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Old 12-19-2010, 08:46 PM
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:::51ludeguy::: 1997 Base

Well, it’s been an awesome run fellas but after 5 years of this site and owning a lude, it’s over. Almost exactly a year ago my 5th gen was totaled so I figured I’d make my first and last members ride thread. I know it’s not much, but I did what I could with a college budget! I really did love this car too much, and met a ton of amazing Prelude owners. Funny how I still visit the site daily, it’s just instinct I guess.

Here is a final mod list and progression pics, hope you guys enjoy!!

Engine:
AEM V2
Skunk2 oil cap
CermaKrome'd heat shield---Thanks Perry!
Misc. pieces powder coated
S2K oil filter
NGK spark plug wires
NGK Iridium spark plugs
Spoon tank socks
Chrome dipstick
Valve cover powder coated gunmetal

Interior:
New OEM floor mats
Accord pocket
OEM cargo mat
SH rear deck
LED's in everything
Newly working alarm....finally got around to buying another remote....lol
Pioneer 6.5 speakers
S2000 steering wheel
JDM carbon fiber gauge overlay with real chrome rings
OEM carbon fiber trim kit
PasswordJDM titanium shift knob and skunk2 weighted knob
CTR red stitched shift boot
Pioneer DEH-P400UB head unit

Exterior:
All new exterior lights
Custom LED side markers
LED's in everything
Honeycomb grill
VIS OEM Carbon fiber hood
35% tint all around
OEM lug nut locks
Black housing Depo headlights
Wings West lip kit
Rx330 Retrofits w/ TSX-R lenses & color mod

Suspension, wheels & tires:
Metallic silver powder coated blades w/ a polished lip
BF Goodrich g-Force Sport tires
Spoon front strut bar
Suspension Techniques front/rear sway bars
Brembo blanks w/ OEM pads

Here are the pics with all the work/mods I did over the years:

The day I bought her, worked my freakin butt off to afford her by the time I was 16!


Did a few subtle things first, clear side markers, tint, LEDs, paint cluster rings, honeycomb grill, SH rear deck, accord radio pocket, new OEM floor mats, timing belt/maintenance, etc.










Fresh weather stripping!


Led side markers…


Got my stock blades refurbished and powder coated a metallic silver color, all new Brembo brakes






S2k steering wheel


Carbon fiber gauge bezel with real chrome rings:


OEM front lip, VIS OEM carbon fiber hood and black housing headlights






AEM V2, powder coated valve cover gunmetal, spoon strut bar, NGK spark plugs and wires, polished heat shield, Spoon tank socks, skunk2 oil cap and chrome dipstick.


Gave up trying to find the rest of the OEM kit so I sold my front lip and bought a full WWRS kit.




Here is probably my favorite mod, my retrofits. Of course, I only had them on the car for a month, I guess that cost me about $30 every day for a month…LOL. I can honestly say I drove with them on night and day for all 30 days though! But JLude did an AMAZING job on them, and even helped me through wiring them up.




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And, here she was on Dec. 17th 2009:








To make a long story short, some idiot slammed on their brakes on the highway, going 60+ mph b/c he wasn’t paying attention, I guess. I swerved to miss, barely missed him but lost control hitting another car and bouncing off of that car into the concrete median. Mind you while crossing all other lanes of traffic...somehow not getting hit.

To add to the depressed mood….here is the Civic aka bubble sedan that replaced my Prelude:


http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/2210/dsc2666r.jpg

Yep…I know what you guys are thinking. Bad*** car huh? I know. Specs: Automatic, 175,000 miles, needs two of everything mechanically, might have 100hp if I’m lucky, blown speakers, some crazy loud squealing alternator belt, but it gets 40mpg, costs nothing to insure and can do a mean backwards donut bishes! (:


Buuuut, finally something positive. I’ve always wanted one, and I was finally able to buy my own g35! It’s mah BOSSTANK haha. Now let me shut up and get to the pics!!!




I still really miss my Prelude and plan on getting another as a project someday. But I’m honestly thankful for everything that’s happened, good and bad. Made me realize how much I take things for granted.

As some of you guys know I’m the owner of eXtremePrelude.com and I will continue to keep up the site forever as well as add content when I can. Wish everybody the best of luck, I’m out!

Bill
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:23 PM
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Re: :::51ludeguy::: 1997 Base

Man, that's ashame. Looks like she was coming along nicely too. And those headlights look like they were pretty sick. But hey a G35 isn't too bad of a replacement =] Lol
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Re: :::51ludeguy::: 1997 Base

What are u just now making a progression thread for?!!! Lol. Sucks u dont have your lude anymore man. It was very nice. Enjoy the g35 man. I've been wanting one for a very long time. Yours looks immaculate.
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Re: :::51ludeguy::: 1997 Base

Sad to see my #1 parts dealer get out of the game lol. Glad to see you got the g like you had wanted. Goodluck in the future with it man!
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Re: :::51ludeguy::: 1997 Base

man thats a nice lude. sucks that its gone. get another BB6. its cheaper than a G35. lol
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Re: :::51ludeguy::: 1997 Base

Nice headlights bro.. ive been wanting to do that to mines but idk how
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Re: :::51ludeguy::: 1997 Base

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Nice headlights bro.. ive been wanting to do that to mines but idk how
contact prelude1897 on here. He retrofits headlights. He'll hook ya up
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where is he located?
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haha, thanks guys. I really appreciate it.

Yeah I was always too lazy so I never got around to making one of these threads. Now I wish I took more pictures of the car when it was almost where I wanted it. Oh yeah, those headlights were ridiculous. It says a lot when I spent all that money, only had them for a month and they were my favorite mod that I don't regret doing...lol. It will be one of my first mods on the G ;)

When I get my next lude it's going to be a project that I want to build from the ground up. I'm thinking a boosted and gunmetal lude would be sick.

h22abb6 - Yeah man, prelude1897 does quality work. He is in Texas I think. Well worth the $.
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