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ATTS or NOT?

hi,
i am going to be getting a car soon and i am seriously considering buying a honda prelude. if i do get one it will be a 5th gen, not sure on the year yet, probably just w.e i can get a good deal on.
I understand that the 5th gen SH/SE models come with ATTS, as the base models dont. I most likely will not be taking it to a race track, so i was wondering if it will even be worth it to buy an SH over a base. Because as far as i know the only MAJOR difference between the two is ATTS. I understand that ATTS in a lude can give it more of a rear wheel drive car feeling and will pull you out of corners better, but will i really feel this unless im on a track? Or will this actully come in handy on the street?
So what my basic question is that is it worth spending the extra money on a SH model to get the ATTS, or is it just going to be usless and extra weight in my car?

P.S. i havent fully decided yet, but if i can get a lude for cheap enough i might pull the engine out and put a h22 type s motor in.
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Re: ATTS or NOT?

if your going to throw in a type s motor do NOT get an sh model. then you have more weight to deal with and i dont think usdm atts works with the jdm versions.

anyway. if you know one day you'll be going over 250HP, whether it be boost or N/A the sh model isnt for you.

if this will be your daily driver and weekend fun with just i/h/e and minor mods here and there, then sh is for you
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Re: ATTS or NOT?

why do you say that if i intend on going over 250 hp then the sh isnt for? why would a base model be better?
and doesnt the atts also prevent torque steering?
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The ATTS will stop working once you hit 250hp, I assume it would get torn up if it didn't. It does not prevent torque steer.
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Re: ATTS or NOT?

your atts stops working. in essence the atts trys to prevent oversteer. yet if you want to achieve this with a base model, lsd is the way to go. i heard people running obx perfectly fine or if you want that safeness "quaife" is the way to go but expect to pay 700+
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yea i have actually just heard about lsd. thats when it distributes constant power to both front wheels instead of just the one right? how does that work? can you please give me a little more info on it, thanks
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Re: ATTS or NOT?

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/differential3.htm
that's a great resource for learning about differentials.
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Re: ATTS or NOT?

in my eyes, it all depends on what you want to do with the car, like ImPoRtTuNeRdJ said, if you plan on modding it go with the base but if its your DD and don't want to mod it past 250hp. also, i'm not sure how old you are but what are you used to driving? the SH comes only as a manual while the base has both options. good luck though with your purchase and keep doing research til your happy with the outcome.
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Re: ATTS or NOT?

Basically it depends one what you wanna do to the car eventually. base models are slightly lighter and can be more heavily modified without the ATTS getting in the way. The ATTS benefits the car in everday driving in many ways. while cornering it feeds more torque to the outside cornering wheels, and it was one of the first active differentials around for a common car(prelude) 10 to 12 years ago, and today active differentials are only becoming commonplace. the prices are around the same now also for a base or an SH, just watch out for heavily modified preludes if you dont know your cars that well. You also get nice 5 spokes instead of the swirlys and your sideskirts are painted, on base models they arent.

oh and by the way SH models can be supercharged and maintain a functional ATTS.
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The ATTS will stop working once you hit 250hp, I assume it would get torn up if it didn't. It does not prevent torque steer.
well idk if itll go out completely but the unit itself can only handle so much power before you kill it and yea i think 250 is around the amount of power it can withstand.
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if your going to throw in a type s motor do NOT get an sh model. then you have more weight to deal with and i dont think usdm atts works with the jdm versions.

anyway. if you know one day you'll be going over 250HP, whether it be boost or N/A the sh model isnt for you.

if this will be your daily driver and weekend fun with just i/h/e and minor mods here and there, then sh is for you
correct midget steve lol a jdm motor will not work properly with usdm atts lol, you would have to get a jdm atts unit for it to function correctly.
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