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Old 01-24-2016, 10:44 PM
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Just wanted to get some comments/opinions on some recent work done on my prelude.

Basically the alignment on my lude had been pretty bad for some time. Took it to Firestone and they told me that the subframe was bent resulting in them unable to adjust the caster. They recommended a replacement but wouldn't replace it because they couldn't source one.

Took it to another shop for a 2nd opinion and they were able to adjust it by slotting the front stabilizer bar bolt holes in order to adjust the lower control arms. The right wheel was shifted towards the rear of the car so I think removing shims in the stabilizer bar bushings wouldn't have done much. The car drives great now.

Has anyone done this to "fix" the problem or should I look into getting the subframe replaced. I haven't done it before but I believe the engine has to be removed in order for this to happen
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Re: 4th gen, possible bent subframe

A buddy's acura smacked at a curb and caused tweak at the subframe, it needs to be replaced. Have it checked again soon maybe by the second shop for opinion if it needs replacement.
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