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1988 Prelude *Newbie Questions

Discussion in 'Prelude' started by thehig1@msn.com, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. thehig1@msn.com

    thehig1@msn.com New Member

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    I just bought a mint 1988 Prelude (yellow) with 120,000 miles on it. I am not auto knowledgeable but always loved the car and had to buy it when I saw it. Previous owner said that the timing belt was last changed at around 80,000 miles. Is this something I should change ? how long do timing belts last ? What other things should I look into to make sure its running smooth. Seems to drive just great .What type of performance parts or upgrades could I add (not expensive) that would improve the performance.. Also where can I go to look for interior parts that would improve the look ?
    Thanks for any help
     

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    Slow&Delirious isn't fast or furious

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    nice lude
    exactly what direction are you wanting to go in as far as upgrading?
     
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    NICE MAN! I wish I could find a 3rd gen around my area for a decent price.... the is still a decent availability of performance upgrades for you prelude... carbon fiber hoods..... engine mods... so on and so forth... message me if you have any problems finding something! :rolleyes:
     
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    Timing belts are typically changed around 90,000 miles, so you'll be good for quite a while there. It seems like the previous owner did a good job with maintenance...
     
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    Thanks guys. I can not believe how tight the handleing is on the car. It needs new tires, radio could use upgrade, though it has 6 disc cd changer.
    As far as performance upgrades I am just looking to do small stuff till next spring, then I want to get body worked on and repainted. Paint has faded a bit and some small rust spots, other than that its really has so far exceeded my expectations.I have been looking for curves just to drive em...;)
     
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    Talk to me when the time comes for the serious upgrades to your 3rd gen lude. I am the aftermarket specialist for this car.

    I sell the AZ H22 swap kits, Ksport Kontrol Pro kits, AZ Race traction bar, AZ Race Billet B20/21 mounts.

    Sean
    email: onefunrydperformance@q.com
    website: www.1funryd.com
     
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