FB Update: S2000 Demo Car Interior

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Bulletproof S2000 demo car w Recaro Super Stark and Mugen roll bar

The Bulletproof S2000 demo car interior has a few special Japanese parts like these sold out Recaro Japan RS-G Super Stark limited seats and a Mugen roll bar with roll hoop delete panel.

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Bulletproof’s 11th Anniversary Meet Recap

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Some of you may remember that Bulletproof had our 11th Anniversary meet this past October 15th; some of you were even there!  We had fifteen Bulletproof Select Showcase cars on display.  The Bulletproof Select stickers were designed by our GT-R specialist, Kris.  Great job, Kris – love the Option font.

Here’s the Bulletproof Select line-up.  We were lucky to have extensive coverage of the meet by William Lee of Night-Import, as well as additional photos by James Younger and David Izrailov.


Check out all the carbon on that DreamzSport NSX.  This thing caused quite a stir when it rumbled into the lot – full carbon fiber widebody, built motor with twin turbos, Brembo racing brake system, and finished off with some one-off vinyl graphics by the world famous Mana-P of MS-R Japan.

Full Powerhouse Amuze Vestito 370Z with our 2012 demo car.  Photo by James Younger.


Jon’s Evo with full Varis kit and Jason’s Evo, flurry of 370Z and 350Zs leaving the lot, including Andrew’s 370Z with full Powerhouse Amuse kit on Volk TE37SLs.


CR-Z with Mugen MF10s and Spoon BBK, our R35 demo car.

370Z with full Amuse kit (and exhaust) and Kelvin’s Do-Luck widebody Evo.  Photo by James Younger.

2012 R35 with brand_RR front lip and Esprit dry carbon wing, and more R35s galore!

When this guy rolled in, all eyes were on him – you could tell that everyone knew and respected the lineage behind this hakosuka GT-R.

Photo by James Younger

I think that reaction perfectly demonstrates the high-level of rides and owners who were at our event.   The day was all about quality; you could tell that by the cars that showed up.  But more importantly, the quality of the attendees was top-notch.  There was no tension between different crews or drama.  Everyone was just there to have a good time.


Thanks to Night-Import for covering the meet, K1 for allowing us to take over their parking lot, Phamish for providing the tasty banh mi, and everyone who came out to enjoy all of the above!

For more photos and coverage of the event, check out our Facebook album and the post over on Night Import.

Customer Car – Thi’s Mugen CR-Z

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Mugen CR-Z

As a sign of the times we’ve stepped up our Hybrid game and we’ve been very involved in the budding CR-Z community. It’s been our pleasure to work with new CR-Z owners eager for some quality parts.

Thi came to us to help him improve his CR-Z with some quality Japanese tuning and we were more than happy to be a part of the project!

As a result, we feel this is one of the cleanest CR-Zs in the US.

Mod list includes:
Mugen Front Lip
Mugen Side Skirts
Mugen MF10
Spoon Exhaust
Cusco Zero1 Coilovers
Cusco front lower bar
Cusco front and rear sway bar
JDM Honda Visors

Thank you Thi!

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S2000 “Proto” by Matt Rus

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This S2000 without it’s windshield, with only one seat, a large rear wing and a big roll-over protection bar might actually look like original Mugen SS2200 concept car, but its far from that. This is demo car from Eagle Shop Urawa in Japan. Eagle Shop Urawa were out testing the car’s limits at the Honda Style Fun & Run meeting at Nikko Circuit last month.



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Honda CR-Z Tuning Begins In Japan by Ben Schaffer

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HKS CR-Z At Fuji Speedway Advan Rims

While the tuning world waits for the release of the Toyota FT-86, the CR-Z is quietly becoming the latest hot tuner car in Japan. Already HKS has outfitted a CR-Z and run the car at Fuji Speedway (I suspect quite slowly). As an old Honda tuning lover, I cant help but get a little excited seeing the evolution of the beloved CR-X with this CR-Z. I never really imagined a CR-Z existing back when I first started modifying my Honda Prelude…and you know what, I have to admit the CR-Z looks pretty cool to me!

At the moment Mugen as expected has the jump on the CR-Z tuning as they already have released a complete tuning package. At the moment Mugen has come out with a full aero kit, suspension, wheels, an intake and a very curious looking exhaust.

For anyone looking for CR-Z tuning parts, hopefully you already know that Bulletproof Automotive is the spot to get all of the latest and greatest Japanese tuning goods!



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Customer Car: Ultra Clean Street Spec S2000

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Rob's S2000 Mugen, J's Racing, Spoon, ASM

The continuation to yesterdays story about our friend Rob’s widebody Range Rover is more like a prequel.

Rob and I worked together to produce this S2000, which I ultimately give Rob all the credit for because his vision for the car has been absolutely timeless.

Lets look at the details. No knockoffs here…the real deal Mugen Dry Carbon roof and you know what…he painted it! Check the carbon fiber accents. That is how it is done right there. Leaving large parts fully carbon is old news, on a street car it is all about classy integration. Rob knows the deal.

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So what do you want to know? The pictures show that it is all done right. Mugen SS rear bumper and diffuser with special titanium SS exhaust (higher mounted than stock, yet another reminder of the theme I was saying earlier with higher mounted exhausts). J’s Racing front bumper, twin canards and type V carbon hood. Craftsquare mirrors. Prodrive wheels with the J’s Racing special Endless big brake kit behind them. Spoon kevlar buckets with Prodrive harnesses and a Mugen roll bar. Mugen SS carbon wing, carbon trunk. You name it, this car has it and has done it tastefully.

M's Kevlar Intake S2000

And dont forget the rareness…the original discountined M’s kevlar intake system. This is the OG JDM. ASM sold and ran these before they started having M’s make their own intakes. And I passed on buying the last 5 sets from Kanayama-san of ASM when he asked me, looking back I should have taken that last bit of stock since it is a classic. Oh yeah, J’s SPL valve cover and ARC titan cooling plate, check.

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I mean, check out the interior execution. Rob did not miss a thing. Mugen Steering wheel, Navi integrated into the dash, reworked leather,  its all super clean.

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And the last pics are evidence. The car was always class. He was even rocking the ASM front fenders back in the day that we imported for him.

Just a great example here of how you can build a high quality car with high performance parts and still keep things in an understated and usable way.

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Customer Car – Tom’s S2000

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Tom’s S2000

I consulted with Tom and supplied him the parts to build his dream S2000 about two years ago. This project from the beginning I knew would be special because Tom is someone who like myself is a real lover of high end JDM quality. No shortcuts were made, this car was prepared with simply the best of everything from the frame up.

There are too many quality modifications to list, but here are some of my favorites:

Tracy Sports GT widebody

Spoon Hardtop

ASM Dry Carbon Doors, dry carbon hood and dry carbon trunk

Top Secret 19″ TE37 wheels

J’s Racing big brake kit

ASM Limited Edition Recaro RS-G Seats

ASM Multi-meter

ASM Titanium Exhaust

Mugen Race Roll Cage

Toda Individual Throttle Body Kit

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The car was stripped to the bare frame and repainted in the beautiful blue hue you see. The car is very light weight and with a highly responsive NA tuned engine, it really is a great example of an ultimate NA street legal S2000.

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