Hawaii Love

It has been awhile since we have posted Brad Pearl’s Mazdaspeed3 from Hawaii here on MF. Brad is one of our oldest supporters, and we have watched his car progress through the years. And so we love to support those that support what we are about. If you want to share what you got with us, then be sure to send us an email at MazdaFitment@MazdaFitment.com

Last time we saw Brad post here it was back in 2012:
http://mazdafitment.com/2012/01/26/back-in-hawaii/
That sure was awhile ago, and the car is sporting a different overall stance now.

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SevenStock 17

SevenStock is one of the largest rotary powered engine gatherings in the world since 1998. The mission behind this event has barely changed at all 17 years later as it is still for enthusiasts by enthusiasts. SevenStock 17 was held at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, which has plenty of space for those showing support by having their car in the show area or putting their car out on the track.


Some cars we spotted in the spectator parking area.

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The Next Generation

From generation to generation Mazda has taken different directions with the way they build their cars from the interior soul to the exterior skin of the car. However, it has been awhile since there has been such a profoundly positive direction to the Mazda models; being praised by the whole automotive community. The current generation of Mazda models are inspired by the KODO design direction, which bring back the powerful stance of the car.


This can be seen on Yatabe Kiyomasa’s 2014 Mazda Axela from Ibaraki, Japan.


This shows off the simple modifications to the new generation Mazda 3 that can set the car apart from stock as more aftermarket support is given to the car.

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iAcrophobia MS3

No matter where life takes you from across the country to another continent, you will always be a car enthusiast to the end. This is the case for Dongguang Li who ended up about 7400 miles (~11900 kilometers) from home in Martin, Tennessee with his Liquid Silver 2010 Mazdaspeed3.


Dongguang was originally from Zhengzhou, China, but his education took him across the world to Martin, Tennessee to study at University of Tennessee at Martin. But, despite the distance and change in lifestyle in American, he still stayed an automotive enthusiast.


Eventually, he was able to continue his passion for cars in Tennessee when he purchased his 2010 Mazdaspeed3.

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Six Wagon

The Mazda 6 wagon is another variation that doesn’t exist in North America due to poor demand for such a model, but it is available in other parts of the world. This is pretty sad because wagons are just beautiful with their additional body lines/features. Our friend Junpei Sato from Yuzawa, Japan was able to get his hands on a 2013 Snow White Pearl Mazda Atenza wagon.


Junpei just started with this car, and kept it really simple with the essentials first. Pretty amazing how the essentials can make a car that much more appealing.


First, his suspension of choice was to go with Largus fully adjustable coilovers. Second, his shoe of choice for the wagon is a set of Work Wheels. Work Meister S1. 18×9 +18 with a 215/40/18 front and 18×10 +22 with a 225/40/18 rear.

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Rebirth of the White Lotus – Dead End

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Starting from where I left off in part one (Full Circle) we had just started redesigning the trunk setup and talking about front camber. Since then I’ve finished installing the first variation of the trunk design as well as all the new suspension components. From then till now I’ve learned quite a bit more about the car and about myself. With regret I do admit that I failed to accurately document everything that had been done. Nonetheless, lets go through the little photos that I did take.

In the eight months that have passed I’ve driven the car for about six. I spent a little over a month “finishing” (not a good word to use around the GF) up everything for our anniversary meet in Las Vegas, Sin City Affair.

  • Finish front suspension assembly
  • Install front suspension assembly
  • Finish rear suspension assembly
  • Install rear suspension assembly
  • Finish designing trunk setup
  • Install new trunk setup
  • Alignment

Finishing the front suspension assembly was simple but with fault. The issue that I had with the compressed bag height had been combated with shortening the body of the lower strut mount, thus allowing the lowest point of the bag to be lower then before yielding the full travel of the suspension. However this also meant it required more pressure to raise the suspension to my previous driving height. The tophats required some finishing but really all that was left was to press in the studs. New top bag mount plates were water jetted and I ended up using my old lower bag mount from my previous setup. Last minute I decided to make some endlinks which were just some rod endings and stainless steel threaded rods. With the front suspension complete and installed I was able to put the front subframe on the ground which was what I was looking for, however the drive height was just too low. So now I’m stuck fine tuning the bag height as well as the strut length to get the most efficiency out of this setup. Nothing I’m not use to but a choir none the less.

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Mazda Fitment OG Tee

Our first t-shirt. The Mazda Fitment OG Tee.
In the traditional MazdaFitment.com logo with our popular slogan, “Freshest Mazdas In The World.”

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Available on heather grey with black print.

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H2Oi 2014

H20 International started as a huge gathering of Volkswagen & Audi owners that wanted to show and enjoy other European cars at a quiet little campground in Ocean City, Maryland. Several years later; it has turned into complete car chaos. Car enthusiasts travel from all over the world to OCMD for just one weekend at the end of September to escape reality and cruise the strip with the friends that they have made through their automotive creations. If you have been to H2Oi, you know what I am talking about, and if you haven’t attended yet, we have tried our best to capture what the weekend is all about.

For many people, the craziness began on the Monday before the last weekend of September, but for us; it all started on the Friday morning. We started our voyage at Philadelphia International Airport where Shavi Wijegunaratne flew to all the way from SoCal to see what the weekend was all about.

Alex Walker 3.

We arrived in the early afternoon and immediately met up with some of the Mazda Fitment family. We drove across the street and parked at the famous Tap House parking lot; luckily we got there early and were able to get some good spots.

Alex and Scott.
Alex’s bagged Mazda 3 on SSR SP1’S.

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Texas MZ3

For an automotive enthusiast, a car is but a canvas to the imagination of the enthusiast. Imagination is a powerful tool that helps transform dreams and ideas into reality. Such imagination and dreams were brewing in Nate King’s mind when he transformed his 2010 Black Mica Pearl Mazda 3 sport hatchback from Dallas, Texas into something of his own.


Nate has always been influenced by the cars he grew up with to create his own dreams and imagination of what kinds of cars to own, what he wants it to drive like, race them, and build them from the ground up.


Enjoying his surroundings at local events to see how many cool ideas, and how much hard work other people put into their own cars; helping motivate him with his own car.

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