Integra type R

Integra type R

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funkyboogalooo

Original Poster:

1,844 posts

229 months

Friday 13th September 2002
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whats your opinion guys? my wife fancies one and if theyre any good I wouldnt mind getting her one. I've got a company car (the usual TDi box) so a bit of fun would be good. The maser is going so im gonna need something.

douglasr

1,092 posts

233 months

Friday 13th September 2002
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Ballistic Banana

14,691 posts

228 months

Saturday 14th September 2002
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Mike,

R U Sure its going

Simon

funkyboogalooo

Original Poster:

1,844 posts

229 months

Saturday 14th September 2002
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oh i dont know si, i cant get to grips with it all

GIMPTON

213 posts

231 months

Wednesday 18th September 2002
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Had one for around a month and it is tops ,sold my V8S for one and i have not regretted it for one minute.

Owned a lot of machinery over the last few years but that is right up their with best.

If you do get one look at getting a vtec controller ( 350) means you can get the vtec to come in when you like !!!!, BIG FUN and easy to shock much more expensive machinery.

The only downside is getting used to havin very little in the way of luxuries (after your masser)

GET IT YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT

funkyboogalooo

Original Poster:

1,844 posts

229 months

Wednesday 18th September 2002
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i think i'm converted, just need to sell the italian stallion now

adeewuff

567 posts

231 months

Friday 20th September 2002
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If you do get one look at getting a vtec controller ( 350) means you can get the vtec to come in when you like !!!!



I wasn't under the impression that Vtec was some sort of super boost you could kick in at anytime to make the car go faster?!!

What is the point of being able to use the higher overlap cam if the engine speed is below the normal Vtec change point? If anything it will kill any torque at lower engine speeds and make the engine run less smoothly.

I think it would be best to leave the cam change up point as the guys at Honda intended.

markda

749 posts

219 months

Tuesday 15th October 2002
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These cars are awesome, in my opinion far far superior to the newer civic type-R with i-vtec.

I owned one for 6 months and covered 10,000 miles in it. Apart from the road noise you just cannot fault it.

In fact I nearly brought another one recently, it is a minter. 11,000 miles and dry use only. If you want me to put you in touch with the guy mail me.

dejoux

771 posts

244 months

Friday 25th October 2002
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adeewuff said:


If you do get one look at getting a vtec controller ( 350) means you can get the vtec to come in when you like !!!!



I wasn't under the impression that Vtec was some sort of super boost you could kick in at anytime to make the car go faster?!!

What is the point of being able to use the higher overlap cam if the engine speed is below the normal Vtec change point? If anything it will kill any torque at lower engine speeds and make the engine run less smoothly.

I think it would be best to leave the cam change up point as the guys at Honda intended.



Absolutely correct. The change point is set at what it is from the factory for a reason

Its a common misconception that you can make them faster by getting a VTEC controller but unless you have aftermarket cams theyre a total waste of time and cost you power

ajaym

188 posts

223 months

Tuesday 29th October 2002
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How does the Integra Type-R fair as an everyday car? Can you drive it everyday comfortably? I've heard people say that its too noisy and uncomfortable to use everyday.

stu_allen

53 posts

225 months

Tuesday 29th October 2002
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dejoux said:
Absolutely correct. The change point is set at what it is from the factory for a reason

Its a common misconception that you can make them faster by getting a VTEC controller but unless you have aftermarket cams theyre a total waste of time and cost you power


You probably wont get a lot out of an ITR by changing the cam change point, but they are useful to prevent high cam on the motorway when cruising, or when being noise tested at a track.
Preludes benefit greatly from the changeover point being lowered.

RedTeg

1,565 posts

242 months

Tuesday 29th October 2002
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ajaym said: How does the Integra Type-R fair as an everyday car? Can you drive it everyday comfortably? I've heard people say that its too noisy and uncomfortable to use everyday.



Well, I've just got one and it will be used as a daily driver. It is way to early to give a full review but I can tell so far that it doesn't like the slow start/stop/crawling driving like my previous car did (Civic). Not something that I can't get used to. As long as you're fit enough to climb out of the Recaros' everyday I'd say it's not a problem as an everyday car.

woolfie

674 posts

233 months

Tuesday 29th October 2002
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I used to own an Integra Type R; 2 years and 70,000 miles later....it never let me down day in day out, and i loved it - the noise and the rawness of it in a Honda shell..fantastic car.

adeewuff

567 posts

231 months

Wednesday 30th October 2002
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You probably wont get a lot out of an ITR by changing the cam change point, but they are useful to prevent high cam on the motorway when cruising, or when being noise tested at a track.



Hmmm.. not sure about it being any benefit on the motorway in the CTR since the Vtec point in 6th equates to 120mph! What sort of speed do you like to cruise around at?!!

stu_allen

53 posts

225 months

Wednesday 30th October 2002
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Shhhh
I meant for tegs - you cant fit one to a new CTR. Apexi are working on one though.