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Readers Rides: Brians WRX Wagon

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Julian, the owner of this super clean wagon, from the last readers rides post spread the word about Grosirbajuanak to his friend Brian who also happens to own a WRX Wagon. I’m a big fan of Subaru’s and BBS wheels so once I opened Brian’s I responded to let him know that I would love to run some shots of his car.

Brian’s clean white 2003 WRX wagon sits on Tien Flex coilovers and rolls on a set of color matched 17×8.5 +35 BBS RS wheels. Everything on this car works really well together and it flows quite nice.

Bug eyes are my favorite generation Subaru Wag
Bug eyes are my favorite generation Subaru Wag
Props to Brian for keeping white BBS wheels so clean
Props to Brian for keeping white BBS wheels so clean
This fitment and stance is perfect, the right balance of everything
This fitment and stance is perfect, the right balance of everything
I'm normally not a huge fan of roof racks however Brian pulls it off quite well
I'm normally not a huge fan of roof racks however Brian pulls it off quite well

Ironically both he and Julian’s wagons fit in with what I have in mind for tomorrows Theme Tuesday so you might just see different pictures of them again tomorrow and if Brian and Julian are examples of the type of cars posters on drive then I might just have to get an account there as well.

On a boat

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Before emissions tests and the fear that we were going to run out of gas in the foreseeable future cars were big, very big, land yachts in fact. While today large cars seem to be slowly but surely becoming a thing of the past some cars are still big enough to be considered new age boats. 300c’s are one of these cars, compared to most cars on the road today they are pretty big, big enough to attract attention in stock trim but once slammed they demand it.

Today’s Sunday quick post is a a few 300c’s I had in my collection.

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Not only is this 300 super slammed check out the dish on the front and the rear
Fenders layin nicely on those fat lips
Fenders layin nicely on those fat lips
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VIP'd out nothing but dish
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Once again fender meets lip
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While balling rims are nice this SRT proves they are not always necessary
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Tuckin rim
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This car is probably my favorite of the bunch

WTF Friday: Crazy Finnish Rally Crashes

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Recently, one late Saturday night, I was watching and among videos of and wrecking a town,, , there was video of some insane rally crashes. Then, a few days later I saw this 10 minute video of crazy finnish rally crashes. Whenever I see these videos  my first reaction is WTF why are spectators always so close to the action?

Warning: If you are squeamish or don’t like car crashes this isn’t for you. From what I have watched it doesn’t look like anyone gets critically injured but some people defiantly come close to a spinning rally machine taking off their  heads.

If I ever go to a rally event you can bet I will be standing far away with a long lens, as much as I would want to see the cars up close I don’t really need to see the catalytic converter that bad, or feel how much it burns.

Site Updates:

Once again the featured ride stole the show for weekly top content but the readers rides this week also did pretty well, I’m always down to do both readers rides and features so if you are interested just send the to tonight regarding getting another batch done. I am thinking of getting 15 of every color this time however if you think their is a color I should get let me know in the comments.

I think I am throwing my winter tires on this weekend which is a bummer but I will probably leave my lip on until the first snow fall, we shall see. I will be working Saturday so I might need to blow of some steam with a quick post so if you have a second over the weekend take a peak back at the site and you might see something new. Keep it rubber side down!

The White Stripes

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I spotted these local E90/E92/E93 chassis BMWs during my travels on . New luxury cars with a nice set of rims and a drop are the perfect union of stance and class.

Slammed 335i

This 335i runs with an OEM performance exhaust, OEM lip, and OEM style 269 wheels. Performance has been beefed up with a cat-less downpiples, a CAI, an upgraded intercooler and engine software, finally the stance was brought down via KW V2’s.

OEM appearance package, OEM wheels and a drop, can't go wrong
OEM appearance package, OEM wheels and a drop, can't go wrong
This slammed 335 is sitting on KW V2s
This slammed 335 is sitting on KW V2s
Perfect ride height
Perfect ride height
The new Stance really brings out the clean lines of the vehicle
The new Stance really brings out the clean lines of the vehicle

Storm Trooper m3

This M3 sits on H&R sport springs and 20″ custom painted 360 Fordged Spec 5ive wheels. Performance wise it has a Rouge engineering pulley, and AA software and short shifter. A CF Lip, diffuser, spoiler, side vents, and kidney grills help complete the black white color scheme.

This drop top m3 is suited and booted in black and white
This drop top m3 is suited and booted in black and white
The hardtop helps the car flow way better than a rag top would
The hardtop helps the car flow way better than a rag top would
Some cars are meant to have a raked stance, this is one of them
Some cars are meant to have a raked stance, this is one of them
That's a GIANT Canadian flag damn!
That's a GIANT Canadian flag damn!

Readers Rides: 09/17/2009

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I love getting to the account with pictures of readers rides that they would like to see on the site. It’s a cool feeling to run something you guys and girls want to be a part of and help gain more exposure. If these two cars are any indication of the caliber of rides my readers drive than I look forward to seeing a lot more.

Will’s VW

friend slid a picture of Will’s freshly painted bug slammed on Porsche phone dials to my and as soon as I saw it I knew it would get posted. It looks like this bug is completely on the floor and the scenery in this picture has me really jealous with winter right around the corner.

This pic looks like it belongs on a post card, the sunset is perfect
This pic looks like it belongs on a post card, the sunset is perfect

Julian’s Sleepy Wagon

Julian sent some pictures of his wagon along with a request for some stickers and the second I opened them I was floored.

This wagon pulls off spaced out painted stock rims better than some cars pull off aftermarket rims. Julian says he is saving up for a set of VIP themed wheels so hopefully we will see an update of this ride looking even hotter soon enough.

So clean!
So clean!
Looks like Julian has the fenders pre rolled for something a little more aggressive
Looks like Julian has the fenders pre rolled for something a little more aggressive

If you want to see your ride posted here just send some photos to I only ask that your suspension is on point 😉

Theme Tuesdays: 3rd Gen RX-7s

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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: 3rd Generation RX-7s

I was watching the original the other day and it reminded me of how hard everyone was jockin’ Supras, Eclipse’s, and RX-7s after that movie. While all of these cars still have a pretty big following I felt the need to show a little rotary love today.

You almost had me? You never had your car! This cars pretty ugly actually.
You almost had me? You never had your car! This cars pretty ugly actually.
Getting these on and off the trailer is probably a little tricky
Getting these on and off the trailer is probably a little tricky
Steel gray on gold with some polish, this works
Steel grey on gold with some polish, this works
Wolfpack
Wolfpack
Black is such a hard color to keep clean but when you do...
Black is such a hard color to keep clean but when you do...
Wow... Where's Waldo?
Wow... Where's Waldo?
I used to have a huge obsession over HRE wheels still can't afford them
I used to have a huge obsession over HRE wheels still can't afford them
These cars look great wingless
These cars look great wingless
Such a great photo
Such a great photo
A family of hamsters could be in that rear dish and we would never know
A family of hamsters could be in that rear dish and we would never know
Not a huge fan of the exhaust but I dig the color
Not a huge fan of the exhaust but I dig the color
Lovin the peanut butter interior
Lovin the peanut butter interior
Wouldn't be a Theme Tuesday without a murdered out ride
Wouldn't be a Theme Tuesday without a murdered out ride
Just enough VIP on this one
Just enough VIP on this one
RPF-1s make their way onto everything
RPF-1s make their way onto everything
Perfectly timed photo
Perfectly timed photo
That's a lot of carbon
That's a lot of carbon
This is one of those internet famous RX-7s and for good  reason
This is one of those internet famous RX-7s and for good reason
Smoking is hazardous to your  health but makes you look cool
Smoking is hazardous to your health but makes you look cool
This car is packing some heat out back
This car is packing some heat out back
Because this is under the hood
Because this is under the hood
This car is clean and subtle outside
This car is clean and subtle outside
It's another RX7 liter
It's another RX7 liter under hood, I approve of this swap

I play to touch on other generation RX’s as we go so look out for those in the future.

Featured Ride: Chris Savard’s Lightning

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Addiction is a funny thing, it drains wallets, consumes time, and changes lives immensely. While most addictions are negative this is not always the case, some addictions are nothing put positive. Chris Savard is an addict, but his vice of choice isn’t snorted, injected, or swallowed, no, the only way his addiction can be quenched is via long nights, hard work, and dedication. Chris Savard is addicted to the build.

Originally from Peterborough Ontario, but currently living in Australia attaining his masters, Chris has been building cars since he got his first fox body Mustang at the age young age of 15. Since then he has owned and worked on over 30 foxes.

Having owned 30 of the same car in such a short period of time is impressive alone, but when you factor in the fact that he has also bought, built, and sold 10 e36s BMWs and 3  Ford SVT Lightnings in that same time period one begins to wonder if Chris ever sleeps and if his projects are fueled by profit gained from other peoples addictions. Chris used this mystery to his advantage and took on the ‘Infamous’ nick name that was eventually bestowed to him. Chris is now getting ready to show the car world just what a true car nut can achieve with his own two hands.

Chris’ currently daily driver of three years (a near record for him) is a Silver 2000 Ford SVT Lighting which he purchased in Chicago after the owner moved there from Arizona. This clean southern platform came with a JDM (this not Japanese Domestic Market) stage 1 performance package already installed.

While the stage 1 package consists of a 4lb lower pulley, upgrade valve body, CAI, and a 90mm maf Chris knew right away that more modifications were in order.

Chris's Lightning early in the modification process
Chris’ Lightning early in the modification process
Seems Lightning struck Chris twice
Lightning has not struck Chris twice but 3 times

Chris originally dropped the truck down four inches in the front with two inch drop tubular control arms and matching two inch drop springs, and four inches in the rear via a DJM flip kit and C notch.

However after taking a step back and looking at his freshly dropped ride he realized that he could, and needed to, go lower. He had a set of custom three inch drop springs made and added a two inch drop shackle to the rear to give the truck its final 5/7 drop.

To help make the new ride height livable Chris installed drop shocks on all four corners.

The new coils, arms, and shocks
The new coils, control arms, and shocks
Hitting the bump stop is probably an everyday occurrence
Hitting the bump stop is probably an everyday occurrence
With the new stance this truck rolls hard
With the new stance this truck rolls hard
I'm sure these were all done at the legal limit
I’m sure these shots were all taken at the legal limit

To set off the new drop Chris added custom painted 23″ 3 piece OZ vela rims with 295/30/23 Nitto tires. With such a drastic drop and large wheels some would say that Chris took a perfectly functional truck and made it impractical, however this Lightning is still capable of helping you move and towing water crafts to the lake.

23" Oz's sitting just right in the fenders, that's one of Chris's many foxes in the back
23″ Oz’s sitting just right in the fenders, that’s one of Chris’s many foxes in the back
The 23" wheels pre paint job
The 23″ Ozs pre paint job
Haulin is still no problem
Haulin is still no problem
Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too? Or ride it in this case
Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Or ride it in this case
Even though its slammed the truck still launches Sea-doos fine
Even though it’s slammed the truck still launches Sea-doos fine

With the suspension and wheel set up squared away Chris decided that the already fast truck needed some more ‘umph‘ when the loud pedal was smashed. This lead to the stock exhaust being ditched in favor of a MAC catback system, and the silencer holes in the blower being filled. Once that was all done the truck received a Royal Purple blood transfusion.

Shot of the motor
Shot of the motor

With the wheels, suspension, exterior (via billet grill, tails and 2pc headlights), and motor all being addressed Chris set forth to add his ‘Infamous’ touch to the interior.

Chris made his own suede black head liner in addition to dyeing the rest of interior black. He also swapped out the factory passenger bench seat in exchange for a bucket seat, finally the center console from a Ford Expedition was added along with a triple gauge pod and full stereo system.

The Lightnings custom interior
The Lightnings custom interior

Future plans for the truck include a Cervinis tailgate wing, smooth side steps and eventually a whipple blower once the current motor pops.

These future plans may have to wait at least three months as Chris is about to dive head first into which will see him build a 1992 BMW AC Schnitzer and a 1989 Mustang GT Convertible for this years in Toronto.

The Infamous project will set a new standard for internet builds since not only will it be largely privately funded it will also be one of the only builds, to my knowledge, that will contain a live video feed of garage while Chris works on both cars.

If this double build is anything like his past builds it will be interesting, detailed, and clean, just what we all need to help us get through another long Canadian winter.

Probably not a coinicidence the wheels match the 5.0
Probably not a coincidence the wheels match the 5.0
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One of Chris’ many fox body Mustangs

Thanks to Chris for sending his ride in for the feature and good luck goes out to him for both of his builds. I’m eager to see how the turn out.

WTF Friday: The Name Game Returns

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Just because I am giving the stickers away for free right now doesn’t mean we can’t play some name that ride for bragging rights. This week we have a car on it’s victory lap from way back in July as well as a few other question marks that have been sitting on my hard drive for awhile.

This car has proven difficult to name
This car has proven difficult to name
I've actually seen more of these modified than in stock form
I've actually seen more of these modified than in stock form
Those reminds me of the Vista Cruiser from that 70's show but way cooler
Those reminds me of the Vista Cruiser from That 70's show but way cooler
Looks straight forward enough but might be a little harder than you think
Looks straight forward enough but might be a little harder than you think

Site Updates

Traffic has continued it’s steady upwards momentum, a lot of it referring traffic from all over so whats up to: , , , , , , , , and , just to name a few.

The amount of people wanting stickers has me dumb struck, honestly, I knew I had a few fans but not this many so fast and from all over the U.S. as well as Canada. I can’t really put into words how motivating it is for me that you guys want to put my stickers on your cars.

Garrick, Jesse, Stanley, Ross, Megan, and Lukas all your stickers are in envelopes already.

Bryce, Jon, Adrian, Nat, Julian and Kris I am going to put yours in envelopes after work today.

They will all make their way to the post office tonight along with any other s I get between now and then.

To fit into normal postage envelope I have folded the stickers between letters but being dye cut this shouldn’t be an issue. Everyone has received more than one anyway and if for whatever reason a sticker gets ruined just send me an and I will mail you some from the next batch.

Also the pinks are all gone 🙁 next run I will get more pink and less black as I think I will have a bit of a black sur.

That Neon

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That Neon I posted in the “Working with what what  you’ve got post” is pretty sick, but I wasn’t sure if y’all would appreciate a post dedicated to it’s a first generation Neon. However I noticed yesterday that reader  Cody Ace was interested in seeing more photos of it, and since I aim to please I decided to throw up the 3 additional photos I have of the car.

Dumped with no skirts or lip kit in sight
Dumped with no skirts or lip kit in sight
Tripodding
Tripodding
Good to see the owner is putting something new under the hood
Good to see the owner is putting something new under the hood
The pic that peaked everyone's interest
The pic that peaked everyone

If anyone can forward a little more information on this Neon it would be greatly appreciated. These are the only pics I’ve found and I am pretty sure I spotted them on

Pat’s killing it

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I’ve mentioned Pat Cyr before and when this video popped up in my feed this morning I knew I would end up posting it sometime today. The amount of driving skill Pat has is pretty mind boggling so it’s good to see it getting some exposure across the border.

put this video together and it contains footage of Pat drifting at the and in NJ. Hopefully one of these days Pat, and I can hook up and do up something real original for stanceiseverything.com.

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