Life: S2k Cruise in San Diego

Just because I don’t “have” an S2000 does not mean this is not S2kandTheAnt…. I lent my camera to my friend Alvin to take some pictures of an S2k cruise a few Sundays ago. The cruise was through the very scenic mountains in the San Diego area. For those not from LA, San Diego is about an 1hr+ away from where we live, sometimes longer because, you know…..LA traffic. It’s a real thing, trust me. He snapped a bunch of pictures…. of rad cars in attendance.

03-26-2017_Cruise-2Not only were S2ks on the trip, but a few NSXs decided to swing by….


This NSX looked really fresh…interesting bling bling wheels.


Clean execution of an New Formula Red S2k, Ap2 lip, ZE40, Stoptech Calipers, and an OEM hardtop.


I could do a “yo dog” joke here, but interesting s2k air freshener.


Long Beach Blue NA2 NSX.  Whenever I think of a USDM spec NA2 NSX, I think of this color… There used to be one around my neighborhood growing up, it was probably brand new then.


Some cars definitely made the hike out to the cruise, This particular car came from Utah, while the first NSX came from Arizona.


This yellow NA1 Looekd pretty cool.  It was the most modified NSX in attendance.


I’m loving the OZ superleggeras on this car.  I used to have these rims on my Wife’s GC8…. 2.5 RS yo!


The sky was incredibly clear this day


Personalized license plates were out in full force.


Another shot of the NA1 NSX with some custom LED turn signals.


Since my friend has a Laguna Blue S2k, it was interesting to see the differences of color between the Long Beach Blue and Laguna Blue. Laguna blue seems to be a bit lighter.


An Evo 8 was in attendance. I’ve always wanted an Evo…..


They stopped by Alberto’s Taco Shop…. Alvin didn’t partake, because he had a long drive home…..


These yellow flowers were everywhere. They looked like dandelions.


A closer look at the NA1 Yellow NSX. Some LED tail lights to go with the GT wing.


Comptech/CT Engineering SuperCharger.


Interesting Strut brace, must be a reason it is designed like this.


Group shot!





Alvin’s LGBTQ, I mean LBP Ap2. On some Sticky Michelin Pilot Super Sports……







Final stop was this Pie Shop.




Alvin said the Pie was awesome….



I’ll try to have more posts up before I go back into full study mode….  Shoutout to Murphy for making this all possible!

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Parts Review/DIY: Recaro Pole Position on Buddy Club Low Mount Seat Rails (Not Really)

I’m going to attempt another half-ass DIY. I’m installing Recaro Pole Position seats on BuddyClub rails. First off, if you are planning to do this with buddy club rails, stop! Buy a higher quality rail such as Bride, Recaro, Taitec, Nagisa……basically something made in Japan, in my experience they just tend to fit better for the S2000. Little known fact, Buddy Club is actually a Taiwanese manufacture, which is nothing wrong with that, but most people have the perception that they are a Japanese manufacture. With that foresight I presented you, here is Alvin’s install on the Recaro Polepositions on his 2006 Laguna Blue S2000……

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Here is Alvin removing the sensors on the seat. 2001-2005 S2000s only have a seatbelt sensor but 2006+ have a weight sensor in addition to the seatbelt sensor.

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The Buddy club rails off the car. The seat mounts are a 2 piece design for each side…. I’m not a big fan of this, taitec seat rails are guilty of this too. I like having a one piece mount for each side, it is much more rigid.

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Alvin went with Recaro Pole Positions seats in leather. The pole positions are a good option for most people since the side bolsters aren’t too high and they are wide unlike Recaro SPGs. They feel like upgraded stock seats for the S2000, even the leather feels like OEM s2000.


Common problem with the Buddy Club Seat rails is that this spot weld breaks off… like this picture from an S2ki thread here

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Alvin took care of this issue by finding someone to reweld his seat rail… It looks much better now, instead of a tiny tact weld securing the mount into place, it is fully welded all the way around. We also took this time to add some additional grease to the rails so it will slide smoother.

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We worked late into the night to get this bolted in….. The seating position is a bit high with the mounts that come from Buddy Club. We ended up cutting a notch off of the rear buddy club mount to get it seating a bit lower. I suspect we can cut even one more notch to get it even lower! The seat doesn’t rub against the door like my Recaro SPG on Mugen rails.

Of course in typical S2kandtheAnt fasion, I don’t have pictures of this step.