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Old 03-06-2012, 10:19 PM
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Ok All. I'm new to the site and have found it to be really helpful so far. I am posting some before pics of the 98 Prelude I just purchased because Im gunna fix it up a bit and would like some ideas.

Here's what were starting with:


98 Prelude
Auto (gunna do the swap so no need to mention that)
165,000 (timing belt & water pump done at 130,000)
Very clean interior-literally its perfect
Virtually No rust (little surface rust on the rear wheel wells)
Little damage in the front driver corner (your prob cant see in the pics)
Everything is stock on the whole car
One owner with all service history (including a tranny rebuild at 130,000)


Here's what im going for:

Not looking for a super modded out tuner--I want to keep it subtle


Plans so far (In order) (Keep in mind I do have a budget!

1. Clean up body and repaint (my step fater owns a body shop so cost on this is going to be really low, basically my time)

***Going to keep the original color***

2. New trunk with stock spoiler (open to suggestions here)

3. Front and rear bumper lips (again going for subtle enhancements-open to suggestions on which ones to go with)

4. Side skirts (Mayby, havent decided on this)

5. Window tint (professionally done not the do it yourself bubble looking crap, I hate that)

6. Tranny Swap (going to collect the parts for this along the way and I have an excellent mechanic that is going to help me do it - he's a pro--I am not!)

7. Intake

8. New Exhaust (Maybe a header)

9. Clean up under the hood and paint the valve cover (Black -back to stock)

I guess I dont Have any suspension and brake plans but hey I'm open to suggestions. If you guys have a suggestion on the order I would welcome that as well. Hey anything you have will be a help im sure.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:25 PM
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Stock... It's a good baseline to start with. :)
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:14 PM
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great car to start with. engine is a little dirty, but welcome
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Re: New Prelude Owner Before Pics Mod Ideas

smaller tires and little drop never hurt anyone lol.
I would clean up the engine bay.
Lip kit comparison (5th Gen) - eXtremePrelude.com lip options
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Re: New Prelude Owner Before Pics Mod Ideas

I have to ask: What is the "Home Depot Lip"?
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lol I honestly don't know. I think its some sort of rubber molding (like industrial use) that goes around the base on a floor lol.
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oh...you mean Redneck Bodywork!
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HAHA yea I guess. I would never do it. I guess some people are that desperate to have a lip lol
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Check my thread on parts dude!
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Re: New Prelude Owner Before Pics Mod Ideas

Try and fix that rust before it spreads. I speak from first-hand experience when I say it'll get exponentially worse after 2-3 more winters and all that salt lol. Other than that, car looks good! Drop + lip kit is what I'd start off with :)
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Shave the key hole on the trunk, get the type-s spoiler and a lip for the front
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get some good coilover set
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looks good.... has pontential!!
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lol I honestly don't know. I think its some sort of rubber molding (like industrial use) that goes around the base on a floor lol.

It's not for aesthetics, its for functionality. It is indeed that rubber molding that you get at Home Depot, but its main purpose is to prevent the bottom of an existing front lip (OEM, WWRS, JDM-shiit, Type-S, etc....) from getting scratched up on speed-bumps/parking curbs, etc.
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now that makes sense to me.
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It's not for aesthetics, its for functionality. It is indeed that rubber molding that you get at Home Depot, but its main purpose is to prevent the bottom of an existing front lip (OEM, WWRS, JDM-shiit, Type-S, etc....) from getting scratched up on speed-bumps/parking curbs, etc.
OHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! lol now I get it. Sorry, never really cared for the idea to look into it, but now I know hahaha!! Thanks man!
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