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Old 04-06-2011, 10:46 PM
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So I've been reading this forum a lot lately as I've recently came across some money to buy a prelude( i've had a thing for them since gran turismo on PS).


I bought a 00 lude with the tiptronic(I already know what you're going to say about these transmissions.)

Basically I'm looking to tastefully mod this lude, it's a dark forest metallic green and it's completely stock..

I have about 1000$ to spend and I could use some pointers and what not..

HID Lights, rims, lowering(is it worth it?).. cai or sri intakes?

I'll post up some pics when I have a decent enough camera to take some.

Thanks for the input.
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Re: New to preludes, and this forum(help!)

pics are a must. are you looking for performance? style? handling? Figure out what's most important to you.

I think just about everyone in this forum would agree that general maintanance should come first, and that is my advice to you.
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^ this. make sure the maintenance has been done (timing belt, tensioner, water pump etc) and go from there.
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Re: New to preludes, and this forum(help!)

^^What those two said.

I definitely wouldnt buy hid's for it. If you wanna go that route, get a retrofit done. But your best bet is to get general maintenance done as said before. U may not wanna do it, but it will save you many headaches in the future.
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Re: New to preludes, and this forum(help!)

Yes I agree! A week after I purchased my 'lude I changed the timing belt and water pump. For peace of mind, I highly recommend this. Once you're assured it's mechanically sound, then start making it pretty; or handsome, whichever the case may be! And welcome to PZ!
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Re: New to preludes, and this forum(help!)

welcome!
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Re: New to preludes, and this forum(help!)

Slam it with your $1000 and save for more **** later on down the road.lol
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Re: New to preludes, and this forum(help!)

Yes, timing belt tensioner and a general tune up are the first things I am doing this weekend.
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good deal man! good luck with maintainance, lot of little things, but is all worth while in the end. When that's all done, drive it like you stole it!
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Re: New to preludes, and this forum(help!)

Well since everyone already said maintain it 1st..... I say auto to manual swap lol. Welcom to the forum and congrats on the car. PICS!!!!!!!
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Re: New to preludes, and this forum(help!)

If i were in your position i would do the casual maitence that has to be done replace a couple of much need parts tune it up and throw on an intake. But thats just me haha.
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