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Old 24 Jan 2008, 12:46 pm
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Default 92 honda prelude?

what are some upgrades i can do to it? i been having this car for almost 2 years now with its regular oil changes and pretty good maintainance..and it has been running ok with all the fixing and stuff... and i found myself with the idea that for a hobby i want to make this car have a better performance than ever.... as in new parts new upgrades and such... recently it had a problem with the gas lines but it fixed itself SUMHOW iono... i was gonna take a look at it but then it started running perfectly again.. the interior is crap. the lighting doesnt work and i have no idea where to start. its a 2.3 si... any help on interior exterior and under the hood upgrades?
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Old 24 Jan 2008, 01:01 pm
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Speed equals money, how fast do you want to go? Fortunately there are some aftermarket parts available for the H23a engine. You could start with the basics like cold air intake, headers and exhaust. I suggest lowering the car with aftermarket springs and shocks, not only for the good look but to help with handling. Nitrous Oxide or NOS will get you big horsepower for little money, but be careful not to blow up the engine. And if you had an extra $4000 to $5000 laying around, you could bolt on a supercharger or turbo. As for the interior, make a list of the things you need. Then check out Ebay and your local salvage yards and start buying replacement parts.
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Old 24 Jan 2008, 01:16 pm
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The 2.3 Si motor isn't bad for Turbo applications. I'd say save your money for the engine. Don't bother making a slow car look nice until it has the power to back it up. I'd recommend going straight for a full turbo kit that will have all of the options and fuel upgrades you need to get going FAST! If you simply can't afford it, or don't wanna save up for a year, then start with a simple cold air intake, a FULL exhaust system...NOT A STUPID MUFFLER...and headers. Then I'd replace the wheels and tires with grippier rubber. Go to or to find good wheels and tires and both sites have the option to see them on your vehicle. Upgrading the suspension will also be a big deal. Go with a full coilover system, or at least matching struts and springs. If you just get lowering springs alone your car will look dorky, won't handle any better, and will bouce in a really funny way when you go over the slightest bumps. Before you modify ANYTHING start using high grade synthetic oil from now Royal Purple, Redline, Eneos...etc. ON your first change, add some Engine Restorer to the oil. After 3000 miles, change the oil again, skip the restorer, and change the filter with a high quality filter. This should get your motor running fairly strong again. Also be a good idea to change the fuel filter. After that it's up to you! I'll leave some links below.
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Old 24 Jan 2008, 01:31 pm
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a turbo is spendy but a nice upgrade, it will boostthe power even more so if it already has the twin cam if not look in to that it will help alot k&n make a good air filter upgade that will help your prefomance and fuel milage nicely some ground efect lights will set you apart from the crowd and some neon glow tubes on the inside under the two front seats will really give it a nice touch if you hook them up to the intior lights that are under the dash and take out the stock bulbs that are under there then you will want to add some sound to it 8" in the back dash some treble cones up front and a 10" in the trunk running about 450watts will give you nice bass i would run no less that 250watts to the 8" and 45 to the treble cones will be plentyNice rims will really help the look as you pass by or when it is just sitting theretinted windows always make a cars style more ganster black is like a grovement employ mobster flunky color red green or blue is more true to the street and when matched to your ground effects its nice not to menchen hard to not look atfinally Chrome rocker panels (the peace on the bottum of the door and right below it) this also has to do with making the ground effects stand out better so keep them shinylighted licince plate studs put on a light accent when matched with the ground effects it looks nicefinally if it sounds good every one will like to take a look at the sub in the truck so do you self a favor and do some neon in the back to under the bumper ground effects and a glow tube in between the 8" speekers in the back dash on the bottum side out sight till night you know what i meanthat should make it at least drive like a car you want to ride innow read both of these and DO AS WE SAY me and the man with the plan are on this trick your car shit man do go with a better turbo and don't go all tigh a** on us it is worth itTRUST ME I KNOW
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