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Old 30 Jun 2013, 11:05 pm
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Default What kind of chip should i get for my s2000?

I just got amessage honda s2000 and want to add a little power to it wothout completely deminishing my funds. I was thinking of a performance chip but.. what kind? Or what else could i do to add power?
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Old 30 Jun 2013, 11:22 pm
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The S2000 is not a cheap car to tune. The only way to get any real power out of it is to either completely rebuild the engine even more aggressive and higher revving than it already is, or turbocharge/supercharge it. Here's a little more information.

The S2000 uses an EEPROM does not use "chips". It doesn't have the capability to use "chips", so there is no "chip" you can get for it. You can't flash the stock ECU either...your only choice is to either get a stand alone computer like a Hondata KPro or AEM EMS ($1500+) or get an A'PEXi V-AFC (about $550 I think) which is a piggyback fuel computer/VTEC controller. Then you would still have to pay someone to tune either of them (another $400-1000).

Now, here's why it's virtually a waste of money to do anything besides forced induction on an S2000:

A magazine has tested upgrades on various S2000s. Here's the results.

2001 (2.0L):

AEM intake: 2.7hp, DC Sports Header: 2.5hp, Gram Lights Exhaust: 4.0hp

Total: 9.2hp, $1700

2002 (2.0L):

Comptech CAI: 2.0hp, Skunk2 Header: 2.2hp, Sun hyper ground + Voltage Kits: 0.5hp

Total: 4.7hp, $1500

2005 (2.2L):

K&N Intake: 2.8hp, Tanabe Exhaust: 4.1hp, Electrical condenser: 1.8hp

Total: 8.7hp, $1600

2005 (2.2L):

Toda Header: 5.9hp, K&N FIPK: 3.8hp, AEM EMS: 12hp.

Total: 21.7hp, $3200

2007 (2.2L):

K&N FIPK: 3.8hp, Okada Coil Packs: 3hp, Max Energy Power Programmer: -0.3hp

Total: 6.5hp, $1600

Even if you could actually add them together across the tests, the best options would get you a total of:

HP: 28.8hp

at the price of: $5200

Or, you could get a Vortech Supercharger system that comes with the EMS for $5600 (just $400 more), and add 120hp. Or $5500 for a turbo kit and also add over 100hp more.

S2000's are not cheap cars to add power to.
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Old 30 Jun 2013, 11:32 pm
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This little car has plenty of horse power & extremely fast. A performance chip is not going to add the kind of HP that you can really feel. To get the extra performance that you can feel, you are gonna need major dough. These cars are not cheap to build as someone else already mentioned.

I would just leave it stock.
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