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Mugen Replica Body kit VS OEM lip kit???

I've always loved both of these makes but I need help deciding. Id prefer the mugen kit but i live in montreal canada and theres alot of snow, unfortunately this is my only car so it WILL be driven in winter :(. Are they sturdy enough to be used in snow? Fitment? Whatever info you know from personal experience will help... If not i'm definately going with the OEM lip kit

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Re: Mugen Replica Body kit VS OEM lip kit???

The quality of the replica depends on who makes it. I've heard good things about VIS regarding fitment and durability. However if you want the Mugen stuff your only option is fibreglass, since even the genuine Mugen kit was fibreglass. And fibreglass by definition isn't going to be as durable as the ABS plastic the OEM kit is made from. The OEM kit fits like a glove, part of the advantages of dealing with factory parts.

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Re: Mugen Replica Body kit VS OEM lip kit???

I don't really like the Mugen bumper so I say go with a genuine OEM kit. ABS is better in the long run anyways.
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Re: Mugen Replica Body kit VS OEM lip kit???

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Re: Mugen Replica Body kit VS OEM lip kit???

well if it snows a lot and you get the kit ur car is gonna sit closer to the ground..which means if they have yet to clear the road you are gonna pave the path for them..no big deal really just wipe off and good to go..but you also have hidden dangers in snow as well. then consider if you have dips in road is a big factor wit kit. trust me. i can't drive into my little town because their roads are ****. but go everywhere else. you might be better off buying the lip kit. also the fitment will very on how much you pay. the lip kit (made of urathane) pretty sure at least. will fit closer to perfect then the body kit. if you wish for more info about it them pm me..but otherwise you will probably be better off with lip kit.
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Re: Mugen Replica Body kit VS OEM lip kit???

I'm kinda torn on both myself, however I'm not so much on the Mugen replica end caps for the rear. I don't know cause I've seen them on a white Prelude and they looked great. So I don't know what to tell you I'm in the same boat as you.
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well im going full mugen haha just a dream i have.
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Re: Mugen Replica Body kit VS OEM lip kit???

hmm thanks for the comments..keep em coming
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Re: Mugen Replica Body kit VS OEM lip kit???

Personally, I like the Mugen kit. Theres a guy who lives near me selling a brand new kit for $300... If I get payed soon, it's mine.
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Re: Mugen Replica Body kit VS OEM lip kit???

lip kits are always good. they compliment cars so nicely vs body kit. but thats just me and my input.
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Re: Mugen Replica Body kit VS OEM lip kit???

Anybody have Mugen style front bumper that has an innercooler behind it? Just wondering as it looks like not too much room back there. I'd hate to get the Mugen Kit and next year when I put in the turbo I'd hate to have to buy another front bumper because the innercooler didn't fit.
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Re: Mugen Replica Body kit VS OEM lip kit???

Firstly, it's inTercooler... :D

Secondly, here you go, plenty room!





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Re: Mugen Replica Body kit VS OEM lip kit???

That car is so sexy ^
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needs different rims lol..MO
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Re: Mugen Replica Body kit VS OEM lip kit???

very sexy but not so much with the rims. i'm a huge fan of gold/bronze wheels but just not on my/that color lude. definitely would've put those on my EBP is she was still with us. poor girl, she died so young. :(
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Re: Mugen Replica Body kit VS OEM lip kit???

i am more of a chrome/silver guy..since my lude is gonna be a metallic leaf silver..the one that actually looks silver and not whatever color you are parked around lol..
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Re: Mugen Replica Body kit VS OEM lip kit???

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Firstly, it's inTercooler... :D

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Thanks for the correction, I've been working 10 - 12 hour shift days in a row and very tired. Also just what I needed to hear about the front bumper, decision is made going Mugen replica, thanks.

This is the look I'm going for

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Re: Mugen Replica Body kit VS OEM lip kit???

These are mostly replicas right? So does anyone have the picture of the actual thing front, sides and rear caps? Just wondering because I seem to be finding alot of sides that differ from each other.

http://www.customautotrim.com/bodyki...ude/1997-2001/

scroll down and check out those sides then look at the ones below in the eBay auction

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...246248824&rd=1

Somebody has it wrong, I guess the eBay Mugen replica kits seems to be the most correct from Brash22's pics
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Re: Mugen Replica Body kit VS OEM lip kit???

This might be a dumb question and I'm pretty sure I know the answer already, but do the replicas come with the turn signal/fog cover?
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Re: Mugen Replica Body kit VS OEM lip kit???

no..they are bare..no paint no holes nothing..pretty sure..otherwise they would cost more. lol
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Yep he is right they are just like the pic on the greyish blue one. I would like to find the real deal as I would probably would pay for the higher cost because I am a firm believer in you get what you pay for. As the Mugen kit probably fits without fabrication. I went to the Mugen site but they didn't have the english translation yet. Anyone know how to navigate that site or have a link to a Original Mugen Body kit for the 97-01 Preludes?
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Re: Mugen Replica Body kit VS OEM lip kit???

since the mugen bumper comes w/o the fog cover...anyone else know what other parts you need to get the look Rob's going for? i like.
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You can use your existing turn signals. JDM Fog lights fit in underneith. Then you need to find someone who can work with perspex to make the fog light cover.
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Re: Mugen Replica Body kit VS OEM lip kit???

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I'm kinda torn on both myself, however I'm not so much on the Mugen replica end caps for the rear. I don't know cause I've seen them on a white Prelude and they looked great. So I don't know what to tell you I'm in the same boat as you.
I was wondering if you had a picture of the white prelude with a mugen replica. Thanks
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