Just chilling on a twisty road on what was my daily driver (sold). I'm not on a racetrack, not maxing the car, just toying around a bit while staying safe and coming back in one piece.
This is Highway 53 in Oregon. The road was halfway wet.
97-01 Prelude SH
Cheap $40 adjustable springs, stock struts
Stock Rims with great Bridgstone Potenza Tires, Speed Rated "W" (168 MPH), no reason to drive that fast, but higher speed rating seriously helps with grip at any speeds.
Cheap BOMZ racing cold air intake with old filter
Old clogged catyletic converter
ATTS unit is not functioning.
There might be cars out there that can take a corner faster, but few are so predictable, especially for the price. The Prelude provides almost a perfect link between the road and the driver. Steering is responsive, changes direction immediately, especially with with higher speed rated tires and slightly lower / stiffer suspension. Exhaust noise is beautiful, and the H22A4 2.2 Liter engine provides decent tourqe for its size.
A confident driver is good, and the Prelude gives you just that. An overconfident driver is as bad as a nervous driver and that can happen in any car.
Whatever the car, you still need common sense in the end. Stay safe. On downhill turns, make sure you brake early and drive slower through them. Uphill gives you much better grip in any car, and shorter stopping distance.
1999 Honda Prelude 5-spd Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 1999 Honda Prelude. I take
viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while
showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues
to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start
it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of
this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the
James Oliver | 1999 Honda Prelude
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Canon Rebel 550D T2i
Canon 50mm F1.8
Song: "Seven Nation Army" - The White Stripes (The Glitch Mob Remix)
Is my car a SLEEPER? What are they? ...fast sleepers
Sleeper - What makes a good fast car sleeper and does you car fit that
You might ask yourself, Is my car a sleeper?
Well lets see what makes a sleeper first.
In theory, a sleeper is usually an average Joe looking car that has hidden,
but serious performance upgrades. Some reasons for this is to blend in with
the World, avoid police, thieves, and deceive racing opponents then beat
them in a race.
In a pure sense, sleepers don't resemble speed and are hard to distinguish
from common traffic.
However, this is a very generalized idea and leaves much room for debate.
Because, many consider a sleeper car, simply one that is much faster than it looks.
For example. A 90s Corvette, hardly a sleeper, yet when modified to double
it's factory horsepower the Corvette is
much faster than it's outdated
looks suggest. example 2: Honda Civic sedan, some hints of speed with
visual upgrades such as a carbon fiber hood and racing wheels, has weight
reductions to an already light car and say 400 horsepower-equals very very
fast. This Corvette and Civic should be in a category called:
Semi-Sleepers. They should not be mixed with the pure sleepers, but they
will deserve some respect when they wake up.
So remember, if you think your car is a sleeper, but your friends disagree,
maybe your car is a Semi-sleeper? This is not scientific, and there will be
some overlap but I think we get the basic idea.
And lets not forget...Some car manufacturers produce sleepers right off the
assembly line. Some examples are: the Mercedes AMG cars and more
specifically the BMW M5. These are super high end performance cars built
around an average German sedan. You guys are welcome to list more factory
sleepers that come to mind in the comment section. Subaru Sti and
Mitsubishi Evolution perhaps?
So what is NOT a sleeper? Usually, non-sleeper cars are no faster than their looks suggest. This means
most every day cars are not sleepers. Also, visually hard core looking
cars, such as this drag car are obviously not sleepers as there wouldn't be
much surprise if it pulled a stunning 9 second quarter mile down the drag
strip. And the VW bug example, a car that is slower than it's GT3 spoiler
suggests, so NOT a sleeper.
That's a summary on sleeper cars for you,
Please leave your feedback and tell everyone what you think regarding this
highly debatable subject in the race car world. Don't forget to share this
video with your car buddies and see what they think. favorite, thumbs up
Thanks for watching.
2016 Honda HRV Test Drive and Review (1st look)
This is the 1st look at the all new 2016 Honda HR-V, test drive and review.
This video includes a 360 walk around and never before seen shots from
inside, outside and under the hood. Honda has an embargo on releasing more
information until April 30th. So another video with driving impressions
and more technical information will be released at that time. Thank You
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