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Old 06-07-2015, 09:45 PM
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Buy it? 4ws...

1988 honda prelude with hydrologics

So the guy has hydraulics on his 88' 4ws? Is this car worth buying for the price? I have an 88' yellow si and I really want a 3gen 4ws... Looking for a 4s cruiser but I'll not buy it if the hydraulics messes up the 4ws? Input plz
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SHM...my assumption would be that the addition of the hydraulics has messed the handling characteristics which make the 3rd gen what it is. Plus, that's a lot of weight to have in the trunk. It will definitely change the weight bias. It looks nice, but it looks like there is some rust in the rear quarter panel. Also, those chrome fender flares tend to cover up wheel well arch rust. If it were me I'd either look for another 4ws 3rd gen or buy it and convert it back to it's stock form. The price is decent assuming everything else is in good condition (body, interior, powertrain, etc...). But you're the best judge of the condition since you're the one who can go and see it in person.
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Re: Buy it? 4ws...

Ic. Think I'm gonna pass. ..3hours away from me.
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Re: Buy it? 4ws...

Going to look at it this wknd. Guy said he would take $1,000. I'll keep everyone posted
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Re: Buy it? 4ws...

Ask him if he still has the stock parts he removed when he installed the hydraulics. Or even better, if he has the stock parts, see if he will drop the price even more if you give him the parts back from the hydraulics system.
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Re: Buy it? 4ws...

Ya NVM I'm passing on it- Now he said he doesn't drive it so he doesn't know if the 4ws works. According to him it runs good but cant be driving bc the batterys for the hydraulics are toast. The price is good but I don't wanna get all the way there and the 4ws all chopped up for the hydraulics which I'm guessing is what happened. Said he bought the car w the hydraulics so wasn't him who installed it.
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I doubt the 4ws was messed with. I'm assuming that whoever installed the hydraulics removed the shocks. The 4ws system is independent of the shocks. It's likely that it still works, but I don't blame you for not wanting to mess with it...too many unknowns with that car.
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If I make it out there I'll post pics
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