We are very proud to announce introduction of a new Penske suspension for the RCF/RC350. This suspension exceeded all our expectations — it completely transforms the handling of the car! We tested the suspension on windy and bumpy Pennsylvania roads and both the handling and comfort are unbelievable. Lexus RCF transforms into a true super sports car. Of course, the addition of our Ultimate Steering Response System (USRS) transforms its steering feel and response as well. Please visit our RCF/RC350 catalog to check out these and other great products.
What a great end to the 2015 season — Element Tuning Phil Grabow #71wins the 2015 Whelen USTT National Champion with RR Racing front and rear competition brake systems. We put tremendous resources into proving our products at the track and we are proud to be part of Element Tuning success this year. Once again, we are true to our motto “Track Tested, Track Proven!”
Andy Moench is the fourth race car driver that strongly endorsed RR Racing brake systems for the GT86. Andy bought our Stage IV front and rear brake system and after completing a three day racing event in Utah expressed his satisfaction on FT86 club pages as well as his Facebook page.
RR Racing hosted our first track event at NJMP in cooperation with Hooked on Driving (HOD) club. The event included track sessions for beginners through advanced drivers. Drivers had an opportunity to attend HOD driving school and drive with instructors. RR Racing raffled various prizes. Everyone had lots of fun even when we got a little rain — driving in the rain was quite an experience. You can also check the event photo album on our Google+ page: NJMP Track Event Photo Album. We are planning to hosts many more such events in the future.
RR Racing already stocks complete Borla exhaust systems for Lexus IS-F. These systems have a nice refined deep sound without drone. They use the stock IS-F exhaust tips. We are introducing the following Borla upgrades:
- RR Racing Quad Tip Upgrade for Borla — dual Magnaflow wide open mufflers with quad 3.5” exhaust tips, slightly louder and deeper than standard Borla.
- RR Racing Quad Tip Bazooka Upgrade for Borla — retains large Borla resonator and replaces mufflers with dual muffler-less quad tips, loud system above 2500rpm, but tolerable below, with very aggressive and intoxicating exotic sound).
Neal Wiebmer, Club 86 race car driver, installed RR Racing State II front and Competition rear brake kits and after testing on the track made the following statement: “Saturday, I was running the first session, right at 8am. I hopped on the track and after one lap had the brakes [stage II competition front and rear brake kit] bedded perfectly. The stopping power was AMAZING. I am used to running pads with a bit more of an initial bite, but after getting used to these pads, I felt very confident with them. Consistency was great, I never went into a braking zone having to guess/hope I had enough brake. It was well over 100 degrees all day and the brakes stayed absolutely consistent the whole time, my tires however, did not.”
RR Racing sponsored our first FT86 meeting in New Hope Pennsylvania. The FT86 meeting organizer led us on a terrific drive through the back roads between New Hope and Easton and then back on the New Jersey side. The windy roads suited well the agile FR-Ss and BRZs at the meeting. Everyone had a great time with the exception of when a park ranger (who apparently was irritated by 10 sports cars zooming in front of him) threatened to give a ticket to one of the participants. At the end we were able to avoid the ticket and all ended well. After the fun drive members were interested to learn about RR Racing new brake systems for the BRZ/FR-S. We capped the day in the local brewery where RR Racing bought everyone beer and appetizers. We are looking for more fun meets in the near future!
In May, we continued to push our Lexus IS-F to the limit testing new products and designs. Our new oil cooler reduced oil temperatures and allowed us to stay on the track longer, but also resulted in us reaching too high a transmission temperature. This is a minor issue we plan to address for our next track session. Our new suspension, lower control arm bushings, air/oil separator performed flawlessly, and we will continue to push the limits developing new products and proving the design at the track.
RR Racing sponsored a meeting of Club Lexus members in Baltimore. There were about 30 IS-Fs and two RC-F. We showed our latest products, and our chief engineer, Rafi Raban, explained the technical features of each product. Club members expressed excitement and enthusiasm for so many new products for the IS-F, IS 250/350, and GS models. We also had a drawing of an Air/Oil Separator. It was great meeting members face-to-face and hear directly their product preferences and needs. We are hopping to be able to sponsor an even larger club meeting later this year that will be great fun for members and their families. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Google+ pages as well our announcements on the Lexus Forum!
RR Racing designed braking system for Element Tuning Time Attack FR-S race car. The system was designed to resolve braking problems Phil had with the OEM system. We initially tested the system during our VIR session earlier this year. After additional testing and several races this season, Phil was very happy with system’s performance.