INTEGRA TYPE-R ::: turbo conversion ::: HD
Last year TDi North posted a thread on the itrdc5 forum (www.itr-dc5.com)
saying that they'd developed a turbo kit
suitable for the EP3 and the DC5 Type R's. I got straight onto the phone to
find out more. After not very much convincing I agreed to make the trip up
north and go to see the guys in person. With the promise of a good nose
around their facility, time for all my questions and a quick spin in Ben's
EG it was an easy sell!
If you haven't seen Ben Smith's K20 converted, turbocharged, EG Hatch... make sure you check it
out on my channel:
After literally 2minutes of that first test drive in Ben's EG I knew that I
not only wanted...but needed a turbo
fitted to my car! If you haven't experienced it (turbo Honda) ...It really is as good as everyone
Back at the workshop the conversation started to get serious. After I'd Exhausted all possible questions and my
mind was put at ease the deal was done. TDi North agreed to use my car to
develop the kit and offered a discount on the basis that I would document
the whole process and turn it into a video.
The date was set, materials ordered and I went back on my merry way with a
beeming smile on my face.
The time dragged waiting for the date to come round but eventually the day
of the conversion came.
I was booked into a local hotel for a week while the conversion took place.
During that week I went down to the workshop every day to document the
whole process, film interviews, ask questions and generally and get in the
Hopefully that sets the scene for the video but if you have any more
questions get in touch via social media.
If you're interested strapping a turbo
to your car then get in touch with TDi North directly:
+44 (0) 800 0196055
If you like the video, please support it by sharing the link ;)
More updates to come soon...
"Up the Boost"
SUPERCHARGED - Honda Integra DC5
Mase has a reputation amongst the Honda tuning community for making magic
happen with kseries engines.
When I heard that he was over in the UK tuning at Surrey Rolling Road I
decided to tag along and see what all the fuss was about. I met up with
Stoo from the itr-dc5 owners club. Stoo has recently supercharged his DC5
and was getting Mase to remap the ecu to suit the new modifications.
Stoo's DC5, current spec:
Gruppe M, SFS Induction hose
Jackson Racing Supercharger
Race 3.4" pulley
Comptech Auto Tensioner
RC 650cc injectors
Hondata K-Pro (MASE tuned)
Buddy Club 4-2-1 Manifold
Trust Ti-C Exhaust system
Skunk2 Magnetic Drain Plugs
Spoon Sports Reservoir Covers
SFS Coolant hoses
Type R battery tie down
Competition Clutches stage 1 clutch
Buddyclub short shifter
BC Racing Coilovers with Adjustable Top Mounts
J's Racing Upper Front Strut Brace
SPC Rear Camber Arms
Innovative 75A Steel Engine Mounts
7.5x17" ET43 Rays Gram Lights 57 Optimise Time Attack
215/45/17 Bridgestone Potenza RE040
Ings+1 Front Lip
Front plate hole smoothed
Red-out rear lights
Philips UltraBlue 6000K Xenon HIDs
Bride lower seat rails
Stripped out rear interior
TRS magnum 3" harnesses
Kenwood DDX-5022 Head Unit
Kenwood KCA iP301V iPod lead
The base figure at the beginning of the day was 215whp and at the end of
the day the car left with a very healthy 284whp.
Next on the list was a road test then the all important passenger ride...
All I can say is wow!
Check out the video to see the results ;)