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Old 03-14-2008, 09:36 PM
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Hi everyone just got a 2000 prelude and maybe an integra for sale

the Prelude I bought is pretty clean just got new hoses and belts so hopefully just oil changes for a little while. I'm looking to slowly change the vehicle as maintenance comes up anyway. For example the car could use new tires maybe I could get some lighter but wider rims for fuel efficiency(lighter) and better handling(wider). I want to drop some money in it but probably not more than a couple grand a year.

They always say that goal are important I want to be safer through handling braking and better head lights. I want to be a little more responsive with some more low end torque. If I can increase fuel efficiency that would be great. Lastly I do not want to violate emissions or depart very radically from stock. any tips?

If anyone is in Virginia I got a 94 integra with 1.8 non vtec 5 speed but it needs love see next paragraph for work needed. Considering the condition I only want a grand. I got a guy looking at it should know by sunday. I'm military so I will be out for 3 weeks at the end of next week.

Its got a 6 inch wide 1 inch deep dent just forward of the right rear wheel well, a broken left back side window, the person I bought from put coilovers on it and well it could use a new suspension cause the tight coilovers are stiff and creaky, and last but not least its due for all its belt hoses and whatever else comes at 284000 kilometers about 200000 miles. Did I mention all the gauges are metric!

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alright sounds sweet...get 15 posts so u can post up some pics man
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I'm thinking about putting her on a diet she's a fattie but I don't want to ruin the smooth ride or destroy the interior... Carbon fiber hood (-16lbs) there's some weight to lose there but not sure I want to pick up the tuner boy image that comes with it not really a racer just like my car to be zippy safe and economical.
DC Sports header (-15lbs) this could work or something similar with some weight loose and a bit of low end gain. Hawker Genesis battery (-13lbs) that lead is heavy remove if possible. Thats a lot of front end loose keeping handling in mind
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yeah in the end its what u want...and wat u mentioned is a good start
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I'm thinking about putting her on a diet she's a fattie but I don't want to ruin the smooth ride or destroy the interior... Carbon fiber hood (-16lbs) there's some weight to losse there but not sure I want to pick up the tuner boy image that comes with it not really a racer just like my car to be zippy safe and economical.
DC Sports header (-15lbs) this could work or something similar with some weight loss and a bit of low end gain. Hawker Genesis battery (-13lbs) that lead is heavy remove if possible. Thats a lot of front end loss keeping handling in mind.

ha i'm drunk and the words loss and loose are kicking my butt
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I think if I make choices in reasonable taste and back them with sound research I can balance some appearance, handling, performance and economy gains while not detracting from the class and high quality build honda laid out in the beginning. At least thats what I'm hoping for nothing too toy like to distract from the prestige of Honda's former flagship sedan but instead minor subtle improvements
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yeah man...keep it original! always have that classic honda prelude feelin in your lude
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Well one of the first orders of business is safety I would like to improve handling braking and the headlight could use a upgrade. I would like to loose weight gain width and maybe get something in black on the wheels anyone know where I should look. Maybe a sway bar upgrade thats fun and safe. Brakes they are fine now time that with some maintenance. How about those whitish blue halogens they blind the crap out of me on the road oncoming do they light it up good for the driver. :)

edit blinding peoples no good either whats a safe and intelligent lighting decision.

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I can't sleep I laid down for a few minutes but I don't feel very tired. I mention safety a lot and that brings some interesting back story on previous vehicles. So I let my friend drive my 2000 civic and without warning he attempts an aggressive driveway pull in. I knew when he pointed the wheel we would eat curb and it was so. I then got a 3rd gen prelude white very nice. I narrowly missed a crisscrossing suicidal deer thanks to good brakes. 94 integra thank god for a solid redesign of the frame in that Generation. A car from a closed road in blind side of a construction zone only made minor body damage and no injury when it collided with me. Tonight the suicidal deer again I saw the first one popped clutch and put brake on standby and a second one darted but I was ready. I feel the quality of the safety features on my vehicles in the past have saved me a lot of pain and cost and I want to keep that going as a trend.
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jeeeeez man safety should be ur concern
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I think I already know the mods I'm going to do this year. I can't order anything yet cause I'm going out to sea for 3 weeks monday.

I like these rims
http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...All&sort=Price

These are well reviewed all weather touring tires
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....nSpeedRating=V

Last but not least some lights
http://www.speed-element.com/catalog..._headlight.jpg

Then I'll try to just do maintanance for the year and buy nothing else I hope
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yeah man wheels are cheap and light...they cool...wat color is ur lude again....idk about the lights...kinda look ricer...i say just keep ur stock ones
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those lights would be good with some HID's, but if you stay with halogens, stay away from those and stay with youre stockies IMO
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the lude is green with black interior and the silver prelude written on the back so anything silver, brushed metal, or black would probably match well. I am looking at some brighter lights I am thinking about halo or hid but hid is a big initial investment.
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hmm nice....halo...might be something to look in..but yeah
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same lights not the close up this time more text. It says these are halo projector and I think they won't be to rice at least they aren't angel eyes.
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they look alright...its up 2 you what u want tho
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I'm open to suggestions I think hid is a bit pricey I think a halogen upgrade would be a good move. I want to downplay the styling true. I want to find something affordable and clean. I looked for like and hour this was about as close as I found to what I think I want.
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my stocks are a bit dingy could I just get some new stock enclosures and put some brighter halogen bulbs in? I know you can sand the enclosure lens clean but I kinda just want to start fresh
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honestly unless your headlights are yellowed or foggy i wouldnt get aftermarket headlights, go to your local auto parts store and get some really nice white halogen bulbs and put em in, its much more affordable for your purposes, i think it looks good too, i dont know, up to you!
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how are the bulbs rated wattage, lumen's how much light is enough but not too much? I want to see well but not blind people like a jerk.
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well it looks like my advanced auto part only offers 1 choice for halogen anyway it says they are 50% brighter than stock that sounds fine

but thats just the brights... they don't have much selection for the prelude.

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I really do think hid look nice but the price tag and the installation time would probably make that a mod to do later. I think I'll hold off and think about it for a bit and just do rims and tires for now maybe a little stereo if not the lights.

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Well, it doesn't matter if your lights are "Overly Bright" If they are still aimed incorrectly... you can still blind them. I'd be afraid that those projecters spread the light to far.
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thats true the pattern and angle of the beam are probably the biggest factor in lighting but when your on hilly pavement those lights can point upward.
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/24746664@N04/

a few pics of lude and integra. The guy never called about the intergra its fair game. I'll be out to sea for three weeks but should be able to talk on here.
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These people seem really cheap for hid I'm going to make a thread to ask if anyone here has dealt with them
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dang bro u got some nice rides...the teggy doesnt look 2 bad..how many miles she runnin?....nice lude by the way...get some mods on that bitch lol
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284000 kilometers she was Canadian originally but in US thats about 180000
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