Spoon camshafts work the valves...
Spoon camshafts work the valves as they suck in air through the J's Racing carbon intake.
The AJR crew knew what they were doing when they went to town on the car's chassis and suspension components. Capable of over 2g's of peak lateral grip, this S2000 can out-handle nearly any car it's competing with. At all four corners, CRUX coilovers from J's Racing keep the springs set at a rate of 16kg/mm. Front tie rods from J's Racing replace the stock units, and maintain proper suspension geometry. Other chassis mods include an inner fender bar, bumpsteer kit, roll center adjusters, cross-members, and strut tower brace, all from J's Racing. Spoon provided gusset plates to reinforce the front upper-arm brackets, and a front crossbeam bar to reinforce the subframe. The motor and differential mounts were also replaced with Spoon units, helping them function more like structural components and further stiffen and reinforce the chassis.
The brake system is from J's Racing as well, and features 332mm (front) and 320mm (rear) rotors, and six-piston floating calipers up front. Endless provided stainless steel lines to improve system pressure and pedal feel. The 17x9 Volk RE30 wheels are wrapped in 255/40 Yokohama Advan A048 rubber.
Externally, this is a race vehicle and it looks like it, with aerodynamic parts and carbon fiber nearly everywhere. It is sporting a J's Racing Type-S body kit, which includes the bumpers, side skirts, and fender flares. Also equipped are ASM wide fenders and Craft Square mirrors. Underneath, a Super Taikyu carbon rear diffuser from Spoon improves aerodynamics, as do the Spoon Super Taikyu hardtop and J's Racing 3D GT high stay rear wing and carbon-fiber canards. A carbon-fiber hood from Mugen helps further reduce weight and lower the car's center of gravity.
Inside the cockpit, it's all business. Spoon carbon seats and Takata harnesses keep the occupants firmly in place inside a Cusco four-point rollcage. The stock steering wheel has been replaced in favor of a Momo Veloce unit, and a Stack ST8100 instrument panel takes the place of the stock digital display and feeds the driver the car's vitals. A titanium shift knob from T1R and a Zoom Engineering carbon rearview mirror round out the interior package.
Not only have Ben and the AJR crew created an impeccably tuned and highly successful race car, for years their shop and Web store has been a blessing to customers wishing to build up their own cars. The AJR crew is proud to be a one-stop shop for any performance requests, and their project cars prove they have the know-how to help any customer's needs.
Spoon 2.2L stroker kit (12.3:1 compression)
Spoon oil pan and catch can
Spoon head gasket
Spoon valvesprings and retainers
Spoon throttle body
Spoon radiator kit and thermostat
AJR three-angle valve machining
AJR balance and blueprint
AJR port and polish
AJR valve cover
J's Racing intake
J's Racing heatshield
J's Racing ECU
T1R 70RT header-back exhaust
T1R pulley set
GReddy e-Manage Ultimate
Exedy twin carbon clutch
Mugen limited-slip differential
ATS final drive gear
T1R driveshaft spacer
AJR custom propeller shaft
J's Racing distance collar and differential bolt
Spoon magnetic drain bolt
J's Racing CRUX coilovers
J's Racing fender bar
J's Racing bumpsteer kit
J's Racing front tie rod
J's Racing roll center adjuster
J's Racing cross-member
J's Racing pillow-ball mount (upper)
J's Racing differential mount
Mugen suspension bushings
Beatrush front lower-arm bar
Spoon front crossbeam bar
Spoon gusset plate
Spoon engine mounts
Rays Engineering Volk Racing RE30 Wheels (17x9, +40 offset)
255/45 Yokohama Advan A048
J's Racing six-pot big brake kit
J's Racing rear oversized brake kit
Seido-Ya N1500 brake pads
Endless stainless steel brake lines