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    Quote Originally Posted by g150driver View Post
    I may be showing my age a bit (44), but I've always considered this to be the best body style for the 'Lude. Though I had a girlfriend in college with a red '95. It was a joy to drive. I drove a 60 Olds Super 88 though. So anything with air conditioning and a stick shift was a welcome change-up!
    Oh it is hands DOWN the best body shape.. more specifically, the best from factory. I do believe the 1st gen can look incredible after some modifications like any early 80s jdm car.
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    So a bit of a delayed update.

    I was undecided on what route to take with the 'lude, so I though... Why not both?
    I went with 17's with a larger diameter semi slicks tyre. It's a perfect balance of what I've been wanting (function and form) and it has been executed perfectly.

    I got some federal 595 RS-RR'Sin 215/40R27

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    And I wrapped them around some 17x8 +30 Rotiform LAS-R's.

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    And here is how it looks on the car!

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    I couldn't be happier. I feel it's a very period correct wheel.
    The bigger diameter tyre has raised the car by a bit so I do need to adjust the height to how I want it, which is not the end of the world when it comes to clearance.. Oh and also need to re-adjust the camber as it's all out by a bit as I adjusted it all by hand to gauge ideal fitment (alignment incoming). I also need to put on the accord side extensions and the rear lips already! I there is some work cut out for me over the next few weekends haha

    Can't wait to head out and take some better photos!


    Until next time
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    After having this set up on for a few days now, man... It drives so well compared to the handling with the steelies. Feels better, very planted on the road, the tyres grip like they are on rails (I drive my cerato GT when it rains or is super hot so will literally never encounter wet traction on the semi slicks, thankfully)

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    Looks absolutely fire. Especially the current camber angles it sits at.
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    Currently sitting approx. -2.5 on the front and -3 on the rear but I'm thinking -2.5 all round with a touch more of a drop will be mint form with functional practicality.


    I finally had the chance to trim down one of the accord side shorts to size and give it a cheeky test fit.

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    Just need to cap the ends, sand it all down and get it painted, ready for mounting!


    Just a quick side note, this car looks so good.. can you tell I'm over the moon with how well the wheels sit?
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    Here is a cool rolling shot some random bloke took of the lude while I was travelling down the freeway (found the photo on a local honda page)

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    Oh!! Also, i got a free replacement hex nut from Rotiform, but it's in the silver which looks amazing on its own but on the wheel it's a real personal choice - so I trialled it on.

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    Black nut
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    I personally prefer the all black hex so that's what I'm running with. I feel it adds more definition to the wheel design and to the cars overall look.


    Until next time
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    Lockdown again in Victoria.

    As work was SO quiet due to literally everyone cancelling, I decided to drop the prelude a touch more.

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    Fitment is bang on. Just need to adjust the camber a bit so it'ss all perfect.

    Previous owner must have played with the front spring preload as my front left is maxed out, and front right is not.. and the front right rubs. So that'll be amended to sometime this week!

    Until next time
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    The new wheels suit the car perfectly, and after you got the last height adjustment it looks perfect.
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    I'm a big fan of the overall look. Glad to see the Preludes still getting some love. <3
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    Quote Originally Posted by hdlmgargae View Post
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    I'm loving this, way too much.

    Nice work man!
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    This thing is so sick.

    Excited to see where this things goes.

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    Thanks for the love!


    Not much has happened really. Just acquiring parts before I pull her apart for an overhaul over winter.

    Today I picked up some super rare OEM auto cover foglights.

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    The foglights covers automatically raise and lower when the foglights are turned on and off - pretty neat! I test fitted one to see how it'll look - just need to figure out how to wire her up as I don't have a factory wiring loom for it sadly!

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    I love how it looks. Will be a very unique addition!
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    That is freaking cool. Ive never seen that before

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