Welcome to the official GReddy USA blog. -Think of this as our online weekly "GReddy Times," a venue for us to report what's going on or what just happened at GReddy USA this week (new products, new projects, racing news, even online store specials.) On our blog you can see what we are up to in the GReddy Sales floor, R&D garage, on the road or even from our Headquarters in Japan.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Extended Memorial Day Sale


GReddy Performance Products offices will be closed on Monday, May. 25th, for the Memorial Day Holiday. Normal business Hours will resume Tuesday, May.26th.  But our online store is always open...


ShopGReddy.com Extended Memorial Day Sale!
from now till the end of May, while supplies last...

10% off popular Rocket Bunny full aero kits!!!
Save hundreds of dollars on "in stock" Rocket Bunny full kits, like the:

FREE Shipping on GReddy 21 Team T-shirts!
With the recent success of Ken Gushi in the Formula Drift Series, the team shirts have be out of stock, but we will be getting another shipment in later this week. 
Pre-order yours today and get FREE USPS shipping, when the come in. 

Introductory Offer on brand new GReddy Exhaust (arriving in June)   
-10% plus FREE ground shipping (lower 48)
http://www.shopgreddy.com/10168300.html

http://www.shopgreddy.com/10168202.html

http://www.shopgreddy.com/10138200.html

http://www.shopgreddy.com/10138100.html

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New GReddy Exhaust Coming in June

The first batch of new GReddy exhaust, slated for mid-June are almost here.  Act now and take advantage of our Special ShopGReddy.com Introductory offers and be among the first to receive your exhausts.

Introductory Pre-order deadline is May 31st.
Order now from ShopGReddy.com for discounted pricing and free shipping (lower 48states)



EVOlution GT - GV8 WRX/STI sedan
Supreme SP - VA1 WRX/STI sedan
Supreme SP - JA32U Lancer GTS
Revolution RS - JA32U Lancer GTS




2011-14 (GV8) Subaru WRX and STI Sedan - 76mm dual muffler cat-back exhaust
EVOluton GT
  p/n 10168300  MSRP $1195 - see ShopGReddy for the special discounted offer.

   


2015-on (VA) Subaru WRX and STI Sedan - 76mm dual muffler cat-back exhaust
Supreme SP
  p/n 10168202  MSRP $1095 - see ShopGReddy for the special discounted offer.
  

2008-11 (JA3AU) Mitsubishi Lancer GTS -  63.5mm axle-back exhaust
Supreme SP
  p/n 10138200  MSRP $395 - see ShopGReddy for the special discounted offer.




Revolution RS
  p/n 10138100  MSRP $395 - see ShopGReddy for the special discounted offer.



Monday, May 11, 2015

GReddy Event Coverage from Formula Drift Atlanta 2015

Ken Gushi drives the GReddy Performance X Hankook Tire X Scion Racing FR-S to a 2nd Place finish in round 2 of the Formula Drift Pro Championships at Road Atlanta!photo via. Scion Racing (Alex Wong / Larry Chen)





After a less then ideal season opener on the streets of Long Beach last month, the GReddy Team regrouped and came back stronger then ever.  With a fresh GReddy 2JZ engine, drastic set-up changes, and just a couple weeks to work, the GReddy Team prepared the Scion FR-S for Ken Gushi's attack on the high-speed Road Atlanta roadcourse.




From the start of the Formula Drift Thursday practice till the end of the event, Ken drove with focused aggression.  Ken utilized the full potential of his Hankook tires and the FR-S' newly found speed and angle.  During Friday's Qualifying, Ken had a slight bobble on his first qualifying run due too being overly aggressive, but like a true professional, cleaned up his second run for an impressive 89pt and the number 6 position for the Saturday tandem battles.



In Top 32, Ken received a solo bye run, since the #27 seed, Mats Baribeau's JZX90 was unable to make the grid.  This sent Ken directly onto the opening ceremonies and best 16 battle against the #11 seed, Alec Hohnadell in his V8 S14.



In the FDATL Great 8 there was an all GReddy battle between #14 seed, Charles Ng in is GReddy twin turbo VR38-powered G37 vs Ken Gushi's GReddy 2JZ.  (video) After close battle with Ng, Ken moves on to arguabllly the best battles of the event with defending 2014 Formula Drift Champion, Chris Forsberg.





In this all Hankook tire battle, Ken and Forsberg made near perfect lead and follow passes, run after run.  But after the second OMT (one more time) battle, Ken showed just a little more proximity in a crucial part of the the course, "the horseshoe" and that was enough to edge out the win and moving on to the finals.

* You really have to see these battles to appreciate the commitment from both drivers.  Check out this Road Atlanta fan video. (here)


After a very long weekend of aggressive runs, the GReddy Performance x Hankook Tire x Scion Racing FR-S began to show some wear.  But Ken still gave it 100% to finish the two runs in impressive fashion, against the finalist from the other side of the bracket, and current points leader, Odi Bakchis.







Look for the GReddy Team to work even harder to find that next step on the podium...
Formula Drift Rd.3, Orlando, FL - June 5-6 
Orlando Speedworld.

 


 technical partners
 
Ray's  | KW Suspension
 Rocket Bunny | Garrett | SupertechTRUST 



FDATL Formula Drfit Press Release


For Immediate Release

May 9, 2015

Formula DRIFT Round 2: Road to the Championship Results;
Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis Takes His First Victory Moves into First Place in the Standings


Long Beach, Calif. – May 9, 2015 – Formula DRIFT presented by GoPro returned to Road Atlanta for Round 2: Road to the Championship. Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis in the Feal Suspension / ARK Performance / Nitto Tire Nissan 240 SX takes the victory for his first Formula DRIFT win of his career and rises to the top of the standings.

Round 2: Road to the Championship was a night of upsets as the top qualifiers failed to move past the early rounds of the competition. The action packed event provided the fans with a competitive atmosphere that kept them on their feet throughout the night. 240,000 fans tuned in to watch the competition unfold on the Livestream broadcast during the event weekend.

“This season thus far has been very competitive,” says Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT. “The competition is as tough as ever as can be proven by all the upsets tonight. It will be exciting to watch how the season unfolds especially as we head into a brand new venue at Orlando Speedworld for the next round.”

The semi-finals were a challenge for both defending champion, Chris Forsberg in the NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z and Ken Gushi in the GReddy Racing / Hankook Tire Scion Racing FR-S as their battles were too close to determine a definitive winner by the judges, leading to multiple one more time battles. During their third battle, Gushi edged out Forsberg with his close proximity on his chase run giving him the win, while Forsberg inches his way up the rankings to third place. The Finals pitted Gushi and Bakchis. Bakchis’ speed was too much for Gushi as he took an early lead in his lead run, which lead to his first Formula DRIFT victory and moves him into first place in the standings. Gushi found the podium for the first time since the 2009 season and moves into fifth place overall. “It feels great to get my first win,” said Aurimas Bakchis, winner of Round 2: Road to the Championship. “Road Atlanta is my favorite venue and I’m super stoked to continue the momentum I set in Long Beach. Currently sitting in first for the Championship and it feels amazing!”

The 2015 Formula DRIFT season will continue to Round 3: Uncharted Territory on June 5-6 and for the first time be held at Orlando Speedworld. For more information visit: www.formuladrift.com and find Formula DRIFT on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Tune into Formula DRIFT on CBS Sports and check your local listings for airtimes.

Round 2: Road to the Championship Event Results
1. Bakchis, Aurimas    Feal Suspension / ARK Performance / Nitto Nissan 240SX    Winner
2. Gushi, Ken    GReddy Racing / Hankook Tire Scion Racing FR-S    2nd Place
3. Forsberg, Chris    NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z    3rd Place
4. Wang, Forrest    Get Nuts Lab Nissan S15    4th Place
5. Moen, Kenny    Bridges Racing / Achilles / Gatebil Nissan S14    5th Place
6. Ng, Charles    Maxxis / Sparkplugs.com Infiniti G37    6th Place
7. Goodin, Pat    Enjuku Racing / Falken Tire Nissan S13    7th Place
8. Stoneback, Geoff    Geoff Stoneback Racing Nissan S14    8th Place
9. Pawlak, Justin    Roush Performance Car Crafters Ford Mustang    9th Place
10. Aasbo, Fredric    Rockstar Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Scion tC    10th Place
11. Grunewald, Conrad    Always Evolving / Replay / GT Radial Chevy Camaro    11th Place
12. Gittin, Vaughn    Monster Energy / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR    12th Place
13. Whiddett, Mike    Red Bull Mazda MX-5    13th Place
14. Tuerck, Ryan    Ryan Tuerck Racing / Retaks / Maxxis Scion FR-S    14th Place
15. Hohnadell, Alec    11 Racing Nissan S14    15th Place
16. Yokoi, Masashi    D-Max Nissan S15    16th Place
2015 Formula DRIFT Championship Presented by GoPro Top 3 Standings After Two Events
1. Bakchis, Aurimas    Feal Suspension / ARK Performance / Nitto Nissan 240SX    187.00 Points
2. Aasbo, Fredric    Rockstar Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Scion tC    143.00 Points
3. Forsberg, Chris    NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z    106.00 Points

Manufacturers Championship Standings After Two Rounds
1. Scion    295.00 Points   
2. Ford    163.00 Points   
3. Nissan    143.00 Points   
4. Chevrolet    125.00 Points   
5. Toyota    87.00 Points   
6. Infiniti    85.00 Points   
7. Mazda    72.00 Points   
8. Dodge    36.00 Points   
9. BMW    34.00 Points   

Tire Championship Standings After Two Rounds
1. Hankook    295.00 Points   
2. Nitto    275.00 Points   
3. Falken    190.00 Points   
4. Maxxis    188.00 Points   
5. Achilles    187.00 Points   
6. Yokohama    139.00 Points   
7. GT Radial    107.00 Points   

GReddy FDATL Event Report coming soon...

Monday, May 4, 2015

Formula Drift Atlanta this weekend

Formula Drift -  May 8-9
Round 2, Road Atlanta.



Cheer on Ken Gushi and the GReddy Performance x Hankook Tire x Scion Racing FR-S Team.   Watch the live-stream via.  http://www.formulad.com/live


Until then, watch chapter 2 of the Driven 2 Drift youtube series, for behind the scenes look at Round 1, Long Beach last month...



And watch the coverage of the Formula Drift round 1 on CBS Sports...




Monday, April 6, 2015

Formula D Season Opener This Friday and Saturday

Formula Drift Pro Championships, Rd. 1 Streets of Long Beach  #FDLB
  Friday, April 10th, - Qualifying
  Saturday, April 11th - Tandem Competition

Live Stream: http://formulad.com/live
  
http://formulad.com/schedule/long-beach

Driven 2 Drift 2014 below:

Monday, March 30, 2015

Formula D X Super Street Tech Day 2015

On Saturday, March 28th we debuted out updated livery for Ken Gushi's GReddy Performance X Hankook Tire X Scion Racing FR-S V2.5 for the 2015 Formula Drift Pro Championships at the Super Street HQ for #TechDay2015...

Similar in design to our 2014 Pikes Peak FR-S race livery, the car sports classic GReddy colors for our 4th year in the drift series. 

Look for Ken to fly the classic GReddy colors in the season opener in Long Beach on April 10-11...


The team is proud to again have the technical support of great brands like: Scion Racing, Hankook Tires, Rays Engineering, KW Suspension, Turbo By Garrett, Rocket Bunny, OS Giken, SPL Parts, Ignition Projects, Supertech, WPC, Ignite, Takata, Bluemoon, FMT, Aasco, Driveshaft Shop, Motec and TRUST, Japan.







Another GReddy Racing project that was revealed was the Charles Ng Racing's G37, which now is powered by a GReddy VR38 twin turbo rwd set-up...


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

GReddy Exhaust Test Vehicle Search

GReddy Performance Products is in search of test vehicles for fitment confirmation (and/or) prototyping new exhaust systems. (PDF)

Chosen vehicles used in our testing could receive compensation of a FREE production system for that vehicle. (*or a substitute offered by GReddy, depending on the time and extent of testing)

If you are located in the general Orange County, California area and your vehicle meets the following requirements (below), Please email us in at tech@greddy.com, using the format describe at the bottom of the page or this PDF downloadable document.




Important Requirements:
  • Vehicle must have a clean title
  • Vehicle must be as stock as possible
  • The vehicle should not have any damage (or repaired damage)
  • Be sure include photos of the vehicle from all for sides : Back, Front, Left and Right


(Questions can be sent via email to tech@greddy.com)



GReddy Performance Products, 9 Vanderbilt, Irvine, CA 92618 Please follow the instructions below when applying. Submit forms to tech@greddy.com    Thanks!


Test Vehicle Search Spring 2015:

MAKE MODEL YEAR
SCI TC 04-10
SCI TC 11-14
LEX IS-F 07-14
LEX IS250/350 05-13
LEX IS300 01-05
LEX GS 12-14
LEX GS 05-11
NIS 370Z 09-14
NIS MAXIMA 09-14
NIS ALTIMA 4D 07-12
NIS ALTIMA 4D 13-14
NIS JUKE 10-14
INF G SEDAN 06-12
INF G SEDAN 07-14
INF Q50 SEDAN 13-14
NIS 300ZX CPE 90-95
NIS 350Z 03-08
NIS 370Z 09-14
INF G35 CPE 03-07
INF G37 CPE 08-14
ACU INTEGRA 94-99
ACU RSX-S 02-06
ACU TSX 04-08
ACU TSX 09-14
ACU TL 09-14
HON CIVIC HB 92-95
HON CIVIC CPE 92-00
HON CIVIC HB 96-00
HON ACCORD CPE V6 08-12
HON S2000 00-09
MAZ RX-8 09-12
MAZ MAZDASPEED 3 10-13
MAZ MAZDA3 HATCH 14-15
SUB STI SEDAN 15+
SUB WRX/STI 02-07
HYN GENESIS 2.0T CPE 10-12
HYN GENESIS 2.0T CPE 13-14

Note: this is not a complete list of vehicles we plan to offer exhaust for, it is simply the list of vehicles we are currently searching for.
*But even if your vehicle is not listed above, please feel free to email us your contact info. if you meet the following requirements.  We may have other searches for different vehicles in the future.

Requirements:
1. The vehicle and owner must be based in the greater Southern California area
    (preferably in the Orange or L.A. Counties)
2. The vehicle must be in good mechanical working order. (no “Check Engine Lights”)

3. The vehicle must not have a "Salvaged Title"
4. The vehicle must have the following:
    Factory engine
    Factory exhaust manifold
    Factory catalytic- converter
    Factory exhaust system (or a GReddy exhaust system)*
    Factory rear bumper (without damage)**

     *There should be NO modifications to the stock exhaust system
       (exhaust manifold, catalytic converter muffler and piping, including flanges).
   ** The rear bumper must be OEM without add-on valences, lip spoilers or body
       kits of any kind.
 *** Sorry no vehicles with "Salvage Titles" please.
5. The vehicle’s suspension should not be lowered below 2”
6. The vehicle must be available for 1-2 full work day(s) (9am-6pm, Mon-Fri),
    Drop-off in the morning, pick up next morning.

E-mail Format: to tech@greddy.com
1. E-mail Subject Line: “Exhaust Prototype
2. Within the Body of the email: (please include all of your information shown below)   


Example :
Vehicle Information Contact Information
Make:    Honda                    Name:                John Doe
Model:   Civic 4dr.                 Email:                 jdoe@email.com
Grade:   Si                           Street Address: 123 Home Street, Apt. A1
Year:     2008                        State, Zip:          Irvine, CA 92618
Transmission:  Manual         Day Time Phone: (714) 123-4567

3.  Other Modifications: ...Pictures of the vehicle,
Please include a clear image of the following:
a.) Rear bumper including exhaust
b.) Profile view of the rear bumper/exhaust

    ****All information submitted to GReddy Performance Products, Inc. is
        confidential and will not be shared or used with any other companies.


Thank you for your interest, E-mail tech@greddy.com with any questions.