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Acura Integra (Production of North American Markets)

The Acura Integra, sold as a Honda in most of the world, was a small, sporty vehicle sold primarily as a hatchback. It was Acura's smallest, least expensive model, designed to offer a competitor to vehicles like the Volkswagen Golf GTI, which was the most well known and popular "hot hatch" of the 1980s when the Integra was introduced. Although a sedan was available for the 1986-1989, 1990-1993 and 1994-2001 generations, it was dropped when the vehicle transitioned to its current fourth-generation "DC5" platform, sold as the RSX in North America. Enthusiasts refer to the Acura TSX as the second coming of the Integra GS-R sedan.



First generation (1986–1989)
The vehicle debuted in Japan in 1985 as the Honda Integra before going on sale a year later in North America as part of the then-new Acura lineup. Three and five-door hatchback bodies as well as a traditional four-door sedan were available, with a 1.6 L DOHC 16-valve engine powering all three. The engine was the vehicle's most publicized feature, as DOHC, multi-valve engines were anything but commonplace in entry-level models at the time.

The Integra shared its platform with the less-sporty Civic, although it featured a small list of key upgrades over its lesser stablemate to help merit a price increase over the CRX Si, which was otherwise the sportiest compact vehicle being offered by Honda/Acura; enlarged 4-wheel disc brakes replaced the small front-disc/rear-drum setup used by the Civic and CRX, suspension calibration was re-worked, better tires were used and a 113 hp DOHC fuel injected 16-valve engine was used in place of the SOHC, 90 hp unit from the CRX Si. Combined with sleeker styling and a nicer interior, buyers were effectivly convinced that the Integra was worth the extra money, and nearly 228,000 units were sold during the four year run of the first generation model.

Production: 1986–1989
Body style: 3-door hatchback
4-door sedan
5-door hatchback
Engine: 1.6L 118 hp I4
Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
5-Speed Manual
Wheelbase: 96.50 in. (coupe)
99.20 in. (sedan)
Length: 168.70 in. (coupe)
171.50 in. (sedan)
Width: 65.60 in.
Height: 50.80 in.
Fuel capacity: 13.2 gal.

The model was not without its shortcomings though; despite having 113 hp and a reachable 7000 rpm redline, the new DOHC engine had little torque and needed to be wound up quite a bit to make full power, leading to criticism that the model wasn't well-suited for day to day driving on surface streets, but was better tuned for spirited driving down tight, windy roads.



Second generation (1990–1993)
Acura debuted the second generation Integra in 1990, now powered by a new 1.8 L engine making 130 hp, giving the model a necessary boost in performance. The three-door hatchback and 4-door sedan body styles continued to be available, but the 5-door hatchback was discontinued due to poor market reception.

Trim levels for 1990 and 1991 included the RS (base model), LS, and GS. The 1991 GS could also be had with a leather interior, which made it a sort of "deluxe" model, and featured its own model number.

For 1992, Acura added the GS-R trim level, powered by a stroked 1.7 L version of the very successful B16a engine already in use in the Japanese-market Integra. It featured a VTEC system, as found in the then-new NSX, bumping output to 160 hp. Other features exclusive to the GS-R include the charcoal grey cloth interior (leather as a rare option), body-colored trim and front lip, and the third brake light mounted in the spoiler. Sunroof, power everything, and 14 in 6-spoke aluminum wheels came standard as well.

Other small updates came on to all trim levels in 1992, namely new front and rear bumpers, a new steering wheel, new taillights, new ECU, chromed interior door handles and an increase in power to 140 hp for the non-VTEC engine.

The second generation was the last Integra to be sold without airbags in the United States. Motorized passive seat belts were used instead. Canada and the rest of the world got regular active seat belts.

Production: 1990–1993
Body style: 3-door hatchback
4-door sedan
Engine: 1.8L 140 hp I4 (RS/LS/GS)
1.7L 160 hp I4 (GS-R)
Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic Overdrive
5-Speed Manual Overdrive
Wheelbase: 100.40 in. (coupe)
102.40 in. (sedan)
Length: 172.90 in. (coupe)
176.50 in. (sedan)
Width: 67.50 in.
Height: 50 in.
Fuel capacity: 13.2 gal.

This generation also saw Acura make a bit of a marketing shift. Prior to the 1991 model year, Acura had made a minor point of the supposed understated elegance of minimal exterior badging. Therefore, from 1986 to 1990, the only external clues to any Integra's identity came at the rear, where badges for "Acura" "Integra", and the trim level appeared. For the 1991 model year however, Acura's "A" logo appeared for the very first time on the front of the hood, as well as between the taillights. Every Integra made since then has had the "A" badges. 262,285 units were sold from 1990 to 1993.



Third generation (1994–2001)

Zenki (former) (1994–1997)
Acura debuted the third generation model in 1994, now based on the all-new Civic that had been introduced in 1992. Standard power increased to 142 hp, and the GS-R received a dual-stage intake manifold and a displacment boost to 1.8 L, bringing power up to 170 hp.

A Type R model was added for the 1997 model year, powered by a highly tuned, hand-finished variant of the GS-R's engine, producing 195 hp, meaning it made more hp per Litre than the Ferrari F355's V8. Although impressive, the Type R was still hampered by some criticism; its maximum torque output of only 130 ft·lb at 7000 rpm meant that the engine would perform best from 5700 rpm up to the 8400 rpm redline. Although the engine's "split personality" and unusually high capability to rev made it popular among hardcore enthusiasts, it cost the vehicle points in comparison tests where drivers noted that the vehicle was too hard-edged, loud and rev-hungry to be an easy daily driver.

Production: 1994–2001
Body style: 3-door hatchback
4-door sedan
Engine: 1.8L 140 hp I4 (RS/LS/GS)
1.8L 170 hp I4 (GS-R)
1.8L 195 hp I4 (Type-R)
Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic Overdrive
5-Speed Manual Overdrive
Wheelbase: 101.20 in. (coupe)
103.1 in. (sedan)
Length: 172.40 in. (coupe)
178.1 in. (sedan)
Width: 67.3 in.
Height: 52.6 in. (coupe)
53.9 in. (sedan)
Fuel capacity: 13.2 gal.

Kouki (latter) (1998–2001)
Despite some popular demand for a new Integra model for 1998, Acura chose to give the third generation model a slight facelift and re-release it. The 1998 Integra had slightly larger headlights, a more aggressive front bumper, all-red taillights, and a revised rear bumper. There were also some minor cosmetic changes to the interior, and small revisions to the electrical and mechanical components. The GS-R edition received 6-spoke "blade" style wheels as a stylistic change. Once again, the Type-R saw a limited release in the US.




Type R
The Type R was the pinnacle of the Integra line. It had many exclusive features found on no other Integra.

The Type R's B18C5 engine contained more key differences than just some manual assembly steps and an increased redline. The B16A's cylinder head returned, with differently shaped combustion chambers and intake ports compared to the regular B18C in the GS-R. Molybdenum-coated, high compression pistons and stronger-but-lighter connecting rods strengthened the reciprocating assembly. Two extra counterweights on the crankshaft altered its vibration modes to enhance durability at high RPM. The intake valves were reshaped with a thinner stem and crown that reduced weight and improved flow. The intake ports were given a minor port and polish. Stiffer valve springs resisted float on more aggressive camshafts. Intake air was now drawn from inside the fender well, for a colder, denser charge. That intake fed a short-runner intake manifold with a larger throttle body for better breathing. An improved stainless steel exhaust collector with more gentle merge angles, a change to a larger, consistent piping diameter, flared internal piping in the muffler allowed easier exit of gasses. A retuned engine computer also contributed to improve power output.

The transmission was upgraded with lower and closer gear ratios in second through fifth gears, in order to take advantage of the additional rev range. The North American version retained the same 4.4 final drive throughout the Type R's production run, unlike the Japanese version, which in 1998 changed to a 4.785 final drive along with revised gearing. The clutch disk had a slightly smaller swept area, for improved bite. The GS-R's open differential was replaced with a torque-sensing limited slip type.

The chassis received enhancements in the form of reinforcements to the rear wheel wells, roof rail, and other key areas. "Performance rods", chassis braces that were bolted in place, were added to the rear trunk wall and rear subframe. The front strut tower bar was replaced with a stronger aluminum piece. Camber rigidity was improved at the rear by increasing wheel bearing span by 10 mm. The Type R's body also received a new functional rear wing, body-colored rocker panels, and 5-bolt hubs with special lightweight Type-R wheels. Under those wheels was a much larger set of disc brakes, front and back. The tires were upgraded to Bridgestone RE010 "summer" tires.

The Type R received very aggressive tuning in its suspension settings. All soft rubber bushings were replaced with much stiffer versions, as much as 5.3 times higher in durometer readings. The springs and dampers were much stiffer, with a 10 mm reduction in ride height. The rear anti-roll bar diameter was increased to 22 mm in diameter. The front anti-roll bar retained the same size, although the end links were changed to a more responsive sealed ball joint as opposed to a rubber bushing on the lesser models. The result was a chassis with very responsive, racetrack-ready handling that ably absorbed mid-corner bumps well. Mild oversteer was easy to induce with a lift of the throttle, and during steady-state cornering the car maintained a slight tail-out stance.

The interior was stripped down to reduce weight. The air conditioning system was removed and nearly all the sound-dampening material was eliminated. This provided for a much noisier ride, but since the Type-R was a racecar for the street, most owners didn't mind.

301,103 Integras were sold from 1994 to 2001.

Also called: Honda Integra
Manufacturer: Honda
Production: 1986–2001
Successor: Acura RSX
Class: Compact car

Similar:
- BMW 3-Series
- Infiniti G20
- Mazda MX-6
- Toyota Celica
 
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Honda Integra (JDM, Asia & European Markets Production)


The Honda Integra is an automobile manufactured by Honda. It was introduced in February 1985 as a 3-door hatchback, followed by a 5-door hatchback version in November 1985 and a 4-door sedan in October of 1986. With the transverse engine placement of its engine and front wheel drive, like the Honda Civic, the car provided good interior space despite overall small dimensions.

Type R
Beginning in 1995, Honda produced the first iteration of Integra to receive the "Type-R" badge, building it from the DC2 chassis. This model is called the Integra Type-R (ITR). The 2nd DC2-generation Integra Type-R had a B18C VTEC with maximum output in the range of 200 HP, increased over the more common 129 HP ZC and 180hp B18C engine in other Integra models. Other changes in the new Type-R Integra included various alterations to the chassis to improve handling and reduce weight (such as better welding of the frame, and removal of the radio and noise-suppressing materials). The DC2 Integra Type-R also includes aeroform bumpers, spolier, Type-R specific badging, Recaro seats and Momo Steering wheel. The movie titled, "Best Motoring: Type-R Legend" goes into great detail about the DC2 ITR.

In 2001, Honda announced the release of the Integra Type-R for the new DC5 chassis. a more sporty variant of the most recent model of Integra and successor to the DC2 Integra Type-R. The DC5 Integra Type-R's K20A i-VTEC powerplant has a specific output of 220 HP at 8500 rpm, a six-speed manual transmission, a reworked exterior that is very similar to the older DC2 design, and also includes aeroform bumpers, spoiler, and 17 in wheels. The interior of the new Type-R, like the DC2, includes Recaro seats and a Momo steering wheel, and the model also includes Type-R-specific badging and a helical limited-slip differential (LSD). The movie titled, "Best Motoring: New M3 Takes on JDM Super Sports!" goes into detail on the new DC5 ITR.

Models and equipment
Early models of the Integra (called Quint Integra), were typically outfitted with a AM/FM radio, heater, multi-speed wipers, and steel wheels, with or without plastic wheel covers. The current Integra has become much more modern with satellite-linked navigation, six-speed manual transmission, power locks and power windows available.

Initially the Integra was sold with either a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic transmission. The 2001-2006 Integra's (DC5) now offer a six-speed manual transmission. Like the Civic, the transaxles are integrated with the engine unit.

The Integra has evolved from having a 1488 cc engine (1985) to having engines with larger capacities and more creature comforts (air conditioning, power windows, etc.) through the 1990s and into the 2000s.



1st Generation (AV, DA1, DA2)

The 1st generation Integra was introduced in 1985 as the Honda Quint Integra, and was available in either a 3 door or 5 door hatchback or a four-door sedan. A 1.6 L DOHC 16v I4 engine (ZC) was optional.

3 door hatchback (AV)
5 door hatchback (DA1)
4 door sedan (DA2)


Interestingly given their co-operation elsewhere, the five door Integra was marketed in Australia as the Rover 416, some years before the name was used on the R8 model.



2nd Generation (DA5, DA6, DA7, DA8, DA9)

3 door hatchback (DA6)
3 door hatchback (DA5)
3 door hatchback (DA9)
4 door sedan (DA8)
4 door sedan (DA7)


In Great Britain, only the first generation Integra was officially imported. It was though that the Integra would take too many sales away from the Civic. Two main variations of the car were sold. The LX model which featured an 85bhp unit, and the sportier EX model; a 1.6 16v PGFI (Programmed fuel injection) which boasted 125bhp and all round disc brakes.



3rd Generation MMC (DC1, DC2)

In 1995, Honda slightly redesigned the Integra when the new Integra Type-R was released.

2 door hatchback (DC2) The DC2 hatchback released in September of 1995 was called the Integra Type R.

2 door hatchback (DC1)
4 door sedan (DB6)
4 door sedan (DB8)
4 door sedan (DB9)




3rd Generation (DC1, DC2, DB6, DB7, DB8, DB9)

2 door hatchback (DC2)
2 door hatchback (DC1)
4 door sedan (DB6)
4 door sedan (DB7)
4 door sedan (DB8)
4 door sedan (DB9)


The 4 door sedan (DB9) released in July of 1993, was called the Integra ZXi 4WD. This sedan is quite sought after because of its 4WD layout, quite rare for a Honda automobile. Between 1996 to 1999 the Integra SJ was also sold in the Japanese market.



4th Generation (DC5)
For 2001, Honda redesigned the Integra giving it a more athletic, curvy look. The fourth generation vehicle was sold as the Acura RSX in North America and Hong Kong. Unlike the DC2 which was designed first then turned into a Type-R model, The DC5 was created as a Type-R first, then toned down for the Type-S model. Both the Type-S and Type-R models come 2.0 L K20A I4 engines, however the Type-R has upgraded internal engine components and a helical limited-slip differential (LSD).


Historical development
Some current generation Integra's use VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) and i-VTEC (intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control), and are approaching the size and weight of the early Honda Accord models, which were initially introduced as a larger, upmarket alternative to the Civic and Quint (Integra) in the mid 1970s.

Safety
In Australia, 1986–2001 Integras were assessed in the Used Car Safety Ratings 2006.[1]

(1986-88) — "average" level of occupant protection
(1990-2001) — "better than average"
 
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the straight lamp model is JDM model and the rounded lamp was for UK, US and Euro market. this is wat i understand pls correct me if i'm wrong...

anyway sakuraguy do provide good info good job!!!
 

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Australia has DC2 Type R but round lights, my friend bought it new last time before DC5 came out..
 

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thanks thanks thanks!! nice info
Yeap, Aussie has DC2 typeR round lights
I can't find square lights here in Aussie but i like square lights more.

@mrbear, funny video!!
 

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Urmmm...last months Evo did a multiple page segment on the greatest fwd ever and guess what won? Yup, an Integra type-R and it has the double ROUND headlights.
 

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type-r confirm got round lights for kwai lo market. My fren DC2 gsr(not R) manufactured year 98 comes with long lights.
 

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blue colour was the 2nd model (from 1990). the white one was the 3rd model (from 94)

sakuraguy had helped by explaining in full length. i just made it KISS!!

Keep. It. Short &. Simple
 

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hmmm...... Round lights for kwai lou market..... and long lights are JDM..... i dun think the lights are what used to differentiate the type R's lar... my theory of differentiating the R and non R is (only applicable of the car has not modified this portion) the nuts on the rims..... 4 nuts on the wheels are non type Rs.... and Type R's are 5 nuts.....
 

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thats why i said... if no modification mar.... if modified liao of coz cannot see lar.. but not often people will modify that lar....