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, April 30, 2009

Sneak Peek at Saturdays D1GP...

Looks like the D1GP is on it's way. Here is a quick sneak peek while they are setting up. We staked out our spot, so don't forget to come visit our booth, Saturday! It's amazing how they can make a empty lot into a venue like the one below, in such a short time...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Come See us at Rd.1 of the D1GP USA this Saturday!

This weekend marks the return of the D1 Grand Prix to the USA. Come and visit us and Project HR-Z at the GReddy Booth this Saturday at the Anaheim Stadium, in Anaheim, CA. - May 2nd

It's a great way to see Japanese D1 pros live in action and the Gumball 3000 Rally cars!

Monday, April 27, 2009

GReddy at Falken / JTuned Meet

Thank you to all who came out to visit us at this past weekends JTuned meet at UTI. The weather was great and it was good to see so many enthusiast in such a relaxed atmosphere. In addition to the GReddy Mini-Garage Sale, there was a little show with the J-Rod from Formula D auctioning off spare Team Falken race parts and of course a great JTuned FREE raffle. One luck young lady even won herself a FREE GReddy Informeter Touch!

We hope we will see more of you this weekend at the USA D1GP in Anaheim Stadium, Saturday!

Friday, April 24, 2009

JTuned - Mini GReddy Garage Sale Coupon. Sat 4/25

As we explained on the previous post, we will be having a mini-GReddy garage sale at this event.
For an extra discount please click on the image above and print it out. Turn it in with your purchase of $50 or more and save even more...

We hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mini GReddy Garage Sale at the JTuned Meet this Saturday!

This Saturday from 12:00-6:00, we will be at a large enthusiast meet at the UTI Campus in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Not only will there be JTuned's great selection of models and cars, but the Falken Tire Team as well. (Plus it's FREE to attend!)
And to help clear out a little more space for all the new GReddy items coming in, we have decided to bring along a few garage sale items for our booth. So make sure to come visit us and check out of our little display refurbished, discontinued, overstocked, or test items we will have for sale.

We will also have the latest Turn3/GReddy apparel on sale too.
(Debut of the new GReddy SHIFT Tee)

(Please check back with our blog Friday, April 24th, we will have a special coupon to download too!)

Friday, April 17, 2009

GReddy Super Swift at Hyper Meeting 2009

This past weekend the TRUST R&D guys had a little fun themselves at the 2009 Hyper Festival at the Tsukuba Circuit in Japan. The Hyper Festival is a event geared around popular Japanese models for tuning. Some of the most popular at this event were the Mitsubishi Evolution, Subaru Impreza, and the Suzuki Swift.

In Japan, the Suzuki Swift has a growing cult-like following (something like the Scion movement in California) The economical price and small size make them an ideal tuning choice for many entry level, grass-root racers. One of leaders in this market is TRUST, having developed many aftermarket products for this popular JDM model, including a bolt-on supercharger kit, suspension, brakes and various other tuner parts.

One of the mini event for the Hyper Festival was a 3 lap all Suzuki Swift race. With Japanese Super GT driver Takeshi Tsuchiya at the wheel the yellow GReddy Super Swift, the team posted the fastest Swift time in practice and the race (1'08"754.) But, because of the lottery style qualifying order, the GReddy Super Swift started from 13th out of 15. But by the end of the 3 lap race, the car had passed its way all the way up to a 4th place finish. Pretty good for just a fun day at the track...

We wonder if Suzuki USA will bring this fun little car to the American market?

(for the TRUST BLOG info Click Here)

we also noticed some more coverage on Speedhunters.com

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

April Special Begins - GReddy Easy Camshaft Set for Evo IX

Well it's the 2nd Wednesday of the month, and as we promised we will be offering 1 specially selected and priced item on our eBay outlet store every month.
This time it's a super great price to get you Mitsubishi Evo IX, (with 4G63 MIVEC engines) owners to give our Easy Camshafts a try. At a saving of 57% off, it's an excellent power adder and value.
The item will start it's listing at 12:00 pm PST (or 3:00 pm EST), on the April 15th and will run until the following Wednesday, April 22 (or until supplies run out)

Click Here to check it out.

or here for other GReddy eBay Items at discount.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Drift Weekend - Drift Day back at El Toro

This weekend marked the start of the 2009 Formula D Pro-Drift Series. It was cool to see all the new pro cars and drivers for this year back in Long Beach. After watching a great show Saturday, it was really great to see the Drift Association Staff, Sunday in our local community at the El Toro Air Field. (You might recognize the El Toro, form our GReddy Fest last year or from the popular online Ken Block Gymkhana videos floating around.)

Drift Association is a great grassroots source for the not only experienced drivers, but novice drivers, who want a safe environment to drift there tuned vehicles. Plus even if you don't have your own drift car, (or don't want to drift your car) there is Drift 101 for beginners to learn the key basics. To get started and for more info please see: www.driftday.com

GReddy is a proud friend of Drift Association and we hope to come out and visit them again soon. Who knows we might even convince them to help us out on some more GReddy driving events at El Toro...

(images form http://www.driftday.com/ )

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

GReddy Turbo RX-8 NASA Win...

GReddy would like to congratulate, Jim Holloway and his GReddy-turbo powered RDR RX-8 in his two wins at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA (March 28-29) Jim uses a standard off the shelf GReddy T618Z turbo kit in his NASA PTB class race car. Look for Jim and his RX-8 at there next race later this month at Buttonwillow Raceway on Apr 25th-26th.

ITEM: GReddy Bolt-on Turbo Kit
VEHICLE: Mazda/Renesis engine
DESCRIPTION: Intercooled-T618Z Turbo
NOTES: Bolt-on turbo kit
with pre-programed e-manage Ultimate

PART NUMBER: 11540050
MSRP: $4,495.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Informeter Touch - Video (just a few of the basics)

Since we were installing a Informeter TOUCH onto our RalliArt mini-project, we decided to make a short video with just a few of the basics for this multi-function Display, Datalogger, & DTC. As you can see in the video, the installation and operations are both very simple. Within a few moments of using the large 3.5" color touch screen, you will fall in love with it's usefulness, ease and style. This video only shows a small portion of it's features, but we think you'll get the idea. Check it out here, first on our GReddy USA blog....

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New RalliArt mini project.

This week we picked up a new RalliArt Lancer from Mitsubishi USA, to start-off on a little mini-project. Plans are not for a full on demo car, but a more modest, street build for a fun, quick, daily driver. (so check back with us for updates)

As a base car, we noticed the vehicle is pretty quick on the street with it's rated 237hp RalliArt 4B11 MIVEC turbo engine and 6 speed twin clutch sportronic shift transmission. This is the same trans that comes in the Evo X MR, but for a price tag about $10K less. From the EVO X, there are many differences in suspension, brakes, interior, turbo, and ecu, but for an inexpensive base AWD turbo car, it's a great choice to start a very quick and reliable street car. And that is what we are looking for in this mini-build.

We already have a few plans for new products to develop for the car, but if you are a Lancer RalliArt owner and you have some suggestions, please let us hear them, so shoot us an email at greddyusa@greddy.com.