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Ive been on this site for about a year now. And have only own prelude(s) as a vehicle so most would say I'm an enthusiast. Along with being on here I have learned many many things for a great deal of you and even made a purchase from a guy in Wisconsin through this website. So obviously this site has been nothing but a positive for me and my lude.

Although, here recently I've ran into a many of problems and it has all went down hill. It has ended up w my lude being wrecked and broken down.

But thats the end of the story let me start from the beginning for you.

On my sixteenth birth day i wanted nothing more than a prelude my neighbor had for sale.

It was a 91 Honda prelude 4ws w 120000. In amazing condition.
It was my first car and i was in love. Being an auto tranny took away from some of the joy but hey.... ITS A PRELUDE!

My 91.





All stock.

Except.

Full viper alarm. (windows up/down, nock sensor, kill switch, auto start and off, sunroof Open/closed, light, horn, blah blahh)

and a full exhaust.

Only things wrong w it was the a/c didn't work. but i didn't care, I'm a windows down kinda guy any way.
And for anyone wondering yes the 4WS work amazingly.
Ohh and idk y but the guy before me had put a quad exhaust on it. IT WAS LOOOUUUD!!!!

So then came the problems...

At the time and being my age. I had absolutely no mechanical experience at all. Soo when things started happening i got scared. I didnt want to be in a money pit.

First thing. I was driving home from school one day and had a blow out. Nothing really happened but it just made me nervous.

Second thing. It squealed when it started, turned out to be the alt. belt was loose.

Third. The thermostats NEVER EVER WORKED EVER!. the car was always over heating like every day.

So naturally being the dumb ass i am. Sold it. I paid 1800 for it and w 150k sold it for 1500. WHAT A LOSS. I wish i never did that now.

So on with the story.

Now I'm out of a car and low and behold. Its my birthday. This craigslist add catches my eye.

93 Honda Prelude Si 125k 2.3 Needs paint. 1800$

Hmmmmm Bought!.

The day I brought her home.



Completely Stock.

And in that pic you cant really tell it needs paint. but the hood was faded along w the sunroof and trunk.



AFTER PAINT. haha i think not. This was before like the night that i bought it. just waxed it up and polished the rims. WTF right. y did i get it painted.

The pictures slightly altered but still. you can tell that Paint wasn't the most important thing right.



So i get this wonderful idea. that ill do body work for my senior project and hey maybe ill save some money while im at it. This is what i did to it before paint.






So w.o. and delay in to the paint shop it went.

800$ later its pretty. the only problem was i forgot to make sure the car was mechanistically sound before i started investing in it.

AFTER PAINT.




So yeah. I mean I think it looks pretty damn good but hey its also my car.

Now Im set right. Cars still running good. nothings wrong.
Im doing regular maintenance
So im on to my next project!....

Getting the car Lowered.

It takes me a few weeks for the research and to find the right buys

But it all came down to some 100$ skunk 2 springs. and some KYB AGX's

The car was about to be slammed right.

Wrong!

I take it to my buddy who works in a local shop. and he was going to do it for me.. for like 50 bucks. yeahs it takes a while maybe like 30-1hr a spring but hey hes my friend thats what they do.

The front left comes off w np. along w the backs.

but we get to the front right and hey

A SEIZED BOLT! WTF! We beat and hammer and drill at this stupid bolt for about two hours. and finally give up

This is where EVERYTHING and i mean EVERY THING started to go down hill.

we have to put everthing back stock because we don't want to risk blowing a strut. Along w my Two front BROKEN springs.

And my parents wouldn't let me drive it due to the safety hazard the bolt was.

So after a few days and about 60 bucks to get a new bolt from honda.

I take the car to my local college. Randolph Community. Home of the famous Richard Petty Sponser. Automobile Program. THEY CAN DO ANYTHING HERE!.

It takes them another 2 hours w a hammer punch to get it out. But they did it. YAY were making progress!. Everythings on and the car is SLAMMED about a month after starting on this. It took way to long IMO. Better safe than sorry i supose.





Starting to look good EHH?

Right i think so too...

My next plan was to replace the Rad. due to a small leak. and my incline in knowledge of the prelude and cars in general.

Soo im saving money.. looking around yanooo the same thing i do everyday. looking at stuff i could never afford. haha

Then D DAY comes.. i was sooo mad!!! gahhh

I lost this battle.

So had quit my job and Foodlion gah (NEVER WORK THERE!)

And had been hired at a local bar w a friend washing dishes. (WAYY BEETTER!). and everything was fine. i was saving my money and was about one pay check away from my goal. and Buyn the rad.

Im at work and they ask me to go get something for them...i was like ok. i do it all the time np right.

Im turning out of the Place and drive up to a light and WAAAMM!!!!!!!

Stupid a$$ freaking big a$$ truck hits me. HITS ME!!! HIS CAR RANN INTO MINEE!!!!!

and we both get tickets.

I was entering the turning lane and went over before the double yellow (EVERYONE DOES IT!!!!, and it was in the worst part of town where the roads are like 20 ft wide.. and he pulls out)

He said some guy gave him the go ahead and he went and neither of them say me. WTF....

So he got a ticket for unsafe movement and i got one for left of center. WTFF!!!


Some law in NC says that if both drivers are at fault no one gets anything in insurance. BULLL SHIIITT!!!

So i lost the insurance battle that i tried to fight. and got nothing for my lude...





I Wanted to hit the guy in the face.

Right....so i forgot to mention that before i got hit somthing happend to the 02 sensor....and it wouldnt let me get over about 4 k before boggin out.

basiclly i couldnt go over 60. took off slow as piss and needed a new clutch...not a good combo right....

if anyones interested ill post a vid.

Thats bout it on my story...

My lude is sitting out side of my house...w

the radiator, battery, and started taken out... apparently that broke too

So im in need of that stuff to get it RUnning again.. let alone the body work and a new clutch...

Its been sitting for about two months now and im about to sell it for like 500 just to get ride of it.. i might buy another in the future.

any comments? if you made it through all that.??
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Ohh and sorry mods... if this is in the wrong place feel free to move it!
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I say part it out and make more that the 500.
But if you do I got dibbs on the spring and shocks
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Damn dude, that really sucks. That' a lot of body work too :/
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Re: My Story (Lots of Pics)

**** happens. I went through a ridiculous amount of crap with my first Lude. But I don't understand...what kind of insurance did you have? Just liability?
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I read it all! I am sorry. Sounds like a battle I had with my lude. Now she is just about ready to be revived!
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Damn dude, that really sucks. That' a lot of body work too :/
Yeah, way to much...Ive checked into it.
Yall know how hard it is to find preludes in junkyards. last time i checked there were like 3 in nc.
And new parts from honda is stupidly priced

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**** happens. I went through a ridiculous amount of crap with my first Lude. But I don't understand...what kind of insurance did you have? Just liability?
yeah just liability. it sucked.

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I say part it out and make more that the 500.
But if you do I got dibbs on the spring and shocks
Ill get you the springs and struts if i decided to part it out.

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I read it all! I am sorry. Sounds like a battle I had with my lude. Now she is just about ready to be revived!
Yeah. i really am ready to get it back on the road.
My buddy has a 95 civic w a Jdm h22 in is.
Just ridding in it makes me want my lude back sooo freaking bad!
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sucks man.

I want a 3rd gen 4ws so bad.
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damn dude , ive had some **** like that happen to my cars too.....but i think you can part out the rest of it and hopefully get at least $500 for it....still sucks bad tho , thing was starting to look ill..

id try to find a 4th gen with a blown motor but clean body and put ur springs and drivetrain in it maybe too
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That really sucks and your lude was coming together so nicely!
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That's why I always get FULL coverage!!!! Insurance would of gave you book value of the car at the time, which would be more than the $500 your asking.
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Yeah, I wish i could have had full coverage. It would have mad it a little easier.
But unfortunately its a lil to deep for my pockets.
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Ohh and ive decided to part out my lude.

So if anyone wants anything pm me.

Ill post up a for sale thread soon aswell
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ill buy ur shocks and springs rigth away im desperate for some and i got money in da bank how much u want for it all shipped to 81520
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call me at 970 4330041 and ill buy them tonite
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PM'd you and posted on your partout thread. lol
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