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Old 04-19-2013, 01:15 AM
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T-huffs Prelude build slowly moving along

I don't have any pics yet because im at work at the moment but im officially going to start on my lude soon. I was wondering if any of you guys could point me in the direction of the best aftermarket parts like one piece headlights, lip kits, wheels and such. I have a 93 prelude si with the h23 engine its completely stock idk which route to go or where to start lol. suggestions are welcomed.
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Re: T-huffs Prelude build slowly moving along

well whats your budget and what do you want out of your upgrades? do you want a reliable engine or are you looking for more cosmetic stuff? you have to decide what you really want to do and what you want out of your lude.
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Re: T-huffs Prelude build slowly moving along

Well a list of things id like to do would be, new paint, new windshield, one piece headlights, eyebrows, lip kit, wheels [maybe xxrs], rear wing delete, 5g moonroof conv, maybe lowered and cambered, I kinda want to do a vtec swap?

I need some insight those where can I get an accord rear lip and sideskirts?
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Re: T-huffs Prelude build slowly moving along

Here is a few pics I have not done anything to her yet at all except tune up.
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Re: T-huffs Prelude build slowly moving along

Needs a cut/buff to possibly help out that faded paint!
Pretty clean though, minimal rust (I can't see any) so you're already pretty well off. Take it slow, and don't destroy it by jumping on the hellaflush bandwagon please.

I can help out anyway, as you seem to work within 20 miles of where I live.
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Re: T-huffs Prelude build slowly moving along

looks good! +1 on the paint job and wheels though. sounds like you are more into the cosmetic stuff for now. how many miles are on it? if there are a lot then you might want to consider swapping in a rebuilt motor later on down the road. instead of messing around with conversions.
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Re: T-huffs Prelude build slowly moving along

Yeah she needs a little help outside, she has been around the block a few times with 172xxx on her motor and tranny. I want to do a vtec swap but at the time im not too motor smart so I need to learn so people cant take advantage of that. I wanted to start outside first because I don't know much mechanically. I joined the forum so I could learn and possibly make some new friends that enjoy preludes as much as me who would possibly help along the way lol
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Re: T-huffs Prelude build slowly moving along

The one piece JDM headlights (oem) and Depo one piece headlights are dope. A lip kit depends if you want it to lock fairly clean and stock. The accord 3 piece rear lip and a polerythane front lip can make a huge improvement to your look for cheap, accord lip 25-40 off a 94-95 accord from the auto wreckers. If you don't care about money, companies such as Wings West, Hiro, Value Sports all make quality lip kits.

For wheels, xxr are decent and tough. The only downside is that they are quite heavy. But if a minor decrease in acceleration is acceptable, do it! Some good budget wheels are Enkei, XXR, Konig, Rotas. If you have a larger budget, look into Works, Rays, Volks.

A good starting point for performance would be I/h/E. intake, header, exhaust. You might not have to change the stock airbox, it is pretty good. An exhaust look at a Catback exhaust system which bolts on and is pretty easy to install. And for the header, stay away from cheap stuff such as OBX, Megan, DC. These will give you no power increase. Look at brands such as Hytech, SMSP, or vibrant for a header, or if you are on a budget a replica of one of those.

A coilover kit will lover your car. A lot of people do Ground Control coilover sleeves on Koni Yellow shocks. Or purchase a full kit such as a BC racing, TEIN coilover kit.


Best of luck to you and your build!! This post was based on opinion
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Re: T-huffs Prelude build slowly moving along

Thanks man, money is an issue so ill probably go with what you mentioned. Thanks for the input just a couple more questions lol sorry but what is the difference between dc headers and any other brand?
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Thanks man, money is an issue so ill probably go with what you mentioned. Thanks for the input just a couple more questions lol sorry but what is the difference between dc headers and any other brand?
The DC or OBX or Megan Racing (or any <$200 eBay header) headers are an OEM replacement pretty much (same specifications) It will make no changes to your car unless your old ones have a hole in them. All they do is look shiny in your engine bay.

The Hytech Tri-Y replica header is affordable and will give you actual gains, I don't know the dyno numbers but they will make gains. Same with Vibrant, nd SMSP, so you could go for a replica of those. The only difference between replica and real is one has a logo and one doesn't.

Again, I'm not an expert, but this is pretty much true.
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Re: T-huffs Prelude build slowly moving along

Is there anyway I can run a low boost I don't want huge gains I just want something to get on it when I push the gas? what would I need to accomplish that? lol
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Re: T-huffs Prelude build slowly moving along

Forced Induction or naturally aspirated. Forced induction usually means boost. You could put together a turbo kit for about $2000 and probably make 240 whp, at about 8 PSI. Or you could go the supercharger route, which would cost more for money.

Running a turbo system reliably, with low boost, would be ideal. To increase about 10-25 HP maybe, you could do I/H/E and a tune. But that is being generous
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Re: T-huffs Prelude build slowly moving along

So would it really be worth it? because that sounds like a lot of money for 25 hp. Also I know ill be bashed for it but what is I/H/E?
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Re: T-huffs Prelude build slowly moving along

I looked up the header you suggested it says some cars need the cross member cut would mine require that?
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