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, October 29, 2012

GReddy Profec - Electronic Boost Controller

Compact, Powerful, & Easy to Use

GReddy is proud to introduce the next evolution in the GReddy PRofec line of electronic boost controllers.  
Unique compact OLED Display and improved CPU processor improve performance and stability.  And the new layout improves usability.

    • Slim compact Control Unit mounts easily in the driver compartment, either flush mounted or with the included adjustable bracket.
    • Bright OLED screen makes easy work of programing and displaying boost - (in Numeric, Bar-Graph or Graphical modes)  [kPa or PSI]
    • Faster CPU processor and new, smaller Solenoid valve improve boost  response  and control for the most stable boost curves found in a Profec.
    • Intuitive program screens with simple Dial and button controls.
    • Separated, waterproof Sensor Unit with integrated 300kPa (43.5psi) high-performance pressure sensor remains in the engine compartment, for simple installations. 
    • 3 Boost Settings - LO, HI and a timed Scramble Boost Mode (from 1-99sec.)
    • Configurable for both actuator-style and external wastegate types
    • Last Boost and Peak Hold Boost Recall, well as a Warning Alert and saftey Limiter functions
    •  Data Lock and 180degree mounting options.


    Profec Programing Basics:
    The Profec is programed with the same 3, easy adjustments as the previous PRofec B-spec2 (SETGAIN, & START), but refines the programing to one simplified screen, for simple intuitive control. (While the PEAK recall in the programing screen helps the programer see what boost level was.)

    SET %
    = Controls the target boost level.
      As simple as a manual boost controller.  As you increase this percentage from 0-100% it increase boost over factory wastegate spring boost level
    GAIN % = Controls the Wastegate response (stability) at higher RPMs.  So if the boost level tends to drop as the RPM rises, you can set the GAIN % to a higher positive value (0 to +100)  And if you want the boost to drop at higher RPMs you can set the GAIN % to a more negative valve (0 to -99)
    START (Boost) = [CONTROL] Is a boost pressure value that determines Boost Response (or when the boost controller starts to open and close the wastegate.)  This is generally set 3-6psi (1-2kPa) below the desired boost level.  (if the boost "Spikes" then regains control, it is likely the START valve is too high and should be set lower.)  Under the START [NORMAL] setting (if used) the wastegate is allowed to open gradually to the START boost value (more similarly to a manual boost controller.  This maybe ideal for more complex sequnetial turbo set-ups.)

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    New GReddy Cap on ShopGReddy.com

    New on the official GReddy Online Store, www.ShopGReddy.com is our 3-Stripe Logo Cap.  Embroidered on a black on black New Era 9FORTY adjustable, snapback contrast cap with soft mesh back.

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    P/N GT3130950 - One Size Fits Most
    GReddy logo - New Era 9-Forty  Adjustable  Cap
     - Black Front / Black Mesh with 3-Stipe Logo front left

    Adjustable Black on Black cap with soft mesh panels for ventilation and a contrast front.

    Fabric 100% cotton in front two panels
    57/43 poly/cotton Spacer Mesh in mid and back panels
    Structure Structured
    Profile Mid
    Closure 7-position adjustable snap
    Adjustable Snap-back, One size fits most

    Thursday, October 18, 2012

    Universal GReddy Air Filter Elements

    The GReddy Hi Performance Pro Dry S universal air filters are constructed of multiple layers of progressively finer synthetic material. The deep-pleated conical shape with internal concave inlet top is bonded by a 100% polyurethane top and base. Two sizes of Air Filters are currently available, Medium & Small.  The "oil-free" Dry element provides great airflow and low service intervals, without the possibility of MAF sensor contamination.  Base outlet diameters are available in various sizes.

    Universal GReddy Hi Performance Pro Dry S Air Filter (Dual Conical shape)

    Med 70mm   |   Med 80mm   |   Sm 80mm   |   Sm 70mm

    Multiple layers of progressively finer dry synthetic material protect against contaminates.

    Deep pleated construction increase the filtering surface area.

    Available in a Medium and Small size to fit most universal Japanese import applications.

    A comparison chart between previous Airinx AY-Type Air Filters. 



    The inverted top with the dual Conical Shape act to promote smooth air flow path and add more filtrating surface area.

    The dry filter elements are sealed between 100% polyurethane base and top.

    Currently we offer a 70 and 80mm dia flanged inlets with beads and stopper to insure proper seal between the piping and filter.

    The internal shape of the base also aids to smooth airflow to the piping.

    Also available are Universal GReddy RS Muffler and Tip units for custom exhaust

    Monday, October 15, 2012

    Formula D Irwindale & Season Coverage

    Local Irwindale Speedway (the "House of Drift") was the location for the 7th and final round of the  2012 Formula Drift Championship Season.  And what an exciting 1st season it has been for the GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S Team... building a brand new, first ever Scion FR-S drift car, making it competitive and campaigning it for our 1st season in the premier series.

    The GReddy Team is proud to be part of Ken Gushi's top 10 finish in the final 2012 standings.  Good start for a new vehicle and team.

    Now on to Rd.7 coverage:  The weekend was filled with it's ups and downs for the team.  Friday: Although Ken didn't get in as much practice, as we had wanted, his experience and skill enabled him to put together an excellent 1st lap to qualify the GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S in 5th.  This marked a season best qualifying position.

    In Saturday tandem battles, Ken went up against Toshiki Yoshioka in his turbo VQ S15.  These runs were some of closest, most exciting runs in Top32.  Yoshioka put great following pressure on Ken on the 1st run, but Ken was able to even better that in the 2nd run, giving the win to Ken and exciting the crowd and team.  He's a clip from the spectator stands...
    The next battle had Ken up against Matt Field in his V8 NOS powered S14 for the 2nd consecutive event.  Unfortunately this time we did not win  against Field and, this would be our last set of tandem battles for the 2012 season.  Ending the event in Top16 and finishing the season with 379.5pt and in 8th place for the championship.

    The car, driver and team have gelled together and evolved the GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S over the season and we all look forward to an even better 2013 Formula Drift Season with the Scion Racing Team... 

    Congratulations to FD Rd.7 Winners
        1st - Daigo Saito     2nd - Justin Pawlak     3rd - Ryan Tuerick 
     Congratulations to 2012 Series Champions
        1st - Daigo Saito     2nd - Vaughn Gittin     3rd - Rhys Millen 
    Congratulations to 2012 Scion Racing Teams
        6th - Fredrick Aasbo     8th - Ken Gushi     23rd - Tony Angelo 

     technical partners
    Hankook Tire  |  Ray's Engineering  |  KW Suspension  |  Cosworth  |  TRUST  |  DTA  |  Alpinestars  |  Takata

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    Formula Drift Finale is this Friday and Saturday!

    Rd.7 this Weekend
     With just a few days left before the last round of our 1st season in the Formula Drift Championship.  We take a quick look back at our season so far (click on the rd. titles for our past blog post on each event.)

    The GReddy Racing Team is proud of the progress in development of the GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S.  With hard work from the entire team and our technical partners like Hankook, KW, Cosworth and Ray's, we have evolved from being the very first FR-S built for professional drift competition in rd.1 to a true tandem drift contender, with veteran driver Ken Gushi, coming into this last round in Irwindale.  Over the past 6-7months, we have worked on improvements at each round.  This weekend Ken Gushi has the go ahead to go all out for this last round...  We look forward to some good runs at Rd.7  And watch out for next season!

    And if you join us at Irwindale Saturday, @ScionRacing wants your photos of Ken or his Drift FR-S.  Tag @ScionRacing + #ScionRacing on Instagram and you will be entered in a drawing to win a GReddy Racing Team Jersey

    Round 1 - Long Beach

    Round 2 - Atlanta

    Round 3 - Palm Beach

    Round 4 - New Jersey

    Round 5 - Seattle

    Round 6 - Las Vegas

    Round 7 - Irwindale Speedway - October 12-13...
              Come out and Cheer on Ken Gushi and the rest of the GReddy Racing Team

     technical partners

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    GReddy at 86Fest

    It was great seeing new and old friend at 86Fest yesterday.  In addition to having Formula Drift driver, Ken Gushi and his two GReddy powered FR-S, we displayed new items for the FR-S along with the new Multi D/A Gauge and the next PRofec (electronic boost controller- due Nov.) 

    For more photos and coverage see our friends at Scion Evolution...

    In addition to a FR-S/BRZ meet, there was a large vendor area, Auto Cross course and Track day going on.  We look look forward to attending the next one...

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    GReddy to be at 86Fest, this Sunday!

    This Sunday, Oct. 7th, the GReddy Team will out a the very first 86Fest, at the Auto Club Speedway, in Fontana, CA.  The FR-S/BRZ/86 Meet runs from 10am-5pm, but there are all kinds of other activities...  Including a chance to Win a Ride-a-long with our Formula D driver, Ken Gushi in his GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S!

    Visit our GReddy Booth at 86Fest to see a sneak preview of new and coming GReddy products.  On display will be Ken Gushi's Competition-Spec. Drift FR-S, as well as his personal street Scion FR-S, equipped with Evo3 ExhaustMomentum Series, GReddy Air Intake System and more...

    We will also have some items for sale at a special show price... (follow us this week on twitter for a preview, #GReddyat86Fest)  See you at the show!

    Join our GReddyFRS Facebook page or see our FRS webpage for the latest in GReddy FR-S products!