Si's second attempt at a DC2

Discussion in 'Honda Integra Type R' started by Simple Simon, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Mark Mckay

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    I can't see the photos :( my photos work just threw the upload a file on this not sure about any other way. But try again I really want to see this
     
  2. Simple Simon

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    Finally updated every picture on my thread, took a while but I'm glad I'm not 20 odd pages in like some! Haha

    So I took a trip over to Simply Jap on Sunday. I haven't been since 2014, and it was quite a small event back then, but it was local. I couldn't quite belive the amount of cars there this time around! It's getting to be one of the larger Japnese gatherings on calender now.
    Brilliant day out with a few mates, I was next to my mate in his JDM face-lift EP3, younger mate with an EP2 and another in his FN2 Mugen 200.

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    Hendy were present at the event as well, and were practically giving away some of their old stock as they are moving warehouse. So I snapped up a couple of goodies for silly cheap prices!

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    Spoon baffled sump and some radiator stays.
    The sump isn't a massive necessity but I couldn't pass up the price. Nice that they give you an oem gasket and hamp filter as well.

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    I like the settings of Beaulie, and it's seems to bring out a lot of the older JDM models. Cars of the show for me were a mental Mazda RX3, a liftback GT Celica RA28 and an NA2 NSX-R! I only got the one picture but it was this pristine AE86 sitting on Volk mesh wheels...perfection.
    This bottom pic is from my friend Chris Charles' photography pages

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    thats a tidy teg!!engine bay looks perfect
     
  4. Simple Simon

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    Yesterday was nice and sunny and I didn't have much on so I thought I would take a look at the metal behind the rear bumper and side skirts.
    Overall I'm really happy with the condition, just Need to get on and protect it!

    Behind the side skirts, couldn't see any rust on the drivers side.

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    Passenger side, one bit of rust underneath the skirt at the front where the 2 sheets of metal meet.
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    As you can see quite clearly where the underseal stops....just before where the rust has debeloped. Half arse effort with the underseal, so will be getting done properly.

    Behind the rear bumper was all good though. The support bar for the bumper had some paint flake and minor rust and the 2 box sections only have the edges that are rusty.

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    I will most likely have TGM or Hond-R carry out the undersealing job as I just don't have the time.

    More worryingly though, the car had a minor leak on the drivers rear inner arch. At the start it was luckily missing the inner half of the arch and was dripping into the rear seating area.
    It looks like it is getting worse though as today I was treated to a small puddle accumulating in the rear inner arch! :nono::(

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    Luckily I have already protected the metal with cavity wax so the nooks and crannies should be okay, but still not ideal.
    Again I'll let Hond-R/TGM take a look at it for me.

    On another note, I've been driving the car with literally no interior, not even carpet and no headunit/speakers for months. Haha
    Finally got round to getting some audio in the car! Found these pretty rare gathers speakers for sale and went for them as they are plug, play and forget.
    Also picked up a new radiator cap as well. :)

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    So I'm back at work next week, which means I'll no longer be driving the car on a daily basis.
    Unfortunately I no longer have a garage as it's been converted to a dining room. :(
    I'm in desperate need of finding one! If anyone knows of anything down south of England let me know.
    Tried to find a unit/lockup whilst I've been home and came up empty.
    Anyone know the best place to find these?

    Anyway, I'll be saving some money for upkeep/mods now and hopefully be getting a daily when I'm next back from work, so worst case scenario I won't be driving the integra over winter, it just won't be locked away.
     
  5. Simple Simon

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    This will probably be the last update of 2017 for me.
    In the time since my last update the car hasn't changed an awful lot but I've bought quite a few parts which I still need to get around to fitting.

    My Fujitsubo RM01A exhaust finally had the back box internal baffles replaced as they were non existent! I'm so happy I had this done as it now sounds the nuts in vtec and is basically silent at cruising speeds!

    Genuine Function 7 LCA'S (need some cleaning and polishing):
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    I've been having a go at polishing up my Feels manifold, and it's a lot better than it was...but I think I'm going to get it finished by a company as I've grown bored of polishing. Haha

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    I've been searching since the day I bought this car for a set of wheels to suit it. Eventually found a set of Advan RG's on here in a good size and for a good price courtesy of @DV8

    16 X 7.5J ET45 = 6kg! :notbad:
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    Did a quick test fit without tyres. Rears are pretty close to the arch lip! :nerv:
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    Had a quick look at the back spacing as well, relatively close to the rear arms but...it clears. Probably about 15mm of clearance to the RTA.
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    The fronts tuck a lot easier, but again probably about 20mm of backspacing to the hub.
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    I swapped over my AD08R's from the OEM wheels and chucked them on the advans. Being a 7.5J wheel and a 215/45 tyre I am ever so slightly rubbing, when cornering hard and the car squats down at the rear, on the very edge of the arch lip. :nono:
    I've bought some hardrace rear camber arms to tuck the wheel up slightly as I don't want to roll my arches, I'm still yet to fit these though.
    Can probably see in this picture the slight marks where it's been rubbing.

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    Also attended my last meet of the year. The guys over at Hendy Performance in Southampton have recently moved so had an open day at their new unit. Myself and a lot of my mates are long standing customers of hendy as they can get any oem honda part and actually know what a DC2 and Ek9 is! Ha
    Really nice local meet with a lot of familiar faces and a couple of cars I've never seen before.

    My mates facelift JDM EP3, Marks DC2 and mine on the end.

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    Luckily I've been able to acquire a unit for the teg to go into over winter!:D It's with a couple of other lads so the price is quite reasonable. We'll be moving the cars in over the next few weeks. I've also acquired a daily driver from a family friend so I'm all sorted for the winter! :run:

    Plans over the winter are to:
    • Underseal the entire car properly
    • Re bush the entire car
    • New engine mounts as mine are shot
    • Fit exhaust manifold
    • Fit baffled sump
    • Buy a socketed ecu & conversion harness
    • Most likely buy even more random car parts that come up for sale that I can't really afford :lol:
    Car will then be mapped on Neptune by Romain once all the parts are on. I honestly can't see me doing any more engine mods for a long time as there isn't much to be achieved without changing engine internals or charging.
    So I'll concentrate on handling from then on, and hopefully get a few track days in next year as I'm really disappointed I didn't get any time to do one this year. :(
     
  6. si8pny

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    Nice updates. Advans look really clean, although not sure if the spoon blue sunstrip goes with the red on the wheels and calipers.
     
  7. Simple Simon

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    Thanks man, yeah the Advans have been refurbished in Champ white and the red stripe instead of the standard blue. It took me a while to like the red pin stripe but think it does well.

    Yeah I know the blue doesn't really fit in with the red theme, but I need a sunstrip as I don't have any sun visors due to the cage. Ha
    I'm reluctant to get rid of the spoon one as it's genuine and was a gift from a mate
     
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    Came home tonight to find another package had been delivered :D

    Courtesy of @LoganK , who has decided to break his K swapped DC2, I got a deal on some Meister R GT1 coilovers and Hardrace front camber arms for an offer I couldn't refuse. They're basically brand new and done minimal miles!

    Can' wait to try these out! I had been contemplating getting either a custom set of Quantums made up or some Ohlin DFV's, but they would have cost significantly more than what I paid for these. I think the meister's are going to be more than capable for my requirements.

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    I've nearly got the full compliment of arms to re bush my car now. Just rear toe arms, front LCA'S and front compliance bushes left to buy.
     
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    Good progress Si, Some nice parts fitted and glad to see your tackling the important jobs like rust prevention, New wheels look lovely.
     
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    Good buy on those meister R's
     
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    Thanks mate, loads more of that to come soon! Not exactly looking forward to doing it. But looking forward to the end results and piece of mind :)

    Last weekend I had a little get together with a few friends of mine, as a sort of end of year mini meet. We met up at Goodwood as it's pretty central for all of us. Unfortunately the weather changed for the worse, and I only bothered taking a couple of pictures.

    Mark's DC2 on the left - just been remapped after headwork, made 201whp
    Liam's S15 - engine rebuild and mapping had been finished a few days prior to this meet, made 400hp at 1.3 bar of boost
    Jason's JDM EP3 - Mostly stock car, but is really quite fast with the JDM 4-6th gears! Really clean underneath!

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    Also forgot to update this with my latest purchase. I got these for a steal from a mate, they've been passed around between 3 of us now since Jason (EP3 pictured above) initially bought them 2 years ago. I haven't installed the passenger seat as I still need to find rail.

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    Lastly, the biggest news. I've finally managed to find myself a unit to rent! :win: So the teg is locked away for winter :D It's not too bad of a price, and not too far away. So I should be able to get a fair amount of work done over this winter.
    I've also landed myself a position at work that means (hopefully) I won't be going away out of the country next year at all. :) Plan is to get the car ready for track at the earliest possible point and get as many track days in as possible next year!

    I'm sharing the unit with Mitch, who has a pretty rare CRX SiR glass top. If you recognise the car, it used to belong to Steven Wisternoff's and then went to Adam Ivell (6TWO1). The car was swapped with Mitch for his EK9 he had at the time. He's quite a lot of headaches with this car, but it's now running a 96 Spec B18C. :cool:

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    Amazing looking Teg mate
     
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