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YOitzJDM
11-02-2009, 07:46 PM
http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs071.snc3/13833_1194829482726_1588130890_484356_2305031_n.jp g

what the....

details????????

who's driving it????????

SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

delicious steve
11-03-2009, 12:27 AM
RN







msglgth

Bebop
11-03-2009, 03:09 AM
Does this shiet even run?

nissan manual tranny, gm grandpa 4 speed tranny, or nissan autotiptronic bs tranny? (most expensive part of the vehicle)

This is pretty dope, even though I feel that dynamic autosports cars/drivers dont really mesh well with FD style of competiton.

Wait a hotdamn minute... is this for sure even a drift car? Could be a time attack thing.

Bebop
11-03-2009, 03:36 AM
RN





Or could it be?

http://ll.speedhunters.com/u/f/eagames/NFS/speedhunters.com/Images/Rod09/drivers%20guests/Robbie/11.JPG


lol driftforfun said in a thread (for some reason does not exist anymore) a short while back that it would never happend because he(daigo) felt the team was unprofesional.

But dang, homeboy shows up to a FD event reppin hankook(not goodyear) hard as hell. I feel anything can happend at this point.

Note: blaze1 has had a man crush on daigo since early 2007

Slapshotnerd
11-03-2009, 08:05 AM
Does this shiet even run?

nissan manual tranny, gm grandpa 4 speed tranny, or nissan autotiptronic bs tranny? (most expensive part of the vehicle)

This is pretty dope, even though I feel that dynamic autosports cars/drivers dont really mesh well with FD style of competiton.

Wait a hotdamn minute... is this for sure even a drift car? Could be a time attack thing.

Prolly LS-Juan. Gtr + ls1 = nevaaaaar losssseeee!!

Either that or vk56 like all the cool kids.

I hope we don't have to wait until the Hankook press conference on Thursday to get answers!

I'm on the plane now to head to Vegas, I'll be sure to make a b-line to the Hankook booth when I land!

Justin Banner
11-03-2009, 08:22 AM
I'm on the plane now to head to Vegas, I'll be sure to make a b-line to the Hankook booth when I land!

Lucky basterd! :D

socalwrench
11-03-2009, 08:39 AM
I'm not convinced that it's a drift car yet. Besides, I thought that Hankook team was going to use a new Camaro as their drift car?

Jonny Fonseca
11-03-2009, 11:05 AM
it would be nice if they used a rb26 with the 6 speed tranny! im getting tired of V6 and V8! It also could be Robbie driving it? who knows!

Bebop
11-03-2009, 12:23 PM
I'm not convinced that it's a drift car yet. Besides, I thought that Hankook team was going to use a new Camaro as their drift car?

But that Conrads/Blue 808s deal.

This definitly looks like a dynamic autosports/eddie kim deal.

But yeah, I agree im not that convinced yet.

I hate sema in reguards to drinking btw guys

"lets trailer in car we probably wont see on the track for the next 2 years in hope to gain sponsor money for next year"

Just overdone sequence of teasers for me, get this thing on the track.

Slapshotnerd
11-04-2009, 10:30 AM
Drift car, driven by Robbie Nishida.

There was a placard in front of the car with all the specs.

Should be interesting to see how this build progresses!

socalwrench
11-04-2009, 05:29 PM
It seems speedhunters is confirming it also. I wonder if it will be a standard GTR with just the front axle disconnected. Should be interesting to watch.

Slapshotnerd
11-10-2009, 12:53 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMzp4v5o7yQ

joshuaDRIFT
11-21-2009, 06:44 PM
i believe it is strictly for track, it would be awesome to see it drift though

Justin Banner
11-22-2009, 10:30 AM
i believe it is strictly for track, it would be awesome to see it drift though

Did you watch the YouTube video? It is a FD car. Also:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G9PiTDDTqs

joshuaDRIFT
11-24-2009, 09:43 AM
Did you watch the YouTube video? It is a FD car. Also:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G9PiTDDTqs

oops XD no i missed that thanks

Amanda
12-02-2009, 01:34 PM
GT-R! Cute drift car.... **I am jealous** :D

INFO
02-04-2010, 02:37 PM
http://gruppe-s.blogspot.com/2010/01/boss-man-is-avoiding-r35.html

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Justin Banner
02-04-2010, 02:44 PM
Why is there several of the same image?

**edit** never mind about the "mysterious oil cooler in the door," bigger pictures reveal the door is missing.... But, gives me an interesting idea. :D

Bebop
02-04-2010, 06:49 PM
Yea.... we wont be seeing this thing at long beach lol

drft89
02-04-2010, 08:43 PM
blitz has one

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Slapshotnerd
02-04-2010, 11:51 PM
why WOULDN'T this be ready in time?!

they fixed Eric's Subaru in 4 days after the crash in Seattle, and that had a ton of fab work on the front end. All they have to do is fab up a cage, replace everything with CF panels (which seibon already has), drop in a motor, add an E-brake, add suspension, and they're set to go. 60 days of working time, 10-12 hours a day with 2 guys... I don't see why it couldn't be done?

Dai's car in 8 days from almost scratch. Eric's car in 4 days from a bad wrecked. What's so hard to believe about 60 days?

courantcom
02-05-2010, 02:42 AM
why WOULDN'T this be ready in time?!

they fixed Eric's Subaru in 4 days after the crash in Seattle, and that had a ton of fab work on the front end. All they have to do is fab up a cage, replace everything with CF panels (which seibon already has), drop in a motor, add an E-brake, add suspension, and they're set to go. 60 days of working time, 10-12 hours a day with 2 guys... I don't see why it couldn't be done?

Dai's car in 8 days from almost scratch. Eric's car in 4 days from a bad wrecked. What's so hard to believe about 60 days?

...and, hoping everything works right the first time they start it up, they can make time to go a place where they can test it, shake it down...take notes, develop an original program further, take it there again, etc., etc. I don't think they can learn from others when trying to make a drift car out of an R35, so they are going to have to discover things on their own for now.

Or, they can just shake it down at Long Beach. ;-)

DRIFT EMPORIUM
02-05-2010, 08:07 AM
Eddie is the man.

Bebop
02-05-2010, 09:14 AM
Rebuilding something that was already competitive or proven competitive is much different from building something from scratch that has never been done before... IE JIC Porsche.

I will be really surprised if we see this anytime before the east coast leg of the series. And I will be even more impressed if it is competitive at any time during the 2010 series.

Justin Banner
02-05-2010, 06:05 PM
Rebuilding something that was already competitive or proven competitive is much different from building something from scratch that has never been done before... IE JIC Porsche.

I will be really surprised if we see this anytime before the east coast leg of the series. And I will be even more impressed if it is competitive at any time during the 2010 series.

You know, we also had our doubts with the AEM tC. It worked out fairly well for them.

Bebop
02-05-2010, 08:55 PM
You know, we also had our doubts with the AEM tC. It worked out fairly well for them.


I agree but this time last year that car wasnt a half stripped shell.

Justin Banner
02-06-2010, 05:26 AM
Which is why I've been thinking about something. Can anyone confirm that these photos are up to date or if the photos and story are behind the actual build? (In other words, is the car further along than we assume)

INFO
02-06-2010, 08:29 AM
Which is why I've been thinking about something. Can anyone confirm that these photos are up to date or if the photos and story are behind the actual build? (In other words, is the car further along than we assume)

We will get an update from them after the weekend is over.

INFO
02-09-2010, 12:27 AM
http://gruppe-s.blogspot.com/2010/02/development-on-drift-gtr-subframe-and.html

by Gruppe S

The Gruppe-S.com / Dynamic Autosports / Hankook Tire Drift GTR begins the chassis preparation stage of the development process.

Below: The subframe of the GTR along with the transmission is dropped after was stripped down to it's bare chassis.

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After finishing the stitch welding, Master Technician Adam Depner, pictured here, is laying on a coat of primer in order to protect the newly exposed metal from the elements..

INFO
02-15-2010, 08:32 PM
GTR Cage: Front Beams and Bar and Stiching up the Seams!
http://gruppe-s.blogspot.com

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_opiCXWcCWoM/S3oLpjKWoVI/AAAAAAAAAjg/I3ty_nENXFk/s400/2.jpg

With the Foundation of a Main hoop and Crossbar in place, its time to extend this cage forward with the main front runners with a cross beam running along the front top section. Stay Tuned for updates tomorrow!!
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INFO
02-23-2010, 01:54 PM
Hankook GTR gets it's Rear End worked on
http://gruppe-s.blogspot.com/2010/02/hankook-gtr-gets-its-rear-end-worked-on.html

Continuing work on the GTR's cage, we cut out sections of the chassis to lay out the base plates for the rear runners of the cage that connect the rear portion of the chassis to the main hoop. The cage is nearing completion and work continues on the chassis preparation. Come back tomorrow for another update on the progress of our GTR Drift Build!

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_opiCXWcCWoM/S3tTsQU-OtI/AAAAAAAAAlI/fVwLFGRGtj0/s400/back+%287%29.JPG

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INFO
02-23-2010, 01:56 PM
GTR Cage: Side Runners Installed and Engine Bay Prep
http://gruppe-s.blogspot.com/2010/02/gtr-cage-side-runners-installed-and.html

The side runners are on cage have been lined up and cut to fit the driver side with out fabricator working on the passenger side as we speak.
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Jason, our resident genius when it comes to body work and chassis preparation, is cutting out sections in the engine bay in order to make room for the special power plant that will be pushing this GTR. The motor we will be running in the GTR for this 2010 season of Formula Drift is going to be...... I think I may have said too much so we'll talk more on that later..

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DataXUnknown
02-23-2010, 02:18 PM
Teaserrrr...tell us what motor is gunna be in it! I bet it's going to be some sort of v8 or nascar motor. Why else would you be cutting an engine bay (from a 6 cylinder) to fit another motor in there...hahah guess we shall have to wait and find out

Piner
02-23-2010, 08:02 PM
be funny if it was an SR

Jonny Fonseca
02-23-2010, 08:12 PM
Rb26!!!!!!!!!!!

INFO
02-23-2010, 08:38 PM
Teaserrrr...tell us what motor is gunna be in it! I bet it's going to be some sort of v8 or nascar motor. Why else would you be cutting an engine bay (from a 6 cylinder) to fit another motor in there...hahah guess we shall have to wait and find out



for NOW they plan to start the season with a VQ35 (BC stroker kit to
increase displacement

Bebop
02-25-2010, 02:26 PM
I think someone needs to remind them the falken G35 never worked out

CamelTouge
02-25-2010, 03:23 PM
I think someone needs to remind them the falken G35 never worked out


g35 podium'd, 1st place, in sonoma..05 or 06...
seemed like it "worked out" to me.

car had its fair share of issues after that, but it was still a good car.

Bebop
02-25-2010, 04:43 PM
g35 podium'd, 1st place, in sonoma..05 or 06...
seemed like it "worked out" to me.

car had its fair share of issues after that, but it was still a good car.

Back in 05

75% of the cars that competed back then wouldn't be able to hang in the sport the way it is today. And that says alot in a sport that relies so much on skill.

Cars like the cooper el camino, aem s2k, cooper f-body, lexus backed is300, and a bunch of half assed built cookie cut S13s.

Yea, your right the falken G35 was a decent machine back in 05... but where is it today?

CamelTouge
02-25-2010, 05:16 PM
Back in 05

75% of the cars that competed back then wouldn't be able to hang in the sport the way it is today. And that says alot in a sport that relies so much on skill.

Cars like the cooper el camino, aem s2k, cooper f-body, lexus backed is300, and a bunch of half assed built cookie cut S13s.

Yea, your right the falken G35 was a decent machine back in 05... but where is it today?


G35 is gone...just like the other 75% of cars from back in 05.

You are comparing the g35 to hankook GTR. you really think it doesnt have a chance against the cars in FD now? C'mon man..

Bebop
02-25-2010, 05:43 PM
Down to the bare bones its just a beefy V36

In a addition vq motor is added (or shall i say the VK was subtracted)

that's where we are at this point...

In the future with the right engineering this can be a very successful drift car.... but with the season closing in fast its starting to look like a 100k+ tar baby. Their Z33 wasn't quite ready at long beach back in 08 and at that time there was a few highly successful version on the car on grid. What makes me think this first time entry for the team will prove any better.

Robbie was looking strong and was seen as a championship threat coming into 2010 until this news came.I would have had my eyes on a Z34, the base of the car alone is just a improved version of the Z33. That combined with the knowledge gained from the original build I think Robbie would have had a much greater chance at a overall podium this year. I also feel that Nissan would have been happier with this choice as well. Even though they don't fully back any team, its nice to give them a incentive instead of campaigning a car that most fans could never afford.

Now we are waiting too see the car make a clean pass at long beach... which could possibly not happen.

SCR_7M
02-26-2010, 04:16 PM
Blaze,

To be completely honest with you, you're posts are a boring, and your constant ranting about the Gruppe-S team is getting old. Anyone who is not an idiot can see that you have something personal against the team of it's crew. Your posts have become predictable, and everyone gets a good laugh every time you say anything. Some even place bets on how soon you will post negative replies or just *Censored**Censored**Censored**Censored**Censored* *Censored**Censored**Censored*, know-nothing rants.

When you get a team of your own, then you can manage it as a perfect 10. Until then, please do us all a favor and shut your trap.

Bebop
02-26-2010, 05:03 PM
PM replied to SCR 7m

Justin Banner
02-26-2010, 06:41 PM
Blaze,

To be completely honest with you, you're posts are a boring, and your constant ranting about the Gruppe-S team is getting old. Anyone who is not an idiot can see that you have something personal against the team of it's crew. Your posts have become predictable, and everyone gets a good laugh every time you say anything. Some even place bets on how soon you will post negative replies or just *Censored**Censored**Censored**Censored**Censored* *Censored**Censored**Censored*, know-nothing rants.

When you get a team of your own, then you can manage it as a perfect 10. Until then, please do us all a favor and shut your trap.

Wow, a guy with ONE POST talking a bit out of his britches. Blaze knows what he's talking about (most of the time, though I do disagree on him about the GT-R). So, to be honest with you, completely honest with you, a newbie or troll does not fair well in this forum when his first post is a rant about an ol' dog of Drifting.com.

Now, back on subject, it appears that these build pictures are "real time," as in these are being posted just about as soon as they are taken and edited for watermarks. I'm a little worried, but not too much. I think the build will be done before LB, but development will probably be on the fly and maybe even more so than the tC. I expect the car to be at it's best towards the end of the season, rather than the middle like Tanner's tC was.

Bebop
02-26-2010, 09:16 PM
Tanner TC was hot like fire at long beach, met his match at ATL, and had a plain bad setup at wall. Came Vegas... it was no contest.

And if IIRC it was not at SEMA 08 (as a shell or anything)

INFO
02-26-2010, 09:19 PM
Transmission and Engine ARE IN!!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_opiCXWcCWoM/S4iKQD292_I/AAAAAAAAAmg/PAOfkZ4AFDE/s400/IMG_5438.JPG

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_opiCXWcCWoM/S4iJ6h7vaMI/AAAAAAAAAmY/rJIPMpWwK-w/s400/IMG_5510.JPG

BY Eddie
The team situated the VQ35 big boy stroker and Gforce transmision in the R35. The fitment is great, especially since the car was designed for a VR38 which is even bigger. We brought the engine as close to the firewall for good weight distribution and fabricated some solid engine mounts to keep the power going into the ground.

The extra room in the engine bay will allow for a bigger turbo and even a larger diameter downpipe.

Secret info, rear end is amazing but final product pics will be shown after completion on the rear end. Don't want to give away all our secrets, now do we?

-Eddie

INFO
02-26-2010, 09:21 PM
Hankook GTR Information Release!

by Steven Tran

Hello everyone, my name is Steven Tran, I handle the Marketing / PR for Dynamic. After spending some time reading all the interesting rumors floating around the internet, I think itís about time we squash the rumors on the Drift GTR for next year.

Letís start off with the first question thatís been floating around:

What was the GTR we displayed at the SEMA Show?
That GTR was strictly for Demo and Press purposes to announce our plans for the 2010 Formula Drift Season, it was basically created in order to visually announce the project and how the finished vehicle would potentially look. Instead of releasing a rendered photo of the potential finished car, we opted to take it a bit further and make a replica GTR in order to showcase what the final product will look like; it was our way to announce the project with a strong impact. During this time, the chassis we are using for competition was at our shop undergoing preparation and development for the upcoming season of Formula Drift. The SEMA Show in Las Vegas is traditionally used to release information regarding the projects for 2010, and many of the new projects for 2010 that attend the SEMA Show are projects in progress and not entirely finished.

What motor will the GTR be using next year?
Moment of truth for some of you, we are going to be running a special large stroked VQ mated with a G-Force 4-Speed Dog Box Transmission, specs on this motor will be released at a later time as R&D and testing gets finished. Currently the VR38 GTR Motor is still under development and we are currently working on developing the most advanced stroker system for that motor. Our power target for that motor is 1000+HP, so as developments on that motor progress we will keep you up to date. The VR38 platform is something we are considering to use in the future, but until we finish R&D and test the motor for competition we do not have an ETA when we will use the GTR VR38.

Will the GTR be finished in time for Long Beach?
We are on a set schedule and have been working diligently to finish the car, and everything is currently on schedule. We plan have the racing debut of the GTR at Long Beach, so unless some serious unforeseen situation occurs or an act of god, we will be in Long Beach with the GTR.


If you are an Official Media Outlet and would like any information regarding the GTR, please feel free to give us a call at 949-457-1234 we'll gladly fill you in on any details of the project.


-Steven @ Gruppe-S

CamelTouge
02-27-2010, 03:08 AM
Wow, a guy with ONE POST talking a bit out of his britches. Blaze knows what he's talking about (most of the time, though I do disagree on him about the GT-R). So, to be honest with you, completely honest with you, a newbie or troll does not fair well in this forum when his first post is a rant about an ol' dog of Drifting.com.


My turn to Jump in...

Blaze 1 does not know what hes talking about. My bet is that SCM whatever is either someone who's finally fed up with all the bashing that Blaze has done, or is a poster that is affiliated with a certain company/team that doesnt want their opinion to be reflected on the company/team they represent.

Straight up...Blaze acts and talks like hes been in the industry. For years I have seen this dude talk smack about Eddies team(Dynamic/Hankook) or Falkens team (minus any DA affiliated drivers), and people, besides myself, are tired of his rants.

GRANTED, like everyone that posts on here has an OPINION, and i cant knock blaze (or anyone) for having an opinion, but damn...seriously STFU and start your own team, or drive, if your soo unhappy with whats going on.

Blaze and BANNER...I see your passion towards this motorsport. But before EITHER of you rant and rave about your opinions/ideas on anything related to this industry, PLEASE get your facts straight, and look at the issues from both sides of the table..not just your own.

And PLEASE dont address your personal issues with certain teams on here. Cheer for your favs, but dont publicly bash the ones you dislike.

im not gonna go into HISTORY/Archives and go back and forth on your rants/raves, but I hope that you will take what im saying...and think about it before you post ANYTHING on this forum. Just advice that i really think you should take.

Bebop
02-27-2010, 04:26 AM
Please note... I have never claimed or stated "facts" as if I was with or affiliated with any team, sanctioning body, or sponsor.

I talk about how I see things in my perspective and that is it....

I don't mean to toot my own horn but I have made a few predictions in this sport that have came true. Not because I'm in the pits with these teams or its competitors. I just call it how I see it. I have been around this sport for a while, while I don't drive as much as I would like and I no longer work for a company that is involved in the sport I'm not just a dude that is just out right saying screw a team just for the sake of it.

My criticism for anyone on this forum has been based on the issue DRIFTING and that is it. I never knocked someones name, marital status, look, feel, taste, or anything that did not involve 4 wheels and a steering wheel or the sport of drifting as a whole. But still when someone is angry at me they bring up my age, gender, occupation, and my ethnicity (if you forgot just dig up the archives). Now can I ask, who's getting/gotten personal here?

If the good folks at drifting.com want me to stfu they have all the sources to PM, Email, or Call me (they have done it before it some cases but not in this one). Until then all I ask just like the teams have asked is stay professional. Let media be media, let the fans be the fans.

Seriously, if I went on a nascar forum. And gave a statement saying why I didn't think Jimmie Johnson and the Lowes team couldn't win the championship in 2010. Do you think that Chad Knaus and Rick Hendrick would show up out of no where and tell me, little ol blaze1 to STFU and stay out of their business?

Its surprising to see my little presence in the sport can bruise so many egos.

With that being said, I'm sorry?

Justin Banner
02-27-2010, 08:05 AM
Uhh, I've been the one here that's been saying "Hey, it will get done." My concern is performance of the chassis that will have little starting development. I'm glad to see that the VQ will be used until the VR is further developed, however, it's the chassis that will need the development before LB. That is what makes or breaks a drift car, we all know that. It'd just be nice if the GT-R was on the ground and testing like the Camaro is right now.

Bebop
02-27-2010, 09:04 AM
Proof that I (blaze1) constantly go out of my way to "bash" Gruppe S.

Robbie Nishida & Joon Maeng with Peak Performance & Hankook for 08 season ! (http://www.drifting.com/forums/general-chat-drifting-discussion-news-and-site-updates/24622-robbie-nishida-and-joon-maeng-with-peak-performance-and-hankook-for-08-season.html)

Hankook Tire/Gruppe S Drift 350Z Gets New Engine For FORMULA D IRWINDALE (http://www.drifting.com/forums/general-chat-drifting-discussion-news-and-site-updates/27838-hankook-tire-gruppe-s-drift-350z-gets-new-engine-for-formula-d-irwindale.html)

(VIDEO) HANKOOK DRIFT TEAM; Robbie Nishida, Eric O'Sullivan and Ryuji Miki (http://www.drifting.com/forums/pictures-and-video-clips/27483-video-hankook-drift-team-robbie-nishida-eric-osullivan-and-ryuji-miki.html)

(VIDEO) Formula Drift 2009 TEAM Hankook Tire (http://www.drifting.com/forums/pictures-and-video-clips/28063-video-formula-drift-2009-team-hankook-tire.html)

I still watch both those videos like every week... really pumps me up.

INFO
03-03-2010, 06:14 PM
http://gruppe-s.blogspot.com/2010/03/work-in-progress-custom-transmission.html

Work in Progress: Custom Transmission Mounts & Wheel Fitment By Savini Wheels
Posted by Gruppe S
With the G-Force Dogbox Transmission Mated with our VQ sitting in the GTR, we are currently fabricating reinforced mounts to hold our 4-Speed in place. Currently its about half way done, just a few more reinforcement portions to make sure it can handle the pressures and high speeds of Drift and it will be ready. Made by one of our master techs, Adam Depner, its a sight to see in real life. More photos to come once its done.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_opiCXWcCWoM/S43RyPDz47I/AAAAAAAAAnI/j3qI4ufx8eM/s400/transmission3.png

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_opiCXWcCWoM/S43Rwa2pKGI/AAAAAAAAAnA/HwyZ8JzUHJI/s400/transmission2.png

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_opiCXWcCWoM/S43RuZjTroI/AAAAAAAAAm4/I1z9QuFU0jg/s400/transmission1.png

Coming into the shop a day ago, "I was scratching my head" as I saw this wheel, it looked like something out of "Back to the Future 2". Its actually a test wheel given to us by Savini Wheels that is used to test fitment and offset on our GTR with tires, for a Special Wheel thats currently in the works, but more on that later...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_opiCXWcCWoM/S43RsJHCuQI/AAAAAAAAAmw/p7aag5mY080/s400/saviniwheel.png

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_opiCXWcCWoM/S43RAQ7RW7I/AAAAAAAAAmo/Wt7g_XsqDdc/s400/bttf.jpg

You can check out some of the lightweight forged wheels available by Savini @ www.saviniforged.com/

RX7Turbodrift
03-05-2010, 02:08 AM
rofl. i'd rock those wheels... not in public though.

INFO
03-09-2010, 12:14 PM
Transmission Mount Part 2: COMPLETED!
by Gruppe

Transmission Mount is complete! After putting on a couple more support arms, our custom transmission mount is finished and on the GTR mating our G-Force 4-Speed Dog Box solidly on our chassis. This solid piece of welded metal is a piece of art for sure and seeing it in real life is a lot more bad *Censored**Censored**Censored* than these photos. Pictured below is Adam Depner the fabricator that made this piece. With this and the engine mounted down, we are one step closer to getting this bad boy sideways.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_opiCXWcCWoM/S5WwnHGXPeI/AAAAAAAAAng/a27m2n5hWFs/s400/transmount1.png

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_opiCXWcCWoM/S5WwvsO53kI/AAAAAAAAAoA/g9Gz5vFwK1k/s400/transmount5.png

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_opiCXWcCWoM/S5WwvsO53kI/AAAAAAAAAoA/g9Gz5vFwK1k/s400/transmount5.png

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_opiCXWcCWoM/S5WwrpXYmxI/AAAAAAAAAnw/58Gd0iWdNPg/s400/transmount3.png

valve timing
03-22-2010, 11:43 AM
this thing is gonna be so sick cant wait to see it on the pro circuit

INFO
03-30-2010, 07:27 PM
http://drifting.com/Gruppe-S1.jpg

Piner
03-30-2010, 09:04 PM
Soooo im guessing will be ready for round 2 then?

Alex@Vildini
03-30-2010, 10:52 PM
It should be there at round 1. Round 1 will probably be their shakedown day!!

Bebop
03-31-2010, 08:39 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_opiCXWcCWoM/S7Ok1sckaKI/AAAAAAAAAuA/Zo55CiuStBs/s400/Drift+Team+Clothing.png

Can we get a price list on this stuff, need to figure out how much cash flow I'm going to need for long beach.... I really want that team shirt.

5150 Cruiser
04-01-2010, 10:55 AM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_opiCXWcCWoM/S7Ok1sckaKI/AAAAAAAAAuA/Zo55CiuStBs/s400/Drift+Team+Clothing.png

Can we get a price list on this stuff, need to figure out how much cash flow I'm going to need for long beach.... I really want that team shirt.

X2. WOn't make it to long beach, so hopefully it will be avaibly on line soon??

Amanda
04-02-2010, 12:04 AM
They got the GT-R & great looking great! Wow, I am so jealous! :p

INFO
04-03-2010, 09:41 PM
we should have an update on the GRUPPE-S slumber party by Monday

Slapshotnerd
04-04-2010, 11:08 AM
I think I'm going to stop by the shop tomorrow night to say hi to my favorite kimchee-eating team owner :)

Bebop
04-10-2010, 04:48 AM
ok, both cars didn't pass tech for round 1

I'm not going to jump to conclusions, maybe one of there techs quit half way through the project or something

but i kinda feel me and others are owed a apology.

ALI's DRIFT GARAGE
04-10-2010, 10:30 PM
Good job so far team Dynamic. Car is looking bad *Censored**Censored**Censored*, not the first time a team hasn't made a round. Atlanta should be fantastic!

Edi
04-27-2010, 04:56 AM
what's the status with the R35 is it ready for round 2 in Atlanta ?
i'm looking forward to see it in action

SCR_7M
04-27-2010, 05:17 PM
Looking good for Atlanta: http://www.youtube.com/user/DynamicAutosports#p/a/u/0/FttIE7LGCj4

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brainfood
04-27-2010, 09:28 PM
Worlds first huh? I think Blitz kinda handled that. But GC

Bebop
04-27-2010, 09:36 PM
Was the blitz car at D1 round 2 this weekend?

Who ever makes a successful lap first wins IMO

INFO
06-11-2010, 12:27 AM
Gruppe S received the first sleeved block for VR38 in the world, that we know of. (Gruppe S is) taking the final measurements to finalize this 4.3 liter stroker kit. The billet pistons engineer is getting the final specs and tolerances.

INFO
06-11-2010, 12:28 AM
http://gruppe-s.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-05-18T17%3A00%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7

"Even the oil squirters are carefully drawn out to make sure that everything is perfect. No other piston manufacturers takes the stock crank, stroker crank, stock block, sleeved block, stock connecting rods, stroker connecting rods, and the oil squirters to design 1 set of pistons. This is going to be a truly engineered pistons exclusively for the GTR R35 and every inch of the piston will be machined. These pistons will have everything unnecessary machined out of them for maximum weight saving and the ability to handle 1600hp. I dare you to make it!

-Ek"

Bebop
06-11-2010, 12:54 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_opiCXWcCWoM/S7Ok1sckaKI/AAAAAAAAAuA/Zo55CiuStBs/s400/Drift+Team+Clothing.png

I still want some team gear, I gotta look fly this summer!

Cant wait for the motor to be completed.

b_hydra
06-11-2010, 03:01 PM
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I still want some team gear, I gotta look fly this summer!

Cant wait for the motor to be completed.

No kidding, I'm hoping they make everything available to buy eventually. I want to buy the jacket for when it gets a bit colder in the fall. :)

I've seen the shirts at the NJ/ATL events and bought one for a friend -- they're really nice quality and the design is good.