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Orange car comes back out swinging at FL2K

The Grannas Racing "Project H-Pattern" aka "Orange Man Bad" Supra came to play at TX2K with the goal of getting the car to leave the line more consistently. This consisted of adding a "long style" clutch to the mix. This is basically an adjustable clutch which allows you to adjust the weight and pressure on the clutch to allow it to slip on the line. I enlisted the help of Cale Aronson, a former Pro-Stock racer who now runs Black Magic clutches. Cale helped setup a new prototype 2JZ long-style clutch for this car as well as help dial it in at the event. 

The plan was to use FL2K as a test session to get the car short tracking and dialed in for World Cup Finals - Import vs Domestic the end of October. Thanks to Chris Delgado's tuning and Cale's clutch knowledge after only 4 passes we got a new personal best of 1.21 sixty foot and a 5.0 eighth mile... And what is really crazy is, on that 5.0 1/8 mile it broke the suspension on the launch and i was dragging the drivers rear tire in the wheel well down to through 3rd gear. If you watch the video below you can see how the car was swaying up top due to pretty much no control over the drivers rear wheel. On the next pass the clutch was slipping hard up top, and we ended up not being able to get it done on both ends of the track, and ended up getting knocked out first round of eliminations.

I have always struggled with getting this car to leave, so now that we have that straightened out, I have really high expectations going forward. Can't wait to see what the car will do at WCF! See you there!

Big thanks to Bullet Race Engineering, Prospeed Autosports (Chris Delgado Tuned!), Brian Roche Racing Engines, The Driveshaft Shop, Headgames Motorwerks, GSC Cams, Black Magic Clutches, Precision Chassis, Liberty's Gears, Browell Bellhousings, Tremec Transmissions, Virtual Works, Powerhouse Racing, Schmuck Built LLC, Buck Performance, and anyone else I missed!

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Grannas T56 Magnum GROUP BUY 2019 has started!

The 2019 Grannas Racing T56 Magnum transmission group buy has started, and this year it is featuring the new Tremec T56 Magnum-F. This puts the shifter in a more ideal location for almost all my swap kits (other than MK3 and rotary powered FD3S rx7's)

This means NO MORE RELOCATION SHIFTERS! Smoother shifting, and no additional shifter to purchase. This means my kit prices have DROPPED! So that is great for everyone!

Here is the link to the group buy page, any questions please contact me.

In the video below at about 4 minutes I show the magnum-F in my supra and show the shifter feel!


Grannas Racing t56 magnum group buy 2019

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The White Monster 6-Speed Supra Returns - Rebuild Part 1 - Motor & Suspension

I did a video documenting the first part of the rebuild on the white Supra. I also included some video of some of my favorite passes at the beginning to build a little hype and a little inspiration for myself to get this thing ready.

Grannas Racing 3.4L Stroker 2JZ-GTE

In part one, I will be covering the assembly of the motor, cam install, and suspension install. The motor was built by Brian Roche Racing Engines, and consists of an Eagle 3.4 2JZ crank, Callies rods, and diamond pistons. The block is 3/4 filled with epoxy, which retains streetability as well as adds strength to the casting.

The suspension consists of my Ultimate IRS stock replacement chromoly tubular subframe, my adjustable lower control arm setup with eyelet shock mounts, strange double adjustable coilovers, bucks performance upper adjustable arms, and figs performance adjustable trac arms and figs toe arms. The rear end is a Driveshaft shop 9" setup. 

Please subscribe to my youtube channel for part 2 of the video, as well as other informative videos and Supra content! 

White monster 6-speed supra rebuild part one Grannas Racing V160 t56 magnum 2jz


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MKV Manual transmission option coming soon!!?

I really think the MKV is going to have a manual option soon, direct from Toyota/BMW. While doing R&D on a T56 Swap kit (T56 Magnum) for the MKV Supra, see what I found that makes me believe a manual is coming in the below video! Don't forget to subscribe to my channel for future updates, and other Supra related content!


Also in this short video I install a Titan Motorsports downpipe and Protune piggyback ECU on my wife's MKV Supra Launch Edition. These two parts are super easy to install and add about 100WHP for less than $900. You can not beat that in bang for buck. These cars respond really well to light mods, and I wanted to give her a little more power to play with.


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T56 Magnum 6-speed manual transmission swap for the MKV Supra

I think everyone knows me and the whole "not my supra" rants. You know I can not stand the fact that Toyota subcontracted out the iconic Supra name to be built based off a BMW Z4 chassis. Come on Toyota, do you really think a Z4 is the Supra equivalent!!?? 

T56 Magnum Swap Toyota Supra MKV Tremec Grannas Racing 6-speed Manual

Well, whatever! The deed is done, Toyota settled and now we have to settle (or move on - and I don't blame those that do!)... but it is too ironic that my wife actually loves these cars. I guess it is like they say "opposites attract"!

So... I figured what better way to make her happy and allow me to get closer to the enemy than buy one in the hopes of putting a man pedal in the car. The goal is to build a GR-Series 6-speed transmission kits for the car. Just like all the other chassis I offer swaps for the kit will be based on the Tremec T56 Magnum transmission, which is King of the street 6-speed boxes. Here's to hoping it is possible, as this is more difficult than most other cars, as the MKV is not offered from the factory as a manual transmission. So there is no bolt in clutch pedal option, no bellhousing option, and uncharted territory when it comes to the engine controls and electronics. It is a little bit daunting but I am hopeful this will come to fruition quickly!

Here is a video review from a MKIV aficionado and MKV pessimist. 

Please subscribe to my channel for updates and new videos. 

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Rotary motor T56 Magnum swap kit. For 13B or 20B FD3S RX7

Grannas Racing Rotary (13B/20B) Tremec 56 Magnum Swap Kit

Now available, my 13B/20B rotary kits are the latest additions to my popular lineup of GR-Series transmission kits for import cars. This kit is designed for the Mazda FD3S RX-7 but I do have plans to make a FC3S kit and a FB RX7 kit as well! 

When i first tried to build this kit i discovered the quicktime bell was less than ideal. Their bellhousing was not deep enough for the GM input shaft, and it also had some other fitment issues. I worked with them to make changes and now we have a good bell that fits well.

These kits are designed to be a bolt-in affair, with only minor modifications needed to get the transmission installed. In the video below I try to show how really well this kit fits into the FD3S tunnel. 

These Rotary 13B-20B GR700 transmission kits are available with the highest quality Aluminum or Carbon Fiber driveshafts from the Driveshaft Shop. These shafts include a Sonnax billet 1350 slip yoke. The driveshafts are available for both the stock FD rear as well as those running the Ford 8.8" rear end swaps.

Here is a video overview of the first kit installed in my personal 13B engine FD Rx-7.

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BRZ and FRS Ford 8.8" Rear end swap kit - complete install guide


The Ford 8.8 is the strongest rear end option for the Subaru BR-Z and Scion FR-S


Grannas Racing is pleased to show you the lastest 8.8" Ford rear end swap kits available now for the Toyota 86 chassis.

These kits are comprised of The Driveshaft Shop axles, which include billet 110mm inner 8.8 stubs as well as the Grannas mounting kit for the IRS 8.8 rear. These rears come in two types in oem applications, an aluminum case and a cast iron case. The aluminum case can be found in the mustang cobra as well as lincoln mark viii, and the stronger, more rare iron case can be found in the 89-95 Ford Thunderbird.

Subaru BRZ Scion FRS Toyota GT86 Ford 8.8 IRS rear end swap kit

For drag and applications making extreme horsepower I recommend the thunderbird case (pictured above). It will run a little hotter due to less heat dissipation, but should not be really any worse than the stock rear, as they are also an iron case.

The Grannas kit uses a girdle that fits over the rear cover, which not only allows easy adaptation of the 8.8 case into the rear subframe mounting locations, but also adds strength to the case itself by reinforcing and keeping the case from spreading under heavy load. I use this same style cage on all of my kits, also available for the MKIV Toyota Supra, Lexus SC300/SC400, Lexus GS300/GS400, and Lexus IS300. It has been tested, and proven to hold lots of power.

The kit is now available for purchase. You can choose to build the rear diff yourself or have us build it for you to your specs.

If you are looking to build the rear yourself I also carry all the parts needed to do your rebuild, like the Truetrac LSD, ring & pinion gears, and master rebuild kits for both cobra/thunderbird cases and explorer cases.

Let me know if you have questions or need recommendations on a gear ratio for your setup. I would be happy to help you get you with the most ideal combination possible. Use email through my contact form, email is my preferred method of contact as I am normally working on many projects at once.

Here is the youtube video of the complete install: 

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Grannas Racing Tax Refund Sale 2019

For the 2019 Tax sale I am offering special deals on transmission + clutch packages as well as additional discounts for rear end swaps (GR8.8 and DSS 9" kits). 

This is by far the best deal I have ever offered on my transmission kit packages to date. There will not be anything even remotely close until next years tax sale. This year, I am offering $650 in free parts when you buy a GR700 kit + any clutch.

Offer Details:

With any full 2JZ based Transmission kit and clutch purchase you will recieve $600 in free parts. Those parts include:

  1. Tilton master cylinder kit w/ billet adapter
  2. Billet 26 Spline clutch alignment tool
  3. Dakota Digital SGI-5E speedometer converter
  4. Clutch line kit for Tilton master cylinder to your clutch
  5. Your choice of shift knob: Leather OEM Supra Style T56 knob or Tremec shift knob with shift knob cone for a OEM like fitment of the shift boot.
  6. Grannas Racing T-Shirt
  7. Grannas Racing Flexfit Hat

I will not be doing a "coupon code" for this deal, as it is only free merchandise. Any order placed through my website that includes a clutch + transmission package with driveshaft will automatically get these items. I do prefer you contact me rather than ordering from my site, as I would like to discuss your car and make sure I am giving you everything you will or will not need. Use the link below, let's discuss your project!

If you have special requirements, like having me do an install, or if you are doing a complete auto-to-manual swap and need all the OEM parts along with the transmission, or want a quote on more than just a trans kit + clutch, then please use the contact form below.

I am also offering special labor pricing on in-house swaps, UP TO $500 OFF my Supra/SC300 8.8 rear end kits (when bought with a differential), and discounts on bundled DSS 9" kits.

Have questions or want a special quote with everything you will need? Use the contact form here, email direct


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Orange and carbon fiber MKIV Supra drag chassis - what 6speed Dreams are made of...

"It was all a dream, I used to read TURBO magazine".... this car is my dream 6speed setup (GR1000F transmission), and it's about to come to life. A lot of my time, my chassis builder's time, and a lot of my money has been sunk into this car.

What I really like though, is that my R&D has resulted in some really cool products for the Supra crowd. My racing program helps test and prove the products I sell. The profits I make from selling fellow supra owners parts goes right back into this car and creating more and more products for the MKIV Supra community.

But, let's talk ORANGE!!! The Project H-Pattern Supra is painted, and I test fit all the carbon fiber panels. Unfortunately, much of the orange is hidden now, which I knew going in, so I knew the orange would actually turn out to be less of the primary color for the car. I originally was going to paint the car dark charcoal to blend with the carbon, but felt it was not unique enough.

Grannas Racing Orange Supra MKIV JZA80 6SPEED

So, right now I am not as much of a fan of how the car looks, as I love the orange color but most of it is now covered up with carbon fiber... but I am limited on time, so this is how it will appear at World Cup Finals - Import vs Domestic in Maryland late October. But I think a halloween themed Supra is kind of fitting for a October 31st start date at World Cup Finals. I may revisit the paint later...

Grannas Racing Orange Supra MKIV jza80 t56magnum swap gr1000F

As far as the body mods, I am using my GR carbon front bumper (with side ducts shaved - center open) and Seibon hood, hatch, and fenders. The doors are made by Ultra-Carbon. The paint is the Dodge Challenger orange with some gold pearl added for color shift in the light. Trying to get a little close to the Lambo orange color, but the paint was 3 stage and expensive. No time or money for that right now.

Here is a picture of my Ultimate IRS Subframe & suspension setup powdercoated orange to match the car. Big thanks to Anthony Albrano for the powdercoating work on this piece. It turned out beautiful.

Grannas Racing tubular supra subframe ultimate irs coilover double adjustable suspension mkiv jza80

The cage and interior I actually used sprayed myself using cans of satin black. It turned out really nice and will be easy to touch up in the future. 

Here are some more pics of the cage and almost final version of the car. 

Grannas Racing 6speed supra orange carbon fiber t56 magnum swap

grannas racing 6speed chassis supra cage chromoly precision chassis

Grannas racing 6speed supra mkiv jza80 chassis tube frame chromoly precision chassis

Here is a shot of the car naked up front. The chassis looks killer underneath the carbon nose. Big thanks to DJ Hoover for powdercoating the little detail pieces which make the car look like a million bucks. 

Grannas Racing Supra strange spindle mount front suspension

My son Elijah is a big fan of the color!

Elijah Grannas - Grannas Racing Supra 6speed Joel Grannas

Big thanks to Andrew Long for the paint work, I setup a paint booth in my shop with plastic walls which allowed us to get this project done quickly. Andrew and I both spent long nights working on this thing so I appreciate his help to get this done in a short timeline.

grannas racing orange mkiv supra carbon fiber hatch 6speed

grannas racing supra mkiv supra 6speed t56 t56magnum gr1000f gr700

My new motor will be the next update, and it will be an update you don't wanna miss... trust me on that :) Once the motor is in, along with everything else, I'll see the final weight of the car, which I am also anxious to know. My guess is it should be around 250lbs lighter than my white car.

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