Trolling Around In A SOHC Integra

Let’s say that you want to build up an older Honda Civic into a track car to be used at events like VTEC Club.

If you are from the United States, there’s a good chance the Civic would have come from the factory with a single overhead cam D-series engine. While there’s nothing wrong with a D-series, the first order of business is usually yanking out the SOHC engine and replacing it with a twin cam B-series or later K-series motor. It’s a proven formula that’s been standard practise for a couple decades now.

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That’s why Kristian Wong’s DC2 Acura Integra RS is one the most unusual cars you’ll find running in the VTEC Club. While it’s the Integra that usually serves as a donor car for a Civic build, this time things have been switched around. The car might have the look of an Integra Type R, but it actually has single cam D-series power beneath the hood.

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This is especially confusing because the Integra was never sold in the US with a SOHC engine, but Kristian built the low budget car to compete in VTEC Club’s N2 class, which primarily consists of lesser-powered SOHC machines.

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The D16Z6 engine in Kristian’s car has been breathed on with a D16Y8 intake manifold and D16ZC pistons for higher compression. The package runs a Hondata S300 engine management system tuned by Kristian himself, and makes a little over 130 horsepower to the front wheels, which is actually very impressive for a naturally aspirated D-motor running OEM Honda internals (as required by the class).

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As for footwork, Kristian is using the factory 4×100 hubs and suspension in the rear with an Eibach sway bar, and a 5×114.3 Type R setup at the front with Exceed SSD coilovers all around.

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I also dig his wheel setup which consists of 16×8-inch R32 Skyline GT-R wheels up front and 15-inch Kosei K1s out back.

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Just as his good friend Yuta did with his own VTEC Club racer, Kristian has gone for a decidedly ’90s vibe with his build, right down to the Altezza-style taillights which were actually found in Japan.

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And like Yuta, he’s also added some touches of humor to the car. And why shouldn’t you when you’re racing an Integra that’s down one whole camshaft.

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Kristian’s Integra with the heart of a Civic is part low budget racer and part troll, and I love it so much. It’s just one more reason to get hooked on the VTEC Club movement.

Mike Garrett
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The driver is very handsome. More photos of handsome driver, please.


I still regret yanking out my D16Z for a B18B in '00 - later a B18B block with B16A head in '07 - should've just built & turbo'd the D16Z

definitely dig the D16Z love!


The JDM nose is so much better on this car than its USDM counterpart. Fits with the lines of the car better.


I like the wood. Use what you got.


R32 wheels look so good on DC2's


As long as turbos have been able to fit with d-series engines iv'e never really understood the point of yanking it out for something marginaly better, like a b16 etc. H22,K20 & K24's on the other hand...


Some people really underestimate the D-series family


I'm in shock that some one can make $8929 

in 1 month ...............


Bisimoto don't have a history on building SOHC cars?




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Ice Age Wierdly similar to '94-'97 Honda Accord coupe. That's actually what I thought this car was at first.


I'm in shock that some one can make $8929 
in 1 month .............


what the fake?


You can gain some flexibility back by being creative on how you manage your time, but this will hurt smaller operations just as the ATA hoped. After all many mega fleets don't mind=============see more.......................


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I am surprised that anybody can profit $8308

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We're also successfully tracking a D16Z6 in the German Timeattack Masters, for the same reason: Making the best out of it when you're on a tight budget.


Carboy Hahahaahah wtf


martin jaenicke Cool!


My Uncle james  recently got an awesome  9  month old Ford Edge   only   from   working off a 
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What's D16ZC? Do you mean DOHC ZC motor?


AndersHaugen Yup, B16A is probably the most overrated Honda motor ever, at least compared to the D16A6/Z6/Y8 variety.


I ran a Frankenstein LS block with a B16A1 head built up and boosted on 11lbs in my EF9 but in all honesty, as much fun as that was, my fully built boosted DOHC ZC running 16lbs and a stage 2 clutchmasters was the most fun I ever had actual driving and I do mean driving!! Probably went through fewer tires on my Hachiroku. That's why I loved those Nitto NT505, took some warming up but once driving temp was reached, it was hard to get understeer out of that FF. I miss my ricers....