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Hi!!
if neone got a 4th genor 5th gen 4WS..i would really need a description of how the 4ws system works..

and if neone happens to have any PICS of the system or knows where to see some pics of it...please let me know ASAP



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g4 four wheeler here. you wont see a g5 4ws unless you go overseas.

g4+ preludes use electronically controlled rear wheel steering in addition to the mechanical front wheel steering.

the rear has a mechanical steering rack controlled by a separate stand alone computer. it isn't pressurized as the front is. the steering action is relative to the speed of the car and degree of turn you require.

i believe its around 15mph and up the rear wheels will turn in the same direction as the front wheels. and under that speed they will turn in the opposite direction. someone correct me if the speed is wrong...17mph?? the rear also only turns about 25-30 degrees or so.

if a malfunction with the electrical control occurs the rears are supposed to mechanically lock straight and stay locked until repairs are made. i've heard of instances where they did not and the wheels were all over the place dragging and all.

alignments require a special locking tool, bringing the wheels to the factory straight/locked position so the tech can set the angles per the oe specs.

try going to hondaautomotiveparts.com and check out the parts section. they have pictures straight out of the honda manuals depicting part groups and sections. i dont see why they wouldn't have the 4ws in there as well.

i probably missed a lot so someone correct or add to this.


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well i thank u for all the info man


ahah
that's the best info i got so far


ok
so were are talking rear suspension parts..
computer iwch is located ???
and maybe the rear sus unit + steering rack..
mmm
not that bad

haha

is there anything else?? u know where all this is plugged ??

tanx again


if u happen to get any pics..let me know
 

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i believe the computer is located on the back of the rear seats...exposable from the trunk if you remove the trim. left side. did you check out the site? they are a honda parts dealer and on the site they have the pictures directly from the chiltons manual so you know which part numbers to order. check it out.

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I need to use my video camera to take picture of it(then I connect it to my computer,capture some frames, convert them to jpg) and it gets dark when I leave work so I'll do it at this weekend.

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oOoohHh!! you're the only g5 4ws on the board i think. how exciting. your setup should definitely be different, no? anyways take pictures of all the car...is it different than g5s over here u.s. bound? rear wiper? im all excited


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doesnt j rico[i think thats his name] have a 5G with 4ws?
id like to drive all three generations of 4ws back to back.
thatd be cool.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by H23a4WS:
The rear wheels only turn 5.6 degrees at full lock.

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dayam i was way off. also the 4ws does not make a difference in turning radius. and tid bit fact i believe 4ws debuted in 83?


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mmm i found some parts pic on www.hondauatomotiveparts.com

there is a computer behind the rear roght seat..
lol

1700$

4ws steering rack unit 1800$
+ 500$ in other parts..

not that bad..
so i can surely find that for a lot less used ;p

i still need to check out if i can use 4th gen on 5th gen lude..
and i'm not sure about the wiring harness ;p

so i need 5th gen PICs of the computer, the steering rack, the rear suspension
and mmm maybe where the wire harness go plug into ;p
lol

tanx guys neway for all the info..

still waiting for the pics..
 

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you're converting?? im curious as to WHY? there are better things you could spend your money on...especially $2300.

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first of all..i won't spend that much money that's for sure..
i'll find used parts from 4th gen..

or i'll order used parts from japan 5th gen SIR 4ws..


so i'll pay around 1K$ US MAX..

that's my budget for that..

wel the reason why i want that is that i'll be doing autocross soon with my car..

i'll be getting TEIN HA in the late spring..
and i have only base lude..
so it was either ATTS or 4WS


i like to change stuff like that

hehe

oarticulary stuff that we don't have here ;p

like the first north american 5th gen 4WS..

( i'm sure somebody as already done that ;p)
lol

neway..it'll be usefull to make my ass rotate better while not on the loose in autocross..

and i want to try 4ws ;p

mmm have to get lsd too..

i wonder..Quaife or HONDA ??

neone got HONDA lsd on their car?
maybe i'lll get accord euro R lsd..mmm


still need good pics ;p lol
 
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