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Old 10-08-2013, 11:40 AM
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highway daily

well i own a 98 sh. i do alot of highway driving commuting back and forth to work. im looking after the winter what kind of set up my car should have. im slowly. refreshing my engine bay to get it running right (timing belt, any leaks clutch etc) im wondering what kinda set up should my engine suspension and brakes be for 100 mile days (to and back to work )

i definatly want the car riding nice but ready for the potholes and other stuff that lands on the highwas



i live in jersey, uphill and downhill highways


any suggestions?
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Re: highway daily

i would keep it stock, you have aftermarket suspension?? or are you looking to purchase something for everyday highway usage??
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everything on the car is stock. i was thinnking of aftermarket suspension. tein or something. not sure yet.
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Re: highway daily

It's all about the tires in snow. Maybe even taller sidewalls to absorb some shock from the potholes. Say 60's instead of 55's
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Re: highway daily

Stock is best. Get black steelies and snow tires for winter.
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Re: highway daily

summer tires! jk get some good tires and you should be good to go
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Re: highway daily

Steelies are softer right chris? Absorb impact better than rigid ole alloy?
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Steelies are softer right chris? Absorb impact better than rigid ole alloy?

Steelies as to prevent damage to the factory wheels and have something to mount a good set of winter or all season tires to.



I currently use my stock blades on high performance all season tires. Prepping for potential winter 'luding has begun....
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Re: highway daily

Whereabouts in jersey are you? And stock suspension for that ride every day.... You want it as smooth as possible lol, not stiff..... You should be asking what seats are most comfortable
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Re: highway daily

The smaller the wheel, the more comfortable the ride. Accord 5 lug or civic 5 lug in any parts yard is like $25/wheel. The snow tires do not come in performamce trim, rather passenger car sizes so you need steelies to fit them.
Salt and snow will take a clear coat in 2 seasons if not washed off, goes for rims too. Spray paint those steelies any color you want and take a load off your mind about the nice wheels.
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i live in north jersey. and thanks for the feed back guys. thanks.
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Steelies as to prevent damage to the factory wheels and have something to mount a good set of winter or all season tires to.



I currently use my stock blades on high performance all season tires. Prepping for potential winter 'luding has begun....

You guys haven't invented heated tires using seat warmers and tubing benders yet?
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You guys haven't invented heated tires using seat warmers and tubing benders yet?
Keeping the wires mounted in such a tight enclosed area such as around the hub assembly in a manner where the connection will rotate with the wheel is an ongoing concern.
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Re: highway daily

Lmao, you can always put AA Bateries inside your tires and hook up the warmers that way... That is if you don't mind changing them every few days....

But I will say that you should find another car as a DD to work and mod the prelude on the side and use as a weekend driver.
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Re: highway daily

Winter beater usually comes with a season worth of rubber too.

On the heated tires topic, you can always buy those full moon hub caps (VW beetle hubcaps) to trap heat and keep better traction... Becareful not to use them on rotors on their last 8k miles, they'll warp.
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Re: highway daily

I'm a tow truck driver and I plow in and around NYC in the worst snow so take it from me when I tell you that what you want for tires. Find some narrow winter tires and as far as wheels the more closet the wheel the better(aka steelies) wide or large tires act like skies in snow and ice. Open wall wheels such as race wheels with small spokes let ice and salt into the rotor making decreasing braking power
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Keeping the wires mounted in such a tight enclosed area such as around the hub assembly in a manner where the connection will rotate with the wheel is an ongoing concern.

Since when has 'it's impossible' gotten in your way?
J/K... after see-ing some of the hirdles DEPOG has gone over/under/around or through, I just figured it may be on your list to cut 2 seconds off your lap times in blizzard conditions.

This subject pops up about this time of year each year here????
I remember last year saying wider is better. Oh boy was that a bad idea. So I asked a friend why we use wide tires in the south for snow. He pointed out that snow in the south is wet and narrow tires don't do as well on wet snow. But in dry snow conditions you have to cut through snow to get around.

Here in va most snow we get is gone in a day or two. But like ludecrous said, steel wheels do not allow the snow to reach brakes/rotors as easily.
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I'm a tow truck driver and I plow in and around NYC in the worst snow so take it from me when I tell you that what you want for tires. Find some narrow winter tires and as far as wheels the more closet the wheel the better(aka steelies) wide or large tires act like skies in snow and ice. Open wall wheels such as race wheels with small spokes let ice and salt into the rotor making decreasing braking power
All i could think of when you wrote this was...


Maaaaad skinny tires!!!

But also, the weight of the vehicle plays a huge role. I have a 2500 suburban that has zero problems with snow traction, and i use 265/70/17 tires. That's wider than my black beauty's 245/45/17. For a prelude, i would even say a 185 diameter tire would be thin enough, but the wall would have to be 65-75 depending on the rim.

If OP has sick days saved up, you should just call out the major snow days. You might be prepared for the weather after all this reading, but the rest of the world assumes their Subaru or Suv can just be fine and drive normally RIP prelude
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Re: highway daily

In north carolina once, while I was working on a bridge they forecast 6" of ICE.
I told my supervisor I would not be at work the next day if the forecast weather happened. He said that was fine. The contractor was from n.y.
We got 7"! It was a mess. I drove to work on a sheet of ice the day after and my boss was mad that folks had called in. The contractor had worked and he didn't have any inspectors.

He said 'they don't stop in Michigan or New York because of weather so what makes you pansies think they'll stop here.' He had driven 75 miles to work in an ice storm and expected his help to as well. He was one of those dedicated types who lives for the job, or in his case the $25/ hr.

I say that to add to the sick day comment... if you wanna avoid driving in bad weather it's wise to advise your boss the day before not to expect to see you. I've been driving 30+ years in all kinds of weather and I won't gonna drive in that $h!t so I let my boss know that in advance.
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Re: highway daily

A turbo could be fun on the highway... In all honesty I would do things that make your car feel more comfortable. Upgrade your sound system, driving 100 miles without good music would be a world of a difference compare to a decent system. I'd get a small sub, an amp to power that sub and upgrade the stock speakers! Good luck
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Get an accord tranny! The money you paid for the swap, you will make back in the gas you saved.
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Re: highway daily

Another option:
I was gonna install an accord 5th gear in my 97 to get the mpg on the highway but still have fun 1-4 yet have a 5th gear where you can run the speed limit and not be deafened by the bgwaaaaaaaaahhhh the whole time.

But history shows I no longer have a 5th gen.
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Maaaaad skinny tires!!!

But also, the weight of the vehicle plays a huge role. I have a 2500 suburban that has zero problems with snow traction, and i use 265/70/17 tires. That's wider than my black beauty's 245/45/17. For a prelude, i would even say a 185 diameter tire would be thin enough, but the wall would have to be 65-75 depending on the rim.

If OP has sick days saved up, you should just call out the major snow days. You might be prepared for the weather after all this reading, but the rest of the world assumes their Subaru or Suv can just be fine and drive normally RIP prelude
Your correct weight matters. A 2500 suburban also a much wider vehicle. This also helps keeps them more stable on slippery roads. It also comes in 4wd which a prelude does not. For the size, weight and drivetrain of a lude you want a narrow tires in snow.
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