had a run with an S2000

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Postby 1chewabacha1 » Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:05 am

stevo27 wrote:
yea man if you actully wanna go fast buy a real turbo

gt35r :wink:


I see.
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Postby stevo27 » Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:19 am

1chewabacha1 wrote:
stevo27 wrote:
yea man if you actully wanna go fast buy a real turbo

gt35r :wink:


I see.


was just a friendly joke :shrug:
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Postby 1chewabacha1 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:16 pm

stevo27 wrote:
1chewabacha1 wrote:
stevo27 wrote:
yea man if you actully wanna go fast buy a real turbo

gt35r :wink:


I see.


was just a friendly joke :shrug:


I see.... :shrug:
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Postby 5thgenbliss » Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:21 am

hey boys, new guy here and to be proud owner of a GT4 RC in a couple days. Just snooping around the board and getting up to speed with your community; man its been a lot of reading the past month.

anyhow i thought i'd chime in on this interesting encounter with an Alltrac vs an S2000. My credentials, a proud past owner of an 02 S2K. From the previous posts, you guys have most of the info right. The car is more of a track car than a 1/4 miler, but, you have to be a good driver with balls and the ability to not wimp out as you see your tach flashing (built in shift light) when it is about to hit 9000 RPM. You shift anywhere below that and your robbing yourself of the sweet VTEC action. You got to use all that RPM and never short shift if you don't have to in order to squeeze all the power you can get from the car. Its also lighter and way more nimble than the alltrac so on the track it can brake way later and depending on the turn, hold 2nd gear right in the touquey sweet spot and just blast out of the corners. That's where i've taken guys. staightaway racing isn't the strongpoint of the car. a driver who doesn't know how to drive the car to its potential will not be able to be competitive in an S2K. Its not one of those easy cars to drive to its limit; but when you do....ohh boy, is it a blast. Closest thing to a race car / bike / go cart experience in a car with 4 wheels and leather interior. And that redline...its like a baby F1 car for the common folk.
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Postby 93cc » Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:39 am

My alltrac is still in the shop and I was driving my 07 Tacoma home from the gym one night and a guy in a S2000 pulled up next to me wanting to race. I wouldn't normally do it but there was no one in front of us so I figured what the hell. Anyhow... We only went 300 yards or so before we came to the next light and I smoked him. When we got to the light he was like WTF you got in that thing... I like just it just stock. ;)
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Postby Toxygene » Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:14 am

I've driven an S2000 before and I have to say that they don't rev slowly. In fact I was driving the snot out of it and hit the rev limiter a few times because of how fast it reved up on me. I can definitely see where in the right hands it can be a force to be reckoned with. It feels like a scalpel to me. It requires the skill of a surgeon and someone with just as much experience in the field to really appreciate it's worth.

Don't get me wrong, the Alltrac can be made into a fast car and if someone pays close attention to details, I believe they can make a worthy track monster out of it. Of course you will have to modify the stock to get it to that point but then when Toyota marketed the Alltrac their goals were a bit different than what Honda had for the S2000.

Details for the Alltrac:
Weight reduction
Choosing a good limited slip
Tuning the turbo not for max power but for more useable power on a track.
Suspension pieces.

I'm sure there's more but I'd at least look at that to make it more competitive. Otherwise, if street light to street light runs are more your thing. I'm sure a big turbo will more than compensate for the shortcomings.
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Postby gt4tified » Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:03 pm

Simply put:

S2k >> designed for straight lines and asphalt corners!

GT-FOUR/Alltrac>>> designed for all corners and cna be modded for straight lines!
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Postby Conan » Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:24 pm

gt4tified wrote:GT-FOUR/Alltrac>>> designed for all corners

on loose/slippery surface
When in doubt - increase boost.
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