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Old 04-19-2009, 02:50 AM
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Would you buy a prelude for modding?

I've always wanted a "tuner" car. For as long as I can remember I've wanted a little project vehicle, something to keep me occupied and something to have fun with.

Right now I'm looking at my possibilities, and the biggest one I see is something offered by Honda/Acura.

My question to you guys is, would you buy a Prelude with the specific purpose in mind of boosting it and making it more of a performance vehicle?

If you were, what years/models would you pick...or are there any to stay away from?

If not, why? What would you pick?
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Re: Would you buy a prelude for modding?

thats all about personal preference. but i will tell you most of us bought our prelude with little intent to mod it. maybe a few little things. but nothing major. preludes aren't a great platform to start with when it comes to price and availability of aftermarket support. needless to say also, its is a heavy car. 4th and 5th gen ludes are pushing 3k lbs. most of us picked the prelude because we prefer looks over going fast. civics are down right ugly cars but can be made very fast with little bits of money compared to a prelude. aftermarket support just isn't there.

but if you have a choice, boosting wise, i'd pick a 4th gen prelude S model. its got the F22 and are very good motors to boost.

search around here. find out what people have done with what models/motors. first thing you'll see is there aren't many heavily built ludes. i can think of 2 off the top of my head.
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Re: Would you buy a prelude for modding?

preludes are better left standard, or at least little or no mods
im on about body kits here, a nice lip kit is as far as i go

now the engine,
mod that all you want, theres a good chassis on the prelude, so it can take quiet a bit more bhp

thats just my thoughts anyway, in saying that, a few members on here have nice looking ludes, so its a matter of taste,if your taste is up your hole, so will the look of your car
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thats all about personal preference. but i will tell you most of us bought our prelude with little intent to mod it. maybe a few little things. but nothing major. preludes aren't a great platform to start with when it comes to price and availability of aftermarket support. needless to say also, its is a heavy car. 4th and 5th gen ludes are pushing 3k lbs. most of us picked the prelude because we prefer looks over going fast. civics are down right ugly cars but can be made very fast with little bits of money compared to a prelude. aftermarket support just isn't there.

but if you have a choice, boosting wise, i'd pick a 4th gen prelude S model. its got the F22 and are very good motors to boost.

search around here. find out what people have done with what models/motors. first thing you'll see is there aren't many heavily built ludes. i can think of 2 off the top of my head.
Drew hit the nail on the head.
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Re: Would you buy a prelude for modding?

I would just get a every day prelude and just do some simple mods to it.
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Re: Would you buy a prelude for modding?

I have a 5th gen prelude and i have been working on it for a few years now, and i have done some simple bolt on and about to start working on the exterior. it has been a super fun car and it is at least a little diffrent than every other civic on the road and super fun to drive.I love mine!!!
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Re: Would you buy a prelude for modding?

4th gen prelude, I think is the best looking front wheel drive car of the 90's hands down. Theres alot you can do to these, but as for real performance, muscle for drag, 4wd for track or drag. AWSOME DD!!!

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Re: Would you buy a prelude for modding?

Drew summed it up but it comes down to a few thing. Price,what ya plane on doing after bossing it and what you want. If the main thing is that you just want a fast boosted tuner then 240 and civic ya need to look at cuz it cheap and fast. I got a buddy with a 240 that has a sr20 dropped in and a grand total of 7k in it unturned and it will haul some ass but if i wanted a nice looking car that i could boosted the piss out of and just race or run about some boost and have a sexy dd that i can throw down on the track then a lude i would get.
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Re: Would you buy a prelude for modding?

More specifically, is it a daily driver, weekend wonder, drag car, auto x, or what do you want it for?
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