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#1708 of 2496 1993-1997 honda prelude
Jul 31, 2005 (11:39 am)
I'm looking to buy a 93-97 honda prulude, but before i do I want to buy a more high powered engine and rebuild it so that when I get the car I can just drop The engine in... So, I was wondering if there is a V6 or anything of higher power than the stock engine that will fit in a 93-97 prelude with minimal modification needed to fit in the engine compartment. Thanks in advance for you time...
Jul 31, 2005 (5:29 pm)
How high powered of an engine are you looking for? You could buy a JDM H22A crate motor or find a motor from a crashed S2000 and supercharge it. A V6 of somesort would weigh the car down and throw off the balance. What are you going to do with the car?
#1710 of 2496 Re: booherjc [nyccarguy]
Aug 01, 2005 (10:42 am)
Since a V6 will throw the balance of the car off then I guess I'm looking for a high powered V4, and that JDM H22A looks like a nice engine. I'm not really looking to turn the car into anything special, just a fast everday car. Maybe drag it once and a while but nothing to big. So, which engine would you prefer in your prelude? and would you prefer supercharge or turbo? Thanks
#1711 of 2496 93 prelude vtec owners?
Aug 01, 2005 (5:43 pm)
hello, i own a 93 prelude VTEC that i purchased new off the showroom floor. i've got 152,000 miles and still absolutely love my car.
any other 93 VTEC owners out there? what kind of ownership experience have you had so far? have you replaced your timing belt once or twice? (i've only replaced mine once at about 85K so i'm thinking i might be due again...)
Aug 01, 2005 (5:48 pm)
'93 VTEC is a great car! I'd replace the timing belt every 60K miles (especially with the high revving characteristics of the H22A).
Aug 01, 2005 (5:54 pm)
You're better off looking for a '93-'96 Prelude VTEC. Just try and find one that hasn't been modified. That might be a better option than a JDM engine. Supercharging the engine will give you more low-end torque and it is a bolt-on modification that can be done (by a professional) somewhat easily. Turbocharging the H22A engine requires a lot of work and can cost upwards of 10 grand to have the job done right.
I'm not really into modifying my car. If I'm going to spend a few thou on it, I'd rather just get something new.
Aug 06, 2005 (9:25 pm)
I'm new to the forums, I'm 17, and in the chicago suburbs area. I got a 93 300zx twin turbo when I turned 16, and drove it for about a year, then my engine started to knock and my engine pretty much blew. I had to get a daily driver/reliable car....
Last week I saw a dark blue..maybe midnight blue? not sure of the technical color honda gave it, 1994 prelude S. I didn't know what kind of prelude it was bc the back of it didn't say anything but just Prelude, and it was from a small dealership. The outside was in great condition, no dings or cracks or anything. The inside was in MINT condition, the engine...oh wow, clean and quiet when idle, clean condition as well. I drove it and it drove so awesome! The car had 86,700 miles on it, I figured for an 11 year old car, it was really good to only have that many miles. For a honda it was barely being broken in. I loved how the car looked, since I'm going to go for a r33 body conversion along with the taillights. I bought the car last week for $4,900, then with taxes and title, it was about $5,400.. I got home and saw that the engine type was a f22 I believe...so I was somewhat disappointed that it wasn't an h22, or an Si. I'm working on speed and performance on my 300zx, as I'll be upgrading to ball bearing twin turbos on it next spring. My daily driver and show car will be the lude I just got. Does $5,400 seem reasonable for the lude I got? I know an S is only pushing about 130-135 horse, and the Si's do about 180-200? I'm used to driving 355 whp, (dyno on my 300zx) My 300zx is manual too, and the lude is automatic, which is fine for winter driving. Is there anything I can do beside those 3,000-5,000 dollar turbo kits, or a 1,500 dollar H22 engine swap, that'll give me about 200-250 Horsepower, and still be reasonable? Also...
I've been looking at which exhausts to get on my lude, and I notice HKS doesn't really have any for it, I've stuck with hks for all my parts on my 300, but I'm thinking about getting the apexi N-1, they got for about $500? I've noticed that they advertise it to be pretty quiet. I'm more of a fan for loud exhausts, would I have to rely on a nice AEM intake, in order to make my lude pretty loud? or is there any recommendation as to which exhaust I should get? Thanks, well, I'm 17, and I suppose the automatic transmission doesn't really help the car when it comes to exhaust sounds, but I hope someone can help me out with getting my lude running like I know a prelude can Been enjoying driving it, rides like a dream. I just installed an alpine cd player on it, bc the honda stock stereo really sucked hehe. For now, I just want a nice loud and nice looking exhausts, and intake. If anyone can help me, I'd greately appreciate it, thanks.
#1715 of 2496 I'm new and so is my Prelude
Aug 21, 2005 (4:38 am)
I'm so happy, only because i'm picking up my new 2000 Prelude Sh tomorrow. I'm looking forward to driving it on the highway and opening up the Vtec. I've been reading your posting guys and everyone seems really happy as a matter of fact thrilled with their Prelude-that's awesome to see guys.