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trying to keep up with my friends s2000..any mod suggestions?

First thing I know is to get the supercharger pulley upgrade and a tune...what else should I do? Me and my friend have a little friendly rivalry going on...something to do in my spare time..his car only has intake...I want to make my car faster to make it fun! Any help would be appreciated!
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Buy an amg dear.. and be done with it Just sell yours outright, take the cash.. and finance the remainder for an amg


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Ok so its hopeless? Lol...really dont want payments...he's really not that much faster than me til about 80..I was thinking about trading it for an 02 mustang gt but I love the way this car looks and the attention it gets! Don't see many around here..
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Ok so its hopeless? Lol...really dont want payments...he's really not that much faster than me til about 80..I was thinking about trading it for an 02 mustang gt but I love the way this car looks and the attention it gets! Don't see many around here..
So, you can have an '02 Mustang (just like the other 5M out there) and go a little faster or your '99 SLK and maybe see another one like it once a week.

Easy for me - of course, that's easy to tell, I just bought one albeit a 2003, not a '99.
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SLK 200 (19962000) - 2.0 L (1998 cc) 136 bhp (101 kW; 138 PS) I4
SLK 200 Kompressor (19962000) - 2.0 L (1998 cc) 192 bhp (143 kW; 195 PS) I4 supercharged engine, 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds, top speed of 240 km/h (148 mph).
SLK 200 Kompressor (20002004) - 2.0 L (1998 cc) 163 bhp (122 kW; 165 PS) I4 supercharged engine, 0-60 mph in 7.4 seconds, top speed of 223 km/h (138 mph).
SLK 230 Kompressor (19962000) - 2.3 L (2295 cc) 193 bhp (144 kW; 196 PS) I4 supercharged engine
SLK 230 Kompressor (20002004) - 2.3 L (2295 cc) 197 bhp (147 kW; 200 PS) I4 supercharged engine, 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds, top speed of 240 km/h (148 mph).
SLK 320 (20002004) - 3.2 L (3199 cc) 218 bhp (163 kW; 221 PS) V6 engine, 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds, top speed of 245 km/h (152 mph).
SLK 32 AMG (20012004) - 3.2 L (3199 cc) 349 bhp (260 kW; 354 PS) V6 engine, 0-62 mph in 5.2 seconds.[7]


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Yikes, that's a lot of HP out of the same # of CC's (nearly 75% improvement).
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for the 170's it's amazing yes.


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My first SLK was a 2000 SLK230. My friend bought a new S2000 literally a week before I did. Whenever we were at a red light, we would play around. As a supercharged car, my 230 (5 speed manual) took off faster than his S2000. However, I found myself shifting into 3rd just as he hit is powerband, revving to 9k rpm in 2nd gear, that's when he would always pass me.

With a rev range like that, it's hard to beat. He was completely stock and so was I, with the exception of a K&N filter drop in.

If you've already done the pulley intake and tune, then there's very little else you can do to that engine without spending big bucks. I would assume that with those mods you would be closer to his 240ish hp but not quite. The S2000 is a lighter car with a stronger engine and a much higher rev range.

You can get lighter rear wheels and lessen your unsprung weight, a different exhaust (maybe good for 1/2 a horsepower), take out your spare tire and jack/tools - maybe good for a few more pounds of weight.

Then again You can always shoot some NOS and just get it over with, I suppose. a 100lb shot should close the gap between you and him, or lengthen the gap, whichever one ends up happening. It could also permanently close the gap in your spark plugs if you're not careful.
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That is soo true about being like everyone else with a mustang..I've only seen like 2 slks in the last month! Lol..so I'm gonna pass on the mustang and mod my car..saying I won't keep up just gives me motivation! Ill get him! Someone said these cars have forged pistons..maybe a little 75 shot of nitrous and be done with it
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Since you asked 1/4 mile, 320=14.8, 94MPH, 32=13.2, 108MPH, s2000=13.7, 99MPH. All are stock. A 230 with a pulley kit is a little faster in the 1/4 than a stock 320, but still behind an S2000. As usual, How fast do you want to go? How much money do you have? A 32 is fast enough for any sane person on the street without any mods..
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That is soo true about being like everyone else with a mustang..I've only seen like 2 slks in the last month! Lol..so I'm gonna pass on the mustang and mod my car..saying I won't keep up just gives me motivation! Ill get him! Someone said these cars have forged pistons..maybe a little 75 shot of nitrous and be done with it
Dependent upon what you've spent, a 150 shot isn't out of the question (get the one with the multiple jets, 75/100/150). Even if you crater the engine, finding a wrecked one and replacing it would be lots of fun.

As I said, dependent upon what you spent for the car your need for speed and your pocket book.
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Not trying to be a rocket. Maybe a 14 flat would satisfy me
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Not trying to be a rocket. Maybe a 14 flat would satisfy me
150 shot would be fun......
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But why is the <2000 200 grungier than the >2000 facelift model?
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