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Oct 18, 9:50pm - #303535 
Honda Prelude

My friend just bought a 96 Prelude, he said he could beat me so bad...I know that car is fast, but I don't think I would lose that bad, anyone knows how much horse power that car has?

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Oct 18, 10:02pm - #303536 
Those cars are sick my cousin has a 92 Prelude with a H22 pushing way over 200+


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Oct 18, 10:09pm - #303537 
you'll get owned. i think USDM h22's push 190hp stock. if you had a GTS you'd stand a chance. wave


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Oct 18, 10:12pm - #303538 
Is it an auto or manual. I drove a manual (h23) and it didnt seem that fast. My celica (gt) would be it.


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Oct 18, 10:30pm - #303539 
Looked for the specs at www.honda.com but couldnt find any, even from owners link.

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Oct 18, 10:37pm - #303540 
Originally Posted by blackcel

Is it an auto or manual. I drove a manual (h23) and it didnt seem that fast. My celica (gt) would be it.


Auto H23 Si motor stock with high mileage you'd probably have a chance. thumbsup


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Oct 19, 5:44am - #303541 
there have been a lot of threads about prelude vs. celica. ive owned both. the prelude owns celica gt. however...a celica gts would stand a chance. IMO i think the gts would lose but most here think it would beat it out.


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Oct 19, 11:24am - #303542 
what model is that lude? they range from 135hp, 160hp, and 190hp for that gen...

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Oct 19, 11:35am - #303543 
135-hp, 2.2-liter I-4
160-hp, 2.3-liter I-4
190-hp, 2.2-liter I-4

i can say you could probably beat the 135 hp one and the 160 if he has a lot of miles, but the 190 no way. good luck race him and find out who is the winner

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Oct 19, 4:39pm - #303544 
The 2.2 one thats pushing out 190 is the 7th generation right? If you talking about that then I think a GTS could beat it, they say the 7th gen is way too heavy for its engine.

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Oct 19, 4:47pm - #303545 
But I check Honda's website...it says that car has 200hp...

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Oct 19, 5:19pm - #303546 
Originally Posted by oOoLINoOo
But I check Honda's website...it says that car has 200hp...
That's the final generation (I think it's 4th). The previous generation (3rd?) had less power, but I believe it was lighter, so it's much faster. So basically 3rd gen > GTS > 4th gen. smile Both gens are very nice looking cars, and I wouldn't mind having one as a beater. grin

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Oct 19, 5:28pm - #303547 
cool

I don't think '96 is quite the final generation, but I might be wrong. I don't think '96 had VTEC yet, and I think the final stock VTEC engine had 200 HP. Very nice car; probably about the equal of a GTS speedwise. Funny, it was the discontinuation of the Prelude (which I wanted back then, but didn't get) that led me to being so sensitive about the Celica being discontinued (hence I just went and got a Celica when I heard THEY were being discontinued).


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Oct 19, 5:30pm - #303548 
the H22A VTEC motor is in the 97-up ludes which has 195hp i believe...the JDM version is 200hp. the generation before that...92-96 years had the 135hp version, the 160 2.3l Si engine, and the 2.2L VTEC engine with 195hp. I'd say it's a pretty good matchup...but i think you would lose because both cars are pretty light, and the ludes just have more displacement than you.

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Oct 19, 5:31pm - #303549 
ehh i smoked a newer prelude... I won by land lift in each shift and i beat him.

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Oct 19, 5:35pm - #303550 
Originally Posted by RookieGTS
ehh i smoked a newer prelude... I won by land lift in each shift and i beat him.


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Oct 19, 5:48pm - #303551 
1997 Honda Prelude

Type: Aluminum-AlloyIn-Line 4
Displacement (cc): 2157
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net MT/AT): 195 @ 7000//NA
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm): 156 @ 5250
Compression Ratio: 10.0: 1
Valve Train: 16-Valve DOHC VTEC
Fuel System: Multi-Point Programmed Fuel Injection
Ignition System: Electronic

Type: Front-Wheel Drive
Manual Transmission: 5-Speed
Automatic Transmission: 4-Speed Sequential SportShift (available): NA
Final Drive Ratio (MT/AT): 4.27/NA

Wheelbase (in.): 101.8
Length (in.): 178.0
Height (in.): 51.8
Width (in.): 69.0
Track (in., front/rear): 60.0/59.6
Curb Weight (lbs., MT/AT): 3042/NA

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Type: Aluminum-AlloyIn-Line 4
Displacement (cc/cu in): 2157/132
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net MT/AT): 200 @ 7000/NA
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm): 156 @ 5250
Compression Ratio: 10.0: 1
Valve Train: DOHC 16-Valve VTEC-
Fuel System: Multi-Point Fuel Injection
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Length (in.): 178.0
Height (in.): 51.8
Width (in.): 69.0
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Oct 19, 5:54pm - #303552 
i realy dont think they are that fast, i beat a prelude before with my gt, won by at least 10-15ft. thumbsup

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Oct 19, 6:23pm - #303553 
Its 200 HP and 156 torque VTECH with only 3k curb weight. I think it might be a challenge for the GTS.

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Oct 19, 7:47pm - #303554 
Originally Posted by amtemp
Its 200 HP and 156 torque VTECH with only 3k curb weight. I think it might be a challenge for the GTS.


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Oct 19, 8:05pm - #303555 
Preludes are fast and can handle. I always liked them. Too bad they're gone like our Celicas. Isn't that basically a Prelude engine in the S2000?

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Oct 19, 10:52pm - #303556 
if i could own a honda, it would be one of the last preludes, but i think celica wins in every category otherwise. celica thumbsup

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Oct 19, 11:54pm - #303557 
preludes are bad cars for hondas...acually its a lot better then the civics..looks and perfomacne wise..celi are still the best thumbsup


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Oct 20, 12:05am - #303558 
the vtec preludes are faster than the celica gts. they have more horsepower and a lot more torque.

two of my friends have them, one 2001 the other 1999. i've beaten i/h/e integra gsr's with my stock gts but the prelude easily beat the type r's which is a whole level above the gsr.

at a dragstrip i raced the 1999 vtec prelude. he just pulled past me in second, eventhough i had the jump on him in first. my car is stock currently, he has pulleys, v2 Intake, header, exhaust, shortshifter...

i've rode and drove the prelude, i think the vtec is stronger than the vvtl-i in the last generation prelude.

but hell, i think the prelude is ugly. nothing shows like the celica...

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Oct 20, 12:22am - #303559 
^^^^ ehh rolleyes

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Oct 20, 12:29am - #303560 
first hand experience...a 97 - 01 prelude with i/h/e will own a gts with i/h/e. unless the prelude driver cant drive for shit.


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Oct 20, 3:51am - #303561 
Preludes are heavy, a GTS should take one. thumbsup

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Oct 20, 4:46pm - #303562 
i messed w/my friends lude. its like a 94 vtec stick and stock. got him off the line but after like 25mph he past me. i also had 4 passengers to his 0. but hes a sucky driver tongue

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Oct 20, 7:31pm - #303563 
Originally Posted by e_degala
the vtec preludes are faster than the celica gts. they have more horsepower and a lot more torque.

two of my friends have them, one 2001 the other 1999. i've beaten i/h/e integra gsr's with my stock gts but the prelude easily beat the type r's which is a whole level above the gsr.

at a dragstrip i raced the 1999 vtec prelude. he just pulled past me in second, eventhough i had the jump on him in first. my car is stock currently, he has pulleys, v2 Intake, header, exhaust, shortshifter...

i've rode and drove the prelude, i think the vtec is stronger than the vvtl-i in the last generation prelude.

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Oct 20, 8:01pm - #303564 
are you kidding? go drive a prelude with vtec.

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Oct 20, 10:36pm - #303565 
Lets be serious lets see if we can get a Prelude guy to answer some technical questions? happywink


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Oct 20, 10:43pm - #303566 
my friend RayShawn owns a 99 Lude that has about 227hp.

i'll see if he can shed some light.


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Oct 20, 10:45pm - #303567 
sweeet! i'm very curious thumbsup


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Oct 21, 8:16am - #303568 
I think if the GTS is well driven and lands lift properly, it would be a close thing. VTEC 'Ludes are definitely something to respect.


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Oct 21, 9:11am - #303569 
Originally Posted by e_degala
are you kidding? go drive a prelude with vtec.

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Oct 21, 10:33am - #303570 
prelude si will own u, they have lots of torque and there pretty light, but the gts can def take a prelude si, not so sure about the vtec

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