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Icon5 New to the Preludes!!!

I just recently brought a 2001 lude baby, can a brother get a high five??!!! Haha, but back to the point. I wanna get working on it and start getting some upgrades on it. What would be some suggestions for the first things I should upgrade??

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Re: New to the Preludes!!!

HID's. sharper look, cheap, and gives better visibilty
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Re: New to the Preludes!!!

Any websites or links you could give me??
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Re: New to the Preludes!!!

whats your budget ? thats what it all depends on , if not much then get a cold air intake ,

do a ac delete and power steering delete

get all your regular maintenance dont !! timing belt , cap and rotor , plugs and wires , fluid flushed

that way you have a top notch prelude to start building on
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Re: New to the Preludes!!!

What are you mostly into?

Power?
Looks?
Handling?

Pick a base then go from there.
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whats your budget ? thats what it all depends on , if not much then get a cold air intake ,

do a ac delete and power steering delete

get all your regular maintenance dont !! timing belt , cap and rotor , plugs and wires , fluid flushed

that way you have a top notch prelude to start building on
Very good advice. Make sure you have all your bases covered before you start upgrading. I would also recommend that if you do a timing belt that you do an H23 manual tensioner conversion. This replaces the stock H22 auto tensioner for your timing belt, which are notorious for failing prematurely. Our motors are interferance type, and you don't need your timing belt to skip teeth or fly apart or whatever, cuz then you'll need a new motor.

Maintenance and repair before upgrade.
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Re: New to the Preludes!!!

Well I make about $250 every two weeks of work, and pay $91 for insurance but that's all so i can make hmm possibly $500 in a month.. I got everything tuned up recently. and so im looking for performance and looks.. (Personally i think a car that looks nice should perform just as good if not better).. let me know maybe send me a private message for help cause im not really sure what you are all talking bout.. thanks
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Re: New to the Preludes!!!

Do research.

It will make you learn intead of just depend on what other people tell you.
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Re: New to the Preludes!!!

I'm not sure what you are not getting about what we're telling you.


So take whatever you're confused about, type it into google, then get back to us.
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Re: New to the Preludes!!!

Ok i looked it up.. Um so basically power steering delete makes your engine bay look cleaner and i couldnt really find anything on the ac delete...
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Re: New to the Preludes!!!

Do not delete either one if you don't think you will have the car for the rest of your life.

It kills it's value.
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Re: New to the Preludes!!!

Then why would someone recommend it??

So if you just had a new lude.. All the basics were completer (its well tuned and runs fine)

what would you put your money into??
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Re: New to the Preludes!!!

They suggest it because removing a/c and power steering makes the engine bay look better and gets rid of extra weight and it is free to do.

My money always goes into suspension first, to me there is no point in making a lot of power when your suspension isn't set up to handle it. Plus updating your suspension/lowering the ride height helps with looks and performance.

Do some research in the stance section of the forum to see what might be best for you.

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Re: New to the Preludes!!!

Ok i looker over this link Suspension Components Guide and from what i see that caught my eye was the dampening system and shocks and struts.. Is this main parts of the suspension?
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Re: New to the Preludes!!!

Yes, for the most part that is right. Keep reading, looking at different treads, and just soak up the knowledge. Eventually you will understand all of it.
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Re: New to the Preludes!!!

wow dampening systems are pretty expensive..
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Re: New to the Preludes!!!

Depending on budget. Start performance wise. That might be the way I'm going to start.. by the way im 16 and new to the prelude fam alsoo.!
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Re: New to the Preludes!!!

I think the cheapest thing for me and easy to install is a cold air intake....i have an aem intake on my lude
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Re: New to the Preludes!!!

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Then why would someone recommend it??

So if you just had a new lude.. All the basics were completer (its well tuned and runs fine)

what would you put your money into??
Just like the first post was for HID conversions which are ILLEGAL. It's preference. Personally, suspension will give you the biggest improvement of looks and performance all in one. It's not cheap to do it and to do it REALLY well REALLY isn't cheap.

A good economical upgrade is Eibach Pro Kit and KYB GR2s. Save the cost of an adjustable strut when you will set it and be done with it. For the average and even more spirited than average driver, factory tuned suspension is more than satisfactory. Had I known how my car would drive after the suspension work I would have done it the day after I purchased my car. (things like that have been known to happen with me)

Do you have factory wheels? Aftermarket? If you want new wheels, buy new wheels. For me stock blades wouldn't cut it at all. Luckily I had some wheels on it I could live with....for a couple weeks.

Is the paint in good shape? Are you anal about that kinda thing? If you want what you have to be the best it can be, spend some dough getting door dings or scratches fixed up.

Engine performance is almost arbitrary. Unless you wanna spend some coin and do things like A/C and P/S delete in conjunction with expensive parts, OBD conversion and paying someone to throttle your car on a couple rollers with a computer hooked up you're not getting anything worth writing home about.

Are you into stereos? Does your car have a CD player that suits your needs? Do you want it to bump? That can be a very worth while investment if you're into music. I myself am... alot. So for me that's where 80% of my car budget goes. Im still nursing faded red/pink paint for yet another season in the name of making my excessively loud stereo louder.

I frequently drive 350 mi road trips through the mountains and across the prairie that was made 10x nicer, more stabile and able to keep a better speed through the windy roads with the addition of good, well researched suspension, wheels and tires. With the running condition of my car and it's handling abilities I can do it in less than 5hrs and get 29-31 mpg. Adding bigger cams for me would be stupid. Just like if you are partially deaf in one ear then a new set of component speakers are probably dumb to you.

Here's another idea, you just bought the car. You say it's in good running order, what will time tell? Maybe save some money in case problems start to arise.

So, what do you want to spend your money on? That's your decision. If you are still bewildered after that ^ just buy the first thing that comes up on ebay for 2001 Prelude.
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Re: New to the Preludes!!!

Thanks NEVRDUN, I do have some after market Wheels and tired :).. I was gonna get some HID's but they are illegal? Um and then im gonna also save up for a system and stereo, also in time ill get working on the engine getting a new intake and most likely get a red engine cover.. Im looking at about 2 grand so we'll see how it turns out.. Ill get some pictures in here in a little bit by thursday :)
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Re: New to the Preludes!!!

An aem cold air intake is amazing, and an exhaust magnaflow prob best and it sounds amazing, just be careful though I got a cold air intake and ended up with oil all in it, I would just add some catch cans if I were you
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Re: New to the Preludes!!!

Injen cold air would be better, or an AEM V2.

And there are plenty of exhausts out there as good as or better than magnaflow.
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Re: New to the Preludes!!!

I dont know if i wanna get an exhaust.. My whole life ive really hated that loud ass sound.. Do they make some that are dead silent?
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