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.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

GReddy Performance Products offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28th - Sunday, Dec. 1st for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Normal business Hours will resume Monday, Dec. 2nd... But check out our ShopGReddy.com SALE!



New ShopGReddy BOGO Offers Coming...

Mystery Boxes will be back!
(Supplies will be limited)




Monday, November 18, 2019

Best of Show and Best Supra Awards at the 2019 SEMA Show for GReddy Performance Products

 
With a prime booth location, the GReddy booth was busy.  Especially after taking home multiple top honors at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.


The 2019 SEMA Show was another very successful show for the GReddy Performance Products, Inc.   On Tuesday, the 1st day of the show, the GPP Team was very proud to accept the "Best GR Supra" of the show.  With over 60 Supras on display, this was quite an honor.  

Awarded by Toyota USA - 2019 SEMA Show Best GR Supra "1st place"


And late Thursday towards the end of the show we were pleasantly surprised to be awarded the "Best of Show" prize from Super Street Magazine for the 2nd year in a row.  (2018 - GReddy Rocket Bunny Pandem FC3S and now the 2019 - GReddy "Drift Concept" Supra)

Awarded by SuperStreet Magazine - Megular's SEMA Ultimate Award "Best of Show"

But the GReddy "Drift Concept" Supra wasn't our only project car our Special Projects Department was working on or assisting.  Just outside the main lobby was our GReddy x Evasive "Street Supra" and our Greddy demo Civic Si.


As well as assisting some booth vehicles for TRA Kyoto (Rocket Bunny Pandem) Toyo Tires / Nissan, Toyota and Honda...  (Toyo - Pandem S13 Silvia, Toyo - Nissan Titan Rebellio, Toyota - 3000GT Concept, Honda - Daniel Wu's S800 Outlaw)

 

 

Other popular items in the GReddy booth were our upcoming S2000 GTX Turbo Kit and 370Z TZ twin turbo kit engine displays and new Titanium options for the new DD-R exhaust and Racing B58 Supra Intake Manifold with port injection...





 
Finally we finished off the show with the SEMA Ignited cruise with the display cars and our very own Boost Brigade X GPP Pro 2 Drifter, Sean Adriano running drift demos for the Ignited crowd...




Tuesday, October 29, 2019

2019 SEMA Show - GReddy Booth 21613, Central Hall

Stop by the GReddy Performance Products booth #21613 at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
Nov. 5th - Nov.8th   You can find our 30'x30' display in the Central Hall (where Lexus was last year.)

And don't worry if you can't make it to the show, we will have live updates on our social media accounts.  Instagram: @greddyperformance & Facebook: Greddy Performance Products - GPP
  Hashtag: #gpp21613




Any guesses on what kind of car we will be displaying in our GReddy booth this year?
Here are just a few of our recent SEMA Show builds to look back on...
2014 - LexusTuned Rocket Bunny RC
2015 - Sung Kang's GReddy Fugu Z
2016 -  Boost Brigade Skyline Sedan
2017 - GPP Civic Si Coupe  
2018 - Rocket Bunny Pandem FC3S
TBA - 2019 - GReddy....

  GReddy SEMA Show Booth #21613

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Ken Gushi Wins the 2019 Formula Drift Finale at the House of Drift, Irwindale Speedway



If there is one event on the Formula Drift calendar that all Pro Drift drivers, teams and sponsors want to win, it has to be on the high banks of the “House of Drift,” Irwindale Speedway.  This weekend with a near perfect result, Ken Gushi and his GReddy Performance - Achilles Tire - Toyota Racing 86 achieved this feat with a 2nd place qualifying and the FD event WIN!


 


Ken’s experience in the series and home track paid off with smooth, high-level qualifying runs and unshakeable precision lead laps all weekend long.  

But it was with the support from his FDIRW track team, crew chief - Takeshi Aizawa, spotter Ben Swartz, Billy Bazalar, Meng Tea, Sean Adriano, Kevin Sanchez and Kenji Sumino; Ken was able to adapt throughout the tandem rounds and balance the massive grip and Irwindale tire wear of the Achilles to successful get pass the competition.  Like rookie of the year, Travis Reeder in 16, the aggressive Wothhouse team of Pior Wiecek in great-8 and 3x and current champion James “The Machine” Deane in an epic semi-final battle


 

Then finally it was a memorable and emotional finals with Ken’s Boost Brigade / Achilles Tire teammate and 2013 Champion, Michael Essa that really moved new and longtime Ken Gushi fans.   With Gushi in the lead and Essa in the chase, the two had great first tandem lap, but it was the unstoppable Ken Gushi with a risky aggressive chase run with sealed the win with  high pressure follow at the 2019 Formula Drift finale.  


 
 


It was an amazing night for Ken Gushi Motorsports / Team GReddy Racing to win in front of a hometown crowd.  Thank you all for the support of this team over the years.  We hope to carry this momentum over the off season for an even better 2020.



Congratulations also goes out to Toyota for capturing yet another Formula D Auto Cup Championship in 2019

Special thanks goes our to 2019 team partners:  Toyota Racing, TRD, Achilles Tire, Motul, Soft 99, Razo, Borg Warner, Radium Engineering, Bluemoon Performance, KW Suspension, Wisefab, Sparco, Rays, Supertech Perofmance, OS Giken, Winmax, OCD Works, Ignite and Boost Brigade. 
Action shots by Larry Chen and Team shots by TK Akiyama



Miss the action? See the Livestream Video links 


WORDS FROM THE WINNERWith two Achilles Radial-equipped drivers on the podium, and the announcer building the excitement, Ken Gushi wept with joy when he was announced the winner. Despite finishing second in the Championship in 2015 and recording three podiums as recently as 2016, Gushi – who has competed in the series since its inception – hasn’t won a Formula DRIFT round since Texas in 2005, so his emotion was overpowering. “This is the first year I took over the entire motorsports operations for GReddy Racing, which brought a lot of challenges figuring out logistics, scheduling, prioritizing car development and more. There’s so many factors that can prevent me from being 100% focused on driving, so to be here at the last round of 2019, after overcoming all those challenges, and to be able to celebrate the win with my fans, friends, family and the entire team, is a huge bonus. It was an incredibly challenging year but hopefully we’re going into 2020 with some momentum. I’m very excited today – it’s a day I’ll never forget.”



Excerpt from Official Formula Drift Press Release 

GUSHI TRIUMPHS IN IRWINDALE

Deane’s festivities would carry him through the Great 8, where he overcame a strong challenge from Ryan Tuerck, but he would falter in the Final 4 against Ken Gushi. Qualifying second, Gushi was on a mission at FD Irwindale and while he set a very strong lead lap, there were doubts he could match the pace of the newly crowned 2019 Champion in the chase position. However, Gushi defied the odds and doggedly stuck to both his task and Deane’s door, sending the Irishman back to the paddock early. Deane would still claim a third place podium position and the aforementioned 2019 Formula DRIFT Black Magic PRO Championship, so he wasn’t totally despondent.
 
Gushi’s path to the Final started with a bye round in the Top 32 courtesy of his second place qualifying position, followed by a match-up with Travis Reeder (USA) in the Sweet 16. Back at the wheel of Old Red – Reeder’s faithful Napoleon Motorsports / Turn Key / Nitto Tire / Nissan 240SX S13, which was substituting while development continues on his revolutionary electric-powered Camaro EL1 – the newly crowned Rookie of the Year put up a valiant fight but couldn’t match Gushi’s pace or precision. 
 
In the Great 8, Gushi met Wiecek in the second Worthouse / Falken Tire Nissan Silvia S15. Wiecek was fresh from beating Aasbo in a very tight Sweet 16 heat, which was ridiculously close but the Polish driver was given the nod by virtue of better proximity in the chase position.
 
As Gushi and Wiecek went to battle, both impressed the judges on their lead runs but made small mistakes in the chase position. Much to the delight of the crowd, the judges requested OMT. 
 
On their repeat runs, Gushi drifted high on the banking in Outside Zone 1 as Wiecek accelerated hard to gain proximity. Making slight contact with Gushi’s door, Wiecek was then fighting the car as he transitioned off the banking and found himself too deep through Inside Clip 1. Throwing the car sideways, Wiecek was lucky to escape with nothing more than decapitated tail lights and returned to the starting line for run two after a brief check. However, Gushi decided to take his only Competition Time Out at this point in order to refill his nitrous injection bottle. Some onlookers questioned the wisdom of using his only Time Out when Wiecek’s previous run was ruled incomplete and all Gushi had to do was finish his chase run. However, Wiecek wasn’t about to make it easy and again set a blistering pace. Gushi did enough to finish the run and was awarded the win. 
 
After beating Deane in the Final 4, Gushi faced 2013 FD Champion Michael Essa (USA) in the Final. Driving the Essa Autosport / Achilles Tire BMW M3, he had a punishing route through the heats. It began against Rookie Sebastien Gauthier (Canada) in the Top 32. Driving his SSG Motorsport Nissan S14, Gauthier needed to make up ground in the first turn and found himself stumbling over Essa at Inside Clip 1. With Essa spinning out, Gauthier was adjudged to have been the culprit, granting Essa more time to make repairs.
 
Once they returned to the line, Essa struggled to keep pace with Gauthier in the chase position and appeared to be experiencing car problems. Unsure whether his “inactive chase” was the result of the collision or simply a conservative approach to ensure progress to the next stage, the judges called for OMT. 
 
When the runs were repeated, Essa seems to find the right gear, knocking out a strong lead run and better chase run, grabbing the win.
 
Next up was Justin “JTP” Pawlak (USA) in the Roush Performance / Falken Tire Ford Mustang. Always fast and aggressive, Pawlak went hard off the line, leaving Essa in his wake trying to find speed and the correct line. With a clear advantage over his opponent for run two, JTP called a Competition Time Out on the starting line to address an overheating problem. With coolant leaks and a very hot engine, the team was unable to make repairs in time and was eliminated.
 
Things didn’t get any easier for Essa in the Great 8 where he was matched against 2010 FD Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr (USA) in the Monster Energy / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-D. Never wanting to take prisoners, Gittin Jr was all over Essa in the chase position. The pair made light contact in Outside Zone 2 but Essa was able to hold his line and finish a good run. With Gittin Jr in the lead, Essa simply can’t match his pace. Possibly sensing victory, the Mustang driver didn’t drift deep enough through the course. Facing a dilemma, the judges ruled in favor of Essa who had a better lead run.
 
In the Final 4, Essa would start the first run in the chase position against Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis (Lithuania) – the only driver to win two rounds during the 2019 season. Driving his distinctive Falken Tire / Feal Suspension Nissan S14, Bakchis left Essa in his tire smoke as he built a significant gap through the course. Seemingly down on power, Essa’s lead run was clean but resulted in Bakchis drifting wide through Inside Clip 1 and colliding with the safety wall. While there was some speculation that Essa’s car problems may have mitigated the situation, he’d done enough to advance to the Final.
 
With Gushi’s incredible form throughout qualifying and the heats, and Essa’s apparently sick BMW, it seemed as if the result was inevitable, but the 2013 FD Champion wasn’t finished. Essa found an adrenal burst of acceleration for the first run and managed to maintain good proximity to Gushi’s leading Toyota, despite having to make several adjustments to avoid contact. Once Essa adopted the lead position, Gushi found himself tripping over the slower M3, making light contact on the banking and then having to back off through Inside Clip 1 to avoid further contact. As the cars drifted deep through Outside Zone 2, Essa’s BMW span without receiving any outside assistance. And while Gushi had to take avoiding action, Essa’s run was judged incomplete

 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

GReddy Profec Boost Controller, Now Available in 3 OLED Colors


Exclusive Overseas Red, White Edition and the Classic Blue 


Classic Blue OLED - p/n 15500214
White Edition OLED - p/n 15500219
Exclusive Overseas Red OLED - p/n 15500217 (not available in Japan)

The GReddy PRofec is compact, powerful and easy to use electronic boost contorller for standard pneumatic actuator or external wastegates. The large OLED Display, with the simple two-button / rotary-dial control, make for intuitive operation. An ultra slim controller can display in digital, bar-graph, or graphical modes and can be rotated 180 degree for installation with the included adjustable mount or flush mounted. By separating the display and control unit in the driver’s compartment, from the engine compartment-mounted, waterproof, sensor unit, it makes installation straightforward. Only one thin harness is required to be routed through the firewall. The combination of the new 300kPa (43.5psi) integrated pressure sensor, the more compact solenoid valve and faster ECU processer, provide quicker response and the most stable boost curves yet. The PRofec also maintains popular features like, Lo, Hi, Scramble boost presets, last-boost display, peak-hold recall, warning alert and safety limiter.

 


All three are compatible with the Profec MAP expansion module for even finer boost adjustments.
i.e.  (load vs. Duty% - by RPM, Throttle Position, Speed, Gear or Water Temp)

Monday, September 23, 2019

Back by Popular Demand, GReddy SUS Weighted Shift Knobs


304 Stainless Steel Shift Knobs with Adapters to fit most all Japanese manual transmission shifters - M10xP1.25, M12xP1.5, &M12xP1.25

Optimized for ergonomic comfort and weighted for driving feel GReddy 304 stainless steel shift knobs, are designed precise gear changes. The Sphere shaped ball design measures 45mm in diameter, 55mm tall, with a 13mm tall, 25mm dia. base. The material, size and shape allows this compact shift knob to weigh a lofty 363g (.80lbs.) This benefits the driving feel by counter-weighting the shift lever.

Polished Stainless Finish

MSRP $ 60. p/n # 14500110

 

Anodized Blue Finish

MSRP $ 60. p/n # 14500111











Adapters: Yellow M10xP1.25, Teal M12xP1.5, Navy M12xP1.25

Each GReddy CNC Stainless Shift Knob includes 3 of the most common thread sizes inserts to suit most Japanese manual transmission shifters. They are color coded in the GReddy corporate colors: Yellow, Teal and Blue.
Compatible with 5 and 6 speeds with various gate patterns.