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Old 03-06-2005, 01:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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92-96 Prelude Moonroof Conversion Install Guide/FAQ

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Old 03-06-2005, 01:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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FAQ:
Q: How hard is this retro-fit?
A: Not very. Suprisingly simple actually! About 2-3 on a scale of 1-10.

Q: Is the 97-01 Honda Prelude Moonroof a perfect fit for the 92-96 Prelude?
A: Yes and no. The size of the moonroof is exactly the same. However, the moonroof and 92-96 mounting brackets must be modified to accept the glass.

Q: Where Can I find a 97-01 Prelude Moonroof?
A: First place to start would be the Superhonda.com classified forum. Second place to look would be local junkyards.

Q: How much does the 97-01 moonroof cost?
A: I've heard anywhere from $150.00 US, to $250.00 US.

Q: How long does the install take?
A: If I had this FAQ when I started it would probably take about 1.5-3 hours depending on your skill and if you have a helper or not.

Q: How much does the 97-01 Moonroof weigh vs. the 92-96 sunroof?
A: The 92-96 sunroof weighs approximately 14.5 lbs including the headliner piece. The 97-01 moonroof weighs exactly 20 lbs, making it 5.5 lbs heavier.

Q: Can the 97-01 moonroof brackets be used in the installation?
A: No, because they are too tall to allow the moonroof to sit flush with the roof of the 92-96 Prelude

Q: Can the entire 97-01 moonroof assembly just be installed rather than doing all of the modifications?
A: No, because the entire assembly is roughly 1-2 inches larger in every direction than the 92-96 assembly

Special Thanks: Superhonda.com/Prelude Forum for being a good source of info for years now, Si_g for helping me out with some questions I had, fengxzhang for selling me the moonroof at a good price and for his Prelude's sacrifice, and finally my Dad for helping me out with the install.

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I'm going to bed... someone sticky this. haha

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Cool sunroof conversion

nice write up and this project looks nice. but you can not use the sunshade for the 97-02 lude and that could be a trouble on very bright and hot days... but nice project none the less -- two thumbs up ...
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^^^ not really, i ve had mine for 6 months now, and i live in FL...not a single sunny day has bothered me with light...i do have 5 % tints all around but still, its clean and the sunlight is really not that bad. I m plannin to tint my glass anyway, so the tint can be the of the same level as my windows, so it ll get even darker which i like
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^^^ not really, i ve had mine for 6 months now, and i live in FL...not a single sunny day has bothered me with light...i do have 5 % tints all around but still, its clean and the sunlight is really not that bad. I m plannin to tint my glass anyway, so the tint can be the of the same level as my windows, so it ll get even darker which i like
Which I also plan on doing I plan on doing. 50% front/moonroof, 35% rear... front tint is illegal in IL. I figure that 50% and 35% will look darker with all the windows tinted, and I have a black car.

I drove in daylight yesterday, and honestly forgot it was there a few times... haha.

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Thanks for the rep pts. guys! Figure I'll bump it one more time in case anyone missed it! It's in the Prelude Tuning FAQs now. Glad I could make a lasting contribution to the forum

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Thanks for the rep pts. guys! Figure I'll bump it one more time in case anyone missed it! It's in the Prelude Tuning FAQs now. Glad I could make a lasting contribution to the forum

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didnt know you were in IL. im in stl mo so i shouldnt be too far away... i actually bought my prelude in Aurora IL dont mean to thread-jack just had to throw that in :byye
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Hey guys I've done this mod too. Just wanted to mention that on my install I had to shim the whole sunroof assembly down a bit as to allow the glass sunroof to sit flush with the roof of the car. Also, I didn't trim the rubber on the glass roof down at all, so maybe that's where the height difference comes from, not sure. Anyway, wish I had this write up when I did my conversion. I pretty much just jumped in without knowing what i was doing. I had both headliners out and the whole sunroof assembly out of my car and it still only took about an 1-2 hours. Great conversion in my opinion!
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^^^same as me, i didnt know what i was doing, but it was common sense ehe i did all you did, took me about an hour...wasnt hard at all, just went with the program.
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