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Theme Tuesdays: Air Bag Love

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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 fit the vehicles overall theme). This weeks theme Tuesday topic is: Bagged Rides

Decided to actually go with a theme this week and not a type of car. For awhile air bags seemed pretty much restricted to mini trucks, however times have changed and everyone is getting on the bandwagon and rightfully so since bags are the best of both words, low when parked or cruising, and higher when you need to get down to business.

Minitrucks
The originators of all this air bag business, drag that shit.

Fullsize layin frame
Fullsize layin frame
Bagged 454 ss
Bagged 454 ss
The Red baron
The Red baron
This picture is famous but just gets better the more you see it
This picture is famous but just gets better the more you see it
This car is so disturbingly awesome. Check out the build link under this photo
This truck is so disturbingly awesome. Check out the build link under this photo

Muscle cars
If you build it someone will bag it

Muscle cars gettin in on it, check the rear dish
Muscle cars gettin in on it, check the rear dish

VW
The VW crowd is not one to be left out of anything ever.

Bagged GTI on stock rims vs a normal GTI
Bagged GTI on stock rims vs a normal GTI
Bagged GTI with the wheels installed
Bagged GTI with the wheels installed
More bagged VW Luv
More bagged VW Luv

Audi, Mercedes, Minis
Audi and Mercedes fans follow suit.

Bagged benzo
Bagged benzo
Benz dragging that shit.
Benz dragging that shit.
2 speedhunters feature rides
2 speedhunters feature rides
I've posted this bagged mini before, it's illy.
I've posted this bagged mini before, it's illy.
Beautiful
Beautiful

VIP
Vip builds are always pretty serious and big wheels with tight fitment and low slung stance are essential. So adding air ride is just an extension of that.

VIP build over on the chronicles, I think these are 22s and they bagged it in a day or so
VIP build over on the chronicles, 20 Brabus wheels
VIP cars are big bag  supporters
VIP cars are big bag supporters
Deep dish
Deep dish

Girlfriend shot my car

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I’m not a really big self hype kind of guy I would rather toss over the accolades to someone else and let my work continue to be the platform to showcase the work of others. So that being said here is a collection of exceptional photos of my girlfriends first foray into automotive photography using my ride as the test mule.

Lyndsey did an excellent job of choosing great locations for all of these photos all I had to do was wash my car, show up, and park.

For those of you viewing from out of town (or even out of country) all of these shots were taken at with the backdrops spied out by Lyndsey’s creative eye.

If you want to head out and use this venue for photos of your own security is really light on days when there are no events.

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What looked like an average wall to me turns into an artistic backdrop
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Glad I washed my car
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The architecture around the Ex is pretty rad
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What's ground clearance
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Sunday is a bike company if you were wondering
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Not a cloud in the sky
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The chairs seen in earlier shots were used for these angles
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I would have never thought of this
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</3 Speedbumps
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I like the green trim on the roofs
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Just noticed the area is surprisingly litter free
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This is one of my personal favorites
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We were worried security would be all over us but no issue
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Thank god I can reverse straight
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Lyndsey's personal fav
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This photo is a fan favorite

Her photography site at is not fully up yet but her is up and running at

Event Coverage: Importfest 2009

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This is the first time I have been to in probably 9 years.  Last time I went was still around.  This show is hyped as the biggest car show in Canada so I guess my expectations were really high. I’ve been to a lot of shows this summer so that lead to me having seen a lot of the cars already. However I had not  seen a  lot of the models already so I took lots  of pictures  of them to make up  for it haha. Let’s go.

Random Stuff

Car shows, serious business
Car shows, serious business
Rollin on 29's. No clue how much these weight but  probably too much
Rollin on 29's. No clue how much these weight but probably too much
Pink rims I wonder if the proceeds go to breast cancer
Pink rims I wonder if the proceeds go to breast cancer
$40 Honda Civic lips, so many people bought these.  Wonder how they fit...
$40 Honda Civic lips, so many people bought these. Wonder how they fit...
Cause I eat mo fuckas
Cause I eat mo fuckas
Snake mirror
Snake mirror
I guess if you need an edge up real bad a car show is the place to get it
I guess if you need an edge up real bad a car show is the place to get it
Some of the venue
Some of the venue

Models
This is what you guys came to see don’t front. Most of the model pics are candid or flash poached because my camera set up is not serious enough for them to want to pose for just me.

This guy was loving life
This guy was loving life
This girl had to dance infront of the speakers all day
This girl had to dance infront of the speakers all day
The shirt said put the fun down or something like that
The shirt said put the fun down or something like that
Dat ass
Dat ass
Not sure what tunerlab is but they had a lot of girls
Not sure what tunerlab is but they had a lot of girls
Haha dude  is totally checking out her ass
Haha dude is totally checking out her ass
They smile normal when they don't know you are looking
They smile normal when they don't know you are looking
This chick stomped in a Yeti or something.
This chick stomped in a Yeti or something.
Northside girls
Northside girls
Random girl going from here to there
Random girl going from here to there
From there to here
From there to here
This energy drink is really good
This energy drink is really good
Streetoutlawz always brings out a  lot of girls
Streetoutlawz always brings out a lot of girls
Dymes
Dymes
Learning to fly
Learning to fly
But I ain't got wings
But I ain't got wings
I couldn't really get any good shots from the front too many people
I couldn't really get any good shots from the front too many people
Gotta get her hair did
Gotta get her hair did
I totally jacked some  guys flash for this shot
I totally jacked some guys flash for this shot
This girl was famous
This girl was famous
This chick was actually cool enough to smile for me
This chick was actually cool enough to smile for me

I.C.E.
Crazy In car entertainment setups, some of this was way way over the top.

Never seen a treatment like this before, I think this was a Beratta
Never seen a treatment like this before, I think this was a Beratta
That's more Cerwin Vegas than I have seen in a long time
That's more Cerwin Vegas than I have seen in a long time
This bagged Maxima had a snake skin interior
This bagged Maxima had a snake skin interior
I have never played a game of Tekken in my life.
I have never played a game of Tekken in my life.
Good god  man.
Good god man.

Exotics

annnd I'm spent
annnd I'm spent
Wheels for cheap brought there porsche out
Wheels for cheap brought there Porsche out

German Imports

Another car repping the art of slam sticker
Another car repping the art of slam sticker
Love this chick's vw
Love this chick's vw
I think painted lips are going to be the thing for 2010
I think painted lips are going to be the thing for 2010
Murdered out nextmod wagon
Murdered out nextmod wagon

Domestics

Firechicken!
Firechicken!
69 Nova bit out of place at importfest but sicker than most cars there
69 Nova bit out of place at importfest but sicker than most cars there
Nice black  olds
Nice black olds
I can get down with this.
I can get down with this.
Bagged Cavs are getting more plentiful
Bagged Cavs are getting more plentiful
Holy hell
Holy hell
Best domestic at the show in my opinion. These trucks are FAST
Best domestic at the show in my opinion. These trucks are FAST
I have shot this sticker before but its cooler on this truck
I have shot this sticker before but its cooler on this truck

Mazda’s, Subaru’s and Toyotas

Thes protege 5 is extremely clean
This protege 5 is extremely clean
TM3 member. Sorry it's so dark
TM3 member. Sorry it's so dark
Another dark shot of a tm3 member
Another dark shot of a tm3 member
This car car stood out among the sea of white nextmod cars
This car car stood out among the sea of white nextmod cars
I could take 100 pics of this car and never tire of it
I could take 100 pics of this car and never tire of it
Your standard inital D styled Ae86 right?
Your standard inital D styled Ae86 right?
What's  this now?
What's this now?
Oh snap!
Oh snap!

Hondas and Acuras

This car was repping for the daily driven crew
This car was repping for the daily driven crew
There was no bag setup in the trunk. This is static ride height. Crazy
There was no bag setup in the trunk. This is static ride height. Crazy
If these cars were RWD they would have taken off.
If these cars were RWD they would have taken off.
Lots of vinyl here, kinda works though
Lots of vinyl here, kinda works though
This RSX is feeling the hella flush movment
This RSX is feeling the hella flush movment
Front side
Front side
Fatlace reppin
Fatlace reppin
This sedan was holding down JDMrides/worked905
This sedan was holding down JDMrides/worked905
Regular JDMrides poster
Regular JDMrides poster
I dig the wheels and color coordination on this ride
I dig the wheels and color coordination on this ride
This is something I am more used to seeing on the chronicles
This is something I am more used to seeing on the chronicles
Nextmod brought out a serious crew
Nextmod brought out a serious crew
Friend of mine say this car on the highway the day before the show
Friend of mine say this car on the highway the day before the show
Lots of money in this car
Lots of money in this car
This s2k is right up my alley
This s2k is right up my alley
Spooooooooon
Spooooooooon

WTF Fridays: Seriously?

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A few cars I have seen over the past week or so that raise the question what they hell were you thinking… seriously!

Great balls of fire this beetle is terrible.
Great balls of fire this beetle is terrible.
And suddnely Bondo was on backorder
And suddnely Bondo was on backorder
Sad to say this is a local car... nothing flows, daytons, rally lights, drippy paint? Ugh.
Sad to say this is a local car... nothing flows, daytons, rally lights, drippy paint? Ugh.

Anyway, another good week this week, traffic is on the up and up and I have had a few people from Spain check out the site even.

As far as events go for this weekend I am going to head over to and and in between then get some new wheels and tires put on my car that I can rock for the 2 weeks until winter comes…

Event Coverage: 20th Annual Kirkfield Carshow & Parade

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Sometimes I find car shows and sometimes they find me, the latter happened on September 5th when I stumbled across the 20th Annual Kirkfield Car show and Parade while camping with my girlfriend. She just got a Cannon 50D so I got to relax while someone else took the pictures this time around. A vacation indeed.

Accessories,stickers, grills, and emblems

I saw one of these before and thought it was real, not this time
I saw one of these before and thought it was real, not this time
Deuces are wild
Deuces are wild
The best thing about high school girls...
The best thing about high school girls...
A lot of blood went into this car
A lot of blood went into this car
I wonder if any A&Ws still do window side service.
I wonder if any A&Ws still do window side service.
Childs play!
Child's play!
Coolest shifter ever
Coolest shifter ever
North American made
North American made
Let's see someone suck the chrome of  this bumper
Let's see someone suck the chrome of this bumper
Lil Wayne's got nothing on this grill...
Lil Wayne's got nothing on this grill...
This is a lot  of  metal
This is a lot of metal

Trucks

Someones little red wagon, I would have chose different wheels and a drop though
Someones little red wagon, I would have chose different wheels and a drop though
Red and chrome shine nice on a summers day
Red and chrome shine nice on a summers day
Old trucks like these make great promotional vehicles
Old trucks like these make great promotional vehicles
I wonder if this is a fleet vehicle from when they started out
I wonder if this is a fleet vehicle from when they started out
This trike started its life out as an 86 s-10 a long, long, time ago
This trike started its life out as an 86 s-10 a long, long, time ago
This dad gets to have nice toys
This dad gets to have nice toys
Flat Black paint hides a serious drive line
Flat Black paint hides a serious drive line
This old Ford F-1 was rocking some nice stance, a new set of wheels could really set it off
This old Ford F-1 was rocking some nice stance, a new set of wheels could really set it off
Now this is a clean, mean, raked stance
Now this is a clean, mean, raked stance
I saw this truck driving two weeks ago so it was a treat to see again it up close
I saw this truck driving two weeks ago so it was a treat to see again it up close
I think this Fink styled ride also started off as an s10
I think this Fink styled ride also started off as an s10
Big Daddy Roth would be proud
Big Daddy Roth would be proud
Hands down my favorite truck from the show everything is done so subtle but it works together so well
Hands down my favorite truck from the show everything is done so subtle but it works together so well

Land Yachts and Boulevard Cruisers
Some of these classics are just huge, and some were just meant to cruise up and down the Boulevard windows down on a hot summers day.

This car is at least  1.5 the  length of my car maybe two
This car is at least 1.5 the length of my car maybe two
While the paint is a bit over the top for me the stance is right
While the paint is a bit over the top for me the stance is right
This car reminds me of the musical Grease for some reason
This car reminds me of the musical Grease for some reason
The pinstripe and chrome really enhance the blue paint on this old Cadillac
The pinstripe and chrome really enhance the blue paint on this old Cadillac
Now thats a hood ornament
Now that
Driving Miss Daisy
Driving Miss Daisy
I wonder if she stays with him for the car
I wonder if she stays with him for the car
Continental kits are a great spot for murals
Continental kits are a great spot for murals

Stangs

Well at least the colors match
Well at least the colors match
I've never seen 2pc BBS wheels on a Stang before actually looks pretty good
I've never seen 2pc BBS wheels on a Stang before actually looks pretty good

Hot Rods

Carls teal 37 sittin just right on American Racing Rims
Carls teal 37 sittin just right on American Racing Rims
This coupe is sitting down in the weeds right where it belongs
This coupe is sitting down in the weeds right where it belongs
Cherry red metallic
Cherry red metallic
Ford couples love orange paint
Ford couples love orange paint
This is how you do flat black, red, and white walls properly, take notes.
This is how you do flat black, red, and white walls properly, take notes.
Highschool sweetheart
Highschool sweetheart

Muscle

I wonder that it is like to drag traction bar?
I wonder that it is like to drag traction bar?
The ever popular Camaro RS
The ever popular Camaro RS
Green paint chrome torque thrusts
Green paint chrome torque thrusts
Notice anything strange? The Intercooler perhaps?
Notice anything strange? The Intercooler perhaps?
The GNX motor swapped into this Camaro puts out 750hp
The GNX motor swapped into this Camaro puts out 750hp

Racers
A Few race cars showed up to this show, I assume the racers got trailer-ed in but it was a small town.

350 cubic inch chopped top dragger
350 cubic inch chopped top dragger
Lemon tree sponsored drag nostalgia drag car
Lemon tree sponsored drag nostalgia drag car

The Cadillac
Cadillac motors have been turning up in the weirdest places lately, first that Chevy Cavalier from Scrape By The Lake and now this 53 or so Eldorado Convertible. After my “Holy Shit” reaction the owner showed interest in me and we conversed for awhile about the car.

He told me that he got this car for a steal because the swap wasn’t running and all it needed was a sensor replaced to work with the engine harness used during the swap.

He also went on to tell me that he had it appraised at 150 grand and that it was for sale so he could redo his other ride, , I really wish I could afford this unique Caddy.

Front and rear bag setup with a serious swap
Front and rear bag setup with a serious swap
Looks like this motor was meant to live here
Looks like this motor was meant to live here

Tires23 just raised the Mazda 3 fitment bar.

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I didn’t really plan on today being a double post day I figured the Kirkfield Car show event coverage I will have up this afternoon/evening would be all I would post today. But when I saw this Mazda Speed 3 that posted on I knew I had to post it.

When I saw these photos my jaw stopped short of hitting the floor only because it hit the desk first. This fitment is dead on point.

Black speeds are so subtle most won't know what hit them
Black speeds are so subtle most won't know what hit them
Gotta have your specs on point to run like this.
Gotta have your specs on point to run like this.
Game, set, match.
Game, set, match.

Specs
Rims Volk Rays CE28N – 18×8.5 +52mm offset
Tires 235/40/18 Dunlop Star Spec
Fenders: Rolled
Suspension: Eibach Sportlines Koni Yellows
Lugs:Project Kicks Neo Chrome Titanium coated Lug nuts

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Every lowered car owners worst nightmare

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I have been stuck on a few roads where the grades have suddenly changed (this morning for example) and have had to drive very slowly to avoid scraping but I have no clue what I would do in a situation like this, every choice involves some sort of damage.

What would you have done?

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Featured Ride: Eugene’s 1968 Pontiac Firebird

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When I started this blog I had no idea where it would take me, or how often I would post, however 100 posts came up almost unexpectedly and what better way to celebrate than with a story about a full restoration done by a local car nut?

The builder of this car is like me in a lot of ways he loves, ,, the internet industry, b, and fine pieces of American muscle.

Over the course of seven or so years Eugene has worked tirelessly to restore this 1968 Pontiac Firebird to factory show room condition only to put it up for sale after about one year of seat time.

To some putting that much work into a project then selling it so quickly might be a little crazy but for Eugene the art of the build is just as enjoyable as the finished project.

In fact he has already started considering his next project; a 1940s Fleet side Pickup.

If Eugene keeps cranking out cars of this calibre and selling them for such reasonable prices () than the prospects of all us us being able to one day own a piece of American muscle history  just shot up.

The Beginning
Eugene’s story writes out like a novel, , his fascination with the first gen Firebirds started when he worked at the GM plant and familiarized himself with the parts and service manuals of the 1967-1969 Firebird.

With a new found love and a wealth of knowledge he set forth to build a show room ready First Gen Bird.

He started off with one that was not too rough around the edges…

Euguenes  car before its long journey
Euguenes car before its long journey
I'm not even sure you could buy a car with a blue on teal color scheme these days
I'm not even sure you could buy a car with a blue on blue color scheme these days

Motor work

In it’s most powerful form the 68 Firebird came with an inline six rated at 215hp. I learned this reading dedicated to thsi cars build.

Something else I learned is that motor was designed by the same person who designed .

John Z. DeLorean inline 6
John Z. DeLorean inline 6
The 90k mill pulled for rebuild
The 90k mill pulled for rebuild
The motor after it's fresh rebuild
The motor after it's fresh rebuild

The Motor running after rebuild

Interior Restoration

The interior was a bit of a mish-mash which can be somewhat expected of a car of this vintage.

All of this was addressed by Eugene during the restoration which brought the interior back to it’s intended glory.

Wee bit of a flinstone car, this was properly repaired with new pans on both sides
Wee bit of a flinstone car, this was properly repaired with new floor pans on both sides
The interior colors were restored to factory and an mp3 player was installed in the glove box to keep the original look, note the colored JBLs as  well
Interior restored to factory specs and an mp3 player was installed in the glove box to keep the original look, note the colored JBLs as well
You know the turquoise interior isn't all that bad when it matches
You know the turquoise interior isn't all that bad when it matches
Freshly redone seats.
Freshly redone seats.

Exterior Restoration
 The climate in the GTA is terrible for the longevity of cars, they all rust to some degree, thankfully Eugene took the time to have his car repaired properly and not smacked full of bondo.

This fender had cancer and someone tried to slow it down with bondo
This fender had cancer which someone tried to slow it down with Bondo and fiberglass
Amputation and replacement was in order
Amputation and replacement was in order
Exploratory sanding was needed to see if the cancer  had spread to other areas
Exploratory sanding was done to see if the cancer had spread to other areas
Early primer stages
Early primer stages
Painted and badged, I should  take a second to note all these photos were taken by Eugene he is talented
Painted and badged, I should take a second to note all these photos were taken by Eugene, talented guy

The finished product

This car turned out beautiful in the end and while it doesn’t have any suspension mods its original stance is one that demands attention and I am sure every car enthusiast would turn their head as this bird flies by.

A well used parking lot
A well used parking lot
Toronto lakeside photo  shoot
Toronto lakeside photo shoot
Parting shot
Parting shot

I’m really honored that Eugene wanted me to do a piece on his car and part of me is sad to see that he is selling it so quickly, however I am really excited to see what he does with his next project.

If you want to read more about the restoration process of this car check out the page Eugene built all about it, , all of the pictures in this feature came from there.

If you want to buy this fine machine visit his for sale page at .

Thanks for reading the first 100 and stick around for many more.

Congrats to Pat Cyr For Winning the DMCC Championship

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An old BMX friend of mine, turned pro drifter, has been destroying the drift scene lately with his crew and his AE86, made it out to the DMCC finals in Quebec where as far as I can tell via Pat continued to dominate the pack as he has all year and take home the DMCC overall championship.

It’s always great to see old friends doing big things so congratulations Pat for not only taking home the championship but inspiring a whole lot of BMX riders to follow in your foot steps *cough*Brad*cough.

Pat doing it one round 1 of the DMCC
Pat doing it one round 1 of the DMCC

Promo

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I hope Pat enjoys this much success next year, he deserves it.

Theme Tuesdays: Mazda 3s

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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 fit the vehicles overall theme). This weeks theme Tuesday topic is: Mazda 3s

Some of you may already know this, but if you don’t, I drive a Mazda 3 and lately I have been wheel shopping. Spending time working on this site and looking at awesome wheels all the time made me realize that I should upgrade my stock rollers.

I wanted to do something unique in regards to wheel choice so I have been browsing a lot of Mazda 3 forums over the past two weeks or so. My mandate was to not copy someone else, and do something unique. While making sure my next wheels fit this criteria I manged to arrange a collection of sweet Mazda 3s for this Tuesday in the process.

Black sedan on work emotions, I love these wheels but they are everywhere
Black sedan on work emotions, I love these wheels but they are everywhere
Black, bronze, red lugs works
Black, bronze, red lugs works
This silver 3 is rocking similar rims as the black one
This silver 3 is rocking similar rims as the black one
Rx-8 wheels look really good on 3's almost got a set
Rx-8 wheels look really good on 3's almost got a set
Rig shots are awesome.
Rig shots are awesome.
Mazda 3 owners are starting to play the one brands trash came as well, STI BBS wheels
Mazda 3 owners are starting to play the one brands trash came as well, STI BBS wheels
<3 BBS LMs on  anything
<3 BBS LMs on anything
Some JDM wheels on this speed3
Some JDM wheels on this speed3
Mazda 3 with some poke
Mazda 3 with some poke
Ryan is a member of TM3 and he always has a few tricks up his sleeve for his sedan
Ryan is a member of TM3 and he always has a few tricks up his sleeve for his sedan
Another members speed 3 is done near to  the limit
Another members speed 3 is done near to the limit
Mazda 3 getting down to business on the track
Mazda 3 getting down to business on the track
Eneki RPF-1s are quickly catching on among the tuner scene
Eneki RPF-1s are quickly catching on among the tuner scene
Another set of RPF-1s
Another set of RPF-1s
More work emotions, legit.
More work emotions, legit.
Flushed out, female owned, Calgary Mazda 3
Flushed out, female owned, Calgary Mazda 3
Work Meister's are another wheel I considered but I don't have the bank
Work Meister's are another wheel I considered but I don't have the bank

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