RE: Honda Integra Type R (DC5) | Spotted

RE: Honda Integra Type R (DC5) | Spotted

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AudlemLass

8 posts

1 month

Tuesday 8th October
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SidewaysSi, not a lot to strip out by way of sound deadening/excess weight. Never driven a DC2, so my comparison can only be with (in my view) the increasingly oversized, overcomplex and more sterile modern cars.
I bought the best I could afford, and for me that meant condition, mileage but i also valued the investment the previous owner had made to power and handling. The induction roar and vtec scream are plenty raw enough for me! smile



designforlife

3,154 posts

109 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Pistonheader101 said:
Mostly rust buckets these days
They go a bit in the rear arches, but generally are holding up well compared to other Japanese cars of the same era....they are no where near as bad for rust as a mk2 mx5 for example.

The only rusted out ones are the examples that have been imported on the cheap and the owners have been too cheap to properly rust proof them once they land here...only takes a few winters to ruin a JDM car that hasn't been prepped for UK driving properly.

Jon_S_Rally

590 posts

34 months

Tuesday 8th October
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SidewaysSi said:
Would a stripped and upgraded DC5 bring back some of the rawness?
I suspect it probably would. The DC2 I went in felt so tinny and empty.

Both are quite appealing cars I must say, but just a bit too expensive for me personally.

DanielSan

14,458 posts

113 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Really miss my DC5, only car I've had that didn't need any mods to the suspension. Just stuck a set of Bridgestone RE070's on it and hooned it endlessly. Even managed to try a DC2 back to back with it one day and personally the DC5 was the better car, steering felt nicer and the K20 engine is a leap ahead of the old B18.

EK9_CTR

251 posts

80 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Great cars but personally prefer the looks of the Japanese EP3 which is quite similar to the DC5.

vtecyo

1,977 posts

75 months

Tuesday 8th October
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AudlemLass said:
I too have only owned mine a matter of weeks. It has had much love and cash lavished on it previously and produces 270bhp at around 8000rpm. It takes time to learn (remember) how to drive after years of driving cars with turbo powered torque. But it rewards with a well sorted chassis and fun at less than 10/10ths. Attended the Pistonheads Oulton Park taster day where it really shone. Great car and I have more fun in six weeks than in over a year with an M2. The cars “image” doesn’t really fit with who I am (50 something) but that’s not my problem as I couldn’t give a damn. If you have never driven one, or can’t get past the image, drive one whilst you still can.
If that's n/a then a spec list and dyno print out would be great to see.


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Edited by vtecyo on Tuesday 8th October 15:16

hightower1314

1 posts

Tuesday 8th October
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The DC5 is a better all round car.
I am fortunate to own both with my DC5 only having 34k miles and a host of Mugen goodies.

My DC2 is stripped caged and a full track toy. Fantastic machine but loses out to the turbo boys these days.

Kewy

1,354 posts

40 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Good mate of mine owned a DC5 for a couple of years and I drove it fairly regularly, blew me away every time I drove it, quite literally felt unstickable. Plus that 8500rpm redline is just addictive.

Being a family man, owning one wasn't really that suitable, but lucky for me there is a 4-door equivalent, boasting the same K20A and drivetrain (not the FD2 either)…

I've owned it for three years now, here's my readers car thread – https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...
(Shameless plug.)

adam.

233 posts

157 months

Tuesday 8th October
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The DC5 is worth every single penny of its higher price tag over the EP3. I've owned both. The EP3 is laughable by comparison.

The 5 is leaps and bounds ahead, as it has one of the best standard driving positions I've ever experienced. The EP3 is woeful in this regard, then there's the EPS, which even the JDM EP3 is afflicted with. I miss my DC5 very much, it was a precision instrument. Very predictable near the limit, and I'd own one again in a heart beat. (If I wasn't now addicted to AWD + forced induction.)

Once you add in the OE Brembos, Hydraulic PAS, a factory LSD, and the best Recaro seats ever made for a road car, you have a cracking recipe. My only gripe is that Honda UK never saw fit to sell them officially.

One from PHSS October 2016..


phss-silverstone-oct-16-5 by Adam Lister, on Flickr


Diablos-666

2,685 posts

124 months

Tuesday 8th October
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DBRacingGod said:
That is a thing of beauty.
Thank you. Only had positive comments about it so far. It’s a tricky beast to control though, it’s had a turbo conversion running around 380bhp!




Terminator X

7,951 posts

150 months

Tuesday 8th October
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I'll never forget that freezing cold gear knob on a cold winters day!

TX.

BertyFish

379 posts

110 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Great cars, I went DC2 > DC5 > S3 > DC5 > Golf Gti > DC5 > DC2....

The first white one I had was the 6th in the country to have the sva, really rare car back then.
The last DC2 was a late 99 with 45k miles, wish I had kept hold of it frown

Frimley111R

10,073 posts

180 months

Tuesday 8th October
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AudlemLass said:
I too have only owned mine a matter of weeks. It has had much love and cash lavished on it previously and produces 270bhp at around 8000rpm.
270? How?

rare6499

285 posts

85 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Diablos-666 said:
I’m still getting used to mine, bought it a couple of weeks ago...





I’ve had so many positive comments about it. Took my gf out init at the weekend and she spotted someone leaning out of the car, she said “what’s he doing”, taking a picture of the car I replied. She couldn’t believe it.
Mate that is absolutely awesome looking!!

baptistsan

1,551 posts

156 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Terminator X said:
I'll never forget that freezing cold gear knob on a cold winters day!

TX.
Knob sock smile

Leicester Loyal

1,325 posts

68 months

Tuesday 8th October
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I do prefer the DC2, but i like these and they are a great car. The 90s era of fast Honda's really was brilliant wasn't it?

Tom_The_Light_House

32 posts

53 months

Tuesday 8th October
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"Even before the JDM-only model was given a helpful popularity boost by the Fast and Furious films,"

Ah - I don't remember a DC5 in any of the films ?

AudlemLass

8 posts

1 month

Tuesday 8th October
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Hello again, re the intake manifold/how the higher bhp on my DC5?
It’s the larger RRC manifold, 3” K&N intake, Honda 410 injectors, K20 high lift camshafts, Hondatech ECU, K20 exhaust header, high flow cat and solid fabrications free flow exhaust. All tuned and dyno tested. It’s a brilliant package.

morgs_

1,481 posts

133 months

Tuesday 8th October
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My BIL's stripped and caged DC5, lovely thing. He's had more DC5s than I count and currently has a standard white one too hehe

Ellb123

106 posts

25 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Mega cars, Ive almost had mine a year now! They seem expensive until you drive one and it clicks how good a car it actually is even standard. Night and day over an EP3.

Here's a photo of mine on my first Nurburgring trip in August and Cadwell park last Monday.






I've got a readers car thread on here too if anyone is interested.