Las Vegas RX7

The city of sin, Las Vegas, Nevada brings you this gorgeous 1993 Daytona Blue Candy RX7 FD owned by Nick Irie. However, it wasn’t always so gorgeous. It started out rough; leaking oil, rusted, broken, missing interior, and just in bad shape. Nick traded his Honda Civic and Toyota AE86 Corolla for it, but couldn’t be happier to take on something new and different to him at the time.


Back in high school Nick had a Toyota 4runner, not your typical tuner car, so he didn’t have the best platform to start out with. With the whole Hot Import Night and neon light scene still in full effect, he started out with wheels and an exhaust. Eventually he got inspiration from the JDM version, the Toyota Hilux to modify the car even farther. So with a high school kids budget, Nick put airbags, bodykit, Sparco race seats, and full vinyl interior. And there you have it, pretty much the only custom lowered 4runner in California in the early 2000′s.


After getting rid of the Toyota 4runner and going through a few Honda builds. Nick got into a drifiting and building a Nissan 240sx. The 240 helped promote his paint shop, Spring Mountain Auto Body, and eventually the car was featured in Import Tuner and Hella Flush. As Nick got bored of the 240sx, he eventually got the Mazda RX7 FD we see today.
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Hellaflush Hawaii 2012

This is an event that you should be familiar with if you are interested in aggressive wheel fitment and living the low life.  This is Hellaflush Hawaii by Fatlace, which is organized every year now, and brings some car fun to the Islanders. This year it was at Ward Village Shops Parking Garage in Honolulu. There are a few Mazdas that fit right at home at this event and a few other cars that our photographer caught on camera.

This Mazdaspeed3 is owned by our lovely MF member Brad. Check out his past feature here if you missed it: Back in Hawaii.

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Nuisance From the Late 80s

Coming from the late 1980s, is this 1987 Mazda RX-7 FC owned by one of the founding members of Team Nuisance, Mac Cruz. Team Nuisance actually became an idea early this year in January.  Mac and his good friend Jesse Budano were actually rolling Mac’s fenders at 11pm, and initially wanted to make it a drift team, but they just decided it’d be more fun if they just invited all of their local car heads. The name Team Nuisance was thought up by one of their other friends Eugene Pagatpatan. Why Nuisance? It was chosen because of their obnoxious loud cars disrupting the peace of neighborhoods, and their lowered cars causing traffic going over the imperfections in the roads. Even though they are still growing, Jesse and Mac didn’t expect to get as far as they did, and now they also have a team in Utah representing Team Nuisance. All in all, they are mainly just a bunch of friends that get together and have a great time, whether its with or without their cars.

Before Mac had his RX-7, he had a 240SX S13 and BMW E30, but got bored of them pretty quickly. This is just another example of individuals who go through cars quickly, only to find the one that suits who they are, but even then it is a never ending pursuit.   Nevertheless, Mac purchased his FC with a S4 13B N/A engine a little over a year ago during the summer, and quickly got to work on his ambitions for the car.

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Out of Nowhere

When you thought you knew every Mazda3/Mazdaspeed3 out there that was all into this fitment/aggressive setup obsession. This guy comes out of no where to show us something done differently, but yet another coming to us from the islands of Hawaii. This is how we felt when we first laid our eyes on this car when it was featured on our close friend’s blog over at Stance:Nation not too long ago. Here is Mark’s Mazdaspeed3 shot again just for MF by Justin Reed.

What is similar to all other 3s out there is that it is also sitting on BC Racing Coilovers. While, the difference between everyone out there is the wheel size. Mark is rocking Work VS-KF’s in Burning Black finish.  The front wheel specs are 19 x 9 +38 with a 15mm spacer, and the rear specs are 19 x 10 +26 with a 3mm spacer. All wrapped with Kumhos in 215/35/19 all around. It is nice to see 19 inch wheels that flow with the car and does not look too odd for being bigger than stock diameter.

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