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Nick Poulopoulos: 1994 Acura Integra GS-R

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Nick Poulopoulos bought the 1994 Acura Integra GS-R in Nanaimo, BC in July of 2012. 

It was a Tuesday, and by the end of the weekend Poulopoulos had the Civic Type R transmission and Skunk2 coilovers swapped in from an EJ1 build he had rolled a month earlier. Soon after Poulopoulos' Integra saw the track.

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I do all my own work; all the polished metal, bodywork and paint was done in my garage at home," mentions Poulopoulos. Inspiration for his build comes from growing up around Hot Rods. "I've always loved a clean shiny engine bay with no wires anywhere, states Poulopoulos, "but I can't afford to build my '69 Camaro dream-car. So my Integra received the royal-treatment instead."

Owner: Nick Poulopoulos
Location: Sidney, BC
Vehicle: 1994 Acura Integra GS-R
Horsepower: 198
Club: NvUS

SOCIAL
Facebook: Costos Nick Vasilius
Instagram: @blazinfast_dc2

Written by Randi Bentia.
Photography by @visualweight, @pacific_rides, @epicbabybee, @shark_thompson.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE
B18C1
Shaved bay
JDM CTR transmission w/LSD 4.4fd
JDM CTR shift linkage
Energy Suspension shift linkage bushing
Competition Clutch Stage 2 clutch
Competition Clutch 8lb flywheel 
Rywire Millspec Tucked engine harness
Hasport polyurethane motor mounts
KillerGlass 80mm Velocity stack Intake 
Custom Polished SS Intake pipe
Killerglass Upper and Lower Glass Rad hose
GSR valve cover shaved/polished
NeoChrome spark plug cover
Custom "Snow White edition" spark plug cover by MPC Motorsports
Spoon spark plug wires
Hondata thermal intake manifold gasket
Skunk2 Pro Series intake manifold, polished
Skunk2 Pro Series 70mm throttle body
Skunk2 Alpha full radiator
Skunk2 radiator cap
Skunk2 Pro Series titanium cam gears
Skunk2 VTEC solenoid
Skunk2 magnetic trans and oil plugs
Mishimoto Aluminum fan shroud 
Mishimoto Dual Slim fans
JJIP Billet shift mount bushing
K Tuned Billet Engine harness grommet
MPC Billet Battery tray and tie down
MPC Billet polished fuel rail
Custom Battery relocate wiring Kit
Downstar VTEC cap Turquoise
Downstar VTEC spike kit
Downstar billet cam seal, turquoise
Downstar Baby spikes (11)
Downstar Average spikes (9)
Downstar Lil spikes (4)
Downstar Big spikes (4)
Downstar front tie bar hardware
Downstar slave cylinder hardware
Downstar alternator hardware
Downstar distributor hardware
Downstar VTEC pressure switch plug
Downstar B series engine hardware Kit
Downstar complete mount hardware kit
Downstar complete transmission hardware kit
Downstar rack to subframe hardware
Downstar front LCA hardware
Downstar billet firewall plug kit
Downstar Tuckin clutch line kit
Downstar Tuckin fuel line kit
Downstar Tuckin brakes kit 
Downstar Boltless brake boost delete plate 
Downstar Boltless clutch adapter plate
Downstar Billet (WMC) reservoir cap
Wilwood 5/8" MC
Wilwood 7/8" MC
Neochrome Extended Intake studs & nuts 
Neochrome fender washers (10)
Neochrome flush mount bolts (10)
Neochrome cooling plate
Neochrome 14mm nuts (8)
Neochrome extended IM studs
Neochrome 12mm nuts (10)
AEM fuel pressure regulator 
Custom burnt titanium hood prop
Subframe painted candy turquoise

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EXHAUST
Skunk2 Alpha header
Magnaflow highflow cat
Skunk2 Megapower cat-back exhaust

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS
Hondata S300 V.3
Marshall fuel pressure gauge

DRIVELINE
CTR trans with LSD and 4.4 FD
Hasport Axles
Hasport poly motor mounts

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WHEELS & TIRES
Avant Garde F121 wheels, polished candy turquoise - 16x8
Yokohama S-Drive tires - 195/45/16

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
Skunk2 Pro-S V.2 coilovers
Skunk2 front pro plus camber kit
Skunk2 rear camber kit
MPC EG/DC 2-inch drop forks
MPC "Snow White Edition" strut braces
Hardrace Front LCAs
Godspeed rear x-brace
K-Tuned lower b-pillar bar (Do-Luck Bar)
Polished ASR subframe brace
ASR 24mm sway bar
ASR end links
Energy Suspension polyurethane master bushing kit
Energy Suspension polyurethane RTA bushings 
Buddy Club extended lower BJ's (RCA's)

BRAKES
ABS delete
Downstar Boltless BBD plate
Downstar Tuckin brake line kit
Wildwood 7/8" MC

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EXTERIOR
2000 JDM front end conversion 
Mugen Gen 1 wing
Advan carbon fiber roof visor (only when wingless)
Authentic Azect side skirts with custom-hand fabricated ABS/CF wrapped side diffusers made in my garage (BlazinAero) 
Authentic C-West side skirts 
Top 1 motors 98 spec DC2 rear diffuser 
OEM Optional 2 piece rear Valance
Custom hand Fabricated ABS License plate angler Bracket paint matched Frost white (Blazin Aero) 
First Molding Kevlar Flugel Plate
First Molding Kevlar Canards
Custom air intake ducts
JDM intersection lights
JDM Type R Doors
JDM Type R Side Mirrors
Shaved Front bumper
Shaved Rear Quarter Moldings
Shaved Antenna
Shaved Rear Hatch
Rear Wiper Delete
Front wiper Delete
JDM yellow fogs
98-01 tail lights
SONAR Clear Blue Taillights 
SONAR Clear Blue side markers 
98-01 rear bumper
Benen rear tow hook
Downstar LE Neochrome spike lugs
Downstar Billet Valve stem spikes
Downstar Wiper Delete Spikes
Downstar Licence plate Hardware
Skunk2 License plate frame Paint matched Frost White

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LIGHTING
Phillips 8k HID kit

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INTERIOR
Mugen DC2 Gauge Cluster
JDM Type R Red Recaro Seats
JDM Type R Door Panels
JDM Type R Center console
JDM fog light switch
JDM Airbag Delete tray
JDM Armrest Delete
JDM Type R shifter boot
JDM Type R shifter plate
Type R rear seats
CF Airbag Delete tray
K-Tuned Pro Circuit short shift
Skunk2 Shift Knob
NvUS Polished Copper Shift Knob 69/100
Takata 4 point harnesses
Burnt Titanium Steering wheel bolts
Mugen Suede Steering wheel
NRG Neochrome Weighted Shift knob
NRG Neochrome/Chrome quick release V2.8
NRG Neochrome/Black Quick release V2.8
NRG Neochrome Quick release Lock
NRG Neochrome E-Brake Handle
NRG Black short hub adapter

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA
Alpine 6.1-inch DVD touchscreen
Alpine 4-channel amplifier
Phoenix Gold Tantrum 1200.1
Stinger 1.5 farad power cap
Hertz 6.5-inch components (f/r)
Alpine 12-inch Type-R DVC subwoofers (2)

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS
All Japanese Show and Shine 2017

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION
"The whole transformation of my engine bay, because I did all the work myself and learned a ton doing it."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS
Air Dynamics air struts
Accuair I-level management 
Rywire tucked radiator
Color change/wrap

SPONSORS
Downstar, BagBarn, Next Level Audio, Coastal Car Wraps, Skunk2, MPC Motorsports 

SHOPS & MECHANICS
Insideline Competition - Chris McCrimmon

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