Winter is here and we are back to present all of our dear followers the featured build of the month of December 2022. This turquoise E36 323i hardtop convertible manages to stand out from the rest very well, partially thanks to its exotic aggressive looks, making it seem as if it’s out of a Mad Max movie, backed by a lovely whine from an Roots Supercharger under the hood.
This was built by Preston Prentis from California, using the Hyde Motor Works V3.62 Supercharger Kit and tuned by Kassel Performance. After a newly rebuilt supercharger and a stronger clutch, this 1999 323i pushes out some 300HP from the stock factory rated 168HP BMW M52B25 engine.
In Spring 2021 Preston reached out to us with great enthusiasm seeking information to supercharge his BMW build with a simple reliable solution. After some consultation we convinced him to use one of our newer kits, the V3.62, a setup that uses the Eaton M62 roots supercharger. With the additional Hyde Motor Works M62 60 mm Pulley and a good tune it is capable of delivering 8 PSI + with an air-to-air intercooler.
Preston, better known as Ory Hara, is an auto enthusiast and runs his own YouTube Channel and Instagram Page where he likes to post videos and pictures covering his car builds as well as performance parts.
Preston has a few videos now, featuring his E36 with the Hyde Motor Works V3.62 Supercharger kit which can be found on his channel.