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    Exclamation Prelude Upper Control Arms How to is now up

    The prelude upper control arm how to is now working. Any problems or questions feel free to ask (to an extent AccordAddict ) Let me know if I missed anything, if something needs corrected, or just the genreal opinion it

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    Nice how-to man. Good work.
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    yea vinny great how-to it will help me alot when i am putting on my prelude arms on

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    Vinny, you the man among men.

    Guys give a round of applause to the man among men. This a great detailed How To for the prelude control arm mod.
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    aahhhhh, it could have been a little more informative....but i guess it works....
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    ehhh, pretty crummy work vinny. why the hell did they make you a mod anyway? You're useless!

    j/k man. how to looks great. Thats so good, you should write a how-to on how to write how-to's........
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    Thanks guys, even you Ryan I'll be uploading the pics to the sites server later today or tonight so that they will be a permanent. No more lost pics and such that way.

    Seriously if you guys think it needs anything or what not let me know. It'n not going to hurt my feelings if I missed something or if I get some negative feedback on it. I want it to be as user friendly as possible. Basically to the point you could do even if you are basically car retarded

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    lol, ill let you know if you got everything down when i do mine. but first you gotta send the lude arms over to me free of charge so i can test the procedure out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinny
    Seriously if you guys think it needs anything or what not let me know. It'n not going to hurt my feelings if I missed something or if I get some negative feedback on it. I want it to be as user friendly as possible. Basically to the point you could do even if you are basically car retarded
    That's how I need it.
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    Great job there Vinny.....

    I've got some more P/N's for you too if you like?


    View: Federal Mogul Full

    Vehicle: 1987 HONDA PRELUDE 4-1829 1.8L SOHC

    Lookup Type: Group - Suspension Parts


    MOOG
    Upper Ball Joint
    FRONT SUSPENSION 83-87 P/N K9404 2/car

    TRW
    Upper Ball Joint
    FRONT SUSPENSION 83-87 P/N 10457 2/car


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    Vehicle: 1988 HONDA ACCORD 4-1955 2.0L SOHC

    Lookup Type: Group - Suspension Parts


    MOOG
    Upper Control Arm Bushing/Kit
    FRONT SUSPENSION 86-89 P/N K9580 2/car

    Upper Control Arm Shaft Kit
    FRONT SUSPENSION -
    LESS BUSHING
    PROBLEM SOLVER
    ALLOWS MORE CAMBER ADJUSTMENT 86-89 P/N K90139 1/car

    Control Arm Shaft Kit
    FRONT SUSPENSION
    MOUNTING STUDS - 1/4 DEGREE
    CAMBER CHANGE 86-89 P/N K90140 2/car

    Control Arm Shaft Kit
    FRONT SUSPENSION
    MOUNTING STUDS - 1 DEGREE
    CAMBER CHANGE 86-89 P/N K90141 2/car

    Control Arm Shaft Kit
    FRONT SUSPENSION
    MOUNTING STUDS - 1 1/4 DEGREES
    CAMBER CHANGE 86-89 P/N K90142 2/car

    TRW
    Upper Control Arm Bushing/Kit
    FRONT SUSPENSION 86-89 P/N 12464 2/car

    MOOG
    FRONT SUSPENSION

    Caster/Cam Adjusting Kit
    CAM STUD
    ASSORTMENT K90139 86-89 1/car
    Caster/Cam Adjusting Kit
    CAM STUD
    1/4 DEGREE PLUS OR MINUS K90140 86-89 1/car
    Caster/Cam Adjusting Kit
    CAM STUD
    1/2 DEGREE PLUS OR MINUS K90205 86-89 1/car
    Caster/Cam Adjusting Kit
    CAM STUD
    3/4 DEGREE PLUS OR MINUS K90206 86-89 1/car
    Caster/Cam Adjusting Kit
    CAM STUD
    1 DEGREE PLUS OR MINUS K90141 86-89 1/car
    Caster/Cam Adjusting Kit
    CAM STUD
    1 1/4 DEGREES PLUS OR MINUS K90142 86-89 1/car
    Caster/Cam Adjusting Kit
    CAM STUD
    1 1/2 DEGREES PLUS OR MINUS K90207 86-89 1/car

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    I have alot of that info but decided not to use it for the simple fact not everyone carries the same branda at local parts stores. Honda is honda no matter what dealer you go through. I DO appreciate the info and will look more into it after I get back from Miami. I just dont want to overwhelm people with TOO much info. If that makes any sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinny
    I have alot of that info but decided not to use it for the simple fact not everyone carries the same branda at local parts stores. Honda is honda no matter what dealer you go through. I DO appreciate the info and will look more into it after I get back from Miami. I just dont want to overwhelm people with TOO much info. If that makes any sense
    No Prob....I'm just a Partsman trying to help out after all. Some people like myself like the P/N's & some don't give a damn as they get someone else to do the work for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeathRat
    No Prob....I'm just a Partsman trying to help out after all. Some people like myself like the P/N's & some don't give a damn as they get someone else to do the work for them.
    how many years you been stickin your nose in those part cataloges deathrat? i got 3 years under my belt fun job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 86LXItooFAST4me
    how many years you been stickin your nose in those part cataloges deathrat? i got 3 years under my belt fun job.
    LOL
    Try pulling wrenches for 10 years & doing Parts for 15 years
    GM FWD Performance for 8 years now too
    BTW! I'm 40 years old too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeathRat
    LOL
    Try pulling wrenches for 10 years & doing Parts for 15 years
    GM FWD Performance for 8 years now too
    BTW! I'm 40 years old too!
    well ive been turning wrenches unofficially on the old farm and in backs yards fixing other peoples shit since i was about 12. so ive been in this "area" i guess for about 9-10 years. i learned pretty much everything i know selling parts and shooting tha shit with all the mechanics that came in. i miss it alot.
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    I miss the wrench turning too at times. But then I remember the snowy & rainy days while working under the trucks, & remember once again that I now get to stay clean & dry! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeathRat
    I miss the wrench turning too at times. But then I remember the snowy & rainy days while working under the trucks, & remember once again that I now get to stay clean & dry! LOL
    Do you make as much money in parts sales?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddude2uc
    Do you make as much money in parts sales?
    Unfortunately NO! But I'm trying too with my own store though.
    The job in Parts is easier on the body, plus cleaner.

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    Re: Prelude Upper Control Arms How to is now up

    Quote Originally Posted by DeathRat View Post
    FRONT SUSPENSION

    Caster/Cam Adjusting Kit
    CAM STUD
    ASSORTMENT K90139 86-89 1/car

    Caster/Cam Adjusting Kit
    CAM STUD
    1/4 DEGREE PLUS OR MINUS K90140 86-89 1/car

    Caster/Cam Adjusting Kit
    CAM STUD
    1/2 DEGREE PLUS OR MINUS K90205 86-89 1/car

    Caster/Cam Adjusting Kit
    CAM STUD
    3/4 DEGREE PLUS OR MINUS K90206 86-89 1/car

    Caster/Cam Adjusting Kit
    CAM STUD
    1 DEGREE PLUS OR MINUS K90141 86-89 1/car

    Caster/Cam Adjusting Kit
    CAM STUD
    1 1/4 DEGREES PLUS OR MINUS K90142 86-89 1/car

    Caster/Cam Adjusting Kit
    CAM STUD
    1 1/2 DEGREES PLUS OR MINUS K90207 86-89 1/car[/COLOR]
    Just an FYI; if you are ordering the Moog camber adjustment "kit" you are only getting ONE adjuster. Two (wrong) are required for each control arm. So you will need to order FOUR total (wrong) if you are going to correct camber on both front control arms.

    EDIT: ONLY ONE ADJUSTER PER SIDE IS NEEDED. Always read the instructions before doing the work.
    Last edited by niles; 01-29-2015 at 07:47 PM.

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    Re: Prelude Upper Control Arms How to is now up

    Niles, there maybe a problem with them just be aware.

    https://www.3geez.com/forum/suspensio...r-problem.html
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    Re: Prelude Upper Control Arms How to is now up

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldblueaccord View Post
    Niles, there maybe a problem with them just be aware.

    https://www.3geez.com/forum/suspensio...r-problem.html
    My fingers ate crossed. I have been very curious if that was a fluke or if they're all too thick. That'd be a bummer to have to improvise. You'd think something made for these exact cars would fit better...

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    Re: Prelude Upper Control Arms How to is now up

    Quote Originally Posted by niles View Post
    My fingers ate crossed. I have been very curious if that was a fluke or if they're all too thick. That'd be a bummer to have to improvise. You'd think something made for these exact cars would fit better...

    Yeah hopefully its just my car for some reason. Let us know how you make out with them.
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    Re: Prelude Upper Control Arms How to is now up

    I can't seem to find the thread for the prelude control arm mod can anyone help me find the link?

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    Re: Prelude Upper Control Arms How to is now up

    Get them off a prelude with flip up lights, then order new bushings and ball joints for them.

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    Re: Prelude Upper Control Arms How to is now up

    I've edited the link at the top of this thread to point to the how-to.
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