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    Forum Rules and Specs/FAQ.

    First the rules.

    We intend to hold the Prelude forum to the highest standard, as it's purpose is to provide a place for questions and answers specific to this car, as well as the free exchange of ideas and opinions. In order to do this, we must keep it clean and clear and to the point.The following rules, specifications and FAQ are intended to prevent the waste of bandwidth with threads that are either not allowed or are all too frequently asked. Before posting a question, take a look here first, you may find what you need. We understand that many members come directly to this forum without having visited the rest of the site, and in many cases, post here only, so this will attempt to cover everything.


    Rules
    1. Swearing and insulting: Swearing is allowed, as long as it isn't a racial or prejudiced remark.
    2. No flame wars. Insults will be tolerated as long as there are no racial or cultural undertones and are short lived. If a war of words is to erupt, the topic will either become locked, or the individual replies will be deleted if it is in the best interest of the thread.
    3. All new topics must be relative to the Honda Prelude. If you have a question about another model or make for that matter, post it in the appropriate forum or it will simply be moved there. If you would like to make a topic about something that has nothing to do with any specific car, post it in the lounge.
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    5. No vs topics, everything is a drivers race and since we aren't driving we can't tell you.
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    7. Sigs. If I can't see the end of the previous post and the beginning of the next, your sig is too big. We don't need to know that your licence plate is being held in with Phillips screws. Keep it short.
    8.No whoring. It will not be tolerated here.

    If you have a problem with any of the rules, or have a unique situation, an exception may be made. PM me.

    Prelude Specifications/FAQ

    The GENERATIONS

    1st gen. 1979 - 1982
    2nd gen.1983 - 1987
    3rd gen. 1988 - 1991
    4th gen. 1992 - 1996
    5th gen. 1997 - 2001



    1ST GENERATION
    Year '79 - '82

    ENGINE
    1979 4-1751cc 1.8L SOHC EK1 3-bbl
    1980 4-1751cc 1800 EK1
    1981 4-1751cc 1.8L SOHC EK1 3-bbl
    1982 4-1751cc 1800 EK1
    [email protected] (SAE net)MT / [email protected] / [email protected]
    Torque (lb.ft.) MT / AT........................................... [email protected] / [email protected]
    Compression Ratio............................................. ..... 8.0:1
    Valve Train............................................. .................SOHC 12-Valve
    Fuel Induction System............................................ ..Venturi Carburetor
    Ignition.......................................... ...........................System Electronic

    DRIVE TRAIN
    Type.............................................. .......................... Front-Wheel Drive
    Manual Transmission...................................... .......... 5 Speed
    Automatic Transmission...................................... ...... 3 Speed
    Final Drive Ratio (MT / AT) .....................................3.875 / 4.214

    BODY/SUSPENSION/CHASSIS
    Body Type.............................................. ................. Unit Body
    Suspension (front/rear)............................................. . 4-Wheel Independent w/ MacPherson Strut
    Steering Type.............................................. ............. Power-Assisted Rack and Pinion
    Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock....................... 3.26
    Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft.)........................ 33.5
    Brakes............................................ ......................... Power-Assisted Front Disc / Rear Drum
    Wheels............................................ ........................ 13" Steel
    Tires............................................. ........................... 175 / 70 SR 13

    CAPACITIES
    Engine Oil with Filter (qt.) 4.2
    Fuel (gal.) 13.2
    Cooling System (qt.) 6.4



    2ND GENERATION
    Year '83 - '87

    ENGINE
    MODEL, S, SI
    Type Inline 4
    Displacement...................................... ... (S)1829 cc (SI)1955 cc
    [email protected] (SAE net)................ (S)[email protected] (SI)[email protected]
    Torque (lb.ft.)........................................ (S)[email protected] (SI)[email protected]
    Valve Train............................................ SOHC 12-Valve
    Fuel Induction System............................ (S)Venturi Carburetor (SI)PGM-FI
    Ignition System....................................... Electronic

    DRIVE TRAIN
    Type.............................................. ........ Front-Wheel Drive
    Manual Transmission.............................. 5-Speed
    Automatic Transmission.......................... 4-Speed w/Lock-Up

    BODY/SUSPENSION/CHASSIS
    Body Type Unit Body
    Suspension (front/rear) Upper Wishbone, Lower Control Arm/MacPherson Strut
    Steering Type Variable-Assist Power Rack-and-Pinion
    Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft.) 34.1
    Brakes 4-Wheel Power-Assisted Disc
    Wheels............................(S) Steel (SI)Alloy

    CAPACITIES
    Fuel (gal.) 15.8



    3RD GENERATION
    Year '88 - '91

    Model
    2.0 S...................... '88-'90
    2.0 Si..................... '88-'91
    Si ...........................'90-'91

    ENGINE
    2.0S
    Type.............................................. .....Aluminum-alloy in-line 4
    Displacement...................................... 1958 cc
    [email protected] (SAE net)[email protected]
    Torque (lb.ft.)[email protected] 000
    Compression Ratio............................. 9.1:1
    Valve Train........................................ SOHC, 12-Valve
    Fuel Induction System .......................Dual Sidedraft Constant Velocity
    Ignition System...................................Electroni c
    2.0 Si
    Type .................................................A luminum-alloy in-line 4
    Displacement.....................................1 958 cc
    [email protected] (SAE net)[email protected]
    Torque (lb.ft.)....................................Torque (lb.ft.)
    Compression Ratio............................ 9.0:1
    Valve Train....................................... DOHC, 16-Valve
    Fuel Induction System....................... PGM-FI
    Ignition System.................................. Electronic
    Si
    Type.............................................. ...Aluminum-alloy in-line 4
    Displacement.....................................2 056 cc
    [email protected] (SAE net)[email protected]
    Torque (lb.ft.)[email protected] 00
    Compression Ratio.............................9.4:1
    Valve Train........................................DOHC, 16-Valve
    Fuel Induction System........................PGM-FI
    Ignition System..................................Electronic

    DRIVE TRAIN
    Type.............................................. .. Front-Wheel Drive
    Manual Transmission........................ 5-Speed
    Automatic Transmission ....................4-Speed w/Sport-Shift
    Final Drive Ratio.............................. (MT/AT) 4.27/4.13 4.27/4.36(Si)

    BODY/SUSPENSION/CHASSIS
    Body Type....................................... Unit Body
    Suspension....................................... 4-Wheel Upper Wishbone, Lower Control Arm
    Stabilizer Bar(mm, front/rear)........... 25.4/17.0
    Steering Type.................................. Variable-Assist Power Rack-and-Pinion
    Steering Wheel Turns,Lock-to-Lock 2.81
    4WS info NA
    Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft.) 34.8
    Brakes............................................ 4-Wheel Power-Assisted Disc
    Wheels........................................... 13-inch Steel Wheels w/Full Covers.......14-inch Steel Wheels w/Full Covers(Si)
    Tires............................................. .. 185/70 HR13....... 195/60 R14 85H(Si)
    Curb Weight(lbs., MT/AT).............. 2566/2606(2.0S)......2639/2674(2.0Si)........2690/2725(Si)
    Coefficient of Drag (Cd).................. .34

    CAPACITIES
    Engine Oil with Filter (qt.)................. 5.1
    Fuel (gal.)........................................ 15.9
    Cooling System (qts., MT/AT)......... 6.3/5.6 6.7



    4TH GENERATION
    Year '92-'96 (Si VTEC was introduced in '93)

    Model
    S
    Si (SR in Canada)
    Si VTEC (SRV in Canada)

    ENGINE
    S
    Type.............................................. . Aluminum-alloy in-line 4
    Displacement................................... 2156 cc
    [email protected] (SAE net).......... [email protected]
    Torque (lb.ft.).................................. [email protected]
    Compression Ratio........................... 8.8:1
    Valve Train...................................... SOHC, 16-Valve ,
    Fuel Induction System...................... PGM-FI
    Ignition System................................ Electronic
    Si
    Type.............................................. . Aluminum-alloy in-line 4
    Displacement................................... 2259 cc
    [email protected] (SAE net).......... [email protected]
    Torque (lb.ft.).................................. [email protected]
    Compression Ratio........................... 9.8:1
    Valve Train...................................... DOHC 16-Valve
    Fuel Induction System...................... PGM-FI
    Ignition System................................. Electronic
    Si Vtec
    Type.............................................. .. Aluminum-alloy in-line 4
    Displacement.................................... 2157 cc
    [email protected] (SAE net)........... [email protected]
    Torque (lb.ft.)................................... [email protected]
    Compression Ratio........................... 10.0:1
    Valve Train....................................... DOHC 16-Valve VTEC
    Fuel Induction System....................... PGM-FI
    Ignition System................................. Electronic

    DRIVE TRAIN
    Type.............................................. .. Front-Wheel Drive
    Manual Transmission........................ 5-Speed
    Automatic Transmission................... 4-Speed N/A
    Final Drive Ratio (MT/AT)................(S)4.06/4.29..... (Si)4.27/4.43...... (Si Vtec)4.27/NA

    BODY/SUSPENSION/CHASSIS
    Body Type....................................... Unit Body
    Suspension....................................... 4-Wheel Upper Wishbone, Lower Control Arm
    Stabilizer Bar (mm, front/rear).......... 25.4/23.0
    Steering Type.................................. Variable-Assist Power Rack-and-Pinion
    Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock... 2.9
    4WS info NA
    Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft.)... 35.9
    Brakes............................................ (S)4-Wheel Power-Assisted Disc...(Si & Si Vtec)4-Wheel Power-Assisted Disc w/ABS
    Wheels........................................... (S)14-inch Steel Wheels w/Full Covers..... (Si & Si Vtec)15-inch Alloy Wheels
    Tires............................................. .. (S)185/70 R14 87H (Si & Si Vtec)205/55 R15 87V
    Curb Weight (lbs., MT/AT)............. (S)2809/2862..........(Si)2866/2921..........(Si Vtec)2932/NA
    Coefficient of Drag (Cd).................. .33

    CAPACITIES
    Fuel (gal.)........................................ 15.9



    5TH GENERATION
    Year '97 -'01

    Model
    Base.......97-98
    SH.........97-98
    Base.......99-01
    SH.........99-01
    SE.........01 (SE available in Canada only, SH not available in 01)

    ENGINE
    Type............................................. Aluminum Alloy Inline 4
    Displacement................................. 2157 cc
    [email protected](Base,97-98)[email protected](Base,99-01)[email protected](SH,97-98)[email protected](SH,99-01)[email protected]
    (Automatic)...................................(190 hp)^......................... (195hp)^
    Torque (lb.ft.)............................... [email protected]
    Compression Ratio....................... 10.0:1
    Valve Train.................................. DOHC, 16-Valve VTEC
    Fuel Induction System.................. PGM-FI
    Ignition System............................ Electronic, w/ Immobilizer

    DRIVE TRAIN
    Type........................................... .Front-Wheel Drive........................(SH)Front Wheel Drive w/ ATTS
    Manual........................................ Transmission 5-Speed
    Automatic Transmission............... 4-Speed w/Sequential Sport-Shift...(SH)N/A
    Final Drive Ratio......................... (MT/AT) 4.266/4.785...................(SH)4.266/NA

    BODY/SUSPENSION/CHASSIS
    Body Type.................................. Unit Body
    Suspension.................................. 4-Wheel Upper Wishbone, Lower Control Arm
    Stabilizer Bar (mm, front/rear)..... (Base)25.4/23.0................... (SH)24.2/23.0
    Steering Type.............................. Variable-Assist Power Rack-and-Pinion
    Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock....... (Base)2.887............ (SH)2.762
    Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft.)........ (Base)36.1............. (SH)37.4
    Brakes........................................ 4-Wheel Power-Assisted Disc w/ ABS
    Wheels....................................... 16-Inch Alloy
    Tires........................................... 205/50 R16 87V
    Curb Weight (lbs., MT/AT).........(Base) 2954/3009................ (SH)3042/NA
    Assembled in........................... Sayama, Japan

    CAPACITIES
    Engine Oil with Filter (qt.)........... 5.1
    Recommended Oil.......................SAE 5w30
    Fuel (gal.).................................. 15.9

    Differences between the 'base' and the 'SH'
    SH comes with: Rear spoiler with brake light, no brake light in rear window,
    body coloured side-skirts and rear skirt, ATTS, straight 5 spoke 16 inch wheels
    as opposed to the "chinese star" 5 spoke wheels of the same size. Courtesy lights on the door
    interior, oil filter is in a slightly different place and struts/springs.

    One good explanation of the ATTS from internetautoguide.com
    "Honda calls it the Active Torque Transfer System (ATTS), and it seems likely to take front-drive performance cars another step closer to parity with their rear-drive competitors in terms of absolute handling. ATTS distinguishes the standard Prelude from the SH model.
    Here's how it works. When a front-drive car hustles around a corner, its front tires have to perform an extra function--power transfer--that the front tires on a rear-driver don't. That's why even very good-handling front-drive cars like the Prelude are more prone to understeer than their rear-drive counterparts.
    Understeer describes a car's resistance to turn-in. The faster the entry speed to a given corner, the more the car wants to go straight ahead.
    ATTS addresses this trait through a clever set of mechanical functions that automatically transfers available engine torque--as much as 80%--to the outside front wheel, and also increases its rotational speed by as much as 15%.
    Putting the extra power into the outside front wheel, which typically bears the heaviest load in hard cornering, compensates for the extra load and restores balance.
    It's a typical Honda solution to a problem no one else has really managed to solve--and it works."


    PERFORMANCE
    1st Gen ('80)
    0-60..............11.5
    1/4 mile.........N/A
    2nd Gen
    0-60..............9.7.
    1/4 mile.........17.2
    3rd Gen (2.0 Si 4ws '88 )
    0-60.............9.3
    1/4 mile........16.8
    4th Gen ('92 Si 4ws)
    0-60...........7.8
    1/4 mile.......15.9
    Top speed...130
    4th Gen ('95 Si Vtec)
    0-60............6.7
    1/4 [email protected]
    5th Gen ('99 manual)
    0-60..........6.8
    1/mile........15.4
    5th Gen ('97 sportshift)
    0-60..........7.8
    1/[email protected]
    Top speed....143

    FOREIGN PRELUDES
    http://hondacar.free.fr/Range/range_prelude_88-91.htm
    (..an informative 3rd gen spec sheet for Preludes in France, probably a good source for getting a general idea of European Preludes. Thanks to Soishiro for this link.

    The information above has been taken from the following sources:
    Myself, various magazines, my owner's manual, NTPOG website, various other Prelude
    specific websites and the internet in general. More information will be posted as I come across it. Member's input is more than welcome, if you see something that is inaccurate or missing, please
    feel free to PM me and I will correct or add to it if I see fit.
    Last edited by Harry; 03-05-2007 at 11:25 AM.

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