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Lowered the Prelude

Well after almost a year and a quarter of owning this thing I finally got around to lowering it. I only used a set of springs(for now) but I have to say ride is comparable on the highway and much improved in the corners(even before I put the rims back on)

It is an 1.5 lower up front and 1.75 lower in the rear.

I am pretty pleased with it


And I have a Mugen bumper just waiting to get painted and fitted in the next couple of months. The car on the left in the picture with 2 ludes in it is the donor car.
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That thing would meet it's maker with the potholes around here.

Does look nice!

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Looks good.

What are the hood scoop things by the windshield for?
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Re: Lowered the Prelude

Damn, another thing you own that I'm going to have to take for a spin!

Looks good, still love the Prelude's. One question though, does it cause internal bleeding on rough roads?

Look, lean, believe!!
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Yeah the roads around here are not really great either... I really have not found it to be too bad, mind you I have also been driving like an old woman on her way to church I have not hit anything hard enough to go oh shi... that hurts...knock on wood.

The hood scoop things are not mine, they are purely for looks I think, I belive that they call it a hood bonnet? not sure though?? I could have bought it for about $100 but, I was not really "keen" on it.

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Yeah the roads around here are not really great either... I really have not found it to be too bad, mind you I have also been driving like an old woman on her way to church I have not hit anything hard enough to go oh shi... that hurts...knock on wood.

The hood scoop things are not mine, they are purely for looks I think, I belive that they call it a hood bonnet? not sure though?? I could have bought it for about $100 but, I was not really "keen" on it.
The way I was with my car, if it didn't have a FUNCTION, it wasn't going on.
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The H22 is the bomb!

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The way I was with my car, if it didn't have a FUNCTION, it wasn't going on.
Yeah, I really don't like too many cosmetic things on the car, nice and simple. Mind you some JDM fog lights would be nice. As well as a set of HID's but... I have other stuff in mind first

I like the H22, but I just wish that they were not as prone to the oil comsumption issues as they are. Mine is good, but I am just a little nervous about the long run.

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Re: Lowered the Prelude

Lowered cars bruise kidneys.

It does look pretty sweet though.
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Re: Lowered the Prelude

You lowered the rear more than the front on a FWD car?
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Re: Lowered the Prelude

I lowered the rear more because I wanted it to sit "level" or very close to it as it was stock the rear was slightly higher.

And really the ride is not that horrible...honest

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I lowered the rear more because I wanted it to sit "level" or very close to it as it was stock the rear was slightly higher.

And really the ride is not that horrible...honest
It's not about the ride... FWD cars typically squat in the rear when you get on the gas so manufacturers sometimes put the back of the car up in the air to minimize the squatting. That's why I found it weird that you lowered the rear more.
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Re: Lowered the Prelude

All cars squat in the rear when you get on the gas. And almost all lowering kits take more height out of the rear.

And then there's this asshole...
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Yes, but FWD cars squat more.
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Re: Lowered the Prelude

The car beside yours in the pic is an example of how you can turn a beautiful Prelude into something really tacky. He's even got the single wiper "mod".

THose gen 5 'Ludes are one of my favorite all-time cars. Would love to own one.

And then there's this asshole...
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