations. Not interested in tracking the car. Most driving will be on rural roads. I am assuming that stock size tires would be just fine on stock rims. Leaning toward Michelins, but open to other suggestions. The real bummer is that my right arm has been in a cast since 2 days before I took delivery, so still waiting to drive it. Cheers, Mike


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Old 07-24-2018, 04:04 PM
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Beautiful car and great find. You've probably seen my new owner thread, though I don't become owner #2 until Friday.
https://www.s2000.com/forums/new-s20...001-s2000.html
I went with the Fire Hawk Indy 500: 225/45/17 FR and 255/40/17 RR
Yes, there are choices and opinions galore for rubber. I've had good experience with Firestone and Bridgestone.
And yeah, you must be salivating to drive that beautiful machine...
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Get all fluids changed so you know where you're starting. Where in Ontario are you? I have S2k owning friend in Kitchener/Waterloo, Toronto, around Ottawa and out in the boonies (which is most of Ontario with a few exceptions). I run Continental Extreme Sports on my AP-1 and Dunlop DIrezza II Sports on my CR. Mind you, I only drive the cars in the Summer so avoid all-season tires like the plague. At 24km the tires are at the end of their life. You will buy two sets of rears for every set of fronts so be prepared. Buy Ragtopp or 303 (or Griot's Garage) cleaner for the top (it's vinyl, not canvas), a tube of Shin-Etsu grease (from your local Honda parts dealer) for all the rubber seals around the top, check the oil religiously (even though AP-2's rarely use any, it's always good to be overly sure),make sure you up and downshift through all the gears (the ECU learns bad habits as well as good ones). and enjoy the car. Oh, the seats are plastic covered leather. You can use leather cleaner if you like.

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Old 07-25-2018, 06:07 AM
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Welcome! Find the secret compartment yet?
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Old 07-26-2018, 05:52 AM
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Thanks for the maintenance suggestions, and yes, found that secret compartment.

I’m South of Ottawa.

Cheers, Mike

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Old 07-26-2018, 08:19 AM
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Welcome! Lots of great info here and I hope that your arm heals quickly so you can get out on the road. I’m also in Ontario and live in Wasaga Beach. Have fun and congratulations!
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Originally Posted by mgedit View Post
Thanks for the maintenance suggestions, and yes, found that secret compartment.

Iím South of Ottawa.

Cheers, Mike
I used to live near Chesterville..That's about as far south of Ottawa you can get without getting your feet wet.
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Old 08-24-2018, 08:38 AM
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Chesterville would not have been far away ... Kemptville for me.
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Old 08-24-2018, 12:32 PM
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I was in Kanata for a while as well and know Kemptville and that area well. Just a bit down the 416.
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