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Not your traditional BB6 Prelude But AWD???!!!

Finally changing some things for 2019! Starting now we will show appreciation for our customers, fans, and import culture by featuring one of your vehicles per month! This idea has been used with many companies to showcase products, announce partnerships, friendships, show trends in motorsports and car culture over the world.

Our intention is to showcase to the world what the pulse of the street is and bring light to like-minded innovators. While showing their awesome rides to the world! So without delay I would like to introduce James Nelson of Las Vegas Nevada and his 5th Gen. Turbocharged Honda Prelude featuring a custom built all-wheel drive conversion.

From the outside appearance of this vehicle you would think it was more show than go but we assure you James has addressed all of the areas of concern with great attention to detail.

External styling comes from DavSport featuring a track ready front Splitter and Side Skirts with a VIS Carbon Fiber Hood, LSG Lambo Door Kit, Carbon Fiber Radiator Cooler Plate, Type R Style Wing with Custom LED Tail Lights and Projector Head Lights.

The car is equipped with an amazing layout and a lot of performance products to capture the eye.  The interior features Katskin Leather Seats, Pioneer flip out Navigation System and 5.1 Digital Sound Processor with 9 JL Audio Mids/Highs speakers, 4 JL Audio Sub-woofers including (2 x 8″ and 2 x 12″) and 3 x JL Amplifiers for a total of over 5000 WATTS of True Power. Lots of Fabrication in the interior as-well with custom rear panels to add 2 more speakers and continue to match the theme of Katskin leather interior throughout the car. Its equipped with an AP1 S2000 Steering Wheel and Factory designed Carbon Fiber Trimmed Gauge Bezel with VEI Systems Digital Gauges.

The engine consists of an H22A4 Block fitted with Mahle Racing Pistons, Crower Rods, a Stock Micro-polished and Balanced H22A4 crankshaft. The H22 head has been outfitted with 1 mm over-sized Supertech valves, Upgrade springs and retainers with Stock H22a cams. Looking into this engine bay nothing has been left untouched! Keeping his 526hp AWD power plant in place are a set of Innovative H22 Engine Mounts sprayed wrinkle black with poly inserts to allow him to operate with comfort on the street but ready for racing. Adding to the styling of this vehicle we see a marinate of polished components. External styling comes from DavSport featuring a track ready front Splitter and Side Skirts with a VIS Carbon Fiber Hood and a Carbon Fiber Radiator Cooler Plate, polished Mitshimoto Radiator, polished Thermostat Housing, Power Steering Pump, AC Condenser, Alternator, Distributor Housing, Transmission Case, Accessories bracketry and Valve Cover etcs.

Forced induction has been provided by a Precision 62/62 ball bearing turbo w/polished cold-side and a ceramic coated hot side. Supporting the weight of the turbocharger is an equal length LoveFab turbo manifold connecting single 38mm Tial Waste-gates. His turbo system is complete with a Frozen Boost Intercooler, 3″ polished intercooler piping to a 70mm OBX TB and polisher Skunk 2 H22 manifold. The exhaust system features a 3″ custom made 304 stainless design that transition to a 4″ x 2″ oval under the floor to 3″ out and a Sebring Tuning round muffler. Supplying fuel to this AWD monster comes via AEM EMS and twin AEM 044 Fuel Pumps, Fuel Injector Clinic 2150cc Injectors and a modified Prelude fuel tank. This car boasts a 526hp H22A4 Motor tuned on an AEM Series 1 Engine Management System with a 100 shot of Nitrous available on demand.

The AWD system is comprised of mostly Honda CRV parts. It consists of modified Prelude Trailing Arms with CRV Hubs and custom grafted CRV/H22 Transmission. It reveals a factory CRV Driveshaft allowing power transfer to OEM Rear CV Axles from Honda.

The exhaust tightly wrapped close to the rear sub-frame features a Sebring Oval Muffler and a rear sway-bar kit courtesy of Progress Motorsports. The suspension features an amazing assortment of components as-well. This vehicle rides on a full BC coil-over set with Energy Suspension Master Bushing Set, Suspension Techniques front Sway-bar, Megan Racing Toe Arms, front and rear adjustable Camber kit, powder coated by Snail Motorsports. Brake upgrades include Custom mounted TL Type S Brembo front Calipers, RSX Type S Big Brake Rotor Kit, 5th Gen Prelude Rear Big Brake Upgrade, Steel Braided Brake Lines on all 4 corners, rolling on some Enkei RP-05 18 wheels wrapped in Toyo R888r 235/40r/18″ rubber firmly placing the power to the road where it belongs.

Thank you all for your support and this is the first of many project debuts we will do. Cant wait for the next one!  If you would like us to show case your car or new innovation email us at admin@automotiveknd.com make sure you put in the subject line “debut my ride” or innovation!

Follow James on Instagram @jimnissan.

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