The DC5 Type S epitomizes the boy-racer genre

October 11, 2017

 

ABOUT ME

My name is Mason Fung and I am a 2nd year Health Science student at the University of Sydney. I currently drive a 2005 6-speed manual Honda Integra DC5 Type S in Nighthawk Black.

 

 

How long have you had the car for?

I’ve had the car for around 5 months, and I bought it off a private seller on NSW JDM sales. I am currently the fifth owner. 

 

 

What modifications have you made to the car? Any favourites?

Currently I have the current work done to my car:

- Invidia Q300 Titanium Tipped catback exhaust

Exedy Standard Duty Clutch

- Injen Cold Air Intake run behind the fog lights

- Silvers Neomax Adjustable Coilovers

- Lenso D1R 17” matte black rims wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza RE003’s

- Type R Wing.

Personally, I think the intake combined with the catback exhaust are my favourite modifications on the car. Along with the throaty tone of the 3.75 inch exhaust, the intake adds a beautiful note that is particularly prominent when VTEC crosses over at 5800rpm.

 

 

What do you like or dislike about the car?

The main thing which I dislike about this car is the fact that the mid-range RPMs falls off extremely hard. The Injen Cold Air Intake is notoriously known to result in a huge drop in the mid-range powerband when compared to the Gruppe M and Mugen intakes. However, I believe that with an ECU reflash and headers, this should not be too bad

 

How does the car drive and handle?

When I picked up the car, the tyres had around 30% tread left on them (rears were Pilot sports and fronts were Eagle F1s I believe). With the little meat remaining, cornering was particularly hard as the rear kept spinning out. When I grabbed a fresh set of RE003’s, the difference in handling was phenomenal. Corner entry was extremely responsive, and wet weather driving was almost no different on these budget performance tyres. In normal driving conditions, the car does not have enough power in the low to mid RPM range and does not pick up much pace until you hit the higher revs.

 

 

What are your future plans with this car?

In the near future, I plan on upgrading a few aspects of the car, and possibly boost it if I decide to keep it. I’d like to add Invidia Headers, upgrade brake pads and rotors along with brake lines, put on an A-Spec front and rear lip, with the addition of a CF diffuser under the rear lip.

 

 

 

2005 Honda Integra DC5 Type S

 

Price guide: $9,500-$13,000 with approx. 153,000 on the odometer

Body: 2-Door Hatchback Coupe, 4 Seats

Drive Type: Front Wheel Drive

Engine: 2.0L 4-Cylinder Petrol Naturally Aspirated K20Z1 with i-VTEC

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual (as reviewed)

Power: 154kW @ 7400RPM

Torque: 194Nm @ 7000RPM

0-100km/h: 6.5 seconds

P Plate Legal: Yes

 

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