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.

Friday, December 21, 2012

2012 GReddy Year in Review

   Time to Catch up with GReddy!

2012 has be a busy, but exciting year for GReddy Performance Products.   With 2013 coming quick, we would like to take a moment to look back at some important highlights from 2012..
    (while we are on our Winter Holiday Break. we will return Jan.2nd)

The biggest news came early in the year, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  It was announced by Scion VP, Jack Hollis that GReddy would team up with Ken Gushi and Scion Racing to campaign the very first Scion FR-S in professional drifting.

With a brand new platform to develop, it was great having veteran driver, Ken Gushi behind the wheel of the GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S for the 2012 Formula Drift Pro Championships.  The GReddy team was off to a running start, finishing in the top 8 (out of 60 teams) in our debut race.  Improvements made for each round, keep the FR-S consistent and competitive.  Ending our first FD season in 8th in the championships, with a 4th place best finish in round 5, Seattle. (GReddy FormulaD blog posts)
GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S

That same month, at the world famous 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon, the GReddy 35RX GT-R project was awarded the prestigious "2012 Best Concept Car Award."  The aggressive and functional BenSopra aero kit matched with the 1200+hp GReddy upgrades pushed the 35RX to over 200mph with Tarzan Yamada for a  Fuji Speedway top speed challenge record.

GReddy 35RX GT-R also claimed an unheard of three USA magazine cover-features as well as world wide fame through the internet and social media.  See: Dsport, Modified, and Performance Auto and Sound magazine features.  The GReddy RX TAS video clip also has an amazing 800,000+ views on Youtube.

While state-side, GReddy teamed up with USA Authorized GReddy Dealers to further push the envelop of R35 GT-R tuning.  One great example was Hing's SP Engineering built, GReddy powered 1200hp GT-R, which at the time, broke the quarter mile record with an 8.79sec pass at 167mph.
( video: 8.79sec GT-R )

Through the development of the 35RX and other high horsepower R35 GT-Rs around the world.  GReddy has introduced important tuning solutions for the GT-R in 2012, like the RX series Intake Manifold,  Billet Throttle-body Set, and more...  For a full line-up of GT-R products, please see our R35 GT-R specific webpage and blog. (where we also offer BenSopra, Top Secret and Dodson products)

2012 also saw the return of our popular GReddy Evolution line of exhaust systems.  In the Evo3 systems, improvements come in a more compact off-set-tip muffler canister, with larger piping diameters and carefully crafted layouts for our idea combination of Performance, Sound and Style. (GReddy Evo3 Exhausts applications)

And to complement GReddy exhaust, we have intruduced a new line of USA specific GReddy Air Intake Systems.  The new systems are based around our new dry, multilayer synthetic air filter for improved filtration and great flow. There are many applications to match most popular GReddy Exhausts.  (GReddy Air Intake Systems)

On the electronics side of performance products. We introduced our innovate solution for avoiding the use multiple gauges and complex installation.  The GReddy Multi D/A Gauge (Digital / Analog) system allow to monitor upto 3 sensors, while having access to connecting 7 sensors.  All sensor wiring remains in the engine compartment for easy installation.  The selectable LED back-lighting allows it to match almost any vehicle.  (GReddy Multi D/A Gauges)

Another exciting release was our  new and improved Profec, electronic boost controller.  With improved performance and being easier to use, the latest GReddy Profec packs useful features in it's new high visibility OLED display / controller.  And like the Multi D/A gauge, institution is made simple by containing sensor wiring to within the engine compartment.  (GReddy Profec)

In other racing news, the GReddy team once again teamed up with Scion Racing to attack the infamous PPIHC (Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.)  With our very own R&D technician, Takeshi Aizawa at the wheel of the turbo-charged street time attack GReddy tC and ACP (Andrew Comrie-Picard) driving the GReddy turbo-charged Rally xD, the Scion Racing Team raced to the clouds in the 90th running of this legendary race in 2012.                                            
( Videos: PPIHC Part 1, Part 2 )

The GReddy turbocharged Rally xD later when on to finish 2nd in the 2012 two-wheel drive national Rally America Championships, in it's first full season. ( videos: RallyxD, Scion Racing )

With the release of the Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ / Toyota 86, 2012 was also a very busy time for the GReddy R&D departments.  Like our GT-R development, we test vehicles both in the USA and Japan to bring well tested GReddy products to market.  And to share the latest FRS/BRZ news, we also added a GReddyFRS Facebook page as well as a specific FRS/BRZ page (GReddy FR-S/BRZ)

(videos: GReddy X Rocket Bunny Aero )

With performance products like exhausts, air intakes, even a turbo kit being released for the FR-S, we also brokered a deal to bring the TRA Kyoto designs of world famous designer Mr. Miura to the USA in the form of the GReddy X Rocket Bunny Aero Kit for the FR-S and the GT-R Aero kit from BenSopra.

2012 also brought 3 more USA magazine covers, for the the GReddy FRS' in 2012, we look forward another ground breaking year of Performance Products, Racing and Fun in 2013

Happy New Years GReddy Fans!

Remember to stay connected with GReddy via Social Media...

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Little Social Media Fun

For a little GReddy holiday fun, we will be counting down to the Christmas holiday on our GReddy Racing Instagram.  Search #greddyxmascountdown on Instagram to see a artistic GReddy product image each day as we work our way to Dec. 25th. (and our GReddy Winter Holiday Break)

And starting on Dec. 26th, we will start a new countdown to the New Year.  Every day on the official GReddy_GPP Facebook Fan Page, well post a few favorite GReddy video from 2012...

A nice, fun way to close out a great year and bring in the New Year!


*see here for our Holiday Schedule

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

GReddy 2012 Winter Holiday Schedule

Happy Holidays!    GReddy Performance Products offices will be closed, for a Winter break, between the dates of Monday, December 24th through Tuesday, January 1st.   (Normal business Hours will resume Wednesday, January 2nd)

The GReddy Online Store (www.ShopGReddy.com) will be open and taking orders,
*(however will not be able to ship any order placed after Dec. 20th,  until Jan. 3rd.)

Monday, December 3, 2012

ShopGReddy.com December Special


Starting December 1st, all "in-stock" ShopGReddy.com orders with Subtotals $100 or over receive FREE Ground Shipping (for the lower 48 states)  This even includes popular new items like: 
Exhausts -      Evo3, SP Elite, RS Racing Sport, SE Spectrum Elite,
                        Racing Ti-C & Racing Ti

Intakes -         GReddy Air Intake Systems
Electronics -   Multi Gauges, Profec, Turbo Timer, InfoTouch & more.
Accessories - Carbon Hood Dampers, Oil Catch Tanks, Breather Tanks,
                        Timing Belts, Head Gaskets Lug Nut Sets & more.

Or bundle multiple items to add up to $100+
GReddy Gear: Snap-back Cap, T-Shirts, KeyChains,
                          Intercooler Stencil, Decals, & more...

GReddy Performance Products, Irvine, CA, USA Holiday Vacation Schedule:
               Closed Dec. 24th through Jan. 2nd.