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The car that stole the M100's crown...

Postby Jamie N » Thu 31.05.2018, 21:27

As the best handling FWD car of the 90's, highly debatable of course!, but there can be no denying that the DC2 Type R
is a wondrous machine on track and road, and when it does need fixed it is so beautifully built as to be a pleasure.
I've had a whole heap of these but not had one for at least 4 or 5 years, I had forgotten just how much fun they are, definitely
a very different driving experience from the Elan to say the least!. and when that VTEC comes kicking in... WOW!, Superlatives
in abundance with neck hairs standing proud!.

This example would be a worthy replacement for old whitey considering it was only imported in 2015 (and remarkably has been
allocated a 57 plate, considering its a 1997 car!), therefore the underside is in phenomenal condition with not a bit of rust anywhere,
a real top class specimen. Somehow though as good as it is, I don't think I could keep it long term and part with my little garage Queen :-D .

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This is the engine (B1BC) that I would love to have in the Elan with the LSD gearbox, after studying on many occasions I don't
think it is a possibility though, Its on the wrong side for a start!, the K20 Type R looks much more do-able however.

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Thought I would give the Teg wheels a go on the Elan, they are 16" Rota Circuit 8's with a 40mm offset,
look ok but I prefer a darker coloured wheel on the GQ :D .

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Re: The car that stole the M100's crown...

Postby Steve A » Thu 31.05.2018, 21:48

8) I want one how much ? :poke:
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Re: The car that stole the M100's crown...

Postby TrevorB » Fri 01.06.2018, 18:08

One of my biggest regrets was selling the Honda Accord Type 'R' that I had. Just loved that car and you just don't see them around, or the Integra, anymore.



:( :cheers:

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edited: I know why I put Civic originally because I exchanged it for a new Civic but meant to say Honda Accord Type 'R'. Well I am 70 now so
these things can happen when you get older. Doh!! :oops: :bonk:
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Re: The car that stole the M100's crown...

Postby muley » Sat 02.06.2018, 07:45

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Good post. Integra was purported to be the best handling FWD car ever.

I always correct people because the Elan holds that title but the Integra could well be the best handling FWD drive COUPE of all time.

Let the results speak for themselves..

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BTC-T_H ... gra_Type_R

I do enjoy driving my DC05 ~ S variant so arguably better for road use.

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Re: The car that stole the M100's crown...

Postby Kipperozzy » Sat 02.06.2018, 19:35

Hi Jamie, at first I thought you had created a hardtop for GQ , after cracking the seal design !
Thankfully I'm off to specsavers next week....
I think the white alloys on the Elan give her a completely different look, nice to have a selection of wheels to try out on the road now she is MOT'd :clap:

Drove through 3 thunderstorm showers today, now I realise why they offered A/C ! but I prefer the open air and there cant be much room left in the engine bay once fitted.
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Re: The car that stole the M100's crown...

Postby TrevorB » Sun 03.06.2018, 19:37

TrevorB wrote:One of my biggest regrets was selling the Honda Accord Type 'R' that I had. Just loved that car and you just don't see them around, or the Integra, anymore.



:( :cheers:

Trevor

edited: I know why I put Civic originally because I exchanged it for a new Civic but meant to say Honda Accord Type 'R'. Well I am 70 now so
these things can happen when you get older. Doh!! :oops: :bonk:
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Re: The car that stole the M100's crown...

Postby GeoffSmith » Sun 03.06.2018, 20:19

Another thing you do as you get older is posting a quote of your own thread. :twisted:
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Re: The car that stole the M100's crown...

Postby alan e » Sun 03.06.2018, 20:55

Another thing you do when you get older is spend your day looking for mistakes people make in there thread :D
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Re: The car that stole the M100's crown...

Postby dapinky » Sun 03.06.2018, 21:39

alan e wrote:Another thing you do when you get older is spend your day looking for mistakes people make in there thread :D


And another thing you do when you get older is to correct other peoples' grammar and spelling

*their* :lol: :lol:
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Re: The car that stole the M100's crown...

Postby alan e » Sun 03.06.2018, 21:48

I was waiting to find out how long it would take for someone to notice well done Mr Pink 44 minutes :D :D
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