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Old 01-27-2011, 05:39 AM
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so i posted a while ago that i moved up from a 2nd gen to a 4th gen lude. well its been a .. lets just say a hasle to keep it running. but for a 1500 dollar car bought in a really bad part of az i dont think its a bad car. but i have to say that the car looks bad.. my front bumper is hanging a bit on the right and my vis avaitor cf hood doesnt sit right when i close it. does anyone knoe of a good body shop in az that would help me out or what i might need to do? and as for my rear wheel .. ugh. i was driving down the road the other day and all of the suddem when im turning a corner going to school i hear something like someone shooting bb's at my car.. i should have stopped to look then but i was running late. load and behold when i got out for lunch i was chilling at my car bumping music when someone told me that my lug is gone. i franticly look and sure enough its missing.. not just the nut but the hole thing.. i noticed that when i took off my wheel to fill my tire (dont ask.. :( ) that it looked like i might be able to fix it.. im confused as to how i might go about this but i want it done. driving around with 3 lugs is not safe so .. yeah. am i looking at buying a new rotor or am i looking at buying a new ..????
any help would be greatly apreciated* i dont have much money and school takes up a majority of my time so i dont a lot of choices when it comes to working on stuff..
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Re: i need help on my front clip and left rear wheel!!!!

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and you wont have to replace the whole rotor just change out the wheel studs because when i was taking my tires off mine snapped >.< as for your hood i dont know i would have to see it
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Re: i need help on my front clip and left rear wheel!!!!

Oh really!?! Cool! Thanks man!!! That takes a lot of worry away. As for my hood ill post pics when I get home..
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Re: i need help on my front clip and left rear wheel!!!!

haha no problem, and alright haha if i cant help you out someone else on here is bound to
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:35 PM
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Re: i need help on my front clip and left rear wheel!!!!

I'm sorry for not posting the pics yet.. I've been busy with school.. I took the pics today I just need to upload them to my pc and. Do it that way.. I'm not sure how to though.. I have a photo bucket tp host them but I don't know how to link them
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:00 AM
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Re: i need help on my front clip and left rear wheel!!!!

i just made an album with pics save to my comp, no photobucket haha
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Re: i need help on my front clip and left rear wheel!!!!

ok i have the pics.. im not sure what to do about the bumper. idk i just cant stand the fact that my hood is up so high from my bumper that i can see into my engine bay
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Re: i need help on my front clip and left rear wheel!!!!

btw.. does anyone happen to know how to read the trouble codes for the 93 prelude si vtec ?
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Re: i need help on my front clip and left rear wheel!!!!

they have all of the CEL codes on a post, and how to read them etc. ill try and find it for you, and i will have to look at the pictures when im back from school
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Re: i need help on my front clip and left rear wheel!!!!

also if you have a carbon fiber hood i suggest hood pins to lock it down if you plan on going fast
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Re: i need help on my front clip and left rear wheel!!!!

Yeah I have a cf hood.. I'm broke right now I'm going get money shortly then ill buy the pins.. but I don't know why my hood and my bumper have such a gap
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Re: i need help on my front clip and left rear wheel!!!!

on the 3rd picture it looks like there are paint chips on the front of your hood, did you buy it used or get in an accident with it? cause it might be warped
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Re: i need help on my front clip and left rear wheel!!!!

I'm pretty sure its from the polishing and rubbing compound I used to clean my hood
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Re: i need help on my front clip and left rear wheel!!!!

ahhh mkays well then i do not know why they dont meet, maybe someone with more experience knows
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Re: i need help on my front clip and left rear wheel!!!!

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Yeah I have a cf hood.. I'm broke right now I'm going get money shortly then ill buy the pins.. but I don't know why my hood and my bumper have such a gap
There are two rubber stoppers for the hood on the radiator support that you might be able to gain a little more space out of by lowering (twist them). Also the hood latch (radiator support) is adjustable as each hood fits the car differently. Not sure about the prelude but there should be 3-4 bolts, loosen them and lower the latch evenly small amounts at a time until the hood is even with the bumper. Thats how i adjusted my CF hood on my IS300 because I had the same problem. It has something to do with the way the latch bracket is fiberglassed to the hood.
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Re: i need help on my front clip and left rear wheel!!!!

great thanks man!!! ill trying that n the morning.. its 23 degrees right now so im staying inside
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There are two rubber stoppers for the hood on the radiator support that you might be able to gain a little more space out of by lowering (twist them). Also the hood latch (radiator support) is adjustable as each hood fits the car differently. Not sure about the prelude but there should be 3-4 bolts, loosen them and lower the latch evenly small amounts at a time until the hood is even with the bumper. Thats how i adjusted my CF hood on my IS300 because I had the same problem. It has something to do with the way the latch bracket is fiberglassed to the hood.
i tried moving the latch and everything but im haveing problems .. it seems like i messed it up. i put it back as much as i could to where i had it but the gap is bigger than last time.. i also took off my bumper and found that i have a lot of bent metal .. so i think that it was hit.. that and looking at my vin im supposed to have a h22a1 vtec... so yeah.. im annoyed im going to try and post pics of my car with the bumper off so yall could see what i might need to do ..
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Re: i need help on my front clip and left rear wheel!!!!

Bring it to a body shop...perhaps the car was in an accident previously. If the radiator support is tweaked by any amount, the hood will never line up. The radiator support will have to be re-aligned. You can't lower it anymore considering the driver side hood point part is already touching the headlight/vent.
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Bring it to a body shop...perhaps the car was in an accident previously. If the radiator support is tweaked by any amount, the hood will never line up. The radiator support will have to be re-aligned. You can't lower it anymore considering the driver side hood point part is already touching the headlight/vent.
.. i was thinking i was going to have to do that.. from what it looks like it has been tagged in the nose .. :(
do you know what i might have to pay to get it done and how long might it take to get this done .. i need this as my daily
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Re: i need help on my front clip and left rear wheel!!!!

Sorry to hear the adjustment did not get you close. From the pictures you posted everything looks out of alignment. Most shops can pull out the front end in a few hours if that is all you want done. If you want them to re-align everything after pulling out the front and do some body work then possibly a day or two. As far as price if they're not doing any of the body work just pulling out the front I would estimate 3-4 hours so maybe around $300-400, all depends on how much work you have them do and how long it will take them. Go to a few shops and get some estimates, make sure you tell them you are paying cash, the prices will be a little bit lower.
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Re: i need help on my front clip and left rear wheel!!!!

I was wondering if any knows if a 96 front clip will fit on a 97 Prelude
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