S14 Restoration Build Progress

If you’ve been following our social media accounts over the last year you’ve seen this S14 build come quite a long way! From a thrashed, very incomplete shell, we have finally restored this S14’s life! Only a few last remaining details remain before we can go test drive and start physically shaking down the car. Shortly after we have tested everything it will be available for purchase. We are proud to have given this S-Chassis a new life and hope the next owner will keep it going for many more years!

Southrnfresh 8

We hit Atlanta this weekend for Southrnfresh8! If you’re out at the show, swing by!

We are closed for Gridlife Midwest Festival!

Writing this from our track-side camper at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, Michigan; we would like to inform you that we will be out of the office until Tuesday of next week (June 4th). We will be attempting to answer all time sensitive emails and process orders as time permits. Production and shipments will pick back up next week when we return home and get back into the office/shop. In our absence, please use discount code GRIDLIFEMW19 to receive 10% off all orders! If you’re heading to Gridlife this weekend please stop by our booth and say hi! <3


We have closed up shop and hit the road to Virginia International Raceway for HYPERFEST 2019! Currently posting this from our track-side camper! We will be answering all emails and fulfilling orders from our website upon our return on TUESDAY 05.20.19 and appreciate your patience. If you’re attending this event, please swing by the Vendor Row and check out the selection of steering wheels we have on hand!

Next Show – Slammedenuff Houston 2019

We will be hitting the road tomorrow morning for Houston, TX, to setup at the Slammedenuff show on Saturday! We will return to office on Monday. SEE YOU THERE!!




Import Alliance Spring Meet – Atlanta (OUT OF OFFICE!)

We will be out of office Friday (03.29) and Monday (04.01) traveling for Import Alliance’s Spring Meet in Atlanta! This two day meet is one of the largest events we attend all year and we can’t wait to hang out, enjoying the good weather, at the track! Please excuse our absence and we will answer all emails on Tuesday (04.02) upon our return to office. Thanks! -GRscott

Next Show – Riverside Chattanooga!

The Grip Royal tent will setup at Riverside Chattanooga 03.09.2019 for their 4th annual Spring Meet. We will have a wide range of inventory with us including steering wheels, shift knobs, hubs, quick releases, and apparel. Please contact us in advance if you with to request a specific item be brought along with us. We will have three of our beloved customers’ cars on display along with #phasers13! We hope to see you there!~

More information on this event can be found : HERE

Staying Busy @ GR

We have stayed quite busy through the last few months at Grip Royal. Here’re a few shots from around the shop when we had a moment to pick up the camera.

Our home away from our homes. Our shop doesn’t see too much foot traffic but that’s ok. We stay plenty busy fulfilling your custom steering wheel and shift knob orders!
The #restomods13 is out and about finally! We have a few minor issues to sort out still and a few components to complete on the interior. Overall, it runs great and looks even better. Time is the limitation here so the car doesn’t get much attention during the week. Also, now that the restoration-modification is nearly over, and with the styling of the exterior, the car has been named:


:pew: :pew:

Outside of all of the usual tasks Mike handles nearly all our email customer service and also makes all of our acrylic shift knobs from scratch. @griproyal_mike

Our dear friend Chris just snagged an rb26dett for his next s14 build (not the one in the background). He is very meticulous and always includes creative concepts to his projects. We can’t wait to see what the next couple years involve!
The first thing Chris did was remove the awd transmission and setup the motor for a test start-up. He ran the motor for a moment and then checked compression, while on this pallet, to ensure the motor was good before continuing his investment.

Chris also has a LSx swapped Toyota 4Runner he is constantly fabricating one-off parts for here in the GR shop.

Prakash’s S13 vert has been patiently awaiting him in the shop. He hasn’t driven it in months and should return home this weekend! We can’t wait to see that reunion burnout (after he changes the clutch)!!!

IA Fall Meet Coverage

IA Fall 2018

Our next show will be Import Alliance Fall Meet in about a week! We hope to see you all there for some cool fall feels!

ImportAlliance Fall Meet 2018 at
Beechbend Raceway – Bowling Green, Kentucky


October 20 and 21, 2018.

Gates will be open from 9am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is $20.99 per person online and late tickets are $30.00 per person at the gate. This will get you into the Fall Meet for both Saturday and Sunday. The admission will also get your car inside. Tickets are a weekend pass (the price is for 1 day or 2 days).

Children age 10 and under get in free.