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Honda Prelude Tuning

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Sometimes, legends take birth in extraordinary circumstances. Prelude is one such masterpiece that brought back Honda from some tough times in the market. Known as simply the best coupe from Honda, it has gained admirations from all across the globe. Though it would be an exaggerating statement at some point of time, yet it is true. A great history that kicked off in 1978, Prelude went on to get better and better on road. With 5 great versions of this model, its production was finally halted in 2001. It created vibes in 1988 when the 2.0l was launched for the first time. One surely praises the power of engine at that time which was pitched at an astounding 145 bhp.

There were surely some flaws but they were well compensated for at the same time. Though the bonnet was long and sleek, yet it tapered at the end to build a good front view of the road. The models that followed had their moments of success as well.

We have seen some amazing tune-ups in the past. The 92-96 Honda Prelude was recently spotted in Mexico. A metallic Navy blue was modified with flawless fittings. A thunderous engine voice and a jarring Nitrous oxide boost made all the difference in that car.

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Can you guess what else could have been different? The flexible suspensions were lowered to perfection using Koni Sport dampers. The sporty dampers were matched to Eibach Pro progressive Spring Kit with some clever engineering. The interesting thing that we noticed was the introduction of new alloys of 17” OZ Superleggera fitted with Toyo T1-R. Not only do they help in awesome grip but also stabilize the car during high speed races and drifts.

Things are not as easy as they look from outside. High speed cars need a powerful exhaust system to match its overall configuration. Exhausts can make or break the internal performance to a huge extent. A stainless steel kit studded with carbon side skirts is a great option. A 60-70 mm decat pipe would help the cause of keeping most things in control.

Focussing on the intake now, anyone would suggest you to use Prelude Type-S airbox and a K&N air filter. It obviously needs Shell V Power 99 Octane fuel with NGK iridium plugs. It is very important to maintain the fuel grade since Prelude’s major performance depends on this very factor.

Finally, if we look at some final touches, the H22 A2 boost would be the best configuration can really charge up your Prelude.

A new motor with a customized reverse limiter tuned to provide up to 8500 rpm is a great bonus. Auto Salon’ 16 inch F-16 Mugen is also a great addition to your Prelude. Water gauges play an important role in regulating the overall temperature of the car and hence it is important to keep them up and running. 1996 Honda Prelude Si is one of the rarest models you woud see around these days. It is hard to believe yet we spotted one in rural Tennessee.

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    JDM parts formed the real strength of this car and the clean finish and final touches are more than commendable. A H23 block with H22 parts is surely a big risk since a minor mix up can destroy all the effort. Suspensions, brake kits, aero-dynamics, exhausts and wide body kits should all match perfectly. Prelude’s suspension has always been under question. As a matter of experienced advice, one should buy the original Honda suspension. They are the only questionable parts which should not be tuned with other brands. Prelude is just like a snow leopard. Though it is rare, yet its elegance is unmatched. If you own one, you should be a proud driver forever.


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