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Old 11-30-2011, 07:33 PM
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what to do with my lude

just wondering what you guys think i should do with my lude. if i do end up selling it i plan to use that money to purchase a 5th gen with lower miles. basically im asking if you think its worth it for me to fix and keep this lude, or sell and get a 5th gen. if you do think i should sell it, whats a good starting point.

so i bought this 96 prelude si about a year ago in pretty pour running condition, the body is in near perfect condition and so is the interior. it had alot of problems but i got it for $1800 so i was satisfied considering thats all the money i had. the car has 240,000 miles with a rebuilt h23.

its starting to get really hard to get into gear and i cant figure it out i think the sycros are starting to go but im not sure, also the steering and suspension components are getting old and i think they are going to.

to fix it up completly i would probably need a new tranny or clutch and cv joints, ball joints, struts, tie rods etc....

i love the car to death but its just starting to become a headache

list of new part

-engine
-new black paint job
-rotors
-break pads
-master/slave cylinder/clutch release fork
-infinity speakers all the way around/kenwood head unit
-spark plugs
-ac compressor
-spark plug wires
-cold air intake
-Tps sensor
-radiator hoses/coolant flush
-(the is probably more im forgetting)

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Old 11-30-2011, 08:03 PM
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Re: what to do with my lude

not the end of the world, trannys can be replaced fairly cheaply and suspension isn't too bad either, save up and get the tranny and/or the clutch replaced first then work on the suspension
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Re: what to do with my lude

yes but isnt it only a matter of time before everything else starts to break
its pretty high mileage
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Re: what to do with my lude

guess the search for a 5th gen begins
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Re: what to do with my lude

how about engine swap and new suspension?
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Re: what to do with my lude

my engine is freshly rebuilt so im definitly leaving that

i could probably get 2500 to 3000 for it
plus my 1500 im getting back on taxs.....i should be able to get a decent 5th gen
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Re: what to do with my lude

Make sure you're decided on keeping it if you're gonna keep working on it.
If it's really becoming a headache, don't chase bad money with good money.
240's high... like an old man, can't make no promises. I'd get the 5th gen, but maybe that's cause I have one.. :)
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Re: what to do with my lude

If it's just a transmission and suspension components going - i'd say keep it and fix it.

How long ago was the motor rebuilt? That would be my only concern.
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Re: what to do with my lude

yea im gonna refurbish the blades and make it look real nice, fix the tranny and then sell it.
V-TEC here i come
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Re: what to do with my lude

yea basically, everything else works great. its actually in amazing condition for the miles. the motor was rebuilt about 10,000 miles ago and it runs like a beast.
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Re: what to do with my lude

Don't be a wimp finish what you started... I was in the same boat but restoring my lude an h22 swap solved everything.
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Re: what to do with my lude

yes but did your shell have 240,000 miles on it? you have to take that into consideration.

and for the amount of money it would take to do an h22 swap i could probably afford a pretty decent 5th gen with the money from my current car.

anybody wanna sell me a tranny??
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Re: what to do with my lude

Regardless a ludes a lude an they all require money put into them

It all depends on you, I'm prolly around 7k invested in my lude
an will prolly need another 7k before I can leave it alone be happy with it an just drive it :)
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