What Are The Best Coilovers For The Honda S2000

Billy Ono

The Honda S2000, a renowned sports car, was produced by Honda from 1999 to 2009. Among its many distinctive features is its suspension system, which plays a critical role in delivering the vehicle's impressive handling and performance characteristics. For S2000 owners looking to further enhance their car's handling and ride quality, upgrading to aftermarket coilovers is a popular option. Here are some of the best coilovers for the Honda S2000 based on our experience.

1. HKS Hipermax R Coilovers

Called the "Ultimate Multi-Performer", the Hipermax R coilovers by HKS, were recently released in 2023 to replace the SP models.  These coilovers are great for either track use or spirited driving due to their new SRF (Super Response Fluid) and LVS (Low Vibration Spring) suspension technology used.  Not to mention that all HKS coilovers come pre-tuned and cornered balance, so they're ready to be installed to maximize your S2000 suspension performance.  

2. Ohlins Road & Track Coilovers

Ohlins Road & Track coilovers are known for their exceptional quality and performance. They provide excellent handling without sacrificing ride comfort, making them suitable for both road and track use. These coilovers use Ohlins' patented Dual Flow Valve (DFV) technology, which provides superior damping characteristics.

3. KW Variant 3 Coilovers

KW Variant 3 coilovers offer top-notch performance and adjustability. They feature independent compression and rebound damping adjustment, allowing for precise tuning of the suspension. These coilovers are ideal for S2000 owners who are serious about performance and are willing to invest in high-quality suspension components.

4. Bilstein B16 PSS9 Coilovers

Bilstein B16 PSS9 coilovers offer a great combination of performance and comfort. They feature 9-stage manually adjustable damping, allowing you to customize the ride to your preference. Bilstein's coilovers are well-built and durable, providing a reliable and long-lasting suspension upgrade.

5. HKS Hipermax S Coilovers

The HKS Hipermax S coilovers replaces the 9 year old Max IV GT coilover series with new technological components and tuning gathered from years of research at the tracks.  Released in 2022, this coilover features a single tube damper design, inverted shock absorber, dual PVS, wr needle, advanced bump rubber, one coating, strengthened rubber upper mount, and low friction technology.  Plus you get a three-year warranty due to optimized internal parts and quality improvement.  Each Hipermax S coilover is cornered balanced and pre-tuned to improved the handling performance of the S2000.  A great option if you're looking for a well rounded performance comfort coilover.

Bonus Coilover - Tein Flex Z Coilovers

Tein Flex Z coilovers are an excellent option for the S2000 owner looking for a budget entry level coilover. These coilovers offer a great balance between comfort and performance, making them perfect for daily driving as well as track use. They offer 16 levels of damping force adjustment, allowing you to fine-tune the suspension to your liking. Furthermore, they are made with a twin-tube structure for durability and a smooth ride.


Choosing the right coilovers for your Honda S2000 depends on your specific needs and budget. The options listed above are among the best available, but the ultimate choice will depend on factors such as how much you're willing to spend, how you use your car (e.g., daily driving, track use, or both), and your personal preferences in terms of ride comfort and handling characteristics. It's always a good idea to do thorough research and consult with us before making a decision. Remember, a well-sorted suspension can make a world of difference in your driving experience!

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