Feature Car: Edik Stepanyan’s DA-Chassis Acura Integra

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Edik Stepanyan DA Integra
Ok, so the secrets weren't in the engine, it has to be the suspension. Well, it kind of is. When I asked Stepanyan about the suspension setup he commented, “Top Secret Stuff!” He was joking and opened up about it. It uses a Wilwood 4-piston caliper up front with two-piece rotors. Those rotors are solid faced and are vented. The brake lines are stainless steel all the way around.
Edik Stepanyan DA Integra
To aid in brake system cooling, the center of the rotors are fed fresh air by these ducting pipes, which are guided by the Innovative Mounts Radius Rods and blue duct tape. I mean, it's not called duct tape for nothing!
Edik Stepanyan DA Integra
Sheet metal replaces the headlights and small openings are cut into them…
Edik Stepanyan DA Integra
That lead into the brake hose ducts. While these early Hondas and Acuras do have very little frontal area, and give them an advantage against their newer brethren in Honda Challenge, there was still emphasis on making sure that any holes and gaps did not increase drag on this DA Integra. They were even adding additional material to block more air at Fontana that weekend.
Edik Stepanyan DA Integra
The dampers are Koni Custom Order and Valved 2812s using Vogtland Motor Sports Springs on both the front and the rear. The Front Springs are 700lbs and the Rear are 1000lbs.
Edik Stepanyan DA Integra
It uses Ground Control Upper Mounts upfront to connect those Koni 2012s, too.
Edik Stepanyan DA Integra
The front sway bar is OEM DA Integra while the rear…
Edik Stepanyan DA Integra
The rear, however, uses an ASR adjustable prototype sway bar for the Integra. Of course, me, being from Virginia, immediately said that looked like something from a Stock Car. While I was expecting dirty looks, Edik just said, “Yeah, exactly.” It also uses OEM rear brakes in the rear, as you can see from this picture.

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