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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Oulton Park.
Diablos 666. Hats off, that’s a fantastic car and set up. wobble



Edited by AudlemLass on Tuesday 8th October 15:31

Diablos-666

2,685 posts

124 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Here are some more pics...



Previous owner fully undersealed it..



I’m getting an oval section of the exhaust welded in next week as it scrapes on every speed bump!



Notice the knob sock hehe








craig9367

15 posts

88 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Nearly bought one 3 times but always made the 'sensible' choice in the end. The grey import idea put me off due to parts and insurance.

Ships sailed now with a family and the age sadly. This will always be the one that got away for me, unless I go all sensible then maybe it could be a toy.

I much prefered them over DC2 as the K20 is nicer to drive and it felt less like a crisp packet inside. About as track focussed as I could cope with as a daily personally.

designforlife

3,154 posts

109 months

Tuesday 8th October
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craig9367 said:
Nearly bought one 3 times but always made the 'sensible' choice in the end. The grey import idea put me off due to parts and insurance.
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Parts are mostly shared with the EP3 type R so easy enough to get hold off...those that aren't are still pretty readily available.

My DC5 cost naff all to insure, around £400 fully comp...very good vfm insurance wise. Road tax is £255ish which isn't too bad either.

As long as you go in eyes open and use the right insurers, "grey imports" are no more costly to run than a UKDM car.

AudlemLass

8 posts

1 month

Tuesday 8th October
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The insurer of my previous M2 point blank refused when I tried to switch over to the DC5. However, the insurance specialist (rhymes with Hadrian Ducks) couldn’t have been more helpful and the process was very straightforward. They understand the tuning aspect and you can insure to an agreed value. The cost was a pleasant surprise. smile

usualdog

107 posts

109 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Jon_S_Rally said:
Not had the opportunity to drive either sadly, but have been a passenger in both a DC2 and a DC5. I preferred the rawness of the DC2 (though it felt properly cheap and nasty) but both are nice cars in my view. They are strong money now though. For £10k, I would find it hard to buy one of these over something like a Megane 250.
I'm looking at both of these, but as someone who is strapped for cash and not mechanically gifted, I'm inclined to choose an ageing Honda over an ageing Renault. Would that be a mistake?

lewis87

337 posts

149 months

Tuesday 8th October
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I like my DC5 more than I did the UK DC2 I had, definitely feels faster, far more solid feeling car but still raw and I love the looks.

Mike1990

719 posts

77 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Really like these, but i do prefer the JDM Civic EP3 Type-R variant for no reason at all.

TameRacingDriver

12,700 posts

218 months

Tuesday 8th October
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nunpuncher said:
Agree with the sentiment but I'd buy an EP3 and throw some money at a suspension upgrade rather than am FN2.

I did consider a DC5 about 8 years ago when they were a fair bit cheaper than current prices. General opinion then was that it was a let down after the brilliant DC2 so I cannot really figure how pinion has changed so much. When I test drove one I really didn't think it was much better than the EP3 I had at the time which cost less than half as much.
Must admit, I’ve not driven a DC5, but I have owned a DC2 and FN2 as well as driven an EP3...

My understanding has always been same as yourself, that the DC5 was a bit of let down after the DC2 and that it was more or less in the ballpark of an EP3 in terms of its driving experience, based on what I read (although naturally owners will disagree there!). The FD2, the 4-door saloon was always said to be much better than the DC5 as well. So I have to say, I would take an EP3 over one and bank the money, or possibly even a CW FN2 if it were the same price; although as another poster said, a GT86 would probably be preferable at that price.

Butter Face

19,288 posts

106 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Buy an EP3 and spend the change making it faster hehe


But yeah a DC5 is a thing of wonder. Id still have one in red with red seats.

SidewaysSi

5,788 posts

180 months

Tuesday 8th October
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I quite like these and think with some sensible tweaks, they may be good fun. I recently nearly bought a FD2 as a sensible family car and that too may have benefitted from some mods.

Got to love an old skool Honda - I would love an original CRX with a K20..

Elatino1

429 posts

7 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Pah, my impreza revs to 8k rpm.

rossub

2,312 posts

136 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Elatino1 said:
Pah, my impreza revs to 8k rpm.
Is the turbo not running out of puff by 7 though? I know mine is and it’s a VF36 twinscroll. You can run it to 8, but it’s better to change cogs earlier.

Elatino1

429 posts

7 months

Tuesday 8th October
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rossub said:
Elatino1 said:
Pah, my impreza revs to 8k rpm.
Is the turbo not running out of puff by 7 though? I know mine is and it’s a VF36 twinscroll. You can run it to 8, but it’s better to change cogs earlier.
Still pulling cleanly at 7500rpm which is when I tend to change gear just in case. JDM Spec C RA.

FaNtheMaN26

52 posts

5 months

Tuesday 8th October
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I don't remember a DC5 being in fast and furious, can someone please enlighten me or can pistonheads please apologise for making me rack my brains for the last half hour and go through each bl00dy film fast forward in my head

24 Lemons

27 posts

42 months

Tuesday 8th October
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I think they mean the "import tuner scene" in general, although Ja Rule did have a red GSR.

FaNtheMaN26 said:
I don't remember a DC5 being in fast and furious, can someone please enlighten me or can pistonheads please apologise for making me rack my brains for the last half hour and go through each bl00dy film fast forward in my head

yonex

15,270 posts

114 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Great cars, but at this price not far off of the peak of Type R’s, the FD2

That’s what I’d have.

Donbot

1,031 posts

73 months

Tuesday 8th October
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24 Lemons said:
I think they mean the "import tuner scene" in general, although Ja Rule did have a red GSR.

FaNtheMaN26 said:
I don't remember a DC5 being in fast and furious, can someone please enlighten me or can pistonheads please apologise for making me rack my brains for the last half hour and go through each bl00dy film fast forward in my head
I thought there was an Acura RSX in the second film (same chassis). There was a huge modding scene for those cars at the time.

dobly

546 posts

105 months

Tuesday 8th October
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CRX DC5 NSX - Honda's best cars.

Usget

4,986 posts

157 months

Tuesday 8th October
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The weight stuff is a bit off. The DC2 weighed about 1150kg and the thread below weighed a stock DC5 with half a tank of fuel at 1200kg

https://type-r-owners.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?...

I've had a UKDM DC2, an FN2, and I've just acquired a very wonderful 2004 DC5 with a few subtle mods taking it to 239bhp. It is substantially more rapid than both of them, and much more livable-with than the DC2 (I've owned it since late August and already put around 2k on it).

They are very sensitive to tyres - mine have gone a bit hard and unbalanced and consequently it torque steers like nobody's business, but once I've had a chance to do a couple of jobs I have every expectation it will be as sharp as the DC2 was. It's streets ahead of the FN2 (which was, nevertheless, a much better compromise).

It's a fabulous car which you won't be allowed to drive for much longer so I'm making the most of it while I can!