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Old 08-02-2007, 11:29 AM
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Need some advice...

Hey guys, this is my first post and would just like to say that I am glad I found this site. My name is Ijaz and I have just recently only gotten a 1998 Prelude. It runs like a dream, and is very smooth, and extremely well taken care of as well. I have a few things in mind that I wanted to do to the car, let me know of your opinions.

1. AEM V2 Cold Air Intake
2. TEIN S. Tech lowering springs (1.5" drop)
3. Either the GReddy Evo 2 or the GReddy Racing - Ti-C series car-back.

The sound of the Ti-C series to me sounds a little better if you can call it that, but I know that the Evo 2 is a very popular cat-back system. In terms of performance are they similar?

4. Custom made Vibrant catalytic convertor for better flow.
5. Vibrant/Megan Racing/GReddy Exhaust header. I checked the sites and the Vibrant seems to be the most expensive, which one would you guys recommend?

Sorry for the long post, but any and all help is appreciated, if you have anything to add, I will look into that as well.

Thanks.
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:58 PM
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1. good.

2. awesome. you MIGHT wanna consider getting shocks also cuz its always recommended to get new shocks when lowering the car. you could prolly get away on stock shocks for awhile, but your gonna hafta change them eventually. might as well do them at the same time. look at konis/tokicos/kybs.

3. both are AWESOME systems! they have the same size piping, so performance should be extremely similar to each other. its all preferance of which you like the sound of.

4. sounds good

5. i didnt think megan made a header for the H22 maybe they do.
but since you going with HIGH quality parts for everything, i'd look into a custom header. like RMF or SMSP. sure they're expensive, but these ones will give you the most power


oh yea, and before you even spend a DIME on the intake/header/exhaust, make sure you are absolutely positive that you want to stay naturally aspirated and you wont wanna go turbo later down the road, cuz the i/h/e alone will be around $2,000.
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I don't recommend any of those shock companies or GReddy for that matter. Stay with Tein. They are way better than koni/tokico/kyb. Second, tein is proven better for IMPORTS. Import parts are better for import cars. American parts are made for american cars(Koni/kyb). Second, GReddy is in my opinion the worst import company ever. Everyone chooses GReddy over HKS. HKS provides more power in everything than GReddy. All their parts are better made. Also I know for a fact that HKS has one some serious championships in Japan. Never heard of GReddy winning any. Many D1 winners have HKS parts. If you want an exhaust that sounds ricey, get GReddy. If you want raw unbridled horsepower, get HKS. If you want an exhaust system that adds power with little noise, get Thermal R & D.

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Ok good, thanks for the input. One thing though, I always thought that a good deep rumble was a good exhaust, and not ricey. While the ones I see around the road usually sound like a tin can full of seeds or something, to me that is what would be considered ricey (just adding a muffler to get some noise).

Correct me if I am wrong, I am not trying to say your wrong either, I will look into the HKS line. But I was recommended the GReddy by a mechanic/tuner who works mainly with preludes and other Hondas.

By the way would you guys suggest going with the lowering springs alone, or would you suggest getting a coilover (just the spring that can be adjusted) and if so, what brand would you recommend?

I can get the GReddy header installed for about $600, and the Vibrant header would run me around $800.

The parts I mentioned before were suggested to me by a local Prelude tuner/mechanic. He has worked with alot of Honda's and told me that these were what the customers were most satisfied with.

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I don't recommend any of those shock companies or GReddy for that matter. Stay with Tein. They are way better than koni/tokico/kyb. Second, tein is proven better for IMPORTS. Import parts are better for import cars. American parts are made for american cars(Koni/kyb). Second, GReddy is in my opinion the worst import company ever. Everyone chooses GReddy over HKS. HKS provides more power in everything than GReddy. All their parts are better made. Also I know for a fact that HKS has one some serious championships in Japan. Never heard of GReddy winning any. Many D1 winners have HKS parts. If you want an exhaust that sounds ricey, get GReddy. If you want raw unbridled horsepower, get HKS. If you want an exhaust system that adds power with little noise, get Thermal R & D.

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there's so many things wrong with that paragraph, idk where to start

he said he wanted some tein springs, so i mentioned the 3 biggest shock manufacturers that people use when using lowering springs. tein doesn't make any shocks for preludes. they make COILOVERS, which don't get me wrong are fantabulous and expensive, but he first said he wanted springs, not c/o's.

koni is from the netherlands, not american

any graphs to prove that hks makes more power than greddy in "everything"??? any evidence that their products are "made better"??
i'm sure taniguchi wins because he has a super dragger exhaust

have you even HEARD an evo2 in real life!??!! prolly one of the best sounding/least ricey exhausts on teh market


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I see what you mean about the tein. I hate to say it, but when most people want to make a clean lude that fits their style, everyone goes for GReddy. That make the exhaust too overused. I have heard the Evo 2 exhaust and find it too loud. It was louder than my old honda accord and the exhaust pipe on that was broken off. If you want proof of HKS's products, check out the HKS Altezza. I believe it carries around 1200 HP.
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Greddy evo2 is not loud. if you think that the evo2 is loud then you don't know what loud is. The evo2 is one of the few exhaust systems I know of or have actually heard on a car that sounds really close to stock at idle. There are plenty of sound clips to support that fact.

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^^I disagree this time with you Ace.

I particularly dislike the EVO systems b.c they are indeed, LOUD and overbearing. They are deep and throaty, a bit too throaty for my tastes. I also dislike the way they shape out underneath the bumper. That's just my opinion.

I have to say, Greddy exhaust systems are nothing close to stock, even at idle, sound wise.
Do they yield more HP? sure, a few. Does it increase throttle and make your car more fun to drive? absolutely.
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Now somebody gets what I mean about GReddy. Too throaty for my taste. Plus, around here, even though exhaust sound is not a law, I don't want to draw the attention of the cops. Plus, I don't like the shape like prelude13 said. It just looks wierd. I like the hi-po canisters(HKS) or stock looking units(Thermal R&D).
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