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Old 02-02-2011, 04:18 AM
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need 94 Prelude SI H23A mod advise

Hey guys I'm new to this community and to modifying cars in general. I had 1500 bucks and after weeks of researching the right car for me, I chose a used 94 prelude si 5 speed h23a. The car has 230k miles but is running strong and smooth. After buying the car I have been pouring over the internet, researching the best possible mods I can get for a decent price. Most of my searches have brought me to this site so I signed up. Lots of great info here! Anyway I love my prelude and want to treat her right. So instead of more random searches, I'd rather ask other prelude lovers for advice.

So first off, I am running on a budget. I would like increase HP but not at the cost of the car's longevity. Like I said It has 230k miles... so what can I do to it without comprimising the engine? I plan on swapping the engine at around 300k, possibly with an h22a, or another h23a with turbo (low PSI maybe 6 or 7).

First thing is first though. I went to get it smogged and it failed emmissions. The guy said I need a new catalytic converter. I live in California so I am bound by that stupid new law, decided to go with the Magnaflow 36624 California Bolt On Catalytic Converter. Next is the cat back exhaust, but I am not sure which performance exhausts will fit onto this particular cat. I'd like to get an exhaust system that increases power but also gives the deepest, bassiest tones possible. I don't want to get that tacky high pitched rattling sound out of my exhaust that I hear so often in modified hondas. I'm looking for that bassy growl... but unfortunatly all the searching I've done to hear exhaust systems on my exact engine have been rather dissapointing. Any suggestions?

After the exhaust and cat I would like to install headers and cold air intake to increase power, though I am still confused on which brands are best for my engine/model. Beyond that I am not sure what else to do. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for taking the time to read this long post ^^
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Re: need 94 Prelude SI H23A mod advise

One word man, search. All of the answers to your questions are based on personal preferance, so go on youtube and look up Prelude exhausts and see what kind of pitch you like the most. A good starting point to check out catbacks would be A'Pexi with their N1 and Ws2.
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