As many of us already know, the sub culture that is all about stance and wheel fitment definitely seems to be what all the ranting and raving has been about as of late. While this style of modifying doesn’t appeal to everyone, the low stance and aggressive wheel fitment that a lot of the cars out there currently possess, is definitely something that cannot be overlooked. Being in the great Canadian north where it seems like we’re blessed with only 6 months of beautiful sunshine and weather, constant road construction and abused pavement; having a vehicle with aggressive fitment, lots of camber and a super low stance doesn’t seem at all too practical for a daily driver. For Michael Alfarela and his 2010 Mazda3 however, adapting to the current craze that is sweeping the car scene certainly proves no limits or boundaries.
A quick glance at this Mazda3 and what is immediately noticed is the low stance provided by the Yellow Speed Dynamic Pro Coilovers and the aggressive wheel fitment of the 18×9.5 +15 MB Battles powder coated in a Tiffany with metal flake finish. Do a double take, and complimenting the static drop on Tiffany MB Battles is the VIS Carbon Fiber Mazdaspeed hood, Autoexe front bumper and Nextmod sideskirt diffusers, which ultimately provide more of an aggressive stance and exterior appearance for this Mazda3.
To give this Mazda3 a little more of a push, Michael upgraded the vehicle’s breathability with a Corksport Short Ram Intake and a Corksport Power Series Exhaust with race pipe. With such an aggressive appearance, it’s only right that the intake and exhaust set up did not go unnoticed.
Accentuating the Mazda3’s appearance, the interior sports a few pieces that provide some comfort to Michael’s style such as the Sparco Chrono seat found in the driver’s seat, Grip Royal Class steering wheel, and ease of shifting provided by the Proper+ 330mm bubble shift knob.
Being that this Mazda3 looks like it’s literally millimeters off the pavement, we’re really left wondering how Michael is able to drive like this on a daily basis. But because of the fact that Michael is able to pull it off however, we gotta give him nothing but our utmost props for taking on a style that seems almost impossible in a Province that is filled with road construction during the summer, caused by our harsh winters.
With stance and aggressive wheel fitment still being the latest craze and all the talk at the moment, it’s almost as if this is a style that will be here to stay, and will sustain as a part of car culture. Have a look at Michael’s Mazda3, and it’s proven that this style is definitely possible anywhere, no matter what the weather, nor the road conditions.
Owner: Michael Alfarela
Vehicle: 2010 Mazda3
Corksport short ram intake
Corksport Power Series Exhaust with race pipe
A-spec blasted tips
Autoexe front bumper
VIS carbon fiber mazdaspeed hood
Mazdaspeed rear spoiler
Nextmod sideskirt lips
Rear wiper delete
Corksport strut tower bar
Dominant Engineering Camber Arms
Yellow Speed Dynamic Pro Coilovers
MB battles 18×9.5 +15 with Tiffany & Metal Flake powder coat
Achilles ATR Sport 215/40R18
NRG Steering Wheel Hub & Quick Release
Grip Royal Class steering wheel
Sparco Chrono Driver’s Seat
Sparco 4 point harness
Sparco harness bar
Proper+ 330mm Bubble Shift Knob
Pioneer Flagship in-dash Head Unit
More pictures can be found on our Flickr page here: Michael Alfarela’s 2010 Mazda3