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Hello guys and gals I've joined forces with a great local shop in the awd business ( S1built ) and have purchased kits from them before for my crx and ek. I've been talking with them for months now and have given them the go ahead to start the creation. They said the kit will be in the ball park of $ 2,600 to $ 2,800 depending on what materials you want. Mild steel , stainless steel or chromoly. If I can get enough orders they will give me a discount code. Thanks for your time
 

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I've been considering the same thing for sometime now... How are you planning on doing the AWD conversion?
 

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My good friends at s1built are gonna get rear measurements and build a custom rear subframe similar to the civic chassis
 

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Will it bolt onto the the 5th Gen Chassis and how do you plan to link the front wheels to the rear wheels, obviously the transmission will have to change... I'm partial to my H22A engine so I don't think I want to change that...
1. Is there a AWD manual transmission that will mate seamlessly to the H22A..?
2. If we find that all we'll need to do is to take the entire drivetrain from that Honda/Acura platform and swap it into the 5th Gen Prelude frame with minor fabrication and we'll be off to the races.
3. We'll still use your boys from S1 Built to do the fabrication.

Let me know your thoughts.
 

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You are correct but the prelude realistically should have been a rear wheel drive car from the get go and handles amazingly. So the only way to improve the platform is awd it.
 

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Will it bolt onto the the 5th Gen Chassis and how do you plan to link the front wheels to the rear wheels, obviously the transmission will have to change... I'm partial to my H22A engine so I don't think I want to change that...
1. Is there a AWD manual transmission that will mate seamlessly to the H22A..?
2. If we find that all we'll need to do is to take the entire drivetrain from that Honda/Acura platform and swap it into the 5th Gen Prelude frame with minor fabrication and we'll be off to the races.
3. We'll still use your boys from S1 Built to do the fabrication.

Let me know your thoughts.
I'm using a b series awd manual transmission and will be using hopefully the crv driveshaft. If not it's around 150 to have someone make 1. So I will be H2B when all said and done.
My buddy is working on the measurements and rear right now.
 

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You are correct but the prelude realistically should have been a rear wheel drive car from the get go and handles amazingly. So the only way to improve the platform is awd it.
I wish it was RWD at birth and AWD is definitely a step in right direction. I suggested a Subaru because I own the Saab version of the 2006 WRX Hatchback. It's by no means a 5thgen Honda Prelude but it's a fun ride w/AWD or you can disengaged the AWD by simply placing the 10A fuse for the solenoid that releases the clutch for the rear wheels. This FWD mode only applies to the A/T , but it's a cool option to have. Anyway good luck on you AWD project and I cant wait to read about your final results.
 

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There's the passenger side temporarily held up and the i also attached a picture of the new rear arms
 

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I normally scroll through forums and posts at preludepower.com but I had to make an account and reply for something this recent and interesting!

I think I’m right when I say most prelude owners must have thought about custom drivetrains at least once.

Looks amazing man, keep us updated. How much time do you think the shop will need? Have you been in downtime or are you driving the car while they build it, after they measured everything of course
 

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I normally scroll through forums and posts at preludepower.com but I had to make an account and reply for something this recent and interesting!

I think I’m right when I say most prelude owners must have thought about custom drivetrains at least once.

Looks amazing man, keep us updated. How much time do you think the shop will need? Have you been in downtime or are you driving the car while they build it, after they measured everything of course
They have it full time I have multiple vehicles so it doesn't hurt me that t bad. We are trying to make everything bolt on with minimal welding
 

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o_O Oh wow. Legendary. Incredible pics and progress! Looking good man.

Would the bolt in preference be for ease of adjustment/disassembly?

Also what kind of diff were you and the shop thinking of using?

I imagine you’d have to completely reroute your exhaust system with the tunnel being taken up
 

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I'm gonna be using the crv diff. As for exhaust it will have to be custom. I have an h2b h23A blue top/ 5 speed awd tranny but im thinking about just putting my k24 in there with a 6 speed awd tranny. Its gonna be a show car/ weekend driver with an occasional strip day here and there. We're trying for bolt in because many people can't weld so this way it will be easier for the average enthusiast
 

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Beautiful. Yeah 6 speed sounds so much nicer for such a more capable car. It’s just sad for me to not have the preludes heart! But also hey when installing a new drivetrain it’s fair to also upgrade the engine, might as well.

Can’t wait to see the progress as it moves along! And oh that’s right it’ll be something us other prelude owners can order once successfully built and installed on yours??

Also I’ve been meaning to ask, what are your rough engine specs? Either going h23 or k24, are you boosted?
 

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Right now if I keep the h2b the motor is H23A Bluetop with 1320 balance shaft delete kit, 1320 manual tensioner, and 1320 billit crank pulley. My K24Z3 is stock with a borg Warner s4 series turbo and 580 whp
 
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