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Old 05-06-2005, 05:32 PM   #1
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How would a stock s2000 fair against a stock wrx. The s2000 has more hp be less tq and is alot lighter. The 0-60 and 1/4 mile times are similar as well.
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Old 05-06-2005, 05:35 PM   #2
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The S2000 has more power, less weight, and is ALOT lighter.

It also handles better. The S2000 summons its 0-60 and 1/4 mile times without an AWD launch.

Performance wise, the S2000 wins hands down. Unless of course it's wet, snow, or something.
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Old 05-06-2005, 05:36 PM   #3
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They're pretty much even. It's all in the launch. This is based on my friend's previous 2001 S2K when I was stock. After 100km/h though, he'll start pulling away.

I killed him after I put in my up-pipe/turboback, though.

As for handling, S2K wins handsdown.
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Old 05-06-2005, 05:47 PM   #4
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Well then the one I seen last night on the highway must have been far from stock. im running cobb stage 2 with a few other little goodies and we did a little playing on the highway.

I went by him just crusing in 5th at about 120km and he decided he wanted to see what his car can do I guess. He gets beside me and punches it, I didnt realize at first what he wanted but I figured its a slpit lane and theres no one on the road so why not. I shifted down to 4th, but he already had quite a few car lenghts on me. I chased him up to about 220 (puts my flame suit on) but I couldnt catch him. When I got to Fox I wanted him to pull over to chat but he just honked and kept going.
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Old 05-06-2005, 05:52 PM   #5
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Motor Trend did a pretty good comparison of the STi, EvoVIII, S2000 and SRT-4. The STi, S2000 and EvoVIII were all pretty even, so I'd imagine an S2000 would be a bit quicker than a Rex.

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Old 05-07-2005, 01:18 AM   #6
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I raced an S2000 from a stoplight about a month ago - prior to the accessport upgrade. I went well into third gear and had him by half car but it was close. Post accessport I don't think it would be a contest to 120-140ish. After that I'd give the edge to the honda - between the aerodynamics, gearing and 9K redline its all S2K.
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Old 05-07-2005, 04:33 AM   #7
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On the higher end of speed there is no way on earth a wrx could possibly hang with an s2k, this is stock for stock. Even with mods the s2k revs to 9k makes most of its power at 6k, where in the wrx its almost about time to change gears.

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Old 05-07-2005, 09:24 AM   #8
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i raced a convertable s2000 i had turbo back and intake and he had a exhaust for all i can tell..

and we raced from 20-125 he took of first and it was a slow pull for me to pass him but i did at 125.
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Old 05-07-2005, 10:11 AM   #9
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I knew the s2000s reved pretty high. So if we had started off slower I could have took him but from the speeds we were at I couldnt catch him.............he never ran away from me but like I say I couldnt catch him either.
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Old 05-07-2005, 10:31 AM   #10
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When I bought my WRX back in '01 I was actually looking really hard at the S2000 (telling myself the family doesn't need TWO vehicles that everyone fits in) but the salesman at T&T was telling me I couldn't get one at list price unless I waited a year or more for delivery, and to buy the one in the showroom I had to buy the dealer installed spoiler for $6k

As much as I like Honda's, I'll likely never buy one with dealers taking that kind of liberty with pricing. And it wasn't the first time either. Back in the mid to late 80's, Honda was doing similar things with the Accord.
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Old 05-07-2005, 11:40 AM   #11
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nowadays stock wrx aint that fast anymore, (well wasnt that fast to begin with)
but due to the nature of AWD, it should be able to accelerate better all other configration at a dead stop or at a rolling start

so i do agree with all the guys that previously said the S2k is pretty much even with the STOCK wrx

however a modded wrx is a difference story, a tbe uppipe (dont even need the header) and a good ecutech tune will smoke a s2k with no doubt

however a modded s2k can be fast too, For example ultimate racing has a power package for the s2k which it can boost the WHP to 274 and cant remeber about the # for torque

and keep in mind that the s2k is lighter than wrx too.
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Old 05-07-2005, 03:54 PM   #12
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nowadays stock wrx aint that fast anymore, (well wasnt that fast to begin with)
compared to what??....is a hell of alot faster then most cars for around the same money....and faster then alot more expensive ones to
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Compared to SRT-4, Mustang Gt, Accord V6, RX-S...

The only thing we (not me though) got going is a good launch.
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Oh yeah and handling.

And inclement weather driving.
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Old 05-07-2005, 06:49 PM   #15
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If I can Flexx, I'll get hold of a S/C TSX I did this past winter. If I can convince the owner to thrash his car a bit, you can try him out. I warn you, you'll be seeing tails...
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Old 05-07-2005, 06:52 PM   #16
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Compared to SRT-4, Mustang Gt, Accord V6, RX-S...

The only thing we (not me though) got going is a good launch.
havent lined up against a srt-4 yet, but my buddy has one so Im curious to see......as for the mustang GT havent played with a new one yet but the older ones are not a challenge at all. As for the accord and the rs-x......both have gotten a good look at my tail lights.....

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Old 05-07-2005, 07:02 PM   #17
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SRT-4 is ALWAYS a close battle. Have seen about a dozen. 1/2 & 1/2 so far. Cool to watch how the neons always smoke when you push them hard.
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compared to what??....is a hell of alot faster then most cars for around the same money....and faster then alot more expensive ones to

the list is so long that i dont even want to mention, with approx 163 stock whp, there isnt really any balls from a stock wrx and stock handling is not exception well to compensate for that. u will be surprise whats out there dude.

thats y i did a turbo swap beside doing all my suspension work , which i think its a must in order to regain some dominace on the street or on the track.
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Hmmm. 0 - 60 in around 5.6 sec stock WRX for 35 k. List three that beat that.

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you guys are crazy. The S2000 does 0-60 in over six seconds. There was a review on a supercharged s2000 that did 0-60 in only 5.5 seconds. The s2000 is not that fast (Even though I really like them). There is a guy who lives near me who has a red S2k with mugen intake, headers, exhaust and ECU and I can keep up with him easy. My WRX has a Supersprint catback and Greddy BOV. Those Sport Compact Car guys got a stock WRX to do 0-60 in 5.2 seconds and they drive like sissies. I would put my money on a WRX anyday, and if I got beat I would install this downpipe that I have sitting in my garage and get an Cobb Stage 2 and really let the buttkicking begin.
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Old 05-08-2005, 01:42 PM   #21
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... a S/C TSX I did this past winter.
Curious - tell us more! Is the 2.4l engine in the TSX used in other Honda/Acura applications?
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Curious - tell us more! Is the 2.4l engine in the TSX used in other Honda/Acura applications?
Only the Euro R Accord & the TSX as far as I know. Customer came to me w/ a S/C kit for a completely different application & asked if I could make it work. I said NO. He wouldn't take that as reply. What do you know, I was wrong. With some fabrication of a new bracket among other things it fit quite well. Very minor modification had to be done to braces under the hood, but it still looks bone stock from the outside. Now he's rolling with 274whp, he says. Now he wants an aftercooler. Again, I said NO. But his money is just so green... If you find him, challenge him. I'd like to see if he'd go - White TSX w/ OEM Aero kit & Accord Euro R anthracite wheels & a B.B.K. upgrade, mid- to late-30's CDN-born asian (I think Korean) guy. UofA 'geer head, built like a brick sh...house.

Sorry to jack your thread Flexx
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Old 05-08-2005, 05:59 PM   #23
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As a current S2K owner and a past WRX owner (I now have a Legacy GT), there is very little difference in the numbers when you compare stock to stock. As a summer fair weather car, the S2K wins hands down - convertible, lower centre of gravity, ability to break the tires loose at virtually any speed, VTEC, etc. However, if you need to carry more than 1 passenger or 4 bags of groceries, or if you want to go out in snow or rain, you can't beat the WRX (unless you're like me and like more comfort and less noise with your performance, in which case you get a Legacy GT)!
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Specs are specs guys. The S2000 does 0-60mph in 5.9-6.2 seconds and does the quarter in 14.8-14.9 seconds. A stock WRX does 0-60 in 5.2-5.4 seconds and does the quarter in 14.2-14.4 seconds. The stock WRX is a faster car than an s2k. Handling is a different story though. On the freeway or at the dragstrip a Cobb Stage 2 WRX would absolutely DESTORY stock S2K.
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Specs aren't just specs (guys). Most critiques give the S2000 a 0-60 of sub 6.

http://www.caranddriver.com/article....&page_number=2
http://www.caranddriver.com/article....&page_number=5
http://www.fast-autos.net/honda/hondas2000.html
http://www.modernracer.com/hondas2000.html

I think you are only drawing your figures from SportCompact...which just shows that driver sucked.

And I'm sure these drivers are not powershifting, which I heard the S2000's tranny is beefy enough to handle it.

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