Our car looks low, clean and mean with this wheel fitment. The wheels and tires fill the wheel wells and the Stoptech brakes fill the wheels well! This is a great retro modern look.
We have been digging the retro 15″ look lately. If you are building a balanced car with a well-tuned naturally aspirated engine of moderate power like we are considering, 15’s are better matched to the stock transmission gearing. The car was designed around wheels of this diameter and if the power level matches, things feel just right. With the addition of sticky rubber and nice wheels, our car is well on its way to being a poor man’s Type-R or maybe make that a Type-R killer!
I always say: Always opt for the smallest wheels you can get away with. As long as they fit snuggly over the brakes its good.
And I also always say: Fit a brake size as small as possible so long as it fits inside a wheel.
So I can dig smaller rims and larger tires. On a integra 15″ is just fine. Going bigger will only slow you down. Besides: Sidewalls are tunable where a rim is not
Especially with moderate power levels where you don’t need huge brakes!
Absolutely right. Even with way more power it’s still the case. Sure, heavier vehicles are a concern, but most big brakes aren’t really needed to begin with. It’s all about temps, and to a lesser degree speed. But not about power. Most people think they need bigger brakes (or wheels for that matter). Just apply some temp paint or stickers and most of them will realise that they hardly come up to temp to begin with.
Only off-roaders need to have bigger tyres/wheels, but that’s just to be more comfy in terrain, and to climb bigger obstacles.
Didn’t reply in time on SH, regarding power limits for modified vehicles in Sweden.
If no limit is guaranteed by the manufacturer, the acceptable maximum power is 15 kW/100 kg car weight . You can file for special permit to get it up to 20kW/100 kg, as in a 1600 kg car may be allowed to have 320 kW (16*20).
This is only for modified vehicles.
So the porche 911 you used as an example would never be allowed to legaly increase the power output (unless you installed something extremely heavy to get below the accepted limit.
Power isn’t measured during the annual check-up, but they can fail you for obvious modifications. The police can impound the car and test it if they suspect something when you are out driving it too. Not to mention insurance won’t cover shit if it’s illegaly modified… So yeah, most of us do what I’ve done the last years, just hope that noone will notice anything.
When this is over for me, I will have a legal increase of 36%, not too far off from your allowed 40%. Just a bit more hassle to get it accepted.
The vibes is good for all Integra fans
Keep it going reply ing
I’ve been following this project closely. I have a 95 DB8 (also white) that is all stock and has been well kept by the original owner for 20 years. I upgraded/replaced the stock shocks with Bilstein HDs, replaced worn out RTA bushings. Anyways, keep it up! Love the integra GSR love! Are you guys eventually going to hookup a Hondata and squeeze what you can out of it?
We think we are going to do a moderate NA engine build, not decided on the engine management yet.
Great job keeping the DC2 spirit going!I would have kept mine but I grew tired of putting a quart of oil in every 2 weeks.
I assume the size of the tires is a typo: 225/50r15 would be almost half an inch taller than stock, so the tires you guys put on must be 225/45r15 right?
You are correct sir, good catch.
What alignment settings are you running? I’m trying to put together a similar wheel and tire combo and I want to know what degree of camber you’re running. I’m hoping to not go past -2.5 front and 2.0 rear for the recommended settings of my honed developments geometry correction kit. Thanks in advance