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What is so special about Prelude SH

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by sk8er602, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. sk8er602

    sk8er602 Senior Member

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    I was looking at some Preludes and was wondering what made the SH Models so special.

    I hope i put this in the right place

    Thanks for your help
     
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    94RedSiGal Senior Member

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    Google is your friend... what year Preludes are you looking at? There are two trim levels of Preludes, the base (non-SH) and the higher SH in the latter part of the 90's anyway. I found this passage on the epinions.com site:

    "Acceleration is comparable in all years, although the SH model feels a little different because of the addition of the ATTS traction unit. Concerning the difference between non-SH (base) and SH models: the SH comes stock with the ATTS traction unit which is makes it handle noticeably better in the big turns plus the suspension is a little tighter (though I would upgrade the springs and shocks in either case). Inside, the SH adds a leather-wrapped shifter and that's about it. As for outside appearances, the SH comes stock with a rear spoiler, body-color lower side and rear skirts (where the ground effects would be if you added them), plus different (and I think cooler) 5-spoke wheels."
     
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    yup that about sums it up. the handling is what made the newer ludes so nice
     
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    sk8er602 Senior Member

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    Thanks for the help everyone.
     
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    Weren't they all DOHC VTEC? H22's?
     
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    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    Yes they were.


    Didnt the Prelude SH have a slight performance bump over the regular H22 ludes?

    something about slightly higher compression?
     
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    StealthMode Kung Foolin'

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    i think i heard that somewhere too. <_<
     
  9. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    the two models differed in japan but im not sure about usdm.
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    No. It's the exact same engine.
     
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    My girlfriend has a prelude sh. The sh is more of a course oriented car (sport handling) cause of the more tightly wound suspension and the atts. The atts (active torque tranfer system) distributes the power to the front wheels as needed when turning at high speed ex..turning right the atts can send as much as 80% of the power to the left wheel to get it to turn better. Its also a hundred pounds heavier. The 97 and 98 model preludes have 195 horsepower. The 99 to 01 models have 200 due to the more aggresive camshafts.
     
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    i heard this (active torque tranfer system) eats some of the HP...

    truth?
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    edmunds.com confirms this (the horsepower difference), but are you sure it's from two different camshaft designs? hondautomotiveparts.com lists them as being the same parts numbers, but they've been known to be wrong.
     
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    The ATTS is pretty stupid IMO. Save yourself the trouble and get a base Prelude with an aftermarket LSD.
     
  15. Cashizslick

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    Buddy, an lsd and ATTS are VERY different.
     
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