The company's founder, Justin Grimm, has always had a passion for Subarus. Just like most enthusiasts, he was satisfied with his vehicle's performance stock, but could not resist the urge to see just how much more potential was left untapped. After a few years of perfecting his ideas and techniques on his own personal Subaru, Justin decided to turn his passion into a career. He immediately realized the niche market for Subaru aftermarket performance and founded GrimmSpeed, initially performing all of the work out of his own garage. As the demand for his own high quality products grew, he opened a new shop in St. Paul, MN. Enthusiasts quickly took to GrimmSpeed, and it became necessary to expand even further to a larger location. In January 2010 GrimmSpeed moved into a 6500 SQ FT shop in Minneapolis, MN. This move has given GrimmSpeed the opportunity to expand for years to come.
Due to the extreme weather conditions of Minnesota, GrimmSpeed has unique opportunities to test their products to ensure quality performance. This allows the engineers to take advantage of a very wide range of conditions for product testing. This enables GrimmSpeed to continuously perform research and development on all products and make revisions accordingly.
Everyone that is a part of the GrimmSpeed family shares a passion for automotive performance, this means that not only are the products of exceptional quality, but so is the customer service. GrimmSpeed has an active role in the automotive community, and maintains it through their presence on many forums and blogs. They also hold various Instant Messenging accounts, which make them constantly available to customers that have questions regarding any of their products. Justin felt that this was a vital facet to GrimmSpeed, since he had always done all of his work on his cars by himself; he understood the importance of having someone there to guide you along. The communications provided by GrimmSpeed let the customer know that great help is just a few clicks on your computer, or a phone call away.
Justin and his dedicated research and development team design and engineer each part inhouse from start to finish. Each part is thoroughly tested for fit, finish, and function before they are distributed nationwide (and in some cases worldwide). GrimmSpeed's extreme attention to detail is one of the key factors that attributes to the exceptional quality of their products.
GrimmSpeed products are used by many race teams throughout the country in various trials. Be it Rally, Road Course, Autocross, Rally cross, or Drift, our products have consistently been shown to produce winning results.