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Old 09-18-2010, 08:05 AM
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What the Heck is this?

OK you Prelude experts out there in this forum I have a question on something in the front of the lude behind the grille and in front of the radiator. It is a black cylinder and looks like a shock/damper, mounted horizontally but is not connected to anything. Does anyone one know what the HECK this is and what does it do?
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Re: What the Heck is this?

on a 4g the power steering radiator is up there and I suspect the 5gs are the same way. Send a pic plz we can go further.
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Re: What the Heck is this?

its a counterweight
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Re: What the Heck is this?

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its a counterweight
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Re: What the Heck is this?

Counterweight for what exactly, understeer, oversteer, what? Tell us more
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Re: What the Heck is this?

A counterweight for us American fatties. lol.
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Re: What the Heck is this?

A picture would go a LOOONg ways in helping us help you. Just saying. Not many things up there though, theres the horn, hood latch and not much else...
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Re: What the Heck is this?

It's a engine damper to reduce engine vibrations.
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Re: What the Heck is this?

on majestic honda it says its the front bumper shock absorber assembly
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on majestic honda it says its the front bumper shock absorber assembly
^X2!!!

I have my ballast strapped onto that!!!

I jus got into an accident about 2 months ago and that absorber saved me from having anymore damage done to my Lude then it already is!!! It's a Lude saver!!!
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A picture would go a LOOONg ways in helping us help you. Just saying. Not many things up there though, theres the horn, hood latch and not much else...
Sorry folks, I should have included a picture to show what I am questioning. So here it is. In the pic attached you will see a black cylinder mounted on the side of the horns and in front of the radiator. So what is it and what does it do? I think most of us agree it is some sort of a shock absorber but what is its purpose?
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So what is it and what does it do? I think most of us agree it is some sort of a shock absorber but what is its purpose?
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on majestic honda it says its the front bumper shock absorber assembly
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It's a engine damper to reduce engine vibrations.
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Re: What the Heck is this?

well I'm out of ideas. Engine dampener would make sense but it isn't anywhere near the engine. Bumper absorbers could as well, but it is mounted horizontally so I don't see how it would absorb shock from a front end collision. So I guess I am out of guesses.
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Re: What the Heck is this?

read posts 9 and 10. Jesus christ
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