Gruppe S / Dynamic Autosports / Hankook Tire GTR Drift Car

Posted by Gruppe S On November 5, 2009

Check out our new Project GTR Drift Car for Formula Drift. Stay up to Date with Developments on the Car here on the Gruppe S Blog

Check out the new End of the Year Gruppe-S Drifting Season Video

Posted by Gruppe-S On November 3, 2009

Robbie Nishida, Eric O'Sullivan, Ryuji Miki and the Hankook Tire Drift Team Video Showcasing our strong 2009 Season.

Check our our Holiday Deals @ Gruppe-S.com

Posted by Gruppe S On July 24, 2009

Check out Gruppe-s.com for all the great deals on all your aftermarket performance part needs. Located in Lake Forest, California, Gruppe-S carries thousands of different products and has over a Million Dollars of products IN-STOCK.

Robbie Nishida Qualifies Number One at Formula Drift Las Vegas!

Posted by Gruppe S On July 10, 2009

Robbie Nishida, Driver of the Dynamic Autosport / Hankook Tire 305Z Qualifies in the number one spot at the Formula Drift: Round 4 Las Vegas Speedway Event

Hankook Tire F200 FULL RACE SLICKS On Special at Gruppe-S Now!

Posted by Gruppe S On July 25, 2009

PTop-notch performance slick tire with consistency and high mileage on dry or damp track. Designed for both Formula Car and Touring Car applications by Hankook now in stock at Gruppe-S with special deals on various sizes, call in for details! (949) 457-1234

Our Operations Manager has been conducting a test for ACT for 11 years and 130,000 miles later, his clutch finally let out!. His 95 Honda Civic Ex with a B16 motor was tracked, turbo charged for a year, and driven every day. Check it out!

This was a 11 test that has really shown the quality of their products and why we have great satisfaction with their products. Dynamic Autosports has once again proven that the product lines that we carry are simply the best in our industry. That is why we have been in business for so long.

ACT we salute you for making such a good product, the bad part is that we aren't really generatiing anymore clutch sales when we sell your product. One and done, I guess he will have to wait another 11 years til his next ACT clutch runs out.

-Eddie

Drift Fan Request!

Posted by Gruppe S On Friday, July 30, 2010 0 comments
We recently received an email from one of our major Drift Fanatics. She sent in some photos and requested them to be put on our blog in order to promote the team and to show support! Her name is Taylor and shes out to support the drift community. She wants to hangout with other drifters so you can email her at taylorkatelin@yahoo.com



- Gruppe-S

New to the US!!!! Weds Sports SA55M in BRM

Posted by Gruppe S On Saturday, July 24, 2010 0 comments







Recently the Subaru community has been faced with a shortage of the production of engine bearings which has been a bit of a hit to the Engine Building Community. Gruppe-S has searched high and low to offer our customers a solution for our race engines and after much leg work we are extremely happy to introduce the release of the Mahle Motorsports bearing. With a long standing heritage in racing specifically in Formula One, Mahle Motorsports manufactures some of the world's finest bearings. These bearings are not the same as the Formula 1 bearings but are now being built by the same people who build their bearings and going to be available here from Gruppe-S.

These specific Subaru bearing are being used specifically in WRC cars in Europe and will be testing the bearing here shortly at Gruppe-S as well as customer motors and also on famous RWD Hankook drift car.
Some of the special Benefits of Mahle Motorsports bearings
Laser Marking

The cheapest method of identifying a bearing is by stamping, and in motorsports this can compromise some performance. The embossed section on the bearing causes less efficient heat transfer because there is less surface contact. Laser marking is an alternative method which creates smaller, more consistent marking which does not distort the backing and as such does not disrupt the backcontact and subsequent heat transfer.

Racing Notch

1. The first is that it enables the cross sectional area of the joint face to remain fully intact such that the hoop stresses in the bearing caused by the interference fit with the housing are equally distributed.

• A conventional notch requires a section of the material to be pressed back from the joint face which reduces the cross sectional area and therefore there is less material with which to support the load imposed by the interference fit of the bearing assembly.

• The racing notch allows the contact pressure between the bearing and housing to be maximised if required. This allows the housing to provide maximum support for the bearing and the optimum heat transfer from the bearing into the housing.

2. The second advantage is that the bore of the bearing remains uninterrupted which creates a better surface for the formation of the oil film and it also removes an oil leakage path.





Inside Look Behind the Gruppe-S Drift Team

Posted by Gruppe S On Thursday, July 22, 2010 0 comments
Our techs here at Gruppe-S spend extremely long hours in building and prepping the Drift cars that you see at the Formula Drift Events, and they are definitely the most hardcore automotive enthusiasts i have ever met in my life. Here are a couple shots we found from one of the guy's cell phones a couple weeks prior to the Seattle Event. The time the shots were taken are roughly 1am PST. We'll keep you up to date with more photos of what it looks like from the back end to run a Drift team.





And a short video of the GTR being prepped for a Dyno Pull.



Steven @ Gruppe-S

McNugget Challenge Results: FAILURE

Posted by Gruppe S On Tuesday, July 20, 2010 0 comments
It was unbelievably close........ Having fronted the money for this challenge, I have to say i was sweating a bit. It got down to 10 McNuggets and about 15 minutes to go so he was looking good. The Nard Dog decided to take a break and thats what ultimately did him in. With only 3 minutes to the finish line he had 4 left and called it quits. A BRAVE EFFORT FROM MR ANDREW BERNARD, But I WIN!

FINAL RESULTS: FAILURE!

TOTAL NUTRITIONAL FACTS OF THE CHALLENGE
Total Nuggets Completed: 46 Pieces
Total Calories from Nuggets Alone: 2185
Total Grams of fat from Nuggets: 138 Grams
Total Sodium: 4600mg

SAUCE NUTRITION FACTS
Total Sauce Containers Consumed: 10
Total Calories from Sauces: 500
Total Sodium: 2050mg
Total Sugar: 100 Grams


Here he is IMMEDIATE after the challenge. he looks happy.

The remnants of McNugget Challenge!



Until the next one.

Steven @ Gruppe-S

McNugget Challenge 50 Pieces of Glory!

Posted by Gruppe S On Tuesday, July 20, 2010 0 comments



Our Intern-turned Employee has decided to take on a little challenge for the day. Andrew Bernard otherwise known as the "Nard Dog" (Check out "The Office" for that reference) has taken on our own little McNugget Challenge. He is going to Eat 50 Pieces of Golden Deliciousness from the Golden Arches in one hours time.

THE RULES
1. He must consume all 50 within a One Hour Time Limit
2. He must hold down all 50 all day, otherwise he loses.

The consequences.
If he loses he must reimburse DOUBLE the cost of the Nuggets, if he wins he has gained himself a free meal and the GLORY of Victory.

Ill keep you guys up to date on how hes doing.

-Steven @ Gruppe-S

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