Tou came to us a few weeks to order a very special edition of TEIN’s Super Racing Coilovers. This particular spec was co-developed by our friends at Evasive Motorsports, hence why they are deemed ‘EVS Spec’.
Here are a few before photos of how his car sat. It was 100% stock.
Truck status ftw.
So we pulled the S2000 into the shop and grabbed the before corner weights without and without Tou.
Not bad Honda…not bad. But we can do better.
We also replaced his old beat up catalytic converter :P
So we sat the car back on the scales and threw Tou in there. We were only out 5.4lbs…not good enough. (Shooting for 50/50 left/right distribution)
So we did a little more tweaking, threw the spare tire back in…re-settled the suspension and rolled it back on the scales.
Bingo less than 1.5lbs out.
Specs on the TEIN EVS SPEC SRC Coilovers
- 16kg/mm front and rear
- Custom smaller base valve
- Custom shims
- Steel Construction
- Mono Tube internal construction
- Inverted design for strut type front and rear
- Ride Height adjustable via threaded body and spring seats
- 16 x 16 way adjustable dampers, compression and rebound separately adjustable
- Pillow ball upper mounts for increased steering feel
- Dual EDFC (Electronic Damping Force Controller) compatible
- Powder coated brackets with Teflon coated shock body for heavy duty rust prevention
We went down to Road Atlanta for Round 1 Global Time Attack earlier this month. We were going to field 2 s2000 (Dan Walters and Wynn Suebhongsang) unfortunately Wynn was unable to get his car working correctly in time.
We arrived Thursday around noon and set up our tents and were met by Dan shortly thereafter. Dan informed us that he invited his friend and fellow S2000 driver, Dysen, to come and compete. Dysen had a test pipe on his car and we helped him swap it out and check his car out to make sure it was to spec for Street RWD. This brought upon a new friendship and sponsorship, allowing us to run a 2 man team again.
Dan’s S2000 with APR GTC-200 wing and 17x9+45 Enkei RPF1
Dysen’s S2000 with Voltex Type 1 and 17x8/17x9 Enkei RPF1
We arrived with high hopes of a 1-2 finish, but we were quickly slapped into reality, as our near stock s2000s were vastly unprepared for the 2013 competition. Other teams came with 620whp and/or full aero packages.
We had a very solid practice session, running what would have been a 2nd place time, but practice doesnt count. Temps were climbing all day, so the morning sessions were what really mattered. We were sitting in 4th and 5th place at the end of Friday.
Saturday Morning we returned and with a new APR splitter installed in hopes of picking up a good second or so. We got what we needed, and both s2000 were much faster on Saturday resulting in a 3rd/4th finish. We were only ~3ish seconds slower than first place (who had 400+hp advantage) so we plan to return in 2014 with full aero from our Partner, Voltex, along with a supercharger system.
We will reclaim our Street RWD record and Pole Position.