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.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

We need your exhaust photos

We are currently working on the updating our homepage: www.GReddy.com And we know we could use more good photos of our GReddy parts in use. That is where you can help us.

Send us an image you have taken of your GReddy Exhaust on your Car and if we end up using the image, we will send you some FREE GReddy swag!

1. What we are looking for in a good GReddy exhaust photo is:
2. Minimum Size: W:600 x H:400 pixels at 72dpi
3. Clear view of a GReddy Exhaust : SE, Ti-C, Racing Ti, EVO2, etc...
4. The easiest angle is usually on the ground shooting slightly upward like our examples.
5. It also helps if you place a white (or light) piece of poster paper on the ground under the exhaust.
6. It is also good if we can tell what kind of vehicle is in the photo (don't worry we will blur out your license plate)
7. By submitting your photos, you agree that you have the rights to the images you are sending and you give GReddy full rights to use the images for our websites and promotional materials.
8. And most importantly we need a full description of all your info.

• Name: Eddy Rex Racer
• Your Location: California
• Vehicle Make: Infiniti
• Vehicle Model: G37
• Vehicle Year: 2008
• GReddy Exhaust Type: SE

Email to 

greddyusa@greddy.com (Subject: Exhaust Photo)

Here are some good examples of what we are looking for at different angles...
(click on any of the images for a larger view of our examples)

Or you can also "Share" & "attach a photo" directly to our "Fan Wall" on our
GReddy Fan Page on Facebook

Thank you and we look forward to seeing your submissions!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Intercooler Upgrades: Size, Cooling, and Pressure

One area that almost all factory turbocharged vehicles can be improved is, intercooling, especially if you decide to boost up. But even factory intercoolers at stock boost levels begin to easily get heat soaked. (when the core looses its cooling efficiency because it's volume is small and it starts retaining heat faster then it can cool off.) By reducing the engine's inlet temperatures, a denser air charge will enter the engine; this can make more horsepower at the same boost level and even more power at higher boost levels.

For example on the new Hyundai Genesis 2.0T Coupe. We offer our GReddy Intercooler Uprgade. First off, the kit uses a much larger Type-24 LS core which has about 60% more volume. This not only provides a bigger surface area for cooling, but also fights against heat-soak by having so much more capacity.

This can be specifically translated to more reliable cooling, (in warmer weather, and for longer periods of time.) In the case of the Genesis, the intercooler is already a front-mounted unit for good air flow, but the larger size of our LS core increase cooling efficiency from 79.6% to 88.8%. That's over 12 degrees F cooler!

And even though the GReddy Intercooler is so much larger, it has a smaller pressure drop. The smaller factory intercooler is actually pretty efficient 97.5% (or a 0.42psi drop), but due to our unique tube & fin design it is even better with a 99% efficiency (or a 0.14psi drop)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Impromtu GReddy Demo Car display at "Cars n Coffee"

Luckly before the rainy weather of So. California's "El Nino" hit, we were able to squeeze in an impromptu GReddy display at our local "Cars N' Coffee" in Irvine Saturday morning.

It was a bit of a last minute decision, but those of you who follow us on Twitter might have seen our plans Friday night.

On hand were a few of our cars; GReddy R35, 350HR-Z TT, 370Z TT and two of our previous demo cars, bought out by their new owners. The original GReddy TT-Z and GReddy Evo IX. It was great for our GReddy staff to meet so many car enthusiast. We hope to see more of you next time. (check our twitter for updates: http://twitter.com/GReddy_Power)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

TRUST TIMES 2010 Vol. 1

GReddy brings back the JDM TRUST TIMES, to report the news for Japan.
2010's Vol #1 talks about some of our new GTR parts.

For example, to the bottom-right is some info on the R35 GTR stock mount intercooler upgrade.
Boosting up with bolt-ons it is possible to reach towards the 600hp range in a R35, this intercooler upgrade is an ideal addition to this result.

The larger twin Type-6 cores have a slightly larger area, but being over an 1" thicker, provide over 20% better cooling with only a 0.05kg/cm2 (0.7psi) increase in pressure drop. (That's over 10deg C cooler then the stock core)

As well as good gains in hp and torque throughout the powerband. click on the image to check it out...

At the bottom there is also a sneek-peak at our new GReddy T620Z compact turbo for a JZX100 Chaser, but that might make a good upgrade turbo for some of our other existing TZ turbo kits =)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010