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Ok, I'm looking @ peludes, educate me!

As I said, I am looking to purchase a 4th gen prelude and I have some questions. I am looking to track the car some, so I need suspension. What brands offer a more track oriented coilover? Also, how does the car take to lowering? will it negatively affect the roll center? If so are there roll center correctors available? For sway bars, is it best to replace front and rear? My FWD experience has been with a VW GTI so the prelude's suspension design is foreign to me. Any other resources or advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Ok, I'm looking @ peludes, educate me!

4g Prelude responds very well to lowering. It's a great basic chassis with a good amount of actual grip, provided you've got decent tyres fitted in the first place.

Many rave about the JIC Magic coilovers, and the Koni Yellow/Ground Control setup has literally millions of fans. Most of the people who are even kinda serious about tracking their Preludes run this setup in lieu of a "true" coilover setup so there must be an advantage somewhere.

Front and rear strut braces are a must, but only bother with the rear swaybar, the front one is adequate. Ensure you fabricate a strengthening bracket for the rear swaybar mounts as they have been known to fail under the stresses of quick cornering and an upgraded swaybar.

As for the roll centre, to be perfectly honest I have no idea, and I suspect that nobody has actually thought about it. Theoretifcally speaking lowering the car must lower the roll centre, however in theory theory and reality are the same, however in reality that isn't always the case.
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