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Si Speed 04-05-2008 06:52 PM

April 2008 ROTM - 1BadBB6
 
Back in May of 2005 I was 18 and sick of my 91 Accord, it was too slow and I was just over it. So I did some research and settled on the 5th gen prelude. I originally wanted a 5 spd but after looking at many ragged out 5 spds I decided to go with this NBP 1997 automatic base model. The car came with 17" Enkei wheels and some chrome euros and was previously owned by a girl in her late 20's. The obvious first thing that had to go was the taillights so i waited on a good deal and bought a set of stockies for 100 on eBay. As soon as they got to the house i cleared the bottom half and slapped them on. It totally changed the look of the car for me. Soon after i picked up an Apex'i N1 cat-back and a set of 18's. In the summer of 2006 the transmission started slippin, so i opted for a 5 spd swap. The swap costed me 3000 bucks including everything with a Competition stage 2 clutch kit. That may seem kind of expensive but it was worth every penny. It made me fall in love with this car even more. From there the modifications took off. AEM V2 Intake, UR crank pulley, Type S Valve Cover, P13 ECU, GReddy lip and it just keeps goin. This past year my intentions for this car have totally changed. This happened when I took my car for the first time to Deal's Gap. At first I wanted to do a full motor build and get 300 whp N/A. But after that trip I just want to do a mild build for around 230 whp and just build the crap out of my suspension. It is soo much more fun to go fast through curves than it is in a straight line. Within this past year i down sized to 17's which is amazing, put an OEM lip on it (Wings West RS in the works), carbon fiber hood, and did the retrofits which i am the most proud of. One of my friends helped me do this that had done a number of Accord retros. I got a really good deal on some S2K AP1 projectors and then got some TSX shrouds just to keep it in the Honda family. This car has consumed me, my family, my girlfriend and all of my friends. My love for this car has grown so much that somebody asked me if i would rather own an FD than my BB6 and i said no. I plan on owning this car the rest of my life.

The list of all my mods are one my member's rides page too many to list. http://preludezone.com/showthread.php?t=1910

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Brash 04-05-2008 10:39 PM

Congrats mate! Definatly a worthy winner, and a keeper you have there. Love those red rims on the wheels, looks great, just a little contrast. Any future plans?

thomas97 04-06-2008 12:13 AM

way to take her home man

ogsmakdade 04-06-2008 10:20 AM

great job. glad to see you want to keep that beautiful car.

Beaker 04-06-2008 11:44 AM

i love your 5th gen bro. very nicely done. especially on the s2k retrofits.

1BadBB6 04-06-2008 01:25 PM

thanks guys, yeah i do have a couple of future plans they are listed on my member's rides page

prelude24 04-06-2008 01:40 PM

gongratz bro

PreludeBoy95' 04-06-2008 01:41 PM

red/black...oh yes....this car is so CLEAN!

99PreludeSh 04-06-2008 01:52 PM

Congrats!!!!

Pooponurhead 04-06-2008 03:25 PM

Congratulations man! I fell in love with that car precisely when I saw it the first time I logged on here. Way to go man!:smile:

TechForce 04-06-2008 09:00 PM

Wow, that story actually touched me. Im happy for you bro.

djp 04-06-2008 09:33 PM

looks good dude. just so u know i voted for u:rolleyes:

R8GYY 04-08-2008 06:57 AM

a worthy winner, love the black and red rims.. really makes the car stand out. im happy for ya.

1BadBB6 04-09-2008 11:13 AM

thanks for the support, everyone around here tells me to get rid of her and buy something lighter. i dont know one person around here that drives a 5th gen. most of my friends drive integras and civics.

twokexlv6coupe 04-09-2008 11:19 AM

damn thats a fresh 5th gen. keep up the good work :thumb:

98Prelude 04-23-2008 10:06 AM

Thats clean man!!!!

rc114 04-25-2008 03:09 PM

Thats a really clean car! Good job.

lilbluelude 04-28-2008 01:03 PM

I saw this bad boy at the gap in the fall and it was pretty.... Im glad you fell for it and respect it as much as you obviously do.

1BadBB6 04-29-2008 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lilbluelude (Post 138311)
I saw this bad boy at the gap in the fall and it was pretty.... Im glad you fell for it and respect it as much as you obviously do.

yeah if anyone wants to go let me know, i am up there alot. it would be awesome to try and get a meet together or somethin.:cool:

Prelude13 05-04-2008 03:39 PM

The more i look at this car, the more i like it...wow nicely done man...

snakerb 05-04-2008 03:49 PM

You have no idea how jealous i am of your car. So there's hope for me yet. First things first, I wanna do a tranny swap but having trouble with finding what I need and where to find them. HELP!!!

1BadBB6 02-04-2010 06:51 PM

Re: April 08 ROTM - 1BadBB6
 
holy crap, my car has changed alot in the past two years. i cant believe how high that four wheeler used to look.

ogsmakdade 02-04-2010 06:56 PM

Re: April 08 ROTM - 1BadBB6
 
amazing what some suspension work can do for the aesthetics eh?

I always forget how super clean this car is.

1BadBB6 02-04-2010 07:06 PM

Re: April 08 ROTM - 1BadBB6
 
thanks yo, its bout to be even more clean. new paint and wwrs lip kit in a month and a half.

BatLude 02-04-2010 08:00 PM

Re: April 08 ROTM - 1BadBB6
 
Simply amazing...a perfect example of n/a potential...even if you want to pump out stance rather then hp..very very nice and extremely proud car....WELL DONE

jaycid 10-09-2010 09:10 PM

Re: April 2008 ROTM - 1BadBB6
 
how'd you do the 5 speed swap? i have a 4 speed auto and interested in 5 speed ;)

HardKnoxBB2 10-09-2010 09:37 PM

Re: April 2008 ROTM - 1BadBB6
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jaycid (Post 458017)
how'd you do the 5 speed swap? i have a 4 speed auto and interested in 5 speed ;)

Good job on bringing a dead thread to life...

Search, you are like the 5th person this week asking that stuff...

It is pretty simple to know what you need if you have any automotive knowledge.

jp_haus 10-07-2013 02:19 PM

Re: April 2008 ROTM - 1BadBB6
 
Just got around to looking through all the past ROTM threads and yours is an amazing story man. I just got my 5th gen not too long ago and had basically the same intentions as you (wanted a 5spd but couldnt find one in acceptable shape). Ended up getting a 2000 auto base model and my tranny started slippin' this month. Dont want to sell her so i'm thinking i'll be doing the 5spd swap as well. But anyway here's a super late congrats on the win but mostly just wanted to say thanks for the great story.

Preloonie 01-27-2016 01:43 AM

Re: April 2008 ROTM - 1BadBB6
 
Nice ride. are there any new ROTM for 2016?


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