Teal & Turbo: Meng Tea's 1995 B20 Integra
Meng Tea is no stranger to the track, canyons, or the pages of Driving Line. Back in November of 2018, Meng and his 1995 Integra took on Gina Miller’s S2000 at Chuckwalla for Driver Battles Episode 9. With a deficit of about 75 horsepower but with about 200 lb less curb weight, Meng and his Integra blasted through the corners and took home a win (spoiler alert), but that didn’t stop him from working on the second iteration of this awesome track build.
Right off the bat, the whole front clip is noticeably different from our last meeting with Meng's Integra. A C-West front bumper adds a touch of style over the stock fascia, while J’s Racing front fenders provide 15mm more space on either side.
A J’s Racing vented hood allows the B20 powerplant to cool off a bit faster in desert conditions, but we’ll get to the changes that have been made under the hood in just a moment.
The 15x8 TE37s make a comeback in all their bronze glory, but now wrapped in 205/50R15 Nitto NT05s. His new track shoes come in the form of a set of Gram Lights 57DRs, wrapped in 205/50R15 Nitto NT01s, not pictured.
Gone is the old suspension, replaced with Riaction coilovers on all four corners and supplemented by Honed Developments front and rear roll center kits. Both the DC front and rear strut braces and Progress rear subframe base with rear sway bar have made the jump to this second version as well.
Out back, a Voltex S1 wing takes the place of the old PCI setup.
Moving inside, a pair of Bride Zeta 3’s replace his Recaros from the Driver Battle. The K-Tuned shifter also made the jump while the Momo steering wheel has been swapped for a GReddy KG21 model.
Finally, under the J’s Racing hood we find a cleaned and stripped down setup—and a turbo! Since we last saw it, the engine has actually been out of the car twice: once to rebuild the transmission and add a LSD with the turbo setup, then a second time to clean up the wiring with a Rywire kit, remove the ABS system, and generally clean up the bay.
The GReddy 18G turbo runs 9 PSI with tuning duties performed by Revhard Motors. And yes, the blow-off valve makes all the great turbo noises we know and love.
Future plans include a fully stripped interior with a welded full-cage and possibly adding VTEC to the B20, but assume a healthy helping of seat time with the new turbo setup will be on the mod list as well.
Until version 3 makes its debut, slowly making the trip from “reliable daily driver” to “full-on track weapon” and “no longer for highway use,” make sure to check out the rest of the photos in the gallery below.