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Theme Tuesday: BBS LM Appreciation

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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: BBS LM Appreciation

I love most BBS wheels since  they have a clean style makes them which  makes them  a  versatile wheel that is capable of going on a variety of cars. Their spoke design  and dish is a look that straddles the line between aggressive and classy. Currently LMs are out of my realistic price range but one day my friends one day.

Local GTI wearing LMs  perfectly
Local GTI wearing LMs perfectly
GTR sporting LMs in classic gold
GTR sporting LMs in classic gold
Newer  GTR rocking  silver LMs
Newer GTR rocking silver LMs
Tuckin up front, flush out back, best of both worlds
Tuckin up front, flush out back, best of both worlds
The v10 should move the LMs on this viper no problem
The v10 should move the LMs on this viper no problem
Mini's get Mini LMs (not really that small at 17")
Mini's get Mini LMs (not really that small at 17")
I really should have color matched my BBS's these look so good
I really should have color matched my BBS's these look so good
AWD crew isn't one to be left out
AWD crew isn't one to be left out
Only speed3 on LMs that I know  of
Only speed3 on LMs that I know of
Prior to  seeing this car I had no faith these Audis could look so good
Prior to seeing this car I had no faith these Audis could look so good
This e30 is a beast, a sexy beast
This e30 is a beast, a sexy beast
Wouldn't change a thing
Wouldn't change a thing
This 5 has rocked  about 6 different sets of rims before settling on these
This 5 has rocked about 6 different sets of rims before settling on these
20"s of awesome
20"s of awesome
Clean as a whistle
Clean as a whistle

Here is more of that crazy Kilander Turbo e30.

Got an idea for next weeks theme? Throw it in the comments, I’m even willing to accept a challenge if you post some obscure oddball car.

Blast from the past: Randy Sparre’s E30

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Yesterday I went to cover a local e30 meet and as usual Jay (Mystkial) and I chatted about e30s that have come and gone from the GTA scene over the years. While there has been an astonishing number of e30s that just up and disappeared the most famous of all the disappearing acts would have to be Randys Super charged S52, Reiger Kitted, Honda Blue, 325. This car set had a huge impact on the e30 scene at the  time so lets go back and take a look at why.

I first saw this car at Importfest the weekend after my e30 crossed the border and it was immediately put on my short list of cars I wanted mine to look like. It wasn’t until I joined (where Randy is a member and a moderator) that I really got to know how much of a beast this car actually was.

Very few people set  e30s up like this these days but in the late 90s and early 2000s this was how  it was done
Very few people set e30s up like this these days but in the late 90s and early 2000s this was how it was done

This car started out as an 1988 325e (one of the slowest e30s but ironically the fastest year 325e) but by the end it was far from a stock 325e. The standard superEta motor was tossed in favor of an s52 mill which is, for those of you who are not BMW heads, the motor out of a 1999 m3 and stock puts out about 250hp. However Randy’s Motor wasn’t stock and in addition to the blower it was bored out, had a higher flowing intake plenum, a set of Genie headers which fronted a 2.5″ mandrel bent exhaust system. It’s hard to find the numbers that the motor put out when it was in it’s prime but it’s safe to say that it had the power to back up the aggressive look.

Blow  s52
Blow s52

The aggressive look of the car came via authentic Reiger GTS front and rear bumpers, MTECH side panels, and Honda Civic rocker covers which were fixed to the body and painted Honda Electron Blue pearl. To set off the kit and color the car was fit with large and wide (for the time) white 18″ X 8″ Compomotive wheels, the wheels were then matched with the necessary low stance via e36 OBX coil over sleeves.

In 2001 flush wasn't as popular as tuck
In 2001 flush wasn't as popular as tuck

Randy was one of the first people to run these coil over sleeves on an e30 and this opened the flood gates for an inexpensive way to slam the heck out of e30s, The authentic Hella H.I.D.s in the US elipsoid headlights were also one of the first for it’s time. H.I.D. kits in those days were not as cheap and readily available as they are now.

The interior was swapped to black cloth, with a white six point roll cage added and OBX reclining racing buckets up front, the car also had the necessary (for showing) full I.C.E setup and the necessary (for not going to jail) hidden Valentine 01 radar detection system.

Further plans for the car included a nitrous oxide system and a few more under-hood bolt ons, that is until the unthinkable happened. One night while parked in the streets of Montreal the car was stolen and never to be seen again.

Rumors soon began to fly through the now large online e30 community that the car was stolen for an insurance scam, or that Randy crashed it on some back road some where but regardless of if either of those are really true the fact remains that this car is gone and now only lives via pictures and videos.

While this car might not be the style today and looking at it now some could call it ugly it was a trend setter in it’s time and deserves to be remembered.

*Images courtesy of. Anyone remember ?

Takata Vs Sparco

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A little bit of a phone in post for right now, as I finish up editing something for later today, but for some reason I don’t see you guys minding too much… Which harness would you choose? Work Warning: Scantly clad (not naked) girls inside.

Securely fastened for saftey
Securely fastened for saftey
Real or fake? I mean the harness
Real or fake? I mean the harness

Safety first here at Grosirbajuanak.

Widebody Benz – Street Find

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For those of you who don’t might I suggest you start as once I get an iphone I plan to take pictures of cars I see out and about more often. do this a lot more often. I spotted this Koenig-Specials kitted out wide body Benz at my local Costco and had to pause for the cause.. I am considering going back with the DSLR on my way to the e30 meet and shooting some more photos but we’ll see if that actually happens.

Flush back in what? 1992 maybe?
Flush back in what? 1992 maybe?
Nice ass
Nice ass
The dish on these wheels was incredible.
The dish on these wheels was incredible.
With a little digging I was able to find this slightly higher res photo of the same car
With a little digging I was able to find this slightly higher res photo of the same car

WTF Friday: Flippin out at Burnside

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Saw this over on via . For those of you who have never been in a skate park skateboarders often give us (BMX riders) a hard time for riding out bikes in the park claiming that we damage the hell out of them. At times the arguments can get pretty heated and sometimes even come to blows. However what happened at a few days ago is a first, and the fact that the owner of this vehicle was kicking out BMX riders just minutes before this makes it all that much sweeter. Story goes like this:

“about a half hour before this happened the guy driving was telling that bikes were not allowed in the park.Pretty funny! Also i guess after the wreck he just crawled out of the car and cracked open a cold one.”

parkflipped
Looking the beer, going to be a long day
Maybe that Subaru in the back could pull it  out
Maybe that Subaru in the back could pull it out
Without knowing the layout of Burnside it seems impossible for anyone to  end up in a situation like this and yet...
Without knowing the layout of Burnside it seems impossible for anyone to end up in a situation like this and yet...

Update: This and I got the hat tip for the tip nice! No link back but at least I know they get my now!

Site Updates

I still, patiently, waiting on stickers, and with the way the weather is looking they will probably be here first snow fall (hope not). Nat from and I are working on the final details for her photographer feature so that should be up soon I swear.

As for events I am hoping to make it out to an e30 meet on Sunday but I have a Wedding Saturday night and you know how that goes. I’ve got a few things in mind for next week though so stay tuned.

Absolutely Stuffed

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I thought I posted this car before after I saw it on blog but it doesn’t seem as though I did, and if I did it’s worth looking at again. Whenever you think that you might not be able to go lower refer to this post. This car is stuffed beyond belief and the front bumper still looks minty fresh, let’s all take notes shall we?

This Toyota Aristo is sitting on coil-overs not bags and the bolt pattern has been converted to 5×120 to fit BMW wheels. It also has a 2JZ under the hood with some tuning and increased boost.

Note the lack of visible  damage
Note the lack of visible damage
Like Fonixx this Lex tucks significant rim
Like Fonixx this Lex tucks significant rim
Hovercraft status
Hovercraft status

Proof he drives at this height

(Don’t blame me for the weird music!)

Muthaf*cka can you buy that?

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I saw these wheels for sale on and even though at an asking price fo $2300 they are worth what I sold my entire e30 for I really think someone without my shoe string budget should scoop up these because they are absolutely stunning. The specs are as follows:

Freshly refinished
-15X8 / 15X9 BBS RM’s
-2″ Schmidt lips front and 3″ Schmidt lips in the rear
-Polished ¼ height caps with polished BBS logo’s (original caps also included).
-Spare set of 2″ lips can be installed at a cost to the buyer or purchased for an additional $200
-At 4×100 these could fit quite a few vehicles, e30s, civics, vdubs….

The color looks kind of root beer esque
The color looks kind of root beer esque
Flawless 3inch lips
Flawless 3inch lips
Do want.
Do want.

Title is in reference to:

While you are browsing the for sale section on max maybe you could swoop up this as well.

Readers Ride: Faisal’s VR6 MK3

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Black VW owners love Grosirbajuanak;  Dan sent in his Black GLX not too long ago and now I am posting pictures of Faisal’s VR6 which I have been sitting on for a little bit. This actually isn’t the first time Faisal’s ride has been posted on Grosirbajuanak and it won’t be the last. This is however the first time I am posting pictures of Faisal’s ride that he has sent in. Jonny law recently pulled Faisal’s plates for being too low but he has plans to come back harder next year with a winter makeover, once his cars done expect it to be sick and expect a feature.

Faisal was reppin the murdered out look in 2004, ahead of the times
Faisal was reppin the murdered out look in 2004, ahead of the times
To stand out a bit more he got some Audi Fat 5s and dropped it some more
To stand out a bit more he got some Audi Fat 5s and brought the car down some more
The rake really suits this car
The new stance and wheels really set the car off
The car was for sale briefly but thankfully it didn't sell
The car was for sale briefly but thankfully it didn't sell
Once he decided to keep the car the front end was swapped
Once taking the car off the market the front end was updated
You can hardly tell that this car was driven all year round
You can hardly tell that this car was driven all year round
His roofline doesn't even make it up to the bed!
His roofline doesn't even make it up to the bed!
Killing it at Vagkraft
Killing it at Vagkraft
This ride height attracts police admiration
This ride height attracts police admiration

Thanks Faisal for sending your ride in and supporting the site early on and I look forward to running a feature on it after the winter.

If you would like your ride posted on Grosirbajuanak your pics too .

Theme Tuesdays: Sick S2000s

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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: Sick S2000s

Honda’s high revving rear wheel drive roadster is this weeks Theme Tuesday vehicle. It’s crazy to think that this car was produced for 10 years, I remember when these came out…

Clean kit, clean paint, clean wheels
Clean kit, clean paint, clean wheels
Silver on blue works
Silver on blue works
The hardtops on these cars make them look more aggressive IMO
The hardtops on these cars make them look more aggressive IMO
Local blacked out, kitted out, s2k
Local blacked out, kitted out, s2k
More blue rims, this car is on it's nuts
More blue rims, this car is on it's nuts
Dumpedstars S2000  is dumped
Dumpedstars S2000 is dumped
CCWs are my new favorite rim
CCWs are my new favorite rim
Murder was the case that they gave me
Murder was the case that they gave me
LM's are great
LM's are great
Flushed s2k
Flushed s2k
Love white on bronze for obvious reasons
Love white on bronze for obvious reasons
I've seen a few s2000s with blue cages, I wonder what that's about
I've seen a few s2000s with blue cages, I wonder what that's about
Work it out
Work it out
Fitted like a new era
Fitted like a new era
Spin to win
Spin to win

As always if you want to see a certain theme for next week let me know via the comments.

The birth of a stanceoholic gear head

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It’s Thanksgiving holiday Monday here in Canada and unlike most people I didn’t spend it relaxing in a warm house eating a Turkey dinner and watching football, instead I spent it in my garage doing a little maintenance and troubleshooting on my car. This isn’t the first holiday Monday I have spent in the garage working on my car while people drive by to go spend time with their families and it sure won’t be the last. As I was working my mind started drifting to how exactly did this happen to me?

My story starts off pretty young; like most boys I always had an interest in car that comes with birth, I also had a lot of hot wheels remote control cars, and my dad got me my first model kit at a pretty young age. This lead to me spending a lot of summer weekends watching what has now become the on Spike TV (TNN back in the day) watching Hot Rod TV, and whatever the truck show was at the time and incorporating those ideas into my models.

Once I entered high school my car obsession basically doubled. Luck for me had one of the best equipped auto shops in the Peel Region and probably the best auto teacher. Mr Dinner, or Dinner, as we called him was basically a god send to anyone who has a slight interest in working on and building cars.

Dinner quickly figured out that the best way to keep kids interested in the Transportation Technologies course was to let them do what they want and keep the standard boring tests and lectures to a bare minimum. In no time I was quickly lowering shop cars anyway possible, cutting springs, heating springs, or just straight up removing them (most of these cars never saw the road), I also put together a as well.

Another thing that really helped keep Auto students (and the entire school) interested in the course was the Fiero/Countach kit car. Most kids born in the 80s male or female have had a brush with a Countach either via poster, model car, die-cast car, or barbie power wheels.

The project was started a year before I was able to take autoshop
The project was started a year before I was able to take autoshop

Even if you don’t like the idea behind a Fiero parading around as a Lambo unless you have personally been involved in the build of one you can’t really imagine how much work actually goes into them. It’s not quite as simple as slapping a body on the frame painting it and calling it a day, frames needs to be extended, hinges relocated/modified/ and adapted and body panels need to be worked and reworked.  It’s nothing like a model.

I cam e in somewhere around here
I came in somewhere around here

Having an opportunity to work on a kit at such a young age was more than enough incentive to keep me in auto shop and once I got my own car I ended up taking auto more than I actually need credits for. Instead of skipping school to go burn j’s at the local spot I would skip law to go to auto.

This was before swing up door kits were availible everywhere
This was before swing up door kits were available everywhere

My high school shop experience was so good that once I had my e30 I went back to the shop a few times after I graduated to do a little more work to it. How many people return to high school after their graduating year with intentions other than to burn it down?

Finished rear shoot, look at the width on those wheels
Finished rear shoot, look at the width on those rear wheels
I would say this is fairly convincing other than perhaps the headlights
I would say this is fairly convincing other than perhaps the headlights
This kit was started in my last year and finished about 2 years after
This kit was started in my last year and finished about 2 years after
With my teacher whipping this how else was I going to turn out?
With my teacher whipping this how else was I going to turn out?

While my high school experience in auto shop didn’t lead me to the automotive industry it did help me become the enthusiast I am today. The same enthusiast who will never be able to drive a stock car or leave well enough alone on a Thanksgiving Monday.

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