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1320 Performance S2k Test Pipe Review

I feel confident is saying that many S2000 owners who have “louder” exhaust systems can agree that these cars love to drone. Cruising on the highway at 60mph, can just about make your ears ring.

About a year ago I installed a V-Band clamp near the rear section of my AP1’s exhaust, that way I could easily swap out different exhaust setups for what I was doing. Single exit straight pipe for the track, a muffled single exit for cruising around, and the stock mufflers for stealth!

As time has gone on, I’ve just been leaving straight pipe in, and enjoying the sound of the F20C. But dear lord, that highway drone is terrible. One common solutions to this is to replace the factory catalytic converter with a catless “test pipe”, removing the catalytic converter altogether. This can also lead to a more refined note and better flow (maybe a few extra HP too).

After looking at the options, I considered the Invdia, the Berks, and the Skunk2. But decided to save a few bucks and try out the 1320 Performance 60mm Test Pipe for the S2000. Which came with new hardware, gaskets, and a built in “CEL-Fix”. The CEL-Fix is essentially a little restrictor for the secondary oxygen sensor, which tricks the ECU into thinking the catalytic converter is still present.

Now to the test pipe itself!

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S2000 Introduction

Before this S2k I had a 2001 Audi S4. Which was a great car, but I was starting to go to the track more, and I felt like I was having to fix something every time I went out there. I’ve always wanted an S2000, specifically the AP1. 

Lightweight, rev-happy, driver oriented, and reliable. 

I eventually found this car, a 2003 Spa Yellow Pearl S2000. Which at the time was bone stock (well, with some hideous wheels). It originally belonged to a fellow who also owned an NSX, a RSX Type-S, and this S2000(which was actually his wife’s car)

I bought her back in 2015, with less than 100,000mi on the ODO, from a Nissan dealership (pervious owner used it for trade in on a new 370Z). I ended up having them, and getting them to drop the price down to $7,500. Which I believe to be a pretty good deal for a <100k mile car, with a clean title. 

Later on down the road, the car would reveal some bad body work. And some normal wear components needing to be replaced!