Being that the two shared the cover side-by-side for the 2015 Honda Issue, why not post up both sets of exclusive photos back to back?…
Most of you have probably read the back story on this entire shoot in the previous post, but if you have not, please take the time to. These photos are of Mikey Cristi’s Integra from Phaze2, whereas the previous day’s post featured Phil Sison’s exclusively. I wasn’t really sure how many exterior shots were supposed to be taken for a double feature of this magnitude so I just captured whatever I could. I figured the Super Street staff would want to display more of the photos of the two Integras together than separate so I also shot a lot of tandem photos. As mentioned before, the idea all sounded a little unusual and repetitive but when you put the two cars next to each other, you can really tell just how different they are. The two don’t even look like they were built with the same intentions and its pretty obvious that Mikey’s is more of a “street cruiser” style where Phil’s is more geared towards functionality. There is an off chance where you might one day see Phil’s DC at a weekend track event while Mikey’s would most likely never touch anything even remotely race-related. It’s essentially the same car with two very different builders displaying their work and showing just how versatile these old Hondas can be. They look familiar but you can just do so much with them to make them completely different from one another. I think that is what is great about the Honda/Acura platform of year’s past and that idea is what I really wanted to personify in the 2015 Honda Issue. “Same but different” I guess is what you can ultimately say about this cover. Two cars, same chassis, same color (nearly), built by two very different people, from opposing ends of California, from two different car clubs, using two different engines, but both naturally-aspirated, and both cars holding an unlimited amount of sentimental value. Ohhh, that’s a lot to take in. Check out the photos and enjoy some candids and extras at the end as well…
Thanks for looking…
Exterior: OEM JDM Honda Integra Si-VTEC front lip (Molded to front bumper), Si-VTEC turn signal lights; ODM Welding Werks shock tower extensions; Spoon Sports side mirrors; Honda R-81 Milano Red
Wheels & Tires: 16×8.5 +10 CCW D11L; 195/40-16 Yokohama S-Drive
Footwork & Chassis: D2 Racing Air Bags/Struts; Dual VIAIR 444C chrome air compressor; 5-Gallon air tank; Airrex Digital Air Management System w/wireless digital remote operation and LCD gauge
Brakes: Wilwood brake master cylinder, clutch master cylinder; Hush Performance brake master/clutch master adapter plates; Jorgie Built custom brake hard-lines; Downstar Inc. billet brake master/clutch master caps
Engine: 1995 1.8L Honda B18C1 cylinder head, JDM B18C (SiR-G) engine block; Hasport engine mounts (Chromed); HKS cam gears; TWM 52mm individual throttle body kit (Polished); PLM Tri-Y header (Chrome-plated); Rywire Coil-On-Plug Kit w/OEM DC5 K-series coil packs, coil adapter plate, billet distributor cap; Jorgie-Built custom hardline throttle cable, clutch cable, -16AN braided cooling hoses, water neck, thermostat housing, coolant overflow tank; Rywire tucked radiator w/dual fans; Seeker oil cap, radiator cap; Locash Racing billet valve cover (Chromed); APEX’I World Sport exhaust; Downstar Inc. valve cover hardware kit
Drivetrain: JDM Y80 5-speed transmission w/limited-slip differential; Competition Clutch Stage 3 clutch; Fidanza aluminum flywheel; KTuned Pro-Circuit shifter, Lagrima shift knob
Engine Management: Hondata S300, Coil Pack Retrofit; Rywire Mil-spec engine harness
Interior: Vision Technica Shelta seats; Mugen Race Steering Wheel 3, Sports MT Pedal Kit; ASR steering hub
Thanks for looking!
Damn, as much as I love my JZA80 this makes me want another DC2 so bad!!!