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WTF Friday: Cars on truck frames


Awhile back I saw some wild lifted cars on the (which was linked to on the ) and they amused me so I saved the pictures. I know lifted cars are nothing new but sometimes you have to wonder if they are worth the effort involved. Either way over the past few months I came across these pretty often so I figure WTF Friday was a way better way than Theme Tuesday to share them.

Before lift pretty mundane
Chick Magnet!
Crazy thing is at least 3 of these exsit.
Lol at the window being the oh shit handle
This is my least fav Camaro gen anyway
This is my least fav Camaro gen anyway
This photo is titled Carbage, kind of fitting
Just the good ol boys, never meanin no harm
1.21 gigawatts?!
This one actually looks kinda fun like it could do wheelies
Wow I think I've seen it all
No now I have seen it all...

Site Updates

I sent out quite a few back logged stickers this from the Christmas giveaway and I still have one or two more sets that I will ship out on Monday. I plan on (finally) setting up a sticker page this weekend to make ordering a lot easier and it will also serve as a place for me to post up new designs as well.

I’ve also made a few small changes to the design and layout of the site over the past few weeks minor things like moving blog rolls around and making the footer not quite as deep, these changes will continue over the next little bit with a big one happening soonish so stay tuned for that. Won’t be a drastic functionality change or anything just cool looking.

Have a safe weekend and if you don’t already .

Blast from the past: The Collective work on AndreNY


consider the Stance/Fitment/Flush up-rise a terrible trash bin worthy fad that is one it’s way out, acknowledge it as valid facet of the automotive community which is helping the scene move towards a cleaner less is more approach to modification. The dedicated know that it’s all nothing new and and have been doing it for years.

AndreNY had already been going steadily against the grain for awhile when I caught up with his antics around 2005 or so. At this point he had already developed a deep fondness for what was going on in the and decided it was time to bring it the New York with his 325e.

Quite frankly he didn’t make many friends doing it, people called his wheel fitment Mexican, the fact that he chose one of the slowest e30s as rice, his car a bondo bucket and his ride height as impractical. No matter what the haters had to say though his e30 got noticed globally and was even featured in Performance BMW Magazine and is still to this day consistently posted in ‘e30 appreciation threads in forums everywhere’.

Andre sold his e30 and I know it ended up in the hands of a member for awhile but I have no idea where it is today. What I do know is that after his e30 he had a number of memorable German rides and I have complied as many as I could find into today’s post (I know an e36 is missing).

Hope you enjoy the work of someone who’s had their finger to pulse of the North American stance scene when it was barley beating.

Andre’s Benz’s

Keeping it German and keeping it classy Andre’s tri stars have always been eye catchers.

This Benz looks mafia ready
Clean and classy
Andres 500e on LMs
Gotta love the LMs on a classic lux car like this
He also had this car on some deep dish wheels, I think these are OZs

Andre’s Audis

Andre’s love for German vehicles is not brand based so he looks to keep it fresh and switch it up, here are some Audi’s AndreNY style.

This is probably the tamest looking of all of Andre's cars
This Audi is sittin on Benz Monoblocks and looks amazing

Andres 5 series

Andre’s 5 series still actually lives on today with a but here is what it looked like when Andre had it.

I have always been a very big M Parallel fan my second favorite OEM BMW wheel
Andre was rocking the boser style hood early

AndreNy’s e30

This is the car that made Andre internet (in)famous, say what you want about the man, the bodywork, and the motor, this car it’s still iconic among the e30 community to this day.

Rocking flushed out Type A's early
On most cars I would want the Mtech II sides as well but this works without
This was a performance BMW feature car in its day
Night time shot of the type A's
Later in the life of his e30 Andre switched it up with some S-lines
Andre rollin, not the I lip on the bottom of the mtech II piece to make it lower
The definition of down and out

Hopefully everything is still good with AndreNY today and he posts some photos of his latest euro car because if there is one constant among all his cars it’s that his stance will be dead on point.

Clean Dinah Bitch


I got the words “CLEAN Dinah Bitch” sent to me by via (which was a retweet of the same thing by ) with a link to the car in this post. I still have no clue what Dinah means but after some light digging I found out that this car is actually a tidy little Toyota Starlet.

A quick trip over to revealed a nice little feature on this car which is a nice little read which describes just how much work went into making this clean hatch into the car it is today.

I've never seen a Starlet in person but if they can look this nice I am welcome to seeing more
4A-GE and ITB's I bet it sounds pretty mean
Clean ass to boot!

This car looks like a blast to drive but can anyone further enlighten me to what ‘Clean Dinah Bitch‘ means though? I am a little lost on that still.

Winter Wednesdays: Buried


We got enough snow in the GTA yesterday to make my after work commute to the gym fairly lengthy so a Winter Wednesday post is justified this week. It’s also been and when it’s cold there are few things more aggravating than brushing snow off your car. What really gets me is the snow that flies in once you open your door, I need to keep a snow brush in my side skirt or something…

For today’s Winter Wednesday here are two cars that got caught without shelter in heavy dumpings of snow. Thank god I have always had a garage or underground parking.

There is a blue Mazda3 under there some place...
Bonus find @lower_it has a dope car and plate

So far my Hankook winter ipikes have got me through all of what winter has dished out, take that s.u.v. owners!

Theme Tuesdays: DC chassis Integras


The concept of theme Tuesdays here on Grosirbajuanak is simple, every Tuesday I pick a theme and post a collection of vehicles with that theme that meet the stance criteria (modified suspension that suit the vehicles intent). This weeks theme Tuesday topic is: DC chassis Integras

I had two friends who owned red DC Integra’s and both of them rotted to pieces before the owners had a chance to finish them.  That’s the downside to our climate I am afraid.

The clean Acura/Honda movement is one I love to follow.

Local ride, the owner seems to have made some enemies, but nice car none the less
I always preferred the DC Type R's in white over yellow
Type R DC's really don't need much more than a drop to turn heads
Why do these cars look so good in white?
JDM swapped DC, love the subtle color matching going on
This car is clean enough to eat off of and means business
This four door is sitting on some nice dish
Keeping a white bay this clean is a serious amount of work
Clever plate
I've never seen this color on an Integra before, nice touch with the mud flaps
Four door love
Another four door with a JDM front clip
Nice pair
Phaze 2 stays ahead of the game
This bay has a crazy amount of attention to detail
Fitment win

Got an idea for a Theme Tuesday? I am open to suggestions let me know in the comments.

Mini Feature: Eric’s Mint Del Sol


Del Sols have always stuck out as interesting little cars, they tease with the look of a mid engine sports coupe while their underpinnings are actually hinged on the ever popular Civic chassis. As a successor to the much loved and ever popular Honda CRX Del Sols never seemed to catch on quite the same, however for every 10 people who look over the Del Sol there is one individual who is willing to put some time and money into this light and nimble chassis, Erich Hachey is one of those individuals.

I first spotted Eric’s car at Scrape By The Lake 2009, I am pretty sure it was the only Del Sol at the show and it looked pretty nice sitting in the grass in front of the hotel. The second time I saw Eric’s car was at Importfest and even though there were 7 other Del Sols at the show Eric’s is the only one I noticed.

Eric’s car at Scrape By The Lake
and Eric’s Car again at Importfest

While it was fairly obvious that Eric’s Del Sol had some work done to it, it was  not until I joined and Eric ed my directly that I got to know just how much work he has put into his car.

Eric, a Hamilton native, has been into the turner scene for about eight years shortly after getting his liscense and first car (an 89 Civic) at age 17.  Like many car enthusiasts he has owned quite a few cars since his first and they have all received a few modifications. His current daily, a 2005 turbo Jetta, for example has about 10 grand worth of money into it just to get from point a to point b.

Off all the cars he has had Eric decided to turn his Del Sol into his show piece and while he didn’t have any pictures of the car in progress to make this a full feature he did have a few pictures and a lot of info to share about the final product.

Erics Del Sol taking in some Hamilton sun

Right out of the gate Eric was not happy with the factory performance of the Del Sol and therefore swapped the factory motor in favor of a 99 Integra GSR motor with a plethora of bolt on modifications including an AEM intake, AEM fuel rail, AEM cam gears, and venom throttle body, a Fluidyne race rad keeps everything cool while a clutch master stage 2 clutch helps put the power to the ground. Finally a DC sports Header and 2.5″ exhaust was then installed to let everyone know when Eric feels like getting well acquainted with the speed limits here in Ontario.

To balance out show and go Eric spent a great deal of time and care shaving the emblems, wing, antenna, rear license plate and third brake light off of the body. He also sourced out and modified a Buddy Club Body kit and mixed 1950 Ford green with HOK flake to create the unique mint green color his Honda now wears.

Eric showing off his motorswap at a local show
Alll of the body modifications to this car cleaned up the rear end very well
All of the body modifications to this car cleaned up the rear end very well

Eric knew that the stock stereo wouldn’t cut it on the show scene so he replaced the stock deck 7″ pioneer head unit, the stock speakers with Zapco components, and added some thump in the trunk with 2 OZ audio subs and installed some 2 Kenwood amps and a capacitor to power it all. As a final I.C.E. touch and a throw back to his 80s roots a 15″ tv was added with a classic Nintendo Entertainment system.

While the interior of the car was out for the I.C.E. install the door panels were replaced with custom fiber glass versions and the seats were wrapped in black leather and alligator skin. For the icing on the cake interior wise Eric replaced the factory shift knob with a Coors light beer tap.

I wonder what cops say about the beer tap

Last but not least around here the stance was brought down via Nuespeed springs and Koni shocks while the rolling stock is 17 MSR wheels painted black.

While the Del Sol might not be a popular platform among the stance crowd I think that Eric’s unique sense of style and tasteful modifications help remind us that this platform does have a lot of potential and in the right hands () can become something worth taking a second look at.

Thanks to Eric for ing me regarding the mini feature and being the first featured ride of 09.

Double Build Update


Looks like Christmas was good to some this year as two of the builds I have been sharing got pretty significant updates over the winter holiday, both the 2002 build and F20 AE86 build were updated so let’s take a look at what’s been done.

Pat’s F20 AE86 Build

Pats full rebuild of his drift car seems to be coming along quite nicely. The floor has been cleaned up and reinforced and he is knocking off the beginning stages of getting that Honda s2000 motor to sit between the Toyota frame rails.

Since this car was completely stripped down it will be awhile before we see complete shots of it’s new stance but Pat was nice enough to add a teaser to his account that gets me excited.

Cleaned up and reinforced Pats chassis is looking sick
More look at the amount of care that is being taken on this rebuild
The F20 getting used to it's new surroundings
The transmission tunnel needed a little trim
Looks like Pat is going to be rocking pro street stance this year

2002 Widebody Build

When we left this build last the rust repair was just being finished and the fender flares were being grafted to the factory body.

Now all of the restoration and body modification are complete and the car has been rolled into the paint booth for to get some color. The owner is keeping the color secret until the car is completely finished, I am sure it will be worth the wait.

First primer/guide coat, those flares are looking fierce
I'm sure once it's all said and done the front end will come down just a hair
Masked and ready for primer
Primered and blocked
Base color added but the colors been removed, looks like a two tone is going on

I’ll keep my eye on both of these builds for you so keep checking back for updates.

Sick Sunday Swagger


I saw these two cars today in a local topic about flushess. Neither are really flush but both are on that One Brands Trash vibe I love so much.

This MK4 is sittin just perfect on these replica Lambo kicks
Who knew Volvo and Ferrari shared the same bolt pattern?

Off to do this and that before heading back to work tomorrow.

The Top Content of 2009


In case your hangover didn’t remind you it’s New Years 2010 today and 2009 will always be a memorable year for myself and Grosirbajuanak since it’s the year it started. When I first wrote  this post on June 14th I wasn’t quite sure what I was starting but with the site is on the verge of cracking 75,000 page views I think I’ve started something some what significant. With that number in mind and the Barret Jackson Auction playing all day on my TV I figure that there is no better time than now to take a look at the most popular content of 2009.

Top Winter Wednesday of 2009

Winter Wednesdays are a relatively new thing here at S.I.E. since winter (thankfully) took it’s time to get started. At only three posts deep I didn’t expect this category to pull out crazy numbers but it seems to be doing fairly well despite it’s infancy. The most popular Winter Wednesday post so far has been the Winter Stretch: Union Style post, it seems that quite a few people had thought of stretching winter tires before and now that has done it I foresee more people following.

Stretched out winters are the talk of the town

Top Theme Tuesday post of 2009

I have a lot of fun doing the Theme Tuesday posts and since Tuesdays are typically my highest trafficked day of the week don’t expect this category to die out any time in the near future. Really it’s no surprise that the Girls With Hot Rides post is not only the most viewed Theme Tuesday post but also the most commented post of the year. Guys like cars, and guys like girls, that’s no surprise, what made this post different was that it was focused on the cars the girls drove and not so much the girls themselves.

According to my Tynt statistics this is the most downloaded image of the year, go figure

Top WTF Friday post of 2009

WTF Friday’s are another one of my favorite posts to do since  the internet provides no shortage of automotive tomfoolery or off the wall odd ball automobiles worth sharing. Sometimes I have a hard time deciding on exactly what to run and what is too ‘run of the mill’ for a WTF Friday post. Of all the the WTF Fridays I did this year I was a little surprised to see that the WTF Friday featuring street legal bumper cars was the most popular. This post brought in posts from all over the internet including quite a few guitar forums, odd.

This photo still makes me laugh

Top Article of 2009

I’ve really only written a few things that I would consider ‘articles‘ in this first year so I didn’t expect the numbers for this category to be too high but thanks to some Twitter love from Speed Hunters I’m glad to see that this article on Function Vs Form shot to the top of the most visited article list.

This car: Fuction > Form

Top Event Coverage post of 2009

Going out and covering events was a great way to spend a lot of this summer, even more so the free events when I was unemployed, the GTA has a lot of high caliber cars of all sorts so being able to document these and pull inspiration from them is a great thing. Importfest was one of the last shows I covered in 2009 and the car that made the Importfest coverage the most popular of all of the events I covered I almost didn’t take a picture of. Thankfully I did and now the ‘‘ is internet famous because of pictures I took. Shouts to kotaku .

Poor Taurus...

Top Readers Ride post of 2009

The Readers Rides category is still fairly new with under 10 posts but and promoted their Readers Ride post hard and shot to the top of the list with the most traffic. These guys are always up to something and I can’t wait to see what these guys are up to next.

Friends don't let friend's drive stock

Top Featured Photographer post of 2009

I’ve only been able to line up a few Featured Photographers this year, but I am hoping to line up quite a few more for 2010. The most viewed photography was the work of my friend and early S.I.E. supporter Jon O. Jon was down to help out from the word go and is working on getting some larger Grosirbajuanak stickers done for me as well so I am glad to see that my blog is helping his work get more exposure.

I still have no idea what this is

Top Featured Ride of 2009

I would like to thank everyone who gave me the opportunity to feature their car on the site regardless of how many people viewed or commented on your ride I appreciate it more than words can describe. I have been lucky enough to feature a diverse collection of amazing cars this year and it looks like 2010 is going to be more of the same. Stepahines 335i held down the top spot for just narrowly getting beat out by Chris Savard’s featured Lighting which took top honors with a very popular month of December. I’m pretty sure that the is just starting up now as well.

Chris is a lucky guy

Thanks for hanging on throughout 2009 and hope to have all of you back for the ride in 2010!

Speed 3 Flushed out


I spotted this on the and had posted it on my local Mazda 3 board but after looking at it and looking at it again I decided I should post it here as well. At first I was not a huge fan of the 3 spoke wheels but they really grew on me.

The wheels are Super Advan SA3’s and upfront they are 18×8.5 with an offset of 28et after spacers and out back they are 18×9.5 with an offset of 35. All 4 tires are wrapped in 215/40/18 Federal 595ss tires.

The wheels and ride height give this car a really solid looking stance
I always like how similar the body styling of these cars is to the regular 3
I really need to pick up some spacers and dial out the camber on my car for the upcoming season
I really need to pick up some spacers and dial out the camber on my car for the upcoming season
Clean and to the point
Clean and to the point
This car looks very very hungry
Parting Shot

More photos of this car can be found in the thread on the .

I probably won’t post again until tomorrow so have a safe New Years Eve everyone and be sure to have a designated driver or use public transportation, I’d like to have all my readers and potential readers make it into the new year uninjured!