My name is John and I am from WI. Decided to start a thread on here as a way to document what I've done and doing with my cars. Team Integra has been a very helpful resource for me when I've worked on my Integra(s)
My First Integra was a 1987 LS 5PD that I purchased for $700 back when I was 16. I loved that car, it got me through getting my license to my first year in college. Sadly I drove a 1997 Saturn SW1 wagon through my first year out of college, until I picked up my current DD, a 2004 Acura TL 6MT when I lived in Houston TX. This is such a great car, if you ever find a 6MT one..GET IT!
When I moved back to WI a co-work kept telling me about his wife's car that he was thinking about selling (he knew I had a thing for Honda's and Acura's) Finally I decided to see some pictures when he told me he would sell if for $900. The catch it, wasn't drivable. It needed a new fuel tank, and time to complete the replacement of the brake lines and fuel line. Just before he was going to sell the car, it blew the brake lines, he started replacing the lines but never finished it. It sat like that for 2 years before I purchased it. After I saw the pictures I knew I had to get it. It was a clean 1997 Acura Integra LS but it was an Auto
However, it was very clean considering it was a WI car and it only had 112k on the odometer. I fixed it up and got it running, all-in-all it cost me about $1500 to get it going.
It ran like a champ and I ran it for 1 winter while I stored my TL. I got sick of the Auto and bought a rusted but mechanically sound 94 Acura Integra for $800 to use as a donor car for a 5spd conversion
. It was a very straight forward process and it was a great learning experience! This is when I decided I was going to start AutoX racing, I completed a season running the LS and TL and then right before the the third winter I found my current Integra a mint bone stock 96 Acura Integra GSR
, it was a little high on mileage with 164k but it was to good to pass up. I found it on Craigslist at noon (posted that morning) and was driving it home by 8PM that night. I've built this car for AutoX and track days in mind. I think that's enough for now, here's a few pictures.
TL, being used for Ice RallyX, Winter Tires FTW.
TL on King's Dyno (2013) Dyno'd 250WHP and 223WTQ at the 2014 King Dyno Day
The 2014 graph, this was with VTEC set high and a work in progress tune from Vit Viper.
Acura Integra GS-Rrr before the modding started.
The Integra Dyno'd at 166WHP and 128WTQ at the 2015 King Dyno Day, performance mods include full Hytech (real deal) exhaust, Comptech Icebox and 98 Spec JDM ITR trans.
Integra LS with 5 spd swap (sold)
The 5spd Donor