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Difference in Prelude Engines / Axles.

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by Hexen, Dec 24, 2002.

  1. Hexen

    Hexen Senior Member

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    I saw a 4 lug prelude at the mall the other day...

    I thought all preludes were 5 lug with the H22A?


    Can anyone explain?
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Ahhhh. 4th gen vs. 5th gen. I linked you to a 4th gen.
     
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    Hexen Senior Member

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    I don't know the first thing about prelude generations.

    is the 1992-1996 the 4th Gen?
    ... 97-01 5th gen?

    And are they the same H22A or is one an H22A1?

    I know its in the reference, and I just went and looked. But I'm not clear on it.
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    You're right on the gen descriptions.

    The H22's are different, but I couldn't give you the trailing code. I know the USDM Prelude VTEC in 1993-1996 put out 190hp.

    The USDM Preludes in 97-01 all put out 195hp, and the Type SH had the added benefit of ATTS.
     
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    So... (where I'm getting at with this post.)

    If I swaped a 4th gen H22a into a 5th Gen Civic....

    I wouldn't have to do a rear hub assembly conversion to 5 lug to make it match?... since it's 4 lugs in the front.


    And thanks a bunch dohcvtec_accord.
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    No problem.

    5th gen Civics are what years? Sorry.

    Why would you have to do any sort of reconfiguring to the lugs to do an engine swap?
     
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    5th Gen civic 93-95... er 92-95?



    Because if I swaped in a 5th Gen H22a with 5 lugs in the front and I had 4 lugs in the rear stock, it would be :ghey:.
     
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    OK, I've never done a swap into a Civic, but what would the bolt pattern of the wheel have to do with swapping an engine?
     
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    Well...

    They give you 5 lug assemblys for a reason (heavier engine, more torque?) so I'd want to use them....

    I thought it was strange they went with 4 lugs with the 4th gens.

    Correct me if I'm wrong... I think complete swaps come with axles and hub assemblys?
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Ahhhh OK I see now.

    I guess it depends on the "swap". Mine had its axles cut at the hub (obviously the hubs weren't included), but it didn't matter since I could use my Accord axles. So I suppose it depends on what's included. I've seen them come both with and without hubs/axle assemblies.

    I'm running my stock 4-lugs with my stock axles for my H22, no problems yet after a year.
     
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    Well since I can't (almost positive) use my Civic axles... I was wondering.


    I'd like to get a 4th gen swap just because I wouldn't have to find rear assembly's to match my fronts.
    Since I would be changing out the axles.

    Although I suppose if for some reason I got a 5th gen swap... would Prelude axles bolt up into a Civic hub assembly?
     
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    I don't THINK so, check our articles for which axles to use.
     
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    lugs have NOTHING to do with axles guys. the lug pattern is on the hub.
     
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    That's what I'm saying. But he's worried about torque on the 4-lug vs. the 5-lug, and I'm saying that I don't know that he'll have a problem with it.
     
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