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.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Formula D New Jersey Coverage

   with the GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S & Ken Gushi 

 After Round 4 of the Formula Drift season, Ken Gushi and the GReddy X Scion Racing Team move up in the rankings from 14 to 12th in the Championships.

The New Jersey Wall Speedway track matched up well with Ken's aggressive driving lines and the drift FR-S' lightweight agility. This brought the Team it's highest Qualifying position of 9th place, to start Saturday's main event.  (After an close call with the Wall Speedway banked guardrail, in Ken's 1st Qualifying run in the wet, on Friday, the 2nd Qualifying run in dry conditions, had high Ken placing the Drift FR-S high on the bank for a solid score.)

In Saturday morning's 32 brackets, the GReddy team defeated Pat Mordaunt in his Apexi Lexus.  This sent the Ken to battle against fellow Hankook Tire teammate and last year's event winner, Conrad Grunewald, in his Camero.  Ken's driving and line looked great on the 1st "chase" run, but a misjudgement on the 2nd "lead" run, with an early transition ended the day early in the Top16.

Congratulations to FD Rd.4 Winners
    1st - Vaughn Gitten     2nd - Daijiro Yoshihara     3rd - Chris Forsberg

All in all, the GReddy X Scion Racing Drift FR-S preformed flawlessly and the Team had a great time with the fans of the Tri-State area.  We are really looking forward to the next Round, at the Evergreen Speedway in Washington, July 20-21.


But before then, the Team will be "Racing to the Clouds" for the 90th running of the famous Pike's Peak International Hill Climb in the GReddy X Scion Racing turbo tC on Hankook Tires, with Ken's race spotter, and GReddy tC driver Takeshi Aizawa.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

GReddy Exhaust Selections for FRS and BRZ

For the latest updates on GReddy products for the Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ, please "Like" our new GReddyFRS Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/GReddyFRS

New products coming soon...
GReddy Evo3 Exhaust System

 - 70mm dual muffler cat-back exhaust


GReddy RS Exhaust System

 - 70mm single exit cat-back exhaust


GReddy SP elite Exhaust System

 - 60mm dual tip, axle-back exhaust


and for a sneak-peek at what's coming form GReddy, Japan garage see:  GReddy-86BRZ FB page

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

NASCAR star drives GReddy Drift FR-S

Straight off his Pole Position and Win at this past weekend's Pocono 400, NASCAR sensation, Joey Logano, in his #20 Toyota, meet up with the Ken Gushi and the GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Team at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The idea was to give Logano a chance to test out the newly released Scion FR-S as well as brief introduction to Drifting.

The day started off with Ken and Joey in a stock Scion FR-S, then once Joey got the hang of basic drifting techniques, Joey moved on to drift the 600hp GReddy X Scion Racing Drift FR-S.  Unfortunately there wasn't enough time for Ken to get a chance in the NASCAR.  (Maybe next time!)


for more photo please see: Toyota Racing Facebook

It was great fun watching these talented young drivers have so much fun in the FR-S.  Thank you Scion and Toyota Racing for the invite.  Look for more photos and video coming in near future from this amazing day of fun... (From their Twitter accounts looks like Joey and Ken had a great time too.)


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Test Vehicle Search Update

GReddy Performance Products is in search of test vehicles for 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 Southern 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

(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 2012 part 2: 

 02-06 Nissan Sentra SER Spec V B16
 07-08 Infiniti G37 Sedan V36
08-10 Infiniti G37 cpe. CPV36
09-11 Nissan Maxima A35
06-11 Lexus GS350 JZS191
 06-11 Lexus GS430 JZS191
04-07 Subaru WRX STI GDB

*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.

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.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Formula D Palm Beach Coverage

with the GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S

Round 3 of the Formula Drift Championships took the GReddy Team to the hot and humid weather of Palm Beach International Raceway in Florida. 

The team was really looking forward to putting our new Cosworth-tuned Anti-lag feature into action.  Both the FR-S and Ken Gushi were preforming great all weekend.  With solid comments from other drivers all weekend, the team was excited to do well.

Ken ran a solid and safe first qualifying run, but didn't quite get the score we needed from the judges.  And the 2nd run added some bad luck with rain.  In the end, we still made it into the Top32, feeling very optimistic for Saturday's Eliminations.  

Ken advanced pass the Top32 eliminations by being very close to #2 qualifier, M. Ovcharik in is S13 in the following run and getting a good gap on the lead run.

In the main 16 brackets, Ken faced off with K. Moen in is 350Z. Ken had a great follow run, keeping the FR-S right on his rear fenders the who lap.  And the lead run was solid, with a larger gap.  Unfortunately the Judges wanted the pair to go "One More Time"  On the next follow run, Ken was just too aggressive and ended off line and hitting the Z, ending our FD Palm Beach run in the Top16.

The GReddy X Scion Racing Drift FR-S move up in the standing to 14th in the championships. 

Congratulations to FD Rd.3 Winners
    1st - Daigo Saito     2nd - Chris Forsberg     3rd - Daijiro Yoshihara

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