Roots In Racing: Brendan Zarglis' 2000 Acura Integra

Roots In Racing: Brendan Zarglis' 2000 Acura Integra

Before Brendan Zarglis was involved in cars, his life wasn’t going as planned. The car scene had taken him by surprise, and thankfully, it's turned his life around. Before modifying his 2000 Acura Integra, Zarglis had owned a CRX, a DA Integra, and a DB2 Integra. After selling the CRX and blowing the transmission in his DA, he searched for greener pastures in the form of his 2000 DC4 Integra.

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Before owning the 2000 Acura Integra you see here, Zarglis’ work with modifications was few and far between - nothing before this car had seen the amount of work put into it that he poured into his DC4.

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Inspired by hypercars like the Koenigsegg One:1, the name of the game was added performance through weight reduction, thanks to a healthy dose of carbon fiber.

With a B18C Type R engine swapped in, the combination makes for a potent and pleasant driving experience.

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The promising power-to-weight ratio had Zarglis racing in the local CSCS series for a few years before committing to a fresh paint job and a clean look all around. The new look caught a lot of attention, and ended up earning Zarglis more invites to shows. While he does enjoy the occasional show appearance, he says he is trying to go back to his roots of racing and hoping to build his Integra into a bracket street car.

Photography by Russell MacDonald (@basisvisuals)

Brendan Zarglis' 2000 Acura Intergra is featured in PASMAG #152. Click HERE to order.


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ESSENTIALS

Owner: Brendan Zarglis
Location: Oakville, ON
Engine: Honda B18C 1.8L I4
Horsepower: 196 whp
Facebook: @zarglis
Instagram: @brendan_topgarage

ENGINE

  • Honda B18C Type R engine swap
  • Moroso Racing oil pan
  • Decked head
  • Skunk2 (Stage 1 Street cams, lost motion assembly, Ultra Racing manifold, 70-mm throttle body, Racing radiator)
  • Short ram intake
  • K&N air filter
  • Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator
  • Walbro 255-lph fuel pump
  • RDX 440-cc fuel injectors
  • Spoon spark plug wires
  • Hondata S300 V3 w/ Bluetooth
  • AEM AFR gauge

EXHAUST

  • PLM “Big Tube” header
  • Spoon N1 muffler
  • Custom 2.5-inch stainless steel exhaust system

DRIVETRAIN

  • Honda Type R transmission swap - 4.7 final drive
  • Synchrotech carbon synchros - 1st through 5th
  • Driveshaft Shop Stage 0 driveshafts

WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES

  • Rays Gram Lights 57C Special Edition wheels - 15-inch (f/r)
  • Hankook RS3 tires - 225/45 R15 (f/r)
  • Msport Racing brake rotors
  • Hawk Racing brake pads

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION

  • Koni Yellow - Race shocks (f), Sport shocks (r)
  • Ground Control springs
  • Skunk2 upper control arms
  • Password JDM “Kiwi Edition” rear control arms
  • Blackworks Racing rear subframe brace
  • Honda Type R sway bars
  • Spherical rear bushings
  • Energy Suspension bushings

EXTERIOR

  • Seibon Carbon (hood, fenders, front lip)
  • Mugen spoiler
  • Carbon fiber mirrors
  • Honda Type R lights
  • HID converted lighting

INTERIOR

  • Sparco Racing wheel
  • Recaro Type R seats
  • Honda (Type R climate control, Type R gauge cluster, GSR shift knob)
  • KTuned Stage 1 shifter
  • Taylor Racing battery boxes
  • Custom wood trunk insert

MOBILE ELECTRONICS

  • Soundstream (head unit, speakers (4))
 

 

 

PHOTO GALLERY

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