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Old 02-04-2008, 11:43 AM
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hey I have a SOHC 92 honda prelude 150hp stock...Uh how much hp will i gain with a stage 3 clutch and a short ram air intake?
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I'd say 3 HP to the wheels with the intake

a new clutch & flywheel doesn't give you more power per say, it just makes it feel like you've gained 10hp. No need for a stage 3 clutch, street or stage 1 will suit you fine . . .
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^^x2 Stage 3 is very much overkill for a stock application. Stick with OEM or Stage 1. Lightened flywheel can't hurt either.
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would a stage 3 hurt anything even though the cv shafts and everything is good i got a rebuilt tranny also....what bout a stage 2
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why do u need to that strong of a clutch. it will just be a pain in the ass to start goin in 1st gear.you should listen to the ppl on here they know what they are talkin about. stage 1 with a light flywheel will be plenty
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you don't need a stage 2 or 3, it is a waste of money and will give you no real performance advantage if you are just doing basic bolt on modifications (intake, header, exhaust). Now if you were doing a serious N/A build, or a turbo build, then it might be time to step up to a stage 2.

Think of it like this... your clutch isn't really adding any performance other than possibly lightening your rotational mass a bit... it's main purpose is transferring torque from your engine to your driveshaft... the more torque you have, the heavier duty of a clutch you need. Your clutch is more about handling new power than it is about making new power. A stock OEM clutch can handle 110% of your factory torque normally. (In other words, if your motor makes 150 ft-lb of torque stock from the factory, your stock clutch should be able to handle up to 165 ft-lb of torque without any trouble [150ft-lb x 110%=165 ft-lb]). You don't NEED to upgrade to a performance clutch until you are making more than that.

Save yourself a LOT of money and either get a stock clutch and a lightened flywheel, or a stage 1 and a lightened flywheel... trust us.. you DON'T need a stage 2 or 3 with bolt-ons, it won't make your car faster.

On a separate note, you sound like you have a lot to learn yet about performance modification of preludes, and cars in general really. I'm really not trying to be a dick, but you should learn a little bit more about what you're getting into before you start throwing time and money into your car. Don't get me wrong, a forum is a great place to pick up knowledge from other people with the same car as you, but I recommend doing some more basic reading first. Check out carbibles.com, good old wikipedia.org, and read the service manual about your specific generation prelude. Prelude13 has links to 3rd gen, 4th gen, and 5th gen prelude service manuals... definitely read up man. Again, not trying to be a dick, just trying to be TRULY helpful.
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