SPECS
Horsepower
235 HP
Torque
214 LB-FT
Curb Weight
3351 LB
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Engine Size
3.0 L
Transmission Type
Manual
MPG (City/Highway)
24 MPG
VEHICLE STORY

Tell us the story behind your ride. What made you pick this particular one? Where did you find it?  I bought this car due to love at first sight. I was in search of a last gen Prelude but found my 330 last minute, the rest is history.  Describe the modifications you've made. Where did you start,  what’s the most recent mod and what motivated it?      When I bought the car, it was rough. I had plenty of oil leaks to choose from to repair, a completely blown right front shock absorber and worn fuel system. Repair was first priority!  However, I remembered seeing BMW's in the past with halo's, I really wanted that bad, so I custom made and installed halos into my headlights. From there the car started to look more modern, and the Business CD car deck was dated, I needed a new head unit bad. I decided to take a chance with an Xtron Deck, after that the speakers needed help so I meticulously replace every speaker in the car with Infinity Reference speakers, a few months later replace the 2 Infinity 6x9 subs with Kicker  6x9 subs amped by a Polk Audio 2CH Amplifier. The suspension was redone, kept the Eibach lowering springs that came on the car, but ended up with coilovers, a set from JOM I was hesitantly going to not buy, but properlly set, they have not been bad at all. The roof was covered in Carbon fiber 3M matte wrap, this has to be my favorite mod to date! I then ordered a set of 19" VMR wheels and kept them put away for the right time. Recently my Nitto Invos arrived and I finally installed the wheels, the car has a sweet look with that wheel and tire set up.  My biggest motivator is having a 3 series, unique to me. Of all the mods you’ve made, which do you think offers the biggest bang for the buck?    My suspension by far! If I remember, I think I spent somewhere in the neighborhood of $600. Immediately the car felt like it was on rails, taking corners at speeds other cars had to slow down for is a fun experience! How did you go about selecting the specific parts for this build? Any installation tips to share?     Before I pick any parts to buy, I always research. Forums are a great knowledge base for practically anything you want to do to the car. Any modification I have made, has been at the very least researched for a few weeks. As far for installation tips... OEM parts fit perfect and last the longest 99.9999% of the time, if you can help it, buy the OEM part first! What are you planning next?       I'm definitely going to swap the hood, trunk and rear bumper for different pieces, hood and trunk for sure in carbon fiber.  I do however have something special planned for the drive train soon. What’s been the biggest challenge with this build?    Being patient! I really want it to be done, but getting there a few parts at a time is actually a lot of fun.

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