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Old 03-21-2011, 12:05 AM
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:::TopHatShaw::: 1998 SH

Kinda embarrassed to post this seeing as how its probably the worst looking car I've seen on here in a while, but its my baby.












Engine:
AEM Cool Air Intake
Greddy Exhaust
DC Headers
Short Shifter Installed
NGK Spark Plug Wires
Exedy Stage 0 Clutch
Ralco RZ Lightened Flywheel

Interior:
Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge
Shift Knob

Exterior:
Seibon Carbon Fiber hood
Wings West Lip Kit
Pin Stripe(Soon to be removed)

Suspension:
Stock

ICE:
Sony Xplod Head Unit
Infinity REF6030CS Car Component System
Infinity REF9632CF Car Loudspeakers

Future Mods:

Complete Suspension overhaul

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Old 03-21-2011, 12:20 AM
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Re: :::TopHatShaw::: 1998 SH

How is that the worst looking car on here lately?

Interior looks mint, exterior is looking pretty good. Drop her and clean up the engine and she'll look great.
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Re: :::TopHatShaw::: 1998 SH

I don't really like the hood but I like the lip kit. And man if you think that is the ugliest prelude on here then you definitely need to take a look at mine! lol
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Re: :::TopHatShaw::: 1998 SH

Yeah, but after looking at the ROTM rides my confidence gets trampled. I hope to one day be up to those standards. I've have a lot of work ahead of me, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: :::TopHatShaw::: 1998 SH

Well I would just work on the basics, clean up the engine bay a little. Do some reading up on wire tucks and deletes and do some of those if you want (who doesn't love a clean engine bay). Then I would just make sure you change the timing belt if it needs to be changes, fix any leaks it may have, change the oil well, make sure you are putting in good gas, wax it often and make sure it stays clean. Maybe some weight reduction if you want to do that, better gas mileage and faster car. The 2000-01 Honey Comb prelude grille always looks much better than the 1997-1999 grille. Then if you want to get into some performance stuff I would start with a header, preferably a hytech replica because they are one of the only ones proven to help gain any power (do not get a dc, megan, or obx header). Then you might want s2k seats, s2k steering wheel, maybe some HID lights and that will definitely be a great start. Look around on this site for ideas, there is a lot of good content on this site.
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Re: :::TopHatShaw::: 1998 SH

i like the front and rear lip, but the sides idk. Also the hood is something I'd reconsider but that's me and since this is your car do as you please and enjoy it.
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Re: :::TopHatShaw::: 1998 SH

Looks good man!

Not at all the worst looking lude man!

I need to clean my engine bay a little too.


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Re: :::TopHatShaw::: 1998 SH

This is the same lip kit that was on my 98 SH when i bought it. is it stock?
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Re: :::TopHatShaw::: 1998 SH

looks good man, you have some things already knocked out. like the fogs, lip kit (wings west i believe), hood, exhaust, intake, etc... it just takes time and ALOT of patience to get it where you want it. not near the ugliest on here by anymeans...


a few things i would do if i were you...besides what keegan said...

first i would reroute your audio power...dont know why its ran like that...

remove all brackets that are rusted and replace or prep and repaint them...

heat gun the pinstripe off...

spend the first grand you would spend on maintenance, your car will thank you, for many miles...
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Re: :::TopHatShaw::: 1998 SH

only thing i see bad is the hood.. but its not that bad...everything else looks great
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fyi, just noticed your battery box is backwards!
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Re: :::TopHatShaw::: 1998 SH

is that a 4th gen in the 5th picture???
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Re: :::TopHatShaw::: 1998 SH

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fyi, just noticed your battery box is backwards!
I don't get how you can so many little details like that, but it is probably why your prelude is so beautiful lol
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Re: :::TopHatShaw::: 1998 SH

that thing is beautiful man. Id really like to know what side skirts those are
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im almost 100% positive thats the wings west lip kit...
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Your correct sir. Its a full wings west kit.
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Re: :::TopHatShaw::: 1998 SH

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is that a 4th gen in the 5th picture???
No its my buddies 300zx.

And thx for all the tips. I like my hood so I'm gonna keep it for now. Maybe down the road I'll consider a new one.

I'm gonna start my engine bay clean up once it warms up a little here in Chicago.
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Re: :::TopHatShaw::: 1998 SH

ill post a before and after pic soon of the engine bay clean i had done yesterday, it'll really get u movin to do yours for sure.. I didnt even wipe it down yet with a rag and really do it properly, i'll do all that tomorrow, but it'll make the biggest difference in the look category, and you'll feel like u just showered...

And BigLegs was saying something about refinishing or getting new brackets for various components around the engine bay, thats an awesome idea, and very necessary. I actually went into an import tuning shop the other day and saw a bunch of engine bay screws, fasteners, clips, brackets and so forth, all made by Skunk2 and some other companies. But ya, if you wanna get it lookin VERY right, there are those options too, i plan on getting all those pieces. It's definitely all those small details i want to have done...
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