Parts Review/ DIY: Spoon Sports Hydro-Blue Wide Mirror Glass Set install

Hey guys,

I recently installed some Spoon mirrors for my friend’s S2000. Instead of following the instructions it came with and installing the mirrors over the mirror glass, I installed the mirrors onto the OEM plastic mirror housings. This created a very secure mount, and the mirrors do not wiggle at all. I created a youtube video on how to do it.  I didn’t take too many still pictures, so you gotta watch the youtube video to follow along!

I’m still learning about the video making process.

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Parts Review: SPOON SPORTS MUFFLER KIT

If you guys know me, I’ve been selling off a bunch of my S2k parts collection I’ve amassed (hoarded) over the years…. One of the items I’ve had is this super duper rare “SPOON SPORTS MUFFLER KIT” for the S2000.  Here is the link on Gotuning.  They sold it back in the day for around $1800.  I believe not too many were sold.  I know of one other exhaust in the USA that was recently sold by Hmotors for $1300ish……

I’ve had this for a bit but I never got the chance to really mount this on a car.  Recently a friend came into town and let me borrow the car for 2 weeks while he was in Japan on vacation.  So me being me, I did a bunch of random maintenance to his car, oil change *OEM filter only people!*, diff fluid change, changed out burnt out bulbs behind the cluster, install LED interior lights, valve adjustment…. which was sorely needed since it was an 06+ that was a bit tight on the exhaust side, which is also a typical 06+ S2k problem!

Oh yeah, I installed this exhaust on his car and made a video!  But first let’s look at some pictures.

Official description from Gotuning “Spoon introduces a sports muffler for a more subtle tone than the N1 muffler. Has a better sound than titanium by using SUS304 Stainless Steel. Designed for a quiet cruising and idling volume with a sporty tone upon acceleration. Does not drone for a clean and well-balance sound. Uses hollow hangers for increased weight savings.

Fits all S2000 model years.
Stainless Steel construction.
Made in Japan.

– 60mm piping at the cat to 70mm main piping.
– Tip size is 70mm.
– Weighs 8.72kg (19.22 lbs)

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I just realized I never shot a picture of this exhaust in its entirety.  Borrowed this from Gotuning. Now onto the shots I took!

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Classic Spoon muffler tips.  You can’t see it very well, but I have the Spoon silencer installed.

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This exhaust features hollow hangers which reduce weight! 
Spoon Sports Exhaust-8I used the Ap1 style muffler hangers.  Another cool fact is that the piping goes from 60mm to 70mm.  I have to use a special Toda Power Test pipe for car for that!

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Spoon Sports Exhaust-5I love how high quality this exhaust is.  The brackets welded on are perfection.

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weldporn/ resonator action. I wonder if this is the same resonator as the Spoon N1 exhaust?

Spoon Sports Exhaust-3This exhaust features a helmholtz resonator with a bracket welded onto it for extra support.

Spoon Sports Exhaust-2A nice shot of the resonator with some random take-out restaurant chopsticks under it…..

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Installed on my friends GPW

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Silencer on! which needs it for daily driving…. trust me.

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Close up!!!!

My thoughts on the exhaust. The exhaust is definitely loud without the silencer. With the silencer on, it’s quiet, sounds like my ASM 70mm exhaust. When the silencer comes off, it becomes very “boomy” more of a bass tone. With the silencer on I can hear the radio fine, with it off I can’t hear anything else, just the exhaust. With the silencer, there is more of an air wooshing sound during WOT, probably because the silencer is restricting exhaust flow. On my friends 06+ Ap2 it does hit the body, like many exhausts…. this can be fixed with a hammer.

Words are one thing. Here is a video I made:

And the offical Spoon video:

And from this random dude on a SC’ed S2k:

Parts Review/DIY: SPOON ENGINE TRANSMISSION MOUNT SET – S2000 AP1/2

Hey guys, it’s been awhile. Last week I helped my buddy Edwin install Spoon Engine/Transmission mounts on his AP1 S2000.  His passenger side Engine mount was worn and he wanted to replace it with an OEM-like solution….. The Spoon mounts are an excellent option for people wanting a more rigid engine mounts with OEM Fitment. So here is my SORTA DIY…. I know I’m missing a few steps

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The best part of the Spoon engine mount set is that it comes with this reinforced Transmission mount. ASM charges over $300 for this piece alone! The Mugen set does not come with this either.

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Spoon Engine Mounts! This also comes with new transmission bushings (not pictured).

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Everything is packed up and we brought it over to the DIY Garage we use…. It’s $25 a hour, but you have access to a lift, airtools, and a transmission jack.  This is much easier than working on the floor with floor jacks and jack stands.

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His S2k is up on the lift

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Edwin using the tranny jack with a piece of wood to support the Transmission

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Transmission fully supported

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We had to unbolt the cat so the transmission support has room to move out of the way.

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As you can see the, the cat is in the way of the right side of the transmission support.

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Old and new transmission supports side by side

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In the bag is the new transmission mount bushings

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New transmission mounts and bushings are in

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Here we are looking at the best way to attack the engine mounts

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The best way to remove the Engine mounts is remove the four bolts that attach the engine mount bracket to the car… This Passenger side engine mount ripped apart on removal with minimal effort.

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New Engine mount installed

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Here is a picture of where we removed the Engine mounts

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The four bolts were removed here

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and here is the passenger side…… There was no fuss with everything going back in because Spoon is pretty much OEM….

After we bolted everything in, I took his car for a quick test ride.  The car seemed a bit more responsive and NVH was very low, higher than stock, but not enough to rattle the bolts off of the interior.  I recommend the spoon engine mounts to anyone looking to upgrade their old Engine mounts, especially AP1 since they are over 10+ years old now!