The Best Integra Ever?

Boosted and swapped Integra Type R goes toe to toe with the industry’s biggest names at SEMA.

Produced and edited by Aaron Gaghagen
Video by Brian Gillespie, Aaron Gaghagen and courtesy of The Chronicles

Ryan Basseri of Rywire is well known to the Honda enthusiast community as the main man when it comes to tucked, mil-spec, high-performance wiring harnesses. Even people outside of the Honda enthusiast community have come to him for his wire harness skills for everything from GMs to Nissans, but that doesn’t matter to the average SEMA show attendee. And that’s an even stronger testament to the magnitude the Integra Type R he displayed in the CSF Radiator booth has accomplished. People who’d had no clue what they were looking at couldn’t help but stop and admire it. The people who knew what it was found technology usually reserved for the highest levels of racing and perfectly fitting and executed modifications almost everywhere they looked. The Rywire GT3 Integra was so impressive that it was picked as one of the top ten vehicles in SEMA’s Battle of the Builders. If you want to see how Ryan’s Type R did in the final judging, be sure to check your local listings for it on Velocity Network airing February 1.

We talked with Ryan about his award-winning build and found out more about its origin and purpose in the video below.

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Aaron Gaghagen
Multimedia Editor at VTEC Academy

Aaron Gaghagen is a veteran video editor and longtime Honda enthusiast. All told, he’s owned seven of them, and has enjoyed every single minute of wrenching on every single one. Except for that automatic one. That was probably a mistake. In 2010 Aaron teamed up with Brian Gillespie who along with another partner launched Nacho Speed Garage, a venture that capitalized on Aaron’s video expertise to do its part in entertaining and educating the Honda masses. Nacho Speed Garage took everything to the next level. Instead of reading magazines and cruising forums for content, Aaron and Brian were generating it themselves. The demise of Honda Tuning magazine in 2014 was the impetus for Aaron to do something even more impactful, though, which led to the creation of VTEC Academy and aims to carry that Honda torch forward in the same spirt of not just Honda Tuning but Nacho Speed Garage.