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Theme Tuesdays: JDM Minitrucks

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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: JDM Mini trucks

I’ve liked mini trucks for as long as I can remember, s-body (s10s and blazers) mini’s are still my favorite but as a rule I like all lowered trucks (I know big surprise). Before really getting into a lot of automotive blogs I thought that the mini truck craze was something native to North America. I figured everywhere else the either didn’t have a lot of trucks or needed their trucks to be practical.

I was wrong, and I am glad I was because these mini’s are a new take on a classic slice of the automotive hobby.

Traditional

Import trucks with traditional mini truck treatment.

This locak Nissan 720 is a great change of pace from the rotted out B2200s around the gta
This local Nissan 720 is a great change of pace from the rotted out B2200s around the gta
Clean  swapped and bagged Nissan
Clean, swapped, and bagged Nissan
Smooth and laid out Datsun 620
Smooth and laid out Datsun 620
Having never seen a Datsun 320 before this caught me off guard
Having never seen a Datsun 320 before this caught me off guard
Wouldn't be a mini truck post without some primer spots
Wouldn't be a mini truck post without some primer spots

Classically styled

Period correct if you will.

This trucks look spans generations
This trucks look spans generations
I really  dig the fender mounted mirrors on these boxy trucks
I really dig the fender mounted mirrors on these boxy trucks
This truck was completed recently but looks  like it could have been  done years ago
This truck was completed recently but looks like it could have been done years ago

Old meets new

Sometimes the best things happen when people take older platforms and introduce new trends and technology.

This truck doesn't have a lot of visible mods but looks perfect to me
This truck doesn't have a lot of visible mods but looks perfect to me
Diggin the color matched bra on thos oddly enough
Diggin the color matched bra on thos oddly enough
I have not seen or heard of Izuzu in some time but check out the size of the intercooler
I have not seen or heard from Isuzu in sometime, but this guy seems to like them, check the size of the intercooler
Joe from The Chronicles spotted the next few at a classic JDM show
Joe from The Chronicles spotted this and the following at a classic JDM show in the cali area
Normally I like these Volks but the centers to fit this Mazda pushes me away, the Rotary under the hood wins me back though
Normally I like these Volks but the centers needed to make it fit put me off a little. The Rotary under the hood wins me back though
A lot of people will dig this Datsun with a skyline motor swap
A lot of people will dig this Datsun 720 thats more skyline than anything else
Closer look at the engine bay
Closer look at the engine bay
Ballin on a set of emotions
Ballin on a set of emotions
Lighting them up
Lighting them up
So good
So good! Looking at the Garage Miniz site they do a lot of trucks like this
More from the Garage Miniz crew, I like their style.
More from the Garage Miniz crew, I like their style.
Only in Japan would a truck like this be both made and VIP'd
Only in Japan would a truck like this be made and then VIP'd

Sam H’s take on the max e30 meet

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A few weeks ago I promised to post Sam’s shots of the Maxbimmer Autumn e30 meet. Then I got sidetracked with some other posts today I make good on my promise and liberate these photos from my inbox. Enjoy.

Autocross

Before the e30 meet there was autocross event I really wanted to make it out this event since I have still yet to auto cross myself but I had a wedding the night before and was therefore out of commission in the early morning. Sam however went to the event to participate and shoot some action shots.

Trillium bmw reppin
Trillium club reppin
Rudy killin the auto x course
Rudy killin the auto x course
Pretty sure  Rudys dad is a racer  so  the apple doesn't fall far
Pretty sure Rudys dad is a racer so the apple doesn't fall far from the tree
I would love to take one of these  out on the course
I would love to take one of these out on the course
When I first got my e30 I wanted a set of these bad
When I first got my e30 I wanted a set of these wheels bad
e34 m5 doin work
e34 m5 doin work
Great to see e46 m3s getting driven as well
Great to see e46 m3s getting driven as well
Rich has been putting in work both behind the wheel and behind the scene this year
Rich has been putting in work both behind the wheel and behind the scene this year
It wouldn't be an auto c without a Miata
It wouldn't be an auto cross without a Miata
Storm troppered e36
Storm troppered e36
Little sideways
Little sideways
Road kill
Road kill

The e30 Meet

Sam left his car at the initial meeting spot so he could free up his hands for some shotgun photography during the meet. He sent in a lot of nice shots and here are my personal favorites.

Jays dialed fitment and stance that he did at least 3 years ago...
Jay's dialed fitment and stance that he did at least 3 years ago...
Haha Brooo!
Haha Brooo!
Tourings are such sick unique platforms
Tourings are such sick unique platforms
More of that dished out Mtech II from the Bimmersport crew, jackass in the bg ruining the shot (me)
More of that dished out Mtech II from the Bimmersport crew, the jackass in the bg ruining the shot would be me
The craziest thing is that all of these cars are different types of red
The craziest thing is that all of these cars are different types of red
Chris cruisin
Chris cruisin
Devon rollin on those big ass steelies
Devon rollin on those big ass steelies
Upfront all you can see is dish, sick as hell
Upfront all you can see is dish, sick as hell
Rudys super clean is
Rudys super clean is
Sometimes it sucks to roll hard
Sometimes it sucks to roll hard as the lower apron will tell you
Like I said last time expect Devon to be in front of a lot of e30s for quite some time
Like I said expect Devon to be in front of a lot of e30s for quite some time
I still have a soft spot  for black e36s
I still have a soft spot for black e36s
My dirty car being dirty.
My dirty car being dirty.
I parked away from the pack but Sam still found me
I parked away from the pack but Sam still found me

WTF Friday: Take that Physics!

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Normally I have my WTF Friday topic picked out pretty early in the week and find myself biting my tongue all week long. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to share it with more people, it was actually hard for me to not just throw it up on my and msn it to my friends. I like things that shouldn’t be and the Scania R99 probably shouldn’t be.

Admittedly I do not know a lot about big rigs, I have a few friends that work on them and tell me stories of drivers with the floors cut out so they can poop when the drive, but other than that my knowledge is quite sparse so if this truck is actually unimpressive for those of you who do know a lot about big rigs I apologize.

Practicality aside the Scania R99 really stood out to me since it was a convertible big rig and it does doughnuts. When I saw the video of this truck throwing itself in circles I imagined physics as a little nerd and the Scania R99 as a jock slapping it in the face for questioning its ability to do whatever the hell it wants.

Most information I found on this truck was in dutch so extracting information on it was a little tough but from what I can tell The Scania R99 convertible is powered by a turbo 16 liter v8 and makes about 1000hp (which actually seems pretty low) and scoots to 60mph in 5 seconds. While this truck may not be the prettiest thing you have ever seen this is pretty cool.

The R99 pre rear fenders, I wish I could find info on the suspension setup it interests me
The R99 pre rear fenders, I wish I could find info on the suspension setup it interests me
I have to wonder what happens in when it rains....
I have to wonder what happens in when it rains....
The bumper to ground clearance is pretty minimal but the wheel gap damn!
The bumper to ground clearance is pretty minimal but the wheel gap damn!
The R99 with the rear fenders and mean looking exhaust system installed
The R99 with the rear fenders and mean looking exhaust system installed

Site Updates

Stephanie’s feature really out did everything else on the blog this week which I was really happy to see and I’ve lined up another female featured ride for the near future as well.

My stickers have also finally arrived! I am rocking the first set right now (in pink!) and I plan to take some photos of them this weekend for anyone interested in supporting. This first batch is free and I have a few ideas for some creative ones to put out over the winter.

As the blog/site/procrastination tool of mine gains more exposure I have realized I need to continue to improve my online voice and proof reading skills as well so bear with me, contrary to home some posts read English is actually my first (and only) language and I will stop making silly typos soon enough.

Or I will just hire an editor.

Have a good weekend!

Youtube is on to me…

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I’ve noticed that whenever I go to youtube that my recommended videos are of slammed cars, bmx, and girls.Is big brother watching or am I just that predictable? Either way I guess I should thank youtube for the content today since I am slammed at work and could only offer a little hit and run.

Randys e30

I posted about Randys e30 two weeks ago with a shorter video but here is a longer one

Hopping Uhauls

Funny I just mentioned Rich Boy yesterday…

Low VW Bus’s

Never really see these around here but it’s a good thing the oil pans in these buses are nowhere near the ground.

Nasty Fasty

How this guy got his girlfriend to ride with him I will never know, my gf hardly wanted to ride in my truck

Murdered out VIP

Vip cars done right are things of beauty, even if they push pebbles.

Draggin Golf Cart

Stance everything, once again

Ok back to work…

Dat Ass

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I’m not sure if everyone’s up on but one that has been kicking around for a few years now is ““. This one started with a picture of rapper Rich Boy biting his lower lip, looking at the picture it’s easy to imagine he just saw a girl with a nice Gluteus maximus bit his bottom lip and made that ‘ssss’ noise right before saying look at ‘dat ass’. Its really the best thing ever contributed to the internet and the segue I am using to post some cars with nice rear ends.

This is the automotive version of an upskirt
This is the automotive version of an upskirt
A little junk in the trunk never hurt anybody
A little junk in the trunk never hurt anybody
Porsche has been doing vehicle rear ends justice forever
Porsche has been doing vehicle rear ends justice forever
This Miata just looks evil
This Miata just looks evil
Best of both worlds? I just checked the data on this photo, I saved it in 03
Best of both worlds? I just checked the data on this photo, I saved it in 03

Theme Tuesdays: Chop Shop

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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: Chop Shop

Over the course of the summer I managed to get out to a few events, and at a few of these events I spotted some VWs with Chop Shop Euro plates. Initially I figured it was some new out of town shop everyone was jocking until my friend Bishop told me that the shop is actually local and a fellow BMX rider. So I did a little google hunting and vortex searching and was able to pull together some pictures of the crew and their rides.

In the future I hope to do a full shop feature on Chop Shop but until then enjoy these.

Slammed GTI rollin with the Chop Shop crew
Slammed GTI with time attack styled wheels
If you look close at the bottom of the bumper you can see the chop shop exclusive skid plates
If you look close at the bottom of the bumper you can see the Chop Shop exclusive skid plates
Those rear wheels are serious
The rear wheels on this car are serious
This is the Chop Shop ride I see posted the most often
This is the Chop Shop ride I see posted on forums most often
The amount of work that must have gone into these wheels...
The amount of work that must have gone into these wheels...
Dumped
This TT is dumped
Another set of custom wheels from the Chop Shop, burberry
Another set of custom wheels from the Chop Shop, burberry pattern this time
They look pretty good on this MKII
They look pretty good on this MKII
Another chop shop TT on ballin ass wheels, Bentley this time
Another Chop Shop TT, this one sits on Bentley kicks
Pretty sure this is the owner of Chop Shops Jetta
Pretty sure Kevins', the bodyman at Chop Shop, Jetta
Chop Shop crew at a local BBQ
Chop Shop crew at a local BBQ
Revvin it up
Revvin it up
and lettin it go
and lettin it go
Any shop that knows how to throw a good cookout is worth a post on Grosirbajuanak
Any shop that knows how to throw a good cookout is worth a post on Grosirbajuanak

Got an idea for next weeks Theme Tuesday? Let me know via the comments!

Featured Ride: Stephanie’s 335i

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One downside to the automotive hobby is that it is generally one big sausage fest and when an adventurous woman does try to break into the scene she is either not taken seriously, hit on relentlessly, or both.

Some women however are dedicated enough to persevere past the nonsense and carry on.

Stephanie, the owner of this feature ride, rolls her Black 335i with vanity plates the read Blak WIDW (Black Widow) and like a black widow spider she isn’t to take lightly.

Not only does she roll with punches of the male dominated crowd better than a lot of the fellas, she also drives a car that is so tastefully modded that it has a few guys rethinking their modifications for next year.

Stephanie is no stranger to the automotive scene, she’s been modifying cars since she was of legal to drive (16 for you out of town folk).

Her previous ride was a hand built boosted Civic that laid waste to anyone ready to underestimate it and her.

After being part of Civic nation for a few years Stephanie made the jump from Honda to BMW with a slammed (black of course) e36 convertible, and then upgraded once again to her current 335i.

Your average female BMW owner would be happy to leave the car like this, Steph doesn't do average
Your average female BMW owner would be happy to leave the car like this, Steph doesn’t do average
Stephanie driving her  car when it was  stock on a maxbimmercruise
Stephanie driving her car when it was stock on a maxbimmercruise
Black Widows have  read marks on their backs so the red interior  is fitting
Black Widows have read marks on their backs so the red interior is fitting

Stephanie’s BMW started out mean, shipping with black sapphire metallic paint, a premium sport package, and a coral red interior (with aluminum accents).

Putting down 300hp/300lb of torque as it rolled off the lot this car was no slouch either but considering how it looks and performs now its a wonder why the designers at BMW didn’t consult Stephanie before rolling out the concept.

The exterior was upgraded with an OEM BMW Aero-lip, yellow fogs, tints, and shadow lined trim.

After having some issues with the stock wheels cracking repeatedly the rims were next to go with 19″ staggered VMR V710 wheels (8.5″ front with 225/35s and 9.5″ rear with 255/30s) taking their place.

Once the wheels were installed H&R sport springs were employed to bring this car down.

Motor wise a Jb chip helps this motor put down numbers in the range of 400hp.

BMW-oem lip kit, blacked out grills, and yellow fogs finish up the front end
BMW-oem lip kit, blacked out grills, and yellow fogs finish up the front end
Another shot of the  front end
Another shot of the front end
The 19" VMRS up close
The 19″ VMRS up close
Hard tops are the only time convertibles look great with the top up
Hard tops are the only time convertibles look great with the top up
The stance  on this car is impeccable.
The stance on this car is impeccable.
This car really looks as though it could have come this way from BMW
This car really looks as though it could have come this way from BMW
The 19's look right at home that far in the fender
The 19’s look great
At least anyone getting walked on by this car gets to enjoy a nice view
At least anyone getting walked on by this car gets to enjoy a nice view
The black widow herself
The black widow herself

Having grown tired of the drag racing scene Stephanie’s next modifications are more lapping focused and include: KW V3 suspension, an upgraded front mount inter cooler, downpipes, and a full exhaust system.

Big thanks the Stephanie for submitting in a great set of photos for her feature and a nice list of modifications which made writing this feature a breeze.

If you want your car featured on stanceiseverything.com just drop me a line at .

WTF Friday: Donkey Kong VS Godzilla

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I’ve tried to keep a pretty neutral stance on cars I don’t personally like since I know this hobby is pretty diverse and a form of expression. However if there is one type of car I think we can all unanimously agree is silly it has to be Donks (and Boxes and Bubbles). These cars just don’t make any sense anyway you look at it, they are impractical, slow to accelerate and brake, unsafe, and just  plain look bad. Normally Donks are American cars but unfortunately it seems like this trend is seeping it’s want into the JDM crowd….

This Acura  was never intended to look like this
This Acura was never intended to look like this
Judging by the shop window in the background someone is trying to push this trend
Judging by the shop window in the background someone is trying to push this trend
Probably the least  attractive  rolling shot I will ever post
Probably the least attractive rolling shot I will ever post
I wonder how many heads these cars turn in th eland of the rising sun
I wonder how many heads these cars turn in th eland of the rising sun

Site Updates

Well my stickers haves arrived at my moms place finally! I am going there Saturday to work on my car some and pick them up so for those of you who won some stickers from the WTF Friday a few weeks ago expect to see them in the mail soon.

This weeks Theme Tuesday went over a lot better than I expected so I am going to start working on another girl version sooner rather than later, but it takes awhile to pull those ones together.

The good news is one of the girls is going to have her car featured here on Monday so be sure to come back for that.

Next week I also plan to make good on my promise and put up some of Sam H’s e30 meet pictures since I didn’t get a chance to this week and hopefully I will have a new Featured Photographer up as well.

Working with what you’ve got

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Sometimes in life you just have to work with what you’ve got and other times you have to improvise and this is true of the car hobby. Not all of us have a say in what we currently drive and some of us willingly choose to drive something a little left of the norm. Regardless resourceful automotive folk are, well, resourceful automotive folk and while some are quick to pass over whatever is currently sitting in their driveway, shop, or yard others are willing to work with what they have got. Today’s cars are examples of just that.

How many of us have a friend with a neon that has paint that looks like its running from the primer?
How many of us have a friend with a neon that has paint that looks like its running away from the primer?
These older Volvo's  can pack quite a punch under the hood
These older Volvo's can pack quite an unexpected punch under the hood
No word of a lie I have seen one of these lose against a person running in a parking lot
No word of a lie I have seen one of these lose against a person running in a parking lot
I must have a lot more information about this truck, anyone?
I must have a lot more information about this truck, anyone?
I never thought I would post this generation of Corolla
I never thought I would post this generation of Corolla
Shop owners do you have an old work truck sitting in your yard? If so get on it!
Shop owners do you have an old work truck sitting in your yard? If so get on it!
Have to protect that oilpan some how
Have to protect that oilpan some how

This takes balls!

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Yesterday I read that Honda/Acura has finally put the NSX out to pasture in Japan’s SuperGT racing series after almost 20 years of track duty, I also learned that the NSX began production in 1990 and ran to 2005. Being so rare around these parts I had no idea that they were produced so long. These cars fetch a pretty penny still so for someone to take one out to the track and drift yet on a regular basis takes a special kind of crazy. Thankfully these special people are easier to find thanks to this monster we call the internet.

While I am not a huge drifting aficionado  I appreciate the sport as it’s a branch of the automotive hobby and therefore found myself knocking about the blog and that’s where I spotted the NSX drifter.

I am pretty sure the entire online automotive community collective cringe if an NSX got stuffed drifting, but judging by how clean looks I think it’s safe for me to assume that this driver didn’t learn to drift in this car he just happens to be drifting in it right now.

His NSX is also his tire trailer, wild!
His NSX is also his tire trailer, wild!
The front bumper is the only thing other than the tire rack removed for drifting
The front bumper is the only thing other than the tire rack removed for drifting
How many mid engine cars do you see drifting?
How many mid engine cars do you see drifting?
Somewhere an NSX purist is screaming
Somewhere an NSX purist is screaming

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