When the S2000 was sold in Honda dealerships, there was a extensive collection of “factory accessories” available from the parts department. Matter of fact, among the bunch of documents I got with my S2000 there was a brochure listing the accessories for the 2003 model year. Needless to say, there are some that have sparked my interest. However, since we are taking about a ten-year old automobile, some of these accessories are no longer available.
So what makes the genuine Honda part so special? For starters is the fit and finish. Sure, there are many available aftermarket versions available on eBay for a substantial discount however from what I have read they don’t fit quite like the Honda version. Next, the Honda part comes painted to match body color. This is important. Why? Well have you priced automotive paint lately?
Well today I finally found a genuine Honda part. Last week I had a chance to meet with a very nice group of local S2000 owners. I mentioned I was looking for a front airdam lip and sure enough, a local member said “I’ve got one”. Geez! Talk about my lucky day!! Today we met, and my new friend Andy produced a genuine Honda part in the correct color, brand new. Cool!
Here is the “before” picture…
Here is what the air dam lip looks like before the install…
And… Finally what the front nose looks like now with the lip in place:
The lip gives the front a little more aggressive look and I like it. As a bonus, the colour matches 100%. If I had a negative about all this it would be the mounting hardware. This is what that looks like:
The part I was not very impressed with were the “U” clips provided with the kit. They were very flimsy and as to be expected with something like this, they were extremely easy to cross-thread. I ended up messing up one and it took quite some coercing to get the threads back to where they would accept the screw.
In the final analysis, I am very pleased with the “look”. It certainly looks the part!