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Old 09-12-2008, 04:11 PM
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5th gen Sh/Base fitment

Well, this could end up being a very use full thread for us 5th generation preludes,
but i found a nice exhaust system and it is listed as "1997 HONDA PRELUDE SH CATBACK"

the only reason im even wondering is because, well while its still a good price, i dont want to have to deal with returns...

im also curious to know what other parts fit on a base from an SH prelude, so this needn't be discused anymore!

So far i know:

Suspension setup sits higher (does/doesn't work?)
SH tranny will NOT bolt to base engine (true?) and vise versa?
SH Power plant can be swapped but wiring of ATTS must be done to be worth while.
also while SH cluster is interchangeable, it has an ATTS light which will be pointless.
strut bars,oil caps, valve cover etc. are all inter changeable.

but the real question is the exhaust for me. could get it soon!
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Re: 5th gen Sh/Base fitment

After the cat, the exhaust components for base and SH are the same. it should fit fine for both models if it is a catback.
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Re: 5th gen Sh/Base fitment

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After the cat, the exhaust components for base and SH are the same. it should fit fine for both models if it is a catback.
thanks for the quick answer!
i had a feeling, but i dont wan to gamble money of a gut instinct haha
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Re: 5th gen Sh/Base fitment

I thought the base was a couple of inches longer than the Sh. I remember having to cut and weld a section off of en exhaust to fit an Sh
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Re: 5th gen Sh/Base fitment

I've heard the length of the mid pipe? Is that what they call it? little flex hose portion of the header system. Well that is either shorter or longer on the SH can't remember which is longer.


Dooopppe, always read the thread thru, I see it was already answered its shorter on the SH then.
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Re: 5th gen Sh/Base fitment

it might be nice to have it tucked away, is it WAYYY to short, or it it reasonable where my exhaust will be tucked away?
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Re: 5th gen Sh/Base fitment

oh yea sorry, there is a 3 inch difference. I forgot the Greddy comes with the extension for base models. I'll edit this post later on when i am on a different computer so i can post the pics. Thanks Steph, forgot about that!
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Re: 5th gen Sh/Base fitment

damn, why would they make the SH's shorter wtffffffffffffffffff
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Re: 5th gen Sh/Base fitment

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damn, why would they make the SH's shorter wtffffffffffffffffff
That ATTS unit us SH'ers have grown to love gets in the way!
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Re: 5th gen Sh/Base fitment

what kind of catback you looking at?
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Re: 5th gen Sh/Base fitment

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damn, why would they make the SH's shorter wtffffffffffffffffff
The SH has the same dimension cat as the JDM models, which is about 3 inches shorter than the cat fitted to "regular" fifth gen models. That is the only difference.
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Re: 5th gen Sh/Base fitment

Exhaust is very easy to modify. I'd say you can have a shop make you an adapter if its falls too short but I've been following this thread and I don't think your going to run into trouble for just the cat back. If you are doing a new header and new CAT then I would worry about it.
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