SKUNK2 Megapower S2000 Pann Auto Testing

Initial Impression:
In the s2000 world, we as owners are always looking for parts to add to our vehicles that create more power and also add a pleasing visual experience to our cars. There is a fine line between form and functionality with s2k guys! Enter Brandon McCray and Brian Nichols and the rest of the guys over at Skunk2 Racing. These guys have been researching and producing some of the best parts for the Honda community for 10 yrs! As the s2000 grows older and becomes more affordable we have had an influx of new owners and people that can now afford this top notch vehicle, but not a lot of new parts made for the car to reflect that.
When I was first contacted by Brandon I was more than happy to help them check out some numbers on the headers and just give an overall impression of the piece. I received the package shipped down and was more than pleased to find the NEW Skunk2 F Series VTEC solenoid kit in the box as well!! The Header…WOW when I first laid eyes on it I could already tell it was a new style design, the way the primaries twisted and turned and continued down into the collector along with its golden chrome sheen definitely gave it that eye popping look that any s2000 owner would be more than pleased with. Under Further inspection the header is top notch, all the inner sections of the primaries are smooth and deburred and every weld is clean and seamless. This thing reeks of the quality that Skunk2 puts into every piece they manufacture!

So this thing holds no secrets that it’s a tubular beast!! The guys at CarTune Automotive Repair were good enough to take a little bit of a late night and help me install the header on the car. Lead Foreman and Owner Jeff Olekso with the help of myself and tuning mastermind Everett Lucas took it into our own hands and made this happen. Upon install we found that the header wasn’t going to just slip right in like most other s2000 units, so with about 5 minutes of additional work we dropped the motor mount and slightly sagged the subframe and “WALA” header installed. The shape and design of the primaries actually made for an easier reinstallation of the header bolts which is usually a tenuous chore. After everything was said and done the header went in with about 1 hours straight labor and wasn’t especially difficult to install in any area.

Driving Impression:
The header was in the car and everything tightened down and double checked so it was time to fire it off. With a press of a button the s2000 was igniting fuel in the combustion chambers and purring like a kitten… but there was something different. The car had a different sound, not louder or obnoxious but a mean throaty growl that was apparent in all RPM ranges. From just the butt dyno I could already tell that overall Torque had been increased and throttle response was also improved. With only minutes left until the midnight hour it was time to close it up for the evening and we decided to postpone dyno til the next day… I only got a little taste of the increases with the drive home but I could more than tell the piece had made a difference in more than a few areas !! Please stay tuned for very soon upcoming Dyno Test results and photos of the entire install !! Jason@pannauto

The new Skunk2 Megapower Header for s2000… all installed and good to go !!

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Pann Auto 20th Anniversary Show N Shine Awards

Thanks everyone for coming out this weekend and attending our 20th anniversary  celebration !! We had a great time and hope everyone else did as well !

The 20th Anniversary Show N Shine Winner for The category of Best Mitsubishi

The 20th Anniversary Show N Shine winner for the category of Best Honda

The 20th Anniversary Show N Shine winner for the category of Best Subaru

The 20th Anniverdary Show N Shine winner in the category of best Mazda

The 20th Anniversary Show N Shine winner in the category of Best Acura

The 20th Anniversary Show N Shine winner in the category of Best EURO

The 20th Anniversary Show N Shine winner in the category of Best JDM

The 20th Anniversary SHow N Shine winner in the category of Best Domestic

The 20th Anniversary Show N Shine winner in the category of PANN’s CHOICE

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Pann Auto Performance 20th Anniversary Raffle Prize

Megan Racing: $100 total Gift Certificate
Dc Sports:1 Header and 2 Intakes
Drag Wheels:3 Sets of Lug nuts
TC Sportline:10 magnetic oil drain plugs
Seibon: Umbrella, Flashlights, Lanyards
American Eagle: 3 set of lug nuts
Injen: 1 Intake System
Enkei: 15 tshirts 15 12″decals
NRG: Gift Certificate
B&G suspension: 2 Sets of springs
Abs Dynamics: 2006 civic type R front bumper, 2006 civic mugen r rear trunk spoiler.
Avid: $200 Gift Certificate
More prizes coming soon from AEM, Blackwork, Competion Clutch, TSW, Momo, Eibach.

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CUSCO Racing presents Acrylic window series for the Honda S2000

Available for the AP1 and AP2 chassis in 4mm or 5mm thickness. These acrylic windows serve as a vital weight reduction modification for race and street vehicles, while still enabling the full use of the power window mechanism. The 4mm window set combined sheds a total of over 5 kg (11lbs) compared to factory glass windows, where it makes a tremendous difference especially in a world where 1/100th of second counts.
More new product information here: Cusco product for S2000

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Pann Auto 20th Anniversary G2G and Show and Shine Meet

This is our 20th Anniversary in business in San Diego, this is a momentous occasion for us in the Performance Industry and want all of our friends to come out and enjoy this special day !! We have 3 rounds of raffles and vendors comming down including ATD Tires, Darton Sleeves, B&G Suspension, Password JDM, Greddy and many more !! As well as raffle prizes from all these companies !! We will also be having a Show and Shine with plaques from Best Honda/Nissan/Mitsubishi/Toyota/Subaru/Team Award and much more… Registration for the SHow and Shine is 5.00 come and register ASAP with !! THANKS !!

Date : Saturday December 17, 2011
Time : 10am-5pm
Place: Pann Auto Performance
7960 Ronson Rd, San Diego, CA 92111
Updated Exhibitors List: Password JDM, ATD, BWR, Tanabe USA, WEDS USA, DC Sports, Megan Racing, Eeffect Apparel, Ninja Status, DEI, Flex-a-lite, Darton, Skunk2, GoTuning, Fat Kid Photography, B&G Suspension, MACKIN, TC Sportline, Buddy Club, CT-Engineering.

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Matte Black Enkei RP03

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MXP Full Titanium Shift Knob (weighted)

Full Titanium Shift Knob (weighted) and come with 4 metals inserts for other Japanese application.
MSRP $125.00

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