Get Off In Two Pages
On a recent trip to the dirty south I decided to venture deep into the heart of Alabama and engulf myself in local traditions. Although much of my experience was on-par with my expectations, there was one thing that Lynyrd Skynyrd and Forrest Gump hadn't prepared me for... modified imports, and nice ones at that. On roads that can only be described as un-navigable you can find some amazing cars like David Nelms' K-swapped DC2.
Less than seven months ago, there was very little to talk about going on with this red Integra. With the help of some friends to point him in the right direction, David set about the change to this GS-R. The engine came from his friend Chase McMaster who removed it from his ex-Honda Tuning cover CRX. After the K20 was wrestled into the bay, it was locked down with some Hybrid Racing mounts and wired up by a Chase Bays Mil-Spec engine harness.
The car is still a work-in-progress, but you can't deny it looks amazing. With five-lug CPRs and a Mugen first gen wing, the exterior would already be difficult to improve on. Inside the office is a pair of Bride seats and very little else, perfect for when the car "just feels like runnin.'" We will continue to scour every corner of the country in 2011 to make sure we're getting the best from the tuning scene. We're sure there are more diamonds in the rough just like David's.
2000 Acura Integra GS-R
Owner David Nelms
Location Hoover, AL
Occupation Birmingham Water Works
Power 224hp @ 7400RPM, 167lb-ft @ 5800RPM
Engine 2.0L K20Z1; Hybrid Racing engine mounts, fuel rail; Skunk2 70mm throttle body, Pro Series intake manifold, header, exhaust; Blox intake; Walbro 255lph fuel pump; Trick Flow fuel pressure regulator; Chase Bays Mil-Spec engine harness, AN fuel line kit, ground kit; Koyo radiator
Drivetrain 6-speed transmission; Drive Shaft Shop 2.9 axles; Hybrid racing shifter box, cables; Chase Bays clutch line
Engine Management Hondata KPro
Footwork K Sport coilovers; Function Form rear lower control arms; Next Miracle X bar
Brakes ITR 5-lug conversion; Russell stainless brake lines; Chase Bays brake booster delete, brake line relocation kit
Wheels & Tires 15X7'' Sprint Hart CPR; 195/50R15 Falken ZIEX ZE-502 tires; Rays red lugnuts
Exterior OEM ITR front lip; Mugen 1st gen rear wing; Starx HID kit
Interior Bride Low Max VIOS III Sport seats; Buddy Club seat rails; Spoon steering wheel, shift knob; MOMO steering hub; JDM ITR cluster
ICE Alpine head unit and front speakers
Thanks You Chase @ Chase Bays, Hybrid Racing, Jim @ Motorvations, Bon B, Scott Johnston, Kris with AK from FLA, Keenan, RJ Coffman, Matthew Crumpton, Brandi McCown-Lucas, Justin Ables, Thomas Turner, Greg Bucell, Kenny Glover, Andy Schnetzler, Robbie Drake, Alex Ingram, Josh Ingram, Mike Elsea, Bill Banks, Danny Smith, Lisa Hayes, Sammy Hayes, David Nelms Sr.