Difference in Prelude Engines / Axles.

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Hexen

Senior Member
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?
 

Hexen

Senior Member
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.
 

dohcvtec_accord

WRX Sellout
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.
 

Hexen

Senior Member
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.
 

dohcvtec_accord

WRX Sellout
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?
 

Hexen

Senior Member
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:.
 

dohcvtec_accord

WRX Sellout
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?
 

Hexen

Senior Member
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?
 

dohcvtec_accord

WRX Sellout
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.
 

Hexen

Senior Member
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?
 

dohcvtec_accord

WRX Sellout
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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