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Something else I'm getting used to... We bypassed the clutch switch. I'm so used to pressing the clutch for starting, that I'm not able to do this now. I don't want to kill the thrust washers due to the upgraded twin-disc clutch, so the clutch pedal only gets pressed when proper oil pressure is present.

Educate me on this, as I guess I'm clueless. What's the significance of oil pressure and depressing the clutch? Just not an arena I've had to worry about.

Sick numbers on the build man. Congratulations!


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You could get away with 245s without rub, but seeing how Nice this beast looks you would probably need to change your wheels for that, and roll your fenders. Not sure if you're down for that though
There's an Aussie guy with a super cool staggered setup on HT that's running 245s on his track teg, slightly rolled fenders and it's super clean. I'll link you when I get home :p



Please do. I'd love to see what that looks like.
 

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Educate me on this, as I guess I'm clueless. What's the significance of oil pressure and depressing the clutch? Just not an arena I've had to worry about.

Sick numbers on the build man. Congratulations!


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Thanks buddy!!!

Having a clutch plate that is heavy like my twin disc could actually damage the crank since when starting, most cranks aren't properly lubricated yet while having a heavy disc pushing on them. Pushing the clutch in while "dry" can wear the thrust washers prematurely. Having a clutch bypass solves this issue.
 

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Had to look though 8-9 pages on Honda tech because I lost the link and couldn't search for it, but I finally found it : D

His wheel/tire specs setup:
WEDS Sports TC-005 17 x 9 +34 PCD 5x114.3 (front)
WEDS Sports TC-005 16 x 7 +33 PCD 4x100 (rear)

Front: Advan AD08R 245/40R17
Rear Advan AD08R 205/45R16

Some pixie pics for yours and other's interest:


The sweet fender roll


And the link for you're convenience (more pictures on this page) -
Australian GSR - Page 4 - Honda-Tech

The guy's and engineer and tracks this car, I don't think I've ever seen a wheel setup like his.
stay awesome ;o

P.S - It's like a standard rear wheel drive car's setup in reverse, never knew could work so well
 

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Had to look though 8-9 pages on Honda tech because I lost the link and couldn't search for it, but I finally found it : D

His wheel/tire specs setup:
WEDS Sports TC-005 17 x 9 +34 PCD 5x114.3 (front)
WEDS Sports TC-005 16 x 7 +33 PCD 4x100 (rear)

Front: Advan AD08R 245/40R17
Rear Advan AD08R 205/45R16

Some pixie pics for yours and other's interest:


The sweet fender roll


And the link for you're convenience (more pictures on this page) -
Australian GSR - Page 4 - Honda-Tech

The guy's and engineer and tracks this car, I don't think I've ever seen a wheel setup like his.
stay awesome ;o

P.S - It's like a standard rear wheel drive car's setup in reverse, never knew could work so well
Not sure that really qualifies as "fitting" where he had to make custom spacers for the fenders and put in lock limiting spacers on his tie rods to allow him to go lock-to-lock with his wheel. Still pretty cool none the less though.
 

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Not sure that really qualifies as "fitting" where he had to make custom spacers for the fenders and put in lock limiting spacers on his tie rods to allow him to go lock-to-lock with his wheel. Still pretty cool none the less though.
Yeah he's a mechanical engineer, but I don't put doing this mod past what JJ would be willing to do his car (if he wanted to)

He could still always get x8 or x8.5 wheels and use 245s, didn't silvia use some pretty ridiculous sizes and have no problems?
 

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Bypassing clutch I have had this since my auto starter. Feels weird without having to use the clutch to start but it's cool feeling. Lol


Car is money bro. Wish I had a low/high switch. Get them sticky ickys and burn them on the rolling races.

Anyhow car is top notch. To a T. Every nook and cranny has been looked at. No other mint Integra for me to see. Not saying your friends on here, but we trying to keep up.
 

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I run 235/50/15's up front on mine. I had to roll the fenders and lift the car up a bunch in the front to get them to clear. But I am also on +40 wheels too.
 
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You have no idea.

I have a little switch in my center console for low/high boost. The low is the 19psi - 515whp. This is fun, and is where I've been keeping it.

High is the 780whp, and is obsurd. I just don't have the tire. 4th gear reacts the same as 1st gear, anywhere above 4.5K-5Krpm's. It's instant tire spin.



An update on how the car has been driving:

I'm in love with this thing. I mean, I was before this engine build. But holy ****....it makes my butt-cheeks pucker. I have to get used to all the vibrations and rattles with these engine mounts. They're the "street" versions, but still cause the chassis to vibrate. I actually like it. I feel more connected to the vehicle because of it. I've always had OEM mounts, and they were suffice, even at 420whp with my old setup. It drove like a Cadillac. Not anymore. I like being able to feel the feedback of the engine.

There's also the twin fuel pumps that buzz from the rear. Turning the key to the "on" position awakens the car, right before I hit the button to start.

Brakes: These Wilwood 4-piston calipers are on point! I've done some 60-0 stops to help bed-in these rotors, and they feel great. So much better than OEM calipers.

Something else I'm getting used to... We bypassed the clutch switch. I'm so used to pressing the clutch for starting, that I'm not able to do this now. I don't want to kill the thrust washers due to the upgraded twin-disc clutch, so the clutch pedal only gets pressed when proper oil pressure is present.

I've been letting the vehicle come up to complete operating temp, before driving the vehicle. Usually, when the fans kick on the first time when it hits 185deg temp. Doesn't take long, actually. It doesn't have a thermostat, and hasn't for 3 or so years.

Are you running a pedal stop on your twin disk? If not then you are going to kill the thrust washer regardless. If you have a properly set up pedal stop then you do not need to worry about this....
 

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Thanks buddy!!!

Having a clutch plate that is heavy like my twin disc could actually damage the crank since when starting, most cranks aren't properly lubricated yet while having a heavy disc pushing on them. Pushing the clutch in while "dry" can wear the thrust washers prematurely. Having a clutch bypass solves this issue.
The pressure plate in most twin disks is less aggressive than those used in single disks with beefy holding power. With a twin disk having nearly twice the surface area to work with of disk material the pressure plate no longer has to do the majority of the torque holding power.

That being said with some twin disks (like comp) you can actually over throw the clutch pedal and push the crank hard enough to wear out thrust bearings. It appears that is what you may be worried about. This can be solved with a pedal stop.
 

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Yo JJ!
Was just stopping by to help another guy on HT by looking up some of the specifics on your build. How's it going?

Are you, you know, actually driving it? haha
 

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Yo JJ!
Was just stopping by to help another guy on HT by looking up some of the specifics on your build. How's it going?

Are you, you know, actually driving it? haha
Absolutely....not! Haha. It's Winter, and in the showroom currently. She's in hibernation mode, and just sitting, currently. She'll be coming out sometime in April, if I were to take a guess right now.
 

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Hey, I've been reading you build for a while now and registered to ask if you recommend any good 2.5" exhausts because I will be boosting my LS integra in a year or two.
I was going to do a 2.5" custom piping and im only shooting for around 240hp or so, so nothing too crazy.
Would like to hear your opinions and feedback thanks!
 

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Where would Team Integra be without this Integra?? It is seriously the sickest damn Integra out there....just curious what you have into this thing at this point :-O
 

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Hey, I've been reading you build for a while now and registered to ask if you recommend any good 2.5" exhausts because I will be boosting my LS integra in a year or two.
I was going to do a 2.5" custom piping and im only shooting for around 240hp or so, so nothing too crazy.
Would like to hear your opinions and feedback thanks!
Anything ebay is fine, just replace the muffler with something actually good and have an exhaust shop install it all. That's the route @drmix went, and his came out rather nicely.
 

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Where would Team Integra be without this Integra?? It is seriously the sickest damn Integra out there....just curious what you have into this thing at this point :-O
Thank you for the kind words. I've kept every receipt for every nut and bolt, down to every oil filter purchased for this vehicle. The amount of money put into this vehicle would make anyone cringe, because it's just another "Honda", or "Integra". It makes me sick even to think about it. However, money isn't spent on vehicles for an investment. It's spent on pleasing the owner, and for the "fun" factor. I won't say how much I have invested, just because it would sound pretentious...but let's just say that a really nice, low mileage NSX could be in my garage by now, had I not spent the money on this thing.
 

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I've had the same tires on this car, since 2007, and needless to say, they're starting to show their age. Not because of low tread depths, but more or less dry-rot within the tread. I still have 6/32nd's of tread left, which just goes to show how little the car gets driven (minimum Pennsylvania State Inspection requirements are 2/32nd's).

Decided to pick up some new shoes this past week. Toyo R888's will be going on here shortly. Maybe another month or so. Tire size I chose was 225/50ZR16. I more than definitely need to raise the car a tad, especially in the rear. These will be meaty, for sure.



 
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