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hello im new here.
I was just wondering which car I should get.

my friend has an integra type-r he is trying to sell for 17k. 30k miles on it.

or should I get a used around 30k miles rsx-s?

just wondering what you guys would do.

thanks
 

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Spoolled said:
people are so nice and helpful... sigh..
Well... You really are going to need to do some research... this is a VERY general question with a lot of answers.

Both cars are totaly different... and a good start would be to learn the basics of the different engines...

Check the turbo section of this board and check some turbo sections of some integra boards.

And yes... there is a lot more suspension than just a drop...


Good luck with your research... (Lot of work ahead of you).
 

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Spoolled said:
wait i dont get it.
what's the difference in years?
I think its a 99 cuz that's when he got the car brand new.
what color is it? usdm type r was 1997, 1998 then 2000 and 2001.

avaiable in championship white only in 1997, 1998

availble in black, white, and yellow in 2000,2001

it's not a 1999 because it's usdm, but if it's black or yellow, that would eliminate any shred of doubt.
 

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So you're new to cars and the club. Welcome:wavey:

First off, if it was bought new in 99, its probably a 2000. That is because new cars usually come out around september and named after the next year, for example, this
september, a lot of new models will be released, and they'll be called 2005's not 2004. Its marketing. My 2002 RSX was bought in 2001.


Suspension is the whole thing that keeps the car attached to the wheels, allows it corner properly, hold the cars weight, absorb bumps, and reduce roll (i'm probably forgetting some other stuff). The parts of the suspensiona ren't only shocks and springs but stabilizer bars, sway bars, double wishbones, and countless others. Its a big and important system. When lowering, usually the springs are the only ones that are replaced (although you can cut the stock springs, but that's stupid) for a handling and aesthetic improvement. There are many other parts other than the springs.


RSX Vs. Integra? Well here are some old threads:
RSX Vs. GSR Vs. Si: http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=140581&highlight=RSX-S Vs. ITR: http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=134204&highlight=ITR
RSX-S Vs. ITR: http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=149064
And lastly: http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=123522&page=1

Bottom line, the Integra Type R (ITR) is the slightly better performer with a higher redline, and a more race-inspired engineering and feel, whereas the Type S is more luxurious. And as of now, the Type R has mroe mods, but it looks like the Type S has a lot more potential.


And you want to turbo it? I wouldn't really recommend that unless you do a lot of research on it, and maybe a supercharger instead as it'd probably be a bit easier to work with.

To start off on knowledge of turbos: how it works - http://www.turbo-kits.com/how_turbos_work.html

Search on google too. And for supercharging, http://www.procharger.com/faq.shtml

Also check out www.howstuffworks.com to learn about other car stuff.
 

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For race-inspired thrills the ITR would be my choice. I've driven my RSX Premium at the track and I've ridden along in a well prepared ITR and the difference is night and day. Compared to my stock engine and somewhat prepared suspension setup the ITR is simply a better ride. It just pulls strongly forever (high redline) and with its light weight and excellent suspension it just sticks to the pavement in hard cornering. Also, availability of aftermarket parts make it a choice ride for the track.

If high performance street and/or bling is your thing then go for the RSX. Having said that I have not tried an RSX Type S at the track but in the hands of a very good driver the Type S can kick ass. I know of a fellow competitor who has succesfully campaigned an extremely well prepared Type S setting lap records... :thumbsup:
 

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anyone with a brain would buy the type R and with 30k its still a baby! only a certain few, its awsome.its the car i wanted but i couldnt find one with under 20k miles, so i got the type S. even though this guy may not know much about cars he is still smart in my mind to want a TYPE R. and yes the JDM conversion is the shit.
 

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ronin_asano said:
what color is it? usdm type r was 1997, 1998 then 2000 and 2001.

avaiable in championship white only in 1997, 1998

availble in black, white, and yellow in 2000,2001

it's not a 1999 because it's usdm, but if it's black or yellow, that would eliminate any shred of doubt.

sorry ronin, no champ white in the later years... just PY and Black

and please don't get the type-r.... you're gonna see it for a week and it'll be gone after that after it gets stolen... trust me, thiefs will go through VERY great lengths to steal an ITR... go to the ITR forums at honda-tech.com and read horror stories...plus ur insurance will be really high...

and to be honest, unless you're planning on tracking or road racing ur car on real tracks... don't bother with the ITR, it's a waste for bling factor...


btw I still want one... :laughing:
 
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