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Fast questions

So obviously people hate on automatic but anyways I have a 1997 prelude automatic/tip transmission had issues with the bearings and clutch packs so I had it rebuilt completely. nuff salad now my questions are....

what can I do to make it faster ? what else can I add I know I know I/H/E but other than that ? Im still use to all VW garbage and I want to be more familiar with preludes so any ideas ?

Is turbo/supercharger a possibility ?
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Re: Fast questions




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Re: Fast questions

Well some things never change..........to awnser yes but try and search.
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Re: Fast questions

I hear putting 5.0 stickers on the front fender, a stick-on hood scoop (or two) and one of those 2ft tall Formula 1 spoilers will shave at LEAST 5 seconds off your 1/4 mile times...

But seriously, aside from a Turbo/Supercharger, Nitrous, high compression pistons, swapping in a more powerful engine, larger more free flowing exhaust and/or intake...

You have weight reduction and smaller diameter tires/wheels.

Less weight will make the car quicker and possibly give you a slightly higher top end. Not sure why anyone needs to go over 80, but to each their own... If you still have steel wheels, get some light weight aluminum ones. Some weigh more than others so do some research. You can also see how much certain tires weigh as well and can choose a lighter tire. Speaking of tires, Swap out your spare steel wheel for a lightweight aluminum wheel, or go with Run-Flats and skip the spare all-together. If you do that, you can also ditch the jack as well! You can pull up the carpet and padding, remove those bulky door panels and replace them with lightweight material and that back seat? Who needs a back seat?

Smaller diameter tires/wheels will give you a quicker 0-60 and slightly reduce weight as well. The down side is that your car will probably look kinda funny with smaller tires... AND you will lose some top end and possibly lose some economy...

But who cares about economy... you are trying to make your car faster.
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Re: Fast questions

Average rule of thumb is .1 off your 1/4 for every 100lbs...

Its a waste to gain power that way.



Op, 15 plus years these cars have been around. The answers you seek have been asked many times in that period
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Re: Fast questions

I knew i'd get flamed but I got a girlfriend and a family on the way so I dont have thousands to do swaps or maintenance and my girl isnt comfortable with standard like I am thus the automatic rebuild.... I obviously can't get what I what hence the questions I asked I know it seems ridiculous but I like to hit those top speeds on nice open road and show off the car to all my friends and family I just want something unique compared to all these POS fancy 2015-2016 cars I see I want to at least have a chance against some of them I know the car is 200hp stock basically but still I just want to make it a bit more showboaty even if someone can tell me how I can make my engine bay sparkle....
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Re: Fast questions

Honestly, these cars are great as they are from the factory. We all have our own preferences/taste, however no matter what, when you're out at a show or even at the store getting groceries and that one guy/girl comes up and compliments how clean the car looks - you forget about all the fads and "wow" factors in modifying a car. It takes A LOT more effort to keep a clean car than to mod one.

This is coming from someone that's done a ton of mods and I enjoy a stock car as much if not more than how mine currently sits.


We're not trying to tell you to ditch an auto just to flame, in reality retaining that transmission is more of a money pit/headache than swapping to a manual. But if that's all you have to work with, just keep it simple and take your time. The build threads/members rides are a great place to start and poke at the brains of the builders/owners.



My bay when I purchased the car back in 2010



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Nothing fancy on the outside. Lowered no more than 1"
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Re: Fast questions

Mmmmmmmmmmm supercharger
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Re: Fast questions

The car that gets the most respect is the one that appears stock in general, but also appears like it just came off the show room floor. Doesn't mean it's stock by any means.

The one that looks like it belongs in the special olympics may be cool to the high school crowd until the next fad comez along. Stretched tires, rolled fenders, leaning wheels, giant exhaust tips, and exotic body kids are a here n now thing that in 5 years will be added to the 'that used to be cool' list.

What was cool when these cars were new is what thuh yungstas call rice these days.

Now each of us has our own tastes in what we like our cars to look like, in hopez that others will think that too....but what you like is what matters.

Me, I prefer stock with factory upgrades. But I've also added my own unique flair in small doses. My black 97 is 99.9% stock with a few white accents and some items covered with checkers that only me or my mechanic will ever see....that's my shtick....
You?, start out with simple green, a toothbrush, some good car wash, polish n wax, silicone grease for hoses and all other rubber items...for starters. For about $50 and a couple dozen hours you too can have a car that looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor.

Here's my shtick...


^^ I call it the penguin theme


^^ a total makeover kit


^^ get all those cracks n crevices sparkling


^^ yardstick shine commands respect.


^^ don't forget the headlights


^^ but whatever you do, make sure it's a car that when you leave the store, walk towards your ride and look up you say to yourself "holy cow, that's my car"....

When you have $5-15,000 to drop into a 15+ year old car, come back and we'll tell you about proper mods.
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Wow your car looks amazing dude !!!, just have a few questions about what I see missing (Fusebox, Battery, ABS module, CC module) Where are they at ? deleted or just moved ? also I know this sounds noob but im still evolving into the car world... that is a super charger correct me if I am wrong what do I have to do to install a supercharger ? all I can think is wow when I see how clean your bay looks and how inferior mine is compared to it you must have put a couple hundred hours in and babied that thing it just looks amzaing
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Way to go Wings..

You're gonna have op spending his kids college tuition on coilovers and spiffy Mugen stuff with pix like that....


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Wow your car looks amazing dude !!!, just have a few questions about what I see missing (Fusebox, Battery, ABS module, CC module) Where are they at ? deleted or just moved ? also I know this sounds noob but im still evolving into the car world... that is a super charger correct me if I am wrong what do I have to do to install a supercharger ? all I can think is wow when I see how clean your bay looks and how inferior mine is compared to it you must have put a couple hundred hours in and babied that thing it just looks amzaing
those superchargers are hard to find with all the parts you'll need, but they are out there.

CC is the only thing deleted on his car, everything else has been relocated.

hundreds of hours indeed, one of the cleanest-well modified preludes in the scene.
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those superchargers are hard to find with all the parts you'll need, but they are out there.

CC is the only thing deleted on his car, everything else has been relocated.

hundreds of hours indeed, one of the cleanest-well modified preludes in the scene.
Says the man with one of the most epic builds ever seen on a Prelude.

OP, if you ever want to see what it takes to make a monster Lude, check OG's build. Simply mind blowing the effort, time and money spent to build that beauty.
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Wow your car looks amazing dude !!!, just have a few questions about what I see missing (Fusebox, Battery, ABS module, CC module) Where are they at ? deleted or just moved ? also I know this sounds noob but im still evolving into the car world... that is a super charger correct me if I am wrong what do I have to do to install a supercharger ? all I can think is wow when I see how clean your bay looks and how inferior mine is compared to it you must have put a couple hundred hours in and babied that thing it just looks amzaing


Thanks man.

It took a few years, and help from some great friends. It was my vision, but not doable entirely on my own and over night. Just an example to take things slow and enjoy the little details you can do here or there, it all started with me moving a few wires due to being bored and wanting to do something with no funds for crazy mods.

Ogs is right in the rest of the answers, he's been hands on/around from start to current state.

Here's one of the earlier photos that's a good starting point for your case.
only things done were;

strut bar - you can do without
breather filter - wasn't a great idea
intake - I prefer stock unless custom... intakes have more issues than what people lead onto
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I've been using Wings' car for refference material for a couple years now. Ever since see-ing it in real life, and in the rare photo here n there. Not to copy it, but to gawk for what a new Prelude would look like if they made 'em today. End to end his car is proper.
OGS has the benchmark for what a resto-mod can be. Generally stock in appearance. Clean as an operating room, yet when you peek under the facade, holy mackeral..
Supah-Dupah build that'll withstand a 24hr at Rolex.

A fairly inexpensive 'friends won't see it', but you'll know it's there mod would be some stiffer motor mounts by innovative. 75's get it done without the wife complaining about all that quivering.

And regarding that auto tranny...keep the oil changed in it. All the extra flash n dash aint worth diddly if the car is broken.
Some say as soon as 15k miles. I'd say depends on your habits. If your car drives on the highway mostly, then the more frequent the better. That goes against normal thinking. But the biggest issue with the auto tragic was parts overheating from prolonged useage. Folks who don't tend to travel in 4th gear for prolonged periods (of say an hour or longer) tend to get good life from the tranny.

Use genuine Honda fluid. Nothing else. All those miracle products? Waste of money! Get cases from H and A accessories for less. Shipping from Cali to Conneticut is about even when you factor in shipping...if your local dealer charges retail per quart ($9.xx). My local dealer charges $12.xx per bottle so the H and A thing is a bargain...
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