The RIPP Integra was built in late 1998 and raced the 1999 and 2000 race season with several first place wins including the 2000 Fall nationals in English Town New Jersey.
It was built around the street engine RIPP provided for it's clients in the late 1990's and with some tweaking it was able to push 613whp at 28psi.
311whp TIB DYNO pull
Funk Master Flex Video Shop Profile
RIPP Korea TV
RIPP broke a lot of the rules for building hp take a look at the build list, keep in mind that a lot of the parts and technology was not available in the late 90's, and in a lot of ways RIPP was helped build to what are some of the fastest FWD drag racers today. In fact in the 2000 season RIPP recorded a 1.14sec 60Ft time making it the fastest 60ft time that season in the Pro FWD circuit, and second only to Stephan Papadakis and his first tube chassis car.
Some of the industry firsts in the RIPP Integra was completely adjustable suspension geometry, eight injectors (440primary and 720secondary)and Energy transitioning engine stops. These helped the Integra complete 152-156mph passes and gave its rock solid consistency, which brought many of the wins its way.
B18 Stock bore Stock Stroke
9.5:1 JE Pistons
Lightened and knife edged crank
3mm Stainless valves
Titanium valve guides and seats
Webcam Valve springs
STR Intake manifold
SX Fuel pump
-10 Fuel lines FEED
-8 Return lines
Haltech fuel and timing controller
MSD 7AL Ignition
Bosch spark plugs
Greddy Boost controller
HKS 50mm waste gate
HKS Blow Off Valve
OMP Racing seat
DPR 13 wheels
Drag Star lights race wheels
Fiberglass trunk and hood
One of the more interesting and unique things is the RIPP Integra was and all metal car with working head lights, tails lights (including brakes lights) and high beams. RIPP also choose to keep the power steering for various reasons, but more over to show what could be done with the stock plate form, in fact it retained the majority of its stock parts including the battery and radiator, throttle body, motor mounts, axles, brakes, suspension arms, flywheel and floor board. RIPP�s philosophy was if it needed to be changed it would be but if it works leave it alone. This method of building was handed down from father to son and is still practiced today in the RIPP product line.
The RIPP Integra was sold in late 2001 and still races competitively in the FWD categories today, powered be a newer power plant the Integra still hooks 1:40 sixty foots with the RIPP designed system. The engine is still driven daily in a civic, and runs both power steering and air conditioning.
It too is whole heartly missed by friends and family of RIPP but mostly by its owner and pilot.