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Old 07-14-2013, 10:14 PM   #1
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Base vs. Type S for full DC5R Replica

If you were going to build a complete and full JDM DC5R replica, K20A, Y2M3, Brembo full suspension and +60 wheels, all bracings, ect, ect. with or without RHD conversion, would you want to start with a base model or a Type S?

does it matter in the long run, and how does it effect the end value?
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:26 PM   #2
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I don't know about making a Type R replica or how much your choice will effect the end value but the Type S does have better parts then the base (again, not sure how many of those you are all going to replace) but the base (at least in Canada) doesn't have a moon roof, which the Type R also doesn't have. So it would look closer to the Type R if you are being that meticulous.
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S would be easier since it already has the bolt holes for the front strut bar and rear lower tie bar. Base does not.
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I don't know about making a Type R replica or how much your choice will effect the end value but the Type S does have better parts then the base (again, not sure how many of those you are all going to replace) but the base (at least in Canada) doesn't have a moon roof, which the Type R also doesn't have. So it would look closer to the Type R if you are being that meticulous.
that, is an incredibly good point which I had not considered, I am in the process of a sunroof restoration in another car right now (1984 nissan 910) and let me tell you, sunroofs suck. and I would be trying to be that meticulous.

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S would be easier since it already has the bolt holes for the front strut bar and rear lower tie bar. Base does not.
which bolt holes? the rear lower tie bar mounts in between the control arm bushings right? and the front mounts on the top hat bolts right?

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06 rsx type s

im replacing a motor in an 2006 acura rsx type s and im debating on putting a type r motor instead of type s, but all I can find in 02, 03, 04 type r motors. should I put an older type r motor in my 06 type s. is it worth it?
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Is easier to make a few bolt holes than fill in a sunroof, also the type R interior will be big bucks, cheaper to move to UK and buy a real one lol
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I hate sunroofs, they suck soo much, the 910 restoration is taking forever, Why?, Sunroof...

heres a better reason, DRAIN TUBES RUNNING DOWN YOUR PILLARS.
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I hate sunroofs, they suck soo much, the 910 restoration is taking forever, Why?, Sunroof...

heres a better reason, DRAIN TUBES RUNNING DOWN YOUR PILLARS.
lol..agreed!
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If you have a person that is an artist with a welder, filling that sunroof would be easy.
and the inside will not be seen once the headliner is installed.
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Get a clean base shell

Sounds like you just need the shell. It doesn't matter which one since you'd be replacing practically everything. The Canadian base would be a good option if you're willing to go through that process of shipping a car that has no sunroof. You'd pay less sealing up the sunroof with sheet metal.

Drilling holes for the strut bar and adding brackets is too easy. Since bases are for the most part, less expensive than a Type s (generally speaking, not looking to argue), it would be a good idea to start the search for a super clean base, even if it's automatic. IMHO.

In 2015, I bought an automatic 02 base (after my S was stolen). Since then, I've swapped out the motor/trans, converted to manual, upgraded suspension, brakes to Type S and still have lots more to do on it. It's my daily but my plans are to make my own version of the Type R, slowly but surely.
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