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Post by JPsBB6 on Sat 05 Feb 2011, 9:00 pm

*This is a work in progress!!! Pics will be up in a bit once I find them.



***Sadie***



So here's my story.

I got my first Honda in 2007 when I was 18. My grandparents gave me their 1991 Accord as a birthday / graduation present. After having my 91 Ranger around for a couple years, this thing felt like a Bentley to me. It was an SE model, too, which meant it came with black leather seats. I loved the car to death.



After a little while, the mod bug bit me, and I wanted to change some things to it. I got some wheels of a friend for $100, a red valve cover, a Pioneer head unit, and an AEM short ram intake.



This car always stayed clean, just because I am a clean freak, lol. I had alot of plans for it, too, including adjustable coilovers and an Apex'i WS2 exhaust, an H22 and a manual swap. The only thing I was lacking was money. And since I was just starting college and worked part-time, there wasn't much of it. But I did what I could to it.

November 22, 2007. Thanksgiving. I drove it up to my other grandparents house for Thanksgiving dinner. I was excited, because this was the first time I was able to drive anywhere on a holiday by myself. (Parents usually drove.)

Well, everyone left, and I followed my parents home in the Accord. We came to a stop light, and instead of following them, I decided to take my shortcut on one of my favorite backroads that I always took. Bad idea.



This was easily the worst night of my life. I cried that night.

Thank god that I came out of that with only a scratch. How? I dunno.... Something was definitely watching over me that night.

So after that, I went back to driving my Ranger that I used to drive. As crappy as this truck looked, this thing was damn dependable. The only problem I had out of it was that it sometimes had a rough idle, and that the spade connecter liked to come off the starter, lol. This thing was my baby, my first car (err... truck).



The reason I wanted to get something else was that the thing was dog slow. I did plan on boosting it, but I wanted something reliable. And I wanted something that had more space. And was faster. And had power locks. And ABS. And airbags. And AC. And power steering. Also, rust was eating the poor thing alive. I would have fixed it, but back to that whole money thing....

So I drove my Ranger for about two years. During this time, I was trying to find something else to drive. I wanted another Honda, because I wanted to finish what I started, in a way... I wanted another CB7, or an EM1 or a DC2, but I didn't want to have to worry about it being stolen everywhere I went. And everyone and their mom has one, and I wanted to be different. A friend suggested a Prelude, which I had thought about, but figured it was out of my price range. Sure enough, I found some that were cheap enough to give me hope.

So the search was on!

I saved up all my money for those two years, which really sucked. My goal was to have a car by Easter '09. Which didnt happen. I think the problem was I was trying to find something that didn't exist. I wanted a '99-01 black Prelude with under 100k miles for around 7,500.

So after looking at a couple 'ludes that I thought would have met the criteria, I said something about trying to find a BB6 on my Accord forum I was still on. And low and behold:

Previous Owner: "I'm selling my prelude next month as I'm trying to buy a 07 STi limited. I owe some money on it, but its clean and has some tasteful mods with super low miles. Make me an offer. Maybe we can get things done within a week or so."

So after sleeping on it, I replied back that I would take it. I wanted a black or EBP lude, but silver was fine. So on June 2nd, 2009, my best friend and I made the 4 hour trip to New York.

And I came back with this:

(Sellers pics)







2000 Prelude base with 77,000 miles on it. And I got it for my 7,500. And it already had some things done to it that I planned on doing. Man, I was a happy camper.

And that is where this story started.

Mileage:

-When I got it (June 2, 2009): Roughly 77k.
-As of August 18th, 2009: Almost 81K
-As of November 5th, 2009: 84,101
-As of December 12th, 2009: 85,400
-January 21st, 2010: Around 86,500
-As of April 28th, 2010: Around 89,300
-January 6th, 2011: Around 95,500
Paint Color: B-91M a.k.a. Crystal Blue Metallic

Engine:
-H22A4
-AEM Short Ram Intake
-Bpi flowstack w/ K&N Filter
-Solid Motor Mounts
-Shaved Valve Cover
-Password:JDM Carbon Fiber Spark Plug Cover
-DC Sports Header
-Megan Racing Test Pipe
-NGK Spark Plug Wires
-NGK Iridium Spark Plugs
-Godspeed Dual Core Radiator
-Dual Slim Fans
-Hondata Intake Manifold Gasket
-Spoon Reservoir Tank Covers
-Apex'i WSII Exhaust

Transmission:
-M2Y4
-Bisimoto 8.9lb Flywheel
-Exedy Stage 1 Clutch w/ Organic Disc
-PSPEC Short Shifter

Brakes:
-Hawk HPS Pads In The Front
-OEM Rear Pads In The Rear
-Brembo Blanks All Around
-Motul Brake Fluid

Interior:
-Mugen Shift Knob
-Painted Gauge Rings Mod
-Integra Shift Boot Mod
-Skateboard Grip Tape Pedal Mod
-JDM Cup Holder
-JDM Type-S Hanes Shift Knob Warmer (Also known as a sock on the shifter, because it gets friggin cold)
-Domo Keychain.

Wheels/Tires:
-Stock Blades with Continental DWS Tires 205/50/16
-Type SH stockies (Installed)
-16" Mazda6 Steel Wheels for winter

Exterior:
-Black Housed Headlights
-Debadged 'PRELUDE' From Rear Bumper
-Debadged 'DOHC VTEC' from trunk
-S Spec Badge
-OEM Front Lip (Black for now)
-OEM Fog Lights w/ Luminics 'JDM Yellow' Bulbs
-Tinted Tail Lights (just the lower half)

Suspension:
-Tein Basic Coilovers
-Spoon Strut Bars Front & Rear

Audio:
-Kenwood KDC-X792 Headunit
-Single Memphis 12" M-Class Sub
-Ported Sub Box
-Ancient Kenwood KAC-719 Amplifier

Decals:
-Shocker Sticker
-'SRS BZNS'
-'I <3 Haters'
-'Save the Manuals!'

To be installed this spring:
-Random Technology High Flow Catalytic Converter
-SH Door lights
-Fugen (Fake Mugen) Pedals (They were given to me, so I don't really care that they are fake.)
-Mugen License Plate Bolts
-Power Folding Mirrors
-Tsx Retrofits
-OEM Optional Side Skirts and Rear Lip (need to buy)
-Possibly EM Racing C pillar bar and Progress rear sway bar w/ endlinks. Need to see how much money I have when everything else is done, lol.

Here's what I have done to it so far. (This is the 2010 setup. New setup coming this spring after the car is inspected in April. )




















So there you have it. That's how my journey started. Leave a comment!


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Post by Wing on Sat 05 Feb 2011, 9:37 pm

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Post by JPsBB6 on Sat 05 Feb 2011, 10:00 pm

Yessir. I have so much work to do in here, lol...
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Post by 2kLude on Sat 05 Feb 2011, 10:24 pm

Your Lude is sexy dude. I love the gold calipers. Sets it off really nicely. And your pics are pretty damn sweet.
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Post by xxfallacyxx on Sun 06 Feb 2011, 1:33 am

*sigh*

My lude needs moar low, like yours.

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Post by JPsBB6 on Mon 07 Feb 2011, 6:31 pm


2kLude wrote:Your Lude is sexy dude. I love the gold calipers. Sets it off really nicely. And your pics are pretty damn sweet.
Thankya sir. SmileJap The calipers were a spur of the moment thing, because my buddy with the neon did his in the same color.

xxfallacyxx wrote:*sigh*

My lude needs moar low, like yours.

Mine needs more low, too. Its at stock ride height right now, and it sucks!!

Put my high flow cat on today, replacing the resonated test pipe that was on the car when I bought it:





Also washed it for the first time since before Christmas, which is very unlike me, because the car is usually washed once a week. Sad
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Post by xxfallacyxx on Mon 07 Feb 2011, 9:31 pm

There is no way that is stock height. No way!



That's stock(mine)

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Post by Press10 on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 12:18 am

:facepalm: no beard right now he is at stock for winter look in his last post at his back there is wheel gap lol

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Post by xxfallacyxx on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 12:34 am

Oh yes, I apologize for assuming that seeing as he took his exhaust off that maybe his car might be up on jacks.

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Post by JPsBB6 on Thu 10 Feb 2011, 7:01 pm

It was on jacks, just on the front though.

Most current pic to show what it looks like:

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Post by JPsBB6 on Sun 13 Feb 2011, 9:08 pm

Did a quick interior detail. Should be getting the exterior done tomorrow. (Its gonna be 55 here! :mrgreen: )



And a quick shoot. First time I've done that at stock ride height.


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