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building up the 5th gen (few things I couldn't quite find)

I figured I'd just post a few things in this thread instead of making more new ones about seperate things.

So a few questions I have

1: Is there any benefit really in a front strut brace?
2: What measurement in thickness for a new rear sway bar is good?(I'm also going to take off the front sway as I've read that it allows you to rotate around corners better and if you get the hang of it right it handles better?)
3:I'm going to get some 17's whats the max i can go 7.5?(I'm guessing i'll only be able to fit on 225's? doesn't look like alot more room for bigger than 7.5 and should it be different sizes from fronts and backs or what)
4:Whats another option other than coil overs for better handling but not sacrificing quite as much comfortability (even though its not a total luxury car anyway)
5: Is replacing all the bushings a big job other than burning them out?

Thanks for any help

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Re: building up the 5th gen (few things I couldn't quite find)

Is there any benefit really in a front strut brace?
yes , take your prelude 2 the track, and you will feel the diffrence
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Re: building up the 5th gen (few things I couldn't quite find)

i will just tell you what alot of other people will tell you but i will be nice about it.

all of your questions are easily found by searching. i know for a fact a couple of those questions were already asked in threads. and for others you should utilize the source thread.

please researrch before you post new threads. thanks.
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Re: building up the 5th gen (few things I couldn't quite find)

4. I have Koni adjustable yellows with Neuspeed springs and it rides fantastic. Not much difference in comfort from stock. I had Skunk2's on my old civic and I DEFINITELY felt EVERY bump on the road. Of course i had the stock shocks too.

5. Replacing the bushings is a pain in the ass imo.
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Re: building up the 5th gen (few things I couldn't quite find)

1:Yes there is. It's hard to explain, but trust me, there is a noticable difference between driving without one to driving with one, and another difference between driving with an ebay brand one and a proper (say Neuspeed) one. And the biggest difference of all will be noticed when you take it off.

2: Can't remember off the top of my head, but I can thoroughly reccommend the Whiteline adjustable bar, though mainly because of it's availability locally. Also note that total diameter isn't the only thing you need to know - a 25mm hollow bar won't be as stiff as a 15mm solid bar. Wall thickness of the tube also makes a difference. DO NOT REMOVE THE FRONT SWAY BAR! Many people who use their cars EXCLUSIVELY on the track say it's a good thing to do, however I am yet to find one who reccommends it for a street application. Why is that? Because on the street you need to deal with things like bumps, painted bits on the road and other things that can upset the balance of the car without you noticing it. But let me put it this way: if you're turning a corner (say the exit ramp on a freeway) and there is any disturbance on the car's balance (be that a bump mid corner, tap on the brake pedal or even just backing off the loud pedal) how will you react to what the car does? Well it doesn't really matter as your car will have already swapped directions and you will have mounted the kerb and taken out a tree, bush, shrub or whatever else is at the roadside.

3: Check the wheel and tyre sizes thread in the Stance forum. It is a comprehensive dataset put together from nothing other than 12 years of people modifying 5th gen Preludes. Also keep in mind that a wider tyre may reduce choice. I decided I wantede 225 tyres for my wheels, but for the profile the only available tyre in that size was a korean manufactured tyre that I couldn't even pronounce the name of. So I went with a more sedate 205 made by Bridgestone, which was a far better tyre anyway.

4:You will read a lot of people raving about Koni Yellows with Ground Control coilover sleeves. This is the setup I reccommend for somebody who wants a comfortable ride with track handling ability. If you're not planning on going to the track then this is way overkill. Also note that the word "comfortable" is a subjective thing, and what is comfortable for me is different to what it is for you, which may be different to your spouse or equivilant.

5: Yes, but worth every minute.

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1:Yes there is. It's hard to explain, but trust me, there is a noticable difference between driving without one to driving with one, and another difference between driving with an ebay brand one and a proper (say Neuspeed) one. And the biggest difference of all will be noticed when you take it off.

2: Can't remember off the top of my head, but I can thoroughly reccommend the Whiteline adjustable bar, though mainly because of it's availability locally. Also note that total diameter isn't the only thing you need to know - a 25mm hollow bar won't be as stiff as a 15mm solid bar. Wall thickness of the tube also makes a difference. DO NOT REMOVE THE FRONT SWAY BAR! Many people who use their cars EXCLUSIVELY on the track say it's a good thing to do, however I am yet to find one who reccommends it for a street application. Why is that? Because on the street you need to deal with things like bumps, painted bits on the road and other things that can upset the balance of the car without you noticing it. But let me put it this way: if you're turning a corner (say the exit ramp on a freeway) and there is any disturbance on the car's balance (be that a bump mid corner, tap on the brake pedal or even just backing off the loud pedal) how will you react to what the car does? Well it doesn't really matter as your car will have already swapped directions and you will have mounted the kerb and taken out a tree, bush, shrub or whatever else is at the roadside.

3: Check the wheel and tyre sizes thread in the Stance forum. It is a comprehensive dataset put together from nothing other than 12 years of people modifying 5th gen Preludes. Also keep in mind that a wider tyre may reduce choice. I decided I wantede 225 tyres for my wheels, but for the profile the only available tyre in that size was a korean manufactured tyre that I couldn't even pronounce the name of. So I went with a more sedate 205 made by Bridgestone, which was a far better tyre anyway.

4:You will read a lot of people raving about Koni Yellows with Ground Control coilover sleeves. This is the setup I reccommend for somebody who wants a comfortable ride with track handling ability. If you're not planning on going to the track then this is way overkill. Also note that the word "comfortable" is a subjective thing, and what is comfortable for me is different to what it is for you, which may be different to your spouse or equivilant.

5: Yes, but worth every minute.

No worries mate.
The strut bar is a definite difference. I know at high speeds the steering is very touchy. But a nice spirited drive on some twisty roads is a lot of fun, high speeds not so much fun.
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Re: building up the 5th gen (few things I couldn't quite find)

Yeah I don't know where you heard to remove the ft sway bar??? BUT DON"T DO IT!!
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