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Old 11-04-2010, 11:36 PM   #51
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FYI...many of the links provided in the first post are now out-dated... either they no longer work at all, or they're no longer pointing to the information referenced:


Bolt & Offset Reference
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i have a 89 4ws si, purely track, but for me to inter some competitions there are limits on how much i can do. im new to the 3rd gen and I'm wondering if you guys have any experience with what is going to help counter under steer the most.
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Old 04-03-2011, 04:42 PM   #53
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i just need to keep the cost down for the competition, so i would have to get a pretty low end part but should i beef up the rear sway bar, I've heard of taking off the front sway bar, should i replace the springs or the struts. its got 277'000 miles so where do you all think ill see the biggest difrence on a 3rd gen prelude
(i already have tires/wheels covered)
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:29 AM   #54
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I have yokohama es100's (215/45/17), and i want to run an 8.25" wide rim, will i be able to use those tires or will i need to get wider ones.

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Old 07-03-2011, 04:15 PM   #55
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You should be able to run those tires, but you'll be cutting it close. You'd be better off going with a 7.5" wheel with a 42mm backspace, depending on how low the car it. I've got a 215/40-17 on the same size wheel with the same offset, and I've lowered my 'Lude 1". My car's a 4th gen. You didn't mention what yours is.
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:21 PM   #56
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5th gen. Lowered about 2 inches.

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Old 07-03-2011, 06:50 PM   #57
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I'd say go with a 7 or 7.5 inch wheel with a 42-45mm offset just to be on the safe side. Unless you want to roll your fenders.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:18 AM   #58
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I found a set of Tein S-Tech springs off of an 97 accord. front has a 2.0" drop and back has 1.4". He's asking 125 a piece. Are they compatable with a 5th gen and are they too low? He says he's only had them on the car for about 2 months. So it almost sounds too good of a deal?
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:51 AM   #59
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hello, good first good excuse if not here, where's my question

good first thing to say is that I'm from chile so my language is not English. and this is translated by google xD.

ok. I have a 84 .. lude good here and there is not much information on this model and I would like to know why disc brakes (another model) and front windshield could replace these. parts as there are not many and I would like. replace in case of brake discs for a slightly better

ok thank you very much from now
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:20 PM   #60
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I currently have some 14" Enkies 92's +38 offset with Federal 185/65/14 tires. I just bought these wheels and like the rims alot but tires are horrible. Im looking for a thinner wall tire but the smallest I could find is a 185/55 tire. Can 14" rims run a low pro tires like lets say at least a 185/50,195/50 or even a 205/50. Let me know I dont know much about tires. Im also unsure of the rims width size on my Enkies since theyre powdercoated inside the rim as well. They sprayed a thick layer in the inside.

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Old 03-17-2013, 08:54 AM   #61
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In order to get what you're looking for, you need at 15" or 16" wheel.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:26 PM   #62
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^ thanks for the response. I thought so but damn even finding a 185/55 is very hard for a 14" rim. That sucks. The only common sidewall sizes available are 60,65,70.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:42 PM   #63
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:59 PM   #64
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This info is very useful.
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:53 AM   #65
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is anybody running 35mm offset

looking at some 17x7.5 with 35mm offset will they work...

any help is appreicated guys
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:00 PM   #66
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Depending on how low you are and what size tire you have, you'll definitely need to do some fender rolling. I'm running a 17x7.5" wheel with a 40mm offset and a 5mm spacer on the rear of my 'Lude with a 215/45-17 tire and a 1" drop. Had to do a little rolling to get 'em to fit, but man they look good!
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:38 PM   #67
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Just trying to fit my 17x9.0's in the next month or so ;_;
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:07 PM   #68
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I have 17x8.5 (+40mm) on my track car (5Gen) and they fit without too much trouble. Front fitment did not require much modification. Rear definitely requires rolling of the lip. I also removed the tab to get a little more clearance.

I have a set of 17x9 (+35mm), but I have yet to try them yet.

Has anyone fit 17x9.5s or 17x10s? I know quite a few mods will be required (especially if fitting that size wheel on the rear). With my new engine setup, I'd love to fit some 275/35/17 Hoosiers under the car, but not too crazy about the modifications that would be needed, especially since they're not only wider, but nearly 1" larger in OD than my current 225/40/17 Hoosiers.

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^^ much wider tread width... but is it worth all the fender modifications and the extra height and weight disadvantages? What is the weight diff. between 225 vs 275? 17x9's are pretty light but 17x10's are adding some weight
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True. Right now, I think the plan is to get the car out on the track with the 17x8.5/17x9 wheels and 225/40/17 Hoosiers and see how those work out. I'm hoping they'll work fine and won't have to worry about trying to go with a different size. I love Hoosiers, so the tire choice is great, but they're the only ones that offer a tire in this size (then again, they're the only ones that offer a 275/35/17 also, IIRC).
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Good plan. My Vette buddy has raced on several diff. brands of race tires - always looking out for something better, cheaper or lasting longer... and he always goes back to Hoosiers.
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I own an 1986 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si, and was wondering if anybody knows of or has put on an after market suspension that doesnít lower the car (I live a mile up a gravel road so lowering is out of the question) but fits right in like plug and play?Iíve done plenty of googling and canít find anything, itís always in reference to the 3rd Gen Accords 87, 88+. Car is 33 years old with the original suspension, I can find OEM shocks and coils but Iíd like a little more performance. Any pointers?
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I own an 1986 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si, and was wondering if anybody knows of or has put on an after market suspension that doesnít lower the car (I live a mile up a gravel road so lowering is out of the question) but fits right in like plug and play?Iíve done plenty of googling and canít find anything, itís always in reference to the 3rd Gen Accords 87, 88+. Car is 33 years old with the original suspension, I can find OEM shocks and coils but Iíd like a little more performance. Any pointers?


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Sorry for double post it kept saying error when I tried originally
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