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Racing equipment - 1997 Acura Integra GS-R

Or, "Where'd all my money go?!"

This list represents some of what I've bought in order to go racing. As I buy new items (mainly for the car), they'll go here.

1997 Acura Integra GS-R car


  • B18C1 1.8 liter DOHC 4-cylinder with VTEC (less than 25,000 miles in September 2002!)
  • Setrab 17-row oil cooler with remote filter


  • AEM V2 cold-air intake (basically a more free-flowing version of the OE intake)
  • MagnaFlow stainless-steel cat-back exhaust


  • Brembo vented discs, front (OE replacement part)
  • Nisin solid discs, rear (original OE equipment)
  • Carbotech Panther XP9 race pads, front
  • Performance Friction Carbon Metallic street pads, rear
  • Goodridge G-Stop metal-braided brake lines


  • Koni Sport single-adjustable coilover shocks (about 2.5" lower)
  • Faulkner springs (550lbs front, 850lbs rear)
  • Ingalls rear camber kit (-2.5 front, -2.2 rear)

Driver convenience

  • Sparco Evo2 seat
  • Sparco "Ring" wheel
  • Sparco aluminum pedals
  • Aluminum panel featuring Auto Meter oil pressure, oil temperature, and water temperature gauges
  • AMB TranX260 DP direct-wired transponder (timing & scoring)


  • Distilled water & Redline Water Wetter (radiator)
  • Mobil 1 15W-50 synthetic (engine)
  • Redline MTL (transmission)
  • Motul RBF 600 (brakes/clutch)
  • Chevron 92 octane (fuel)

Wheels & tires

  • Kosei K-1 TS aluminum (dry; 15x7JJ, 10.6lbs each)
  • Kosei K-1 aluminum (wet; 15x7JJ, 13.5lbs each)
  • Toyo RA-1 (dry; 205/50, shaved to 4/32")
  • Toyo RA-1 (wet; 205/50, full depth)


  • TIG-welded, 6-point safety cage (1.5" diameter, .120" wall; 131.25lbs) with anti-intrusion bars from Cascade Autosport
  • Glass moonroof replaced with metal panel (beautifully done by Peter Emhoff [Peter's Restorations, 206-560-2405], who also painted my car)
  • Willans 6-point harness
  • F & N mesh window net
  • Sparco stainless steel hood pins
  • Sparco cutoff switch
  • Phoenix 11lb Halon fire system (3 nozzles)
  • 2.5lb AFFF fire extinguisher
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