Shots came out pretty decent being in shot pitch black during the night.
Steven @ Gruppe-S
Gruppe-S and the boys from Attic2zoo got invited to Hollywood Highlands club to MH+L's (Modern Home + Living magazine) Charity Christmas party alongside Quentin Rampage Jackson, “Taboo” of Black Eyed Peas, Ruth "Ruthless" Pineda from LA Ink and also special performances from “Cali Swag Distr.” and Poreotix from America’s Best Dance Crew.
Whoa is that Attic and Gruppe-S on the VIP red carpet? Do we belong there?
Clark from VIP Autosalon was there with Sarah Kim from Sebamed. Don't get the wrong idea, make up, hair and clothes can do wonders, that isn't what she looks like normally!
Big thanks for Attic crew:
Jimmy Yang and William Lee for the clothes hookup and making an old man look super steezy for one night.
Mattie Kim for dancing when I requested it
Elvin Abril for making black guys think Asian can dance
Clark Ishihara for always trying to make me drink
Sarah Kim for always hooking up Gruppe-S with Sebamed,the best skin care products on the planet, and the VIP hookup, and even taking a shower that night :)
So I head over there to the Foothill Ranch, Ca location and happen to know the manager because my fatass likes eating there. So I asked which toys were available and she said that I could have all 7 if I bought them with a Happy Meal. So I ordered all 7 and the Gruppe-S staff got to eat Happy Meals minus the toy. (The Staff was a bit disappointed opening the happy meals and missing their toy)
BTW the toys are for my 7 year old daughter, I do not have a Hello Kitty fetish, but this should make her very happy. I will save the watches and just use each watch as a reward for good behavior.
Hello Kitty, My Melody, Chococat, Badtz Maru, Keroppi, Sugar Bunnies(white and beige)
From left to right
Don't hate the playa, hate the game!
No cost was spared in the research and development of the most comprehensive internals solution for the true GTR builders out there. There are obviously great forged pistons available in the world, but we worked with the engineers at JE to introduce a piston that can handle the rigorous demands of extreme high horsepower applications.
Currently there are a few engines that are capable of 1200 horsepower, however the engineers at JE Pistons feel that these are the limitations of these pistons. Some engine builders have contacted us and have seen some piston distortion at those horsepower levels and have been looking for an alternative that can handle up to 1600 hp. Well the industry should be happy to know we finally have a solution for those looking to build the fastest GTRs in the world.
Well here it is, and hope everyone enjoys the greatness of this billet FSR piston just built for us.
These pistons are designed from a billet piece of aerospace aluminum and then machined to maximum lightness, narrow pin bosses and the ability to handle the power demands of a 1600 horsepower engine. We are able to maintain the same piston weight as a forged piston but handle the abuse of endurance or drag.
These pistons will be available in many different configurations from stock bore to 100mm with compressions ranging from 9.0 to 10.5:1, the pistons will also be available for your 4.3 liter stroker kit for those looking to set some records. When your GTR requires nothing but the best, choose the Gruppe-S/JE Billet FSR piston.
There are even a couple of custom Hankook GTR R35s around, would love to see them if anyone had the time to do it.
HPI thanks for all the love over the years, Andrew Hilman and Rodney Wills we salute you.
Look at the detail on this car and the craftsmanship, it is unmatched.
* 50/50 centralized chassis weight distribution optimizes chassis balance and improves handling
* Centralized motor position optimizes lateral weight distribution and improves handling
* LiPo/Life ready chassis layout optimizes electronic mounting locations for better weight distribution
* Narrow bulkheads improve overall traction and cornering performance
* 20T center pulley improves acceleration and maximizes drive-train efficiency
* Dual link steering system gives a more linear steering response
* One piece upper deck optimizes chassis rigidity for improved corner speed
* Variable front and rear shock mounting positions provide numerous tuning options
* Long front aluminum universal driveshafts improve chassis stability and increase traction
* Narrow main chassis maximizes traction and cornering performance
* 3mm Ceramic diff balls deliver super smooth and efficient diff performance
Also I am not sure if we are allowed to release this information but I heard rumors that HPI is planning to release a top of the line drift chassis with countersteer that is supposed to put the industry to shame.
Stay tuned we are working with HPI to bring you some local drift competitions in Lake Forest and even some pictures of some really cool unveiled RC cars in the HPI dungeon.
HPI Online Site on Gruppe-S
MINI USA has always been number one in creating this amazing car culture/lifestyle around their cars. When you buy a MINI you dont only become an owner, you also enter into this awesome culture surrounding the car and the people that enjoy them. They always throw amazing events whether its driving a Mini in racing conditions, or just having a grand party to showcase their amazing cars. We just got the invite to this party for their new AWD Turbo Countryman Model, and I will definitely be heading out to it, the perks of attending are amazing as usual. Info is below, hope to see you guys out there!
-Steven @ Gruppe-S
SoCAL MINI Presents: Countryman Bootgate Party for the LA Autoshow
When: November 17th, 2010, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: 1360 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles
Located directly across from the Los Angeles Convention Center -SOUTH HALL[/SIZE]
PRIZES AND GIFTS
Each Attending Guest will Receive ONE FREE LA AUTO SHOW Ticket upon Entry to the event!
- FREE Beer, Sodas and Finger Foods will be served
- There will be Many Prize Giveaways!
- There will be a Surprise NFL Player Attending that will be Autographing some Footballs
The have been replacing all their Subaru applications and EVO applications with their new FSR forgings.
The pistons are extremely durable and lightweight, we have tested them to 700hp with great reliability. The best part is that these guys spend a lot of money developing this forging and they kept the price the same as the old pistons. Don't let these guys know, but we are stealing them right from under their noses. Pick up a set before they find out and start raising prices.
JE part #291061 8.5:1 stock bore 99.5mm
JE part #291062 8.5:1 .5mm overbore 100mm
The tire that is breaking records in Japan time attack is to be released her in America. We are not sure of all the details but the tire is expected to be in the treadwear 50 to 80 range. This tire has been tested and Hankook is happy with their testing, this tire is made to compete and beat the Toyo R888, Nitto NT01 and the Yokohama A050.
Pic of the Hankook Z221 TD Tire
The size of the proposed tire line up is as follows:
Other sizes to follow in the future:
The best part of this is that Gruppe-S will be on of the very first companies in this country to carry it. We will have the best possible prices and service. Be the first, attack the track with these bad boys. Don't miss out and pre-order the tire that is breaking all the records.
E-Force Street Legal Supercharger Kit for 2010-11 Camaro SS (Automatic Transmission) 1597
E-Force Street Legal Supercharger Kit for 2010-11 Camaro SS (Manual Transmission) 1598
2006-2007 LS2 Applications Part
550 HP Complete Supercharger Kit for 2006-07 Corvette 1593
599 HP Complete Supercharger Kit for 2006-07 Corvette 1594
* 2005 programs coming soon
2008-2011 LS3 Applications Part
550 HP Complete Supercharger Kit for 2008-10 Corvette 1590
599 HP Complete Supercharger Kit for 2008-10 Corvette 1591
E-Force Street Legal Supercharger Kit for 2004-08 Ford F-150 2-Wheel Drive (5.4L 3V) 1581
E-Force Street Legal Supercharger Kit for 2009-10 Ford F-150 2-Wheel Drive (5.4L 3V) 1583
E-Force Street Legal Supercharger Kit for 2005-09 Ford Mustang 4.6L 3V 1580
E-Force Street Legal Supercharger Kit for 2010 Ford Mustang 4.6L 3V 1582
INNOVATE MOTORSPORTS “DIGITAL MTX” WIDEBAND AIR/FUEL RATIO GAUGE
The new Innovate Motorsports Digital MTX Series Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge utilizes the only 100% digital Wideband air/fuel ratio technology on the market! Our patented Direct Digital technology is faster and more accurate than common “UEGO” gauges and is now more affordable! In addition, the gauge features a water resistant casing, interchangeable faceplates and bezels, and 2 fully programmable linear analog outputs for use with aftermarket engine managements systems and dataloggers!
The only 100% digital wideband air/fuel ratio technology!
Water Resistant 52mm (2 1/16”) round dash-mountable casing is perfect for automotive, powersports, marine, and demanding racing applications.
Built-in “Direct Digital TM” Wideband Controller reduces wiring and simplifies installation
Wideband O2 “UEGO” is compatible with all fuel types (Leaded, Unleaded, Diesel, Methanol, E85, etc).
Ability to calibrate O2 sensor for increased accuracy
(2) 0-5v fully programmable linear analog outputs for use with engine management systems “closed-loop” and external dataloggers
Interchangeable faceplates and bezels: Black and silver bezel, black and white faceplates included
Large digital readout and programmable “Digital Needle” provides the functionality of a needle style gauge with the pinpoint accuracy of a digital display
Datalog using LogWorks on your PC
Serial IN and OUT ports allows for easy connection with other Innovate MTS and other devices
How the Numbers are Calculated if you are curious!
The calculation involves 2 Steps.
1 a) Calculate first how many revolutions of the crankshaft there are per second instead of per minute.
8000 revolutions/min x 1 min/60 sec.
= 133 revolutions / sec.
1 b) Then using rev/sec, calculate how long it takes to complete 1 crankshaft revolution @8000 rpm?
Using straight ratios:
133 revolutions / sec. = 1 revolution / ? sec.
? seconds = 1 rev. / 133 rev/sec.
= 0.0075 sec.
= 7.5 millisec.
Bottom line is 180milliseconds faster digital air fuel gauge means 24 engine revolutions faster at 8000rpm
ON SPECIAL NOW @ Gruppe-S!
$189 Free Shipping + tax if in CA
We are now offering Edelbrock through Gruppe-S, so now you can get your Domestic Superchargers for the best price available on the internet from Gruppe-S!
We don't normally push domestic products, but we just got back from SEMA Show and they looked so good we had to carry them.
-The manufacturing on these kits its under strict quality control and everything bolts up perfectly every time.
-These kits are 100% CALIFORNIA SMOG LEGAL
-They create strong power gains
-They are priced to move
These new kits are some of the best engineered kits we have seen in a long time, and the power gains are insane so check out the kits to day at Edelbrock.com or give us a call at 949-457-1234!
DSport Magazine is offering an insane trip to Japan but they are kicking it up a couple notches and are offering an experience of a lifetime to visit the Tokyo Auto Salon, the holy grail of all automotive shows. This is your chance to travel with the DSport team and see the Tokyo Auto Salon through the eyes of one of the industry leading magazine groups in the world and experience the Tokyo Auto Salon and see things that only industry members will get to see. Check out the banner for more information and sign up, you won't regret this experience and tell them Gruppe-S sent you!
-Steven @ Gruppe-S
The JDM Hotness: Weds Sports SA55M in Matte Black. Be Exclusive, be the first in North America Rock Them.
Luckily for you these wheels wrapped in the most sticky of sticky rubber, the Hankook RS-3 tires, are going to a customer of ours that is International so you can still be the first in North America to own these.
Wed Sports SA55M in Matte Black
18x10 +18 All the way around
Achieve flushness. Also I'll throw in a set of Hankook RS-3s for a Flushness Discounted Package Price.
-Steven @ Gruppe-S
Fitment is clean, but for those looking for a more Flush fitment Weds Sport has a 18x10 +15 SA55M in Matte Black that in stock at Gruppe-S right now. Keep an eye out for this sleeper Evo X.
Weds Sport SA55M
Matte Grey Machining
18x9 +20 All around
-Steven @ Gruppe-S
We loaded up the car, and took off to Spring Mountain in Pahrump, Nevada, for this exclusive video shoot.
While the Videographers prepped their equipment, one of the head technicians and fabricators Keith Covey and Robbie Nishida made last minute preparations on the GTR for the demo.
Accommodations at Spring Mountain are of the highest quality. How many race tracks do you know of have a mini putting range, lounge areas, flat-screen TV's, leather couches and Listerine in the bathrooms!!!!
Along with Robbie, Mike "Playboy" Essa came out with his M3!
And finally a quick shot of the girls!Thats all i can show you for now, but stay tuned after September 14 after the show airs for more pictures and videos of the event!!
Be sure to check out Badass on Playboy TV airing September 14 to see Robbie Nishida tear up the track in his Nissan GTR with the lovely ladies of Playboy!
Steven @ Gruppe-S