Mendoza’s S2000

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Name: Fausto Mendoza

Age: 35

City: Coachella, CA

Car: 2004 Honda S2000

Occupation: Eligibility Tech III

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Wheels: Work Meister S1(18×12+6/18×13-6) Copper plated faces with triple chrome lips, Accelera tires (255/35/18)(295/30/18)

Suspension: D2 Manual Air Ride setup

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S2000

Exterior parts: Aero Specs fender flares, KarbonHaus CF Hardtop, Akon front lip, J’s Style rear diffuser and 3M Gloss black rose vinyl wrap.

Interior parts: Clazzio USA diamond stitched seats, Ryan Literral NRG steering wheel, NRG quick release, NRG hub

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Tuning parts: K&N cold air intake, Invidia Q300 catback exhaust

What was your first modification?: First mod was coilovers then decided I wanted air ride.

What was your latest modification?: latest modification was my rear diffuser

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Do you have any more plans for this car? If so, what?: I plan to change the wrap color for 2017 with a matte white pearl and install a Voltex front bumper.

If you could change anything on your car, what would it be, and why?: I would turbo it.

Previously owned cars?: 1979 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, 1991 Acura Integra, 2005 STi, 2002 Honda S2000, 2006 Lexus IS 250

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What car would you like next?: 1996 Acura NSX

My passion started with lowriders in 1997 and it progressed to Imports in 1999, from than I was fascinated with the tuner community, it has been a never ending fascination with Japanese technology and it still continues til this day.  All the cars ive owned have been highly complimented but the ultimate goal is to purchase my NSX.  My 2004 S2000 is my current project which I plan to keep! As of now it will stay “Stanced” but I plan to make my NSX a “Track Monster”!!!! I am a very humble person who believes that one must take care of his family before all hobbies.  Shoutout to the Violent Clique Fam!!!!

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Photos by: @seven_six_zero @nb.media

Your social network page/name: @that_1_s2k

Giulio’s verdict: The Honda S2000 was an instant success from its debut and continues to be a much sought after car. Higher end Honda cars are pretty renowned for keeping their value and the S2000 is definitely no exception. Even for a car that is pushing 20 years old, it still keeps its almost modern day looks compared to a lot of cars on the road these days, if not better looking than a majority of them. With Honda’s reputation for reliability it’s no wonder that these are still a pretty penny for the later models. Nice purchase and Mendoza has kept this clean in my books, I like that carbon roof, rear diffuser and those wheels are just gorgeous. I’d like to see him turbo this rod though.

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