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Re: why do some 89 honda prelude 2.0 si have a spoiler and some do not? is the one w

It was a factory option on some cars.
Some just came without them.

Where I'm at folks are clamoring for undrilled trunk lids from non spoiler-ed cars.

Now Luzer can light on what the 'S' model had available. But I believe the Si you could get one that left the factory with one or have one added at the dealer later if you had bought a non spoilered car.

4ws? Good question...don't know if all of those had spoilers.
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You pretty much nailed it Mike.

I have seen S models with a wing and without. I believe that they normally came without a wing, but you could have one installed by the dealer.

I don't have definitive data on this, but this is what I've observed from hundreds of junkyard trips:
A rear wing was a factory option on fuel injected models, and standard on 4WS models. It was a dealer option on all models. I haven't found a lot of 4ws models over the years, but all that I have seen (and happened to notice) either had a wing or showed evidence of once having had a wing installed. You can spot a factory installed model easily, as there is no 3rd brake light on the rear parcel shelf (rear window). If there is both a 3rd brake light and a wing mounted brake light then the wing was most likely dealer installed. Another way to tell is to look at the power antenna connector. If there are three wires then it didn't have a factory wing. If there are more than three wires it's a factory installed wing. This is because for factory installed wings, there is a circuit which will lower the antenna when the trunk is opened so that the wing doesn't catch on it when you close the trunk lid.

Like I said though, this is based on my observations. I don't have documentation showing this is fact.
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No wing on my daughters 88 4WS, are 88's different?
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No wing on my daughters 88 4WS, are 88's different?
I have a couple of questions about your daughter's lude. Does it have a 3rd brake light on the rear shelf? How many wires are on the power antenna connector? Your car may have originally had a wing, and a previous owner may have either removed it and plugged the holes or swapped trunk lids with a 3rd gen without a wing. I did that on two of my previous 3rd gens. It's actually pretty common. If your 4ws came from the factory without a spoiler it would be rare, but also good to know if that was offered. I had two different trunk lids for my last 3rd gen pictured in my signature. I would run with a wing for a while, then I would run without it for a while.
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Re: why do some 89 honda prelude 2.0 si have a spoiler and some do not? is the one w

I did the spare trunk lid thing too Mike...thinking was to have a 91 without a 3rd brake light at car meets.
The car had a factory spoiler so no deck mounted brake light.

Wait...so your 4ws had a rear deck brake lamp?
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No, my 4ws had a factory wing, so there was no rear shelf brake light. I always had it in the back of my mind when I was running wingless that a cop might pull me over for no 3rd brake light since it was required for every car made since 1983.
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I have a couple of questions about your daughter's lude. Does it have a 3rd brake light on the rear shelf? How many wires are on the power antenna connector? Your car may have originally had a wing, and a previous owner may have either removed it and plugged the holes or swapped trunk lids with a 3rd gen without a wing. I did that on two of my previous 3rd gens. It's actually pretty common. If your 4ws came from the factory without a spoiler it would be rare, but also good to know if that was offered. I had two different trunk lids for my last 3rd gen pictured in my signature. I would run with a wing for a while, then I would run without it for a while.
Yes, 3rd brake light on rear shelf, I believe it has 3 wires on power antenna connector. What does that tell us about it?
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Oops, upon further reading it looks like it might have came without a wing, maybe?
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Yeah, it sounds that way. From what I've seen, 3rd brake light on the rear shelf and 3 wires on the antenna connector usually means it came without a wing. Now, the question I have is did that car come with 4ws from the factory, or did a previous owner swap that in? Does the car have power door locks?
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Yeah, it sounds that way. From what I've seen, 3rd brake light on the rear shelf and 3 wires on the antenna connector usually means it came without a wing. Now, the question I have is did that car come with 4ws from the factory, or did a previous owner swap that in? Does the car have power door locks?
I'm pretty sure it came with 4ws from the factory, and it has power door locks. The car looks to be dead nuts stock.
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No, my 4ws had a factory wing, so there was no rear shelf brake light. I always had it in the back of my mind when I was running wingless that a cop might pull me over for no 3rd brake light since it was required for every car made since 1983.
That's why I figured only for shows. Not that I'd trailor it tho..so like you said...cross your fingers no policeman pulls ya.
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I'm pretty sure it came with 4ws from the factory, and it has power door locks. The car looks to be dead nuts stock.
If it has power locks then it came with 4ws from the factory. For 88/89, only 4ws models came with power door locks, at least in the US. Good to know that there were some 4ws models that came without a wing. So much for that theory LOL.
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