Dean Dupree Has Plans for an AWD Conversion For His 2002 Acura Integra Type R

Dean Dupree is from San Diego, California and owns this right-hand-drive 2002 Acura Integra Type R. He fully built motor, powered it with a custom turbo kit, equipped a sequential Quaife transmission, and set the ride height with Megan RS Edition coilovers. It's fully caged with a custom X-bar in the back. Dean is proud that he built the car all by myself, including painting it.

The lights are from DC5 Creations, which is the only one that makes the jewel eyes for the RSX, DC5s and everything.

The interior was also customized with a pair of Buddy Club seats, which are a favourite for Dean because of their comfort. An AIM Sports Racing dash was also installed in the Integra Type R.

As for the wheels, originally off a Nissan Skyline, the Weds Sports took about six months for Dean to find; the wheels are +25 track offset. He then wrapped the wheels with Achilles tires.

Dean currently has plans for an all-wheel-drive setup, but holds off on any final decisions because of the extensive work and expense to make that huge transition.


Our interview with Dean Dupree, owner of this 2002 Acura Integra Type R and a registered competitor at our Tuning 365 Show at Formula DRIFT Long Beach 2022.

For more information on PASMAG's Tuning 365 Show Tour, visit https://tuning365.events.

For more information on Formula DRIFT, visit https://formulad.com.

As seen on PASMAG's Tuning 365 (Season 3 Episode 8) on REV TV.

Video footage by Mikey Dang (@photo_md)

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