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Toyota Solara Project, Part 1

TRD USA Introduces Its New Suspension for the Solara

Jonathan Wong
Nov 1, 1999
Photographer: Brent Romans

TRD is making a lot of noise here in the States with its U.S.-division TRD U.S.A. With a plethora of performance and suspension components available for both early and late-model vehicles, TRD's popularity will continue to grow over the upcoming years amongst all Toyota owners. Even though I haven't had the chance to see it, I'm told that our Project Solara is pretty fresh. Fresh enough, in fact, that the guys at TRD found it in their hearts to soup-up the suspension on our project car by adding the company's own line of lowering springs and high-performance struts.

The TRD lowering springs are progressively wound for comfort and performance while lowering ride height by approximately 1.25 inches to create an aggressive look. The lower stance reduces body roll and provides tighter tracking during hard cornering, all while maintaining proper suspension geometry to ensure even tire wear. The TRD performance struts help reduce body roll and cornering stability even further, in addition to providing more consistent wheel control. The strut body features a nitrogen-pressurized mono-tube to prevent oil foaming and damping loss. It can adapt to all types of road conditions through its self-adjusting rising-rate shock valves.

Follow along as Bob Garner at TRD installs both the performance shocks and lowering springs onto our Solara. You can purchase these parts through your local Toyota dealer or by calling TRD U.S.A. directly.

Sources

TRD U.S.A.
Tustin, CA
www.trdusa.com
By Jonathan Wong
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