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Jeremy Dotson: 1997 Honda Prelude RHD

Jeremy Dotson purchased the 1997 Honda Prelude in November of 2016. He's been a Prelude enthusiast for decades, and has always wanted a right-hand drive. "I just love the sleek and sporty body lines," mentions Dotson. He found the Prelude for sale a few states away and convinced his wife that he needed a "daily driver".

2 Months after Dotson bought the car it quickly lost its use as a daily driver, as he had much larger plans for this unique vehicle. "I went to see my longtime friend, and now sponsor, Ka-Han Paul at Mad Creations to fix some bodywork. I ended up with a full color-shift paint job, as well as shaved handles and more goodies from Japan that were only found on the Prelude Type S." After paint, Dotson changed the wheels to 3-piece Work VS-XX and installed an air suspension kit. His first show with the Prelude is where he met the NvUSGA Chapter and instantly clicked. "I found my new family."

Over the past year Dotson has gained sponsorship from Stage Motorsports, Mishimoto, and Dressupbolts.com. "This past off-season we removed and replaced the engine and transmission, dropping in a Euro R h22 with LSD transmission, Hytech header, all Mishimoto cooling products, a Mugen twin loop exhaust, and ACT clutch/flywheel," explains Dotson. The suspension was tweaked with ESP t-mount and traction bars, and a Wilwood big brake kit was also added.While the motor was out, the engine bay was shaved and painted, and the harnesses were tucked. "I have seen a lot of super clean bays with everything eliminated but I wanted to see how clean we could make a bay without eliminating any comfort features," expresses Dotson. Upon reassembly, every bolt was changed and replaced with either Downstar, Speed Factory, or Dressupbolts.com true burnt titanium.

Dotson's inspiration comes from his friends, family, team, and the Prelude community.

"It has been my dream for over 20 years to have one of my builds featured in a magazine.Thank you for this opportunity!"

Owner: Jeremy Dotson
Location: Dacula, GA
Vehicle: 1997 Honda Prelude RHD
Horsepower: 235 (estimated)
Club: NvUS

SOCIAL
Facebook: Jeremy Dotson
Instagram: @jdotbb6

Photography by Jeremy Dotson.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE
Honda Euro R H22
Stage 2 ported manifold
ACT clutch and flywheel HA3-XTHD
ARC air intake retrofitted to fit
AEM cam gears
Hytech header wrapped in header wrap
AEM fuel rail 
AEM fuel pressure regulator
K-Tuned balance shaft delete
K-Tuned manual tensioner
ARC header heat shield, Evo 8 retrofit

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EXHAUST
Custom stainless steel piping and a Mugen Twin-loop muffler

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS
Hondata S300

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DRIVETRAIN
JDM LSD transmission

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WHEELS & TIRES
Work VS-XX wheels - 17x8 +35 (f), 17x9 +35 (r), powder-coated graphite grey 
Neochrome wheel hardware
Dressupbolts.com true burnt titanium lug nuts
Falkon Ziex tires - 215/40-18 (f), 225/40-18 (r)

BRAKES
Wildwood 12.7" upgraded big brake kit with 4 piston calipers (painted to match the car) and stainless braided lines

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CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
Airtekk bag/coil air ride
Airlift 3H digital air management with height sensors
ESP front traction bar 
ESP rear t-bracket
Neuspeed strut tower bar

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EXTERIOR
Tritan pear color-shift paint job
Shaved door handles
Type S rear spoiler
Type S front hood bonnett
OEM optional lip kit
Devsport front lip splitter 

LIGHTING
Headlight retrofit with Morimoto projectors
Etched lenses
RGBW demon eyes 
Starry Nights halos
Custom VIP style LED tail lights using Ghozt lighting boards for show mode 

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INTERIOR
Black Evo 8 Recaro seats (f)
Type S JDM Prelude seats (r)
Blox Racing harness bar
Takata 4-point cam-lock harnesses
Type S 2-tone RHD dash and doors
Carbon fiber accessory kit
Personal steering wheel
NRG carbon fiber quick release
JDM automatic climate control

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AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA
Kenwood Excelon DNX 8015 head-unit
Alpine Type X components and 6x9's

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION
"Paint, because most people don't believe it is paint a first, they think it's a wrap or dip.The paint really brings attention to this car!"

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS
Roll cage
New trunk setup for system
Jackson Racing supercharger
Carbon-backed Bride seats

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SPONSORS
Mad Creations
Stage Motorsports
Dressupbolts.com
Mishimoto

SHOPS & MECHANICS
Theon Marley (paint correction, wet sand buff, polish)
Mad Creations
Ka-Han Paul
Vinny Silvestri
Zachary Rose
Devon Smart
Mayson Naylor
Tommy Carrol
Eric Stevenson
Spence Gaskins

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