RE: Honda Integra Type R (DC5) | Spotted

RE: Honda Integra Type R (DC5) | Spotted

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Elatino1

465 posts

8 months

Wednesday 16th October
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havoc said:
I suspect Si wrote that with tongue firmly in cheek in response to the thread's resident Scooby fan...
Resident Scooby fan? One of my 4 cars is a Subaru and I never suggested any of the above just that the ej20 is a great engine. Not everyone is a one brand fanboy as we seem to have so many of around here.

Not sure why that seems to have touched a nerve so much. The k20 is also a great engine but in different ways. I merely said that the turbocharged STi engine revs just as high as a K20 and then everyones World seems to have ended over such a comment resulting in the hurling of insults from people such as yourself that seem to have been so terribly triggered.. rolleyes

Edited by Elatino1 on Wednesday 16th October 12:07

Elatino1

465 posts

8 months

Wednesday 16th October
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havoc said:
I suspect Si wrote that with tongue firmly in cheek in response to the thread's resident Scooby fan...
Resident Scooby fan? One of my 4 cars is a Subaru and I never suggested any of the above just that the ej20 is a great engine. Not everyone is a one brand fanboy as we seem to have so many of around here.

Not sure why that seems to have touched a nerve so much. The k20 is also a great engine but in different ways. I merely said that the turbocharged STi engine revs just as high as a K20 and then everyones World seems to have ended over such a comment resulting in the hurling of insults from people such as yourself that seem to have been so terribly triggered.. rolleyes

Edited by Elatino1 on Wednesday 16th October 12:08

SidewaysSi

5,986 posts

181 months

Wednesday 16th October
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havoc said:
R400TVR said:
Can't aquaplane because of 4wd? Never knew that physics could be overcome so easily! Aquaplaning is not a grip issue, in which the four driven wheels can transfer the power to the road through the contact patch, but where the tyres are not with contact with the road. Hence the 'planing' bit.
I suspect Si wrote that with tongue firmly in cheek in response to the thread's resident Scooby fan...
wink

What Mr TVR may never have experienced is the Subaru symmetrical 4wd. Zero aquaplaning irrespective of the conditions.

My mate Stevo can drive his Legacy with literally 1mm of thread at 120mph down the motorway in monsoon conditions with no worries. One handed too I think - just holds the wheel at 12 o clock and breezes past everything.

SidewaysSi

5,986 posts

181 months

Wednesday 16th October
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yonex said:
SidewaysSi said:
Yep they will blow up. Into a big fireball. Can't wait.
Dashcam on standby biggrin
Definitely.

All I know is a Subaru burns hotter and faster than a BMW.

And when the 2.5 Forester engine goes, you get big sparks that light up the sky as well. A bit like a firework display. Pity the fools that go for the 2.0 Subaru engine.

Edited by SidewaysSi on Wednesday 16th October 07:38

Diablos-666

2,698 posts

125 months

Thursday 24th October
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Can anyone recommend a Honda / Jap tuned specialist near me (South-East)?

Need some technical advice on clutch options.

Thanks

designforlife

3,217 posts

110 months

Thursday 24th October
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TGM in Fleet.

SidewaysSi

5,986 posts

181 months

Thursday 24th October
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designforlife said:
TGM in Fleet.
Yes I agree. They did all the work on my car when I had it.

Diablos-666

2,698 posts

125 months

Thursday 24th October
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Thanks. I’ve dropped them an email

Kewy

1,378 posts

41 months

Monday 28th October
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Can anyone recommend somewhere OTHER than TGM down South/South East?

Koolkat969

70 posts

46 months

Monday 28th October
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I highly recommend R2 Automotive in Tilbury, Essex. I wouldn't take my car anywhere else and I live in the Southeast/kent borders. They look after my S2k and Integra DC2.
https://www.facebook.com/r2automotiveuk/

designforlife

3,217 posts

110 months

Monday 28th October
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Dream automotive in Luton, Perfect Touch performance in Enfield.... maybe not sarf enough for you though.

lemmingjames

5,828 posts

151 months

Monday 28th October
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SidewaysSi said:
Definitely.

All I know is a Subaru burns hotter and faster than a BMW.

And when the 2.5 Forester engine goes, you get big sparks that light up the sky as well. A bit like a firework display. Pity the fools that go for the 2.0 Subaru engine.

Edited by SidewaysSi on Wednesday 16th October 07:38
Yep, when the rings went on my 2.5 Foz, it was like watching a ww2 tank blow up infront of me, flames coming out of all axis.

I also owned a DC5 (7 years, 80k miles), it only once needed the oil topping up - drove to chamonix for skiing, was top hole when left, bottom hole when there, didnt touch a drop coming home. Never needed oil after trackdays etc and in my ownership, only a clutch bearing went dry around the teen k mileage.

Though my current STI seems to be fine (at the moment) though ive spent far too much on what was a supposedly 'sorted' car now. Water pump failed one month out of warranty, window motor went, drivers door actuators went, fuel pipe sprung a small leak - spent lots sorting that out and it turned out to be one feeding the fuel filter, AC bearing went but atleast it doesnt seem to drink any oil and performed flawlessly taking it to the alps last winter

superchargedctr

241 posts

109 months

Monday 28th October
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Kewy said:
Can anyone recommend somewhere OTHER than TGM down South/South East?
TDI South have worked on my DC5 and I would highly recommend them

adam.

237 posts

158 months

Tuesday 29th October
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Kewy said:
Can anyone recommend somewhere OTHER than TGM down South/South East?
When I had my DC5, it was looked after by Phil at Dream Automotive. Very honest, and knowledgeable, he was a Honda dealer technician for many years before going solo.

They recently moved from Bushey nr Watford, but IIRC it's over Luton way now.

james_gt3rs

4,661 posts

138 months

Tuesday 29th October
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I've learnt a lot about Subarus for a Honda thread.