From there the Type R's handling was addressed. The suspension features Tein Flex coilovers with Electronic Damping Force Control (EDFC). Tein's EDFC allows the driver to change shock settings from the cockpit while on the move. The car's brakes and sway bars remained stock. "But, we welded up a lot of the body seams to add rigidity, which really worked out well considering the Type R was already more rigid than a GSR," John says. The Type R's interior is pretty trick right from the factory so John elected to perform some mild stereo upgrades, install Defi gauges and call it a day.

The familiar series of events arrived at its predestined conclusion; what seemed like more than enough wasn't. "After building many 400 and 500hp Hondas I decided the R should make a little more," John says. "I wanted to prove you can have air conditioning, power steering and all the creature comforts and make gobs of power." So he went back to the dyno with some larger injectors, 5 gallons of C16 and his laptop so see what the Type R could do. "Since the original build we had made a carbon-fiber intake tube, a 4-inch aluminum exhaust and larger intercooler piping. At the same boost as the last run the car made 567 whp with these small mods," John says. "Some additional cam gear tuning and maxing the fuel system, turbo and drag radials (they were spinning on the dyno), the B18 pounded out 647 whp at 33 psi." He said the car came off the dyno a little after midnight and a quick test drive made him realize that this was way too much power in a front-wheel-drive car, even with drag radials. "It sure was a blast though and breaking the tires loose at 80 mph brings a big smile every time," John says. "I guess you can never have too much power." We could have told you that, John, we've been living by those words since 1985.

As John can attest, a true calling is difficult to deny. "I have driven many cars at all power levels," he tells us, "but still, to this day, I have never enjoyed a car as much as my Type R. My K20-powered Insight does come in a close second though." The Acura has went a "traction challenged" 11.97 seconds at 134 mph on 15-inch drag radials, but the car is built as a daily driver and John reports 30-plus mpg when he can resist the urge to splurge. As John will soon realize, resistance is futile.

2001 Acura Integra Type-R
Power: 740 WHP @ 33 PSI
Golden Eagle Machining
CP Pistons
Crower Rods
LHT Performance LHT600 Turbo Kit
Precision GT35R Turbo
LHT Performance Turbo Manifold
LHT Performance Downpipe
LHT Performance Exhaust System
LHT Performance Intake Manifold
TiAL Sports BOV
TiAL Sports Wastegate
Precision Front-Mount Intercooler
LHT Performance Intercooler Piping
Walbro Fuel Pump
Precision 1200 cc Injectors
Stock ITR Cams
Supertech Valves
Supertech Valve Springs
Supertech Retainers
Hondata S300

Clutchmasters Stage 4 Clutch Set
Driveshaft Shop Axles
Quaife LSD

Tein Flex Coilovers

Integra Type-R Front Fascia

UK Integra Type R Cluster
Defi BF Series Gauges
Alpine Head Unit
Alpine Amps

Formula 17x7
Yokohama ES-100 225/40-17

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