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Gerbie Reyes: 2001 Honda S2000

When Gerbie Reyes picked the 2001 Honda S2000 two years ago from a lot of used cars, there was something particular he was looking for, and perfection wasn’t one of them.

“There is just something special about choosing something common and neglected that has the potential [of] becoming a masterpiece,” says Reyes. "Some people say its old, under-powered and small. I agree but I love dealing with things that could be a diamond in the ruff.”

Turning the S2000 into a an extension of his his own style and personality, admittedly both an exciting and challenging experience, was another goal of Reyes’.

“Well, honestly, I also miss cars for their spirited driving and always wanted a 6-speed car with a top-down. The S2000 is old but new and exciting territory for me because when I bought it, I already had visions of boosting it with a supercharger. That's what I did with the help of Danny at Speed Factor in Winnipeg literally two months after I got the car. I gave it a new heart sorta to speak. I worked transforming its heart and internals first, which later on transitioned to its exterior qualities as well.”

Most recently, Reyes went full throttle with an M&M Honda Racing Hyper widebody kit, WORK wheels and a new paint job! 

“I am very thrilled to showcase the ongoing creative build that this little S2000 has gone through and future transformations to come,” Reyes concludes.

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Owner: Gerbie Reyes
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Vehicle: 2001 Honda S2000
Horsepower: 370 whp
Club: Garage 106

SOCIAL:
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Instagram: gersmms2k
Twitter: GersMMS2K  

Photography by Jeremy Brian, Mario CozzariniDavid Couture, Jessie RatzkaEmmanuel Siguenza.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
CT Engineering NOVI 1200 supercharger
Ultimate Racing (S2000 Comptech SC FMIC Kit w/ polished pipe, BLK hoses, TiAL BOV w/ SC spring)
Science Of Speed (custom modified 3.2-inch pulley, drive belt, dual valve spring kit, titanium valve spring retainer kit, dual spring base kit, 3-bar MAP pressure sensor
NGK 2668 BKR8EIX Iridium spark plug
Cometic 87mm head gasket w/ .075-inch crushed thickness
ARP head stud kit
ARP carbon fiber spark plug cover
ARP carbon fiber radiator cooling plate
Injector Dynamics 1000cc fuel injectors
Custom painted intake manifold & valve cover
Samco custom radiator hoses
P2R intake manifold & throttle body gaskets
Koyo Hyper V-Core Series radiator w/ SK-C13 radiator cap
Skunk2 oil cap
Titanium ‘True Burned’ dress up bolts
AEM In-Tank Fuel Pump 320 LPH
MotoMaster Eliminator Ultra AGM Battery

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EXHAUST:
T1R 70R-EM stainless steel dual exhaust 
Berk Technology (70mm cat delete pipe w/ built-in O2 CEL fix, 50mm exhaust manifold/header w/ Hipercoat Black Ceramic HPC)

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
AEM (EMS Series 2 UEGO, Universal inline wideband UEGO controller, digital UEGO/wideband AFR gauge w/ controller, multi-function serial datastream gauge)
Dual 52mm gauge pod

DRIVELINE:
Science of Speed Sport clutch
CT Engineering Competition Reinforced Diff Housing

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WHEELS & TIRES
Work Meister M1, Matte Gunmetal Adisk - 18x10.5 -8 (f), 18x11.5 (r)
Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08 R - 265/35R-18 (f), 295/30R-18 (r)
Blox 60mm M12X1.5 aluminum extended neochrome lug nuts w/ spike

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CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
Cusco ALC0S carbon fiber strut bar
KW Suspensions Variant 3 coilover set
Umbrella Auto Design VRH lift system

BRAKES:
Speed Engineering directional vane rotors, slotted (f/r)
Spoon Sports Monoblock caliper set
Hawk HPS brake pads (f/r)
APR Performance Carbon Fiber Brake Rotor Cooling Kit
Braided stainless steel brake lines w/ clear vinyl coating

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EXTERIOR:
M&M Honda Racing Hyper Widebody Kit (7-pieces)
JDM AP2 custom front & rear bumpers
M5 x 16mm titanium Allen Hex tapered head stem bolts screws (custom upgraded for widebody fender flares)
Seibon Mugen carbon fiber hood
Carbign Craft carbon fiber heat shield bumper (r)
APR carbon fiber diffuser (r)
Honda Type-R badge (r)
Voltex Type 7SN GT wing
APR Formula GT3 Carbon Fiber Mirror
Red swivel tow hooks
Karbon Haus Mugen hard top

LIGHTING:
SPEC-D Tuning halo projector headlights
GTR Lighting 8,000K Low Beam OEM Replacement HID Bulbs
GTR Lighting GEN 2 H1 LED High Beam Bulb Upgrade
GTR Lighting 80W Super Bright LED Front Turn Signal Bulb Upgrade
GTR Lighting 80W Super Bright LED Rear Turn Signal Bulb Upgrade
GTR Lighting 80W Super Bright LED Reverse Light Bulb Upgrade
GTR Lighting 80W Super Bright LED Brake Light Bulb Upgrade
GTR Lighting High Power LED Parking Light Bulb Upgrade
GTR Lighting High Power LED Board License Plate Light
GTR Lighting White Lightning Strip for Custom Dome Light
GTR Lighting LightNing Series LED Festoon Bulbs for Overhead Map Lights
GTR Lighting RGB LED Accent Lighting in engine bay, interior, and trunk, with audio-sensitive controller

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INTERIOR:
Works Bell Rapfix II red quick release w/ 2235 short hub
HPI 4-point 'Desert Camouflage' racing harness
MOMO Prototipo steering wheel
Bride VIOS III seats
Bride seat knee pads
Bride Type-FG seat rails
Honda OEM JDM NSX-R horn button
Custom painted interior trims
Intro-Tech HEXOMAT floor mats
Cusco 5-point safety 21 roll cage
NRG carbon fiber steering wheel horn button ring replacement
S2000 seat belt extensions
Schroth Racing eyebolt
Carbon fiber instrument meter dash kit
Science of Speed Rapid Shift Knob (Electro Polished Stainless Steel - NSX type S)

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AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Pioneer DEHX8700BH head-unit
JL Audio 10-inch subwoofers
JL Audio 6.5-inch coaxial speakers w/ 0.75-inch tweeters
JL Audio XD4004/4 amplifier
JL Audio XD600/1 amplifier
WayFab Creative custom trunk enclosure

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COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
2016 Driven Winnipeg - Best in Show Honda
2016 Driven Calgary - Best Overall
2016 Paws to the Pedal Winnipeg - Best Tuner
2016 Waverly Mitsubishi Performance Vehicle Enthusiast Meet & Greet - 1st Runner-Up Best Honda
2016 Perfect 10 Car Show North Dakota - Best in Show
2016 Importfest Toronto - Baddest S2000, Baddest Honda, PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE Winner
2016 PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship - #TBGLIVE Seed No. 1
2016 PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship - Stage 2: Battle 1 Winner (504 votes)
2016 PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship - Stage 3: Battle 33 Winner (1541 votes)
2016 PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship - Stage 4: Battle 49 Winner (1061 votes)
2016 PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship - Stage 5: Battle 57 Winner (1192 votes)
2016 PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship - Stage 6: Battle 61 Winner (2652 votes)
2016 PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship - Stage 7: Battle 63 (Top 2)

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"My favorite modification so far has got to be everything in the engine bay (from the NOVI supercharger, custom intercooler, Tial Blow off valve, custom arctic camouflage valve & intake manifolds, custom pulley, carbon fiber pieces, to the titanium burned bolts), because although the pieces are so diverse, they are all united and work well together. It has the essence of a Team with one goal in mind.  Functional POWER!  I am not shortchanging the crazy Hyper Wide Body Kit, wide deep dish custom rims, the fully customized Umbrella cup kit suspension set up on air with KW performance coils, or even the crazy custom audio bay display created by WayFab Creative, which I am so happy with all too, but like I've said before, it all begins with the engine/heart that extends itself outwardly to the exterior infecting the rest of the build in transparent ways.  The engine may not be the most powerful build of many S2000’s out there, but its plenty power.  It lives and breathes and has lots of heart.  I've built more powerful cars before but my goal is the overall completeness of form and functionality that I believe was achieved under the hood."

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SPONSORS:
GO Tuning Unlimited
TRU Motorsports
403Media
DCPhotography
Wayfab Creative
Bomex Graphics
Fleet Autobody
Evasive Motorsports
Black Top Racing

SHOPS / MECHANICS:
Garage 106
Speed Factor Racing
Fleet Auto Body
Wayfab Creative

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