I’m continuing to make winning improvements to my ’91 Supra!In an earlier story on the Triangle Tire website, I talked about deleting the old hydraulic power steering to replace it with a newer electric power-assisted steering column that I pulled from a 2005 Toyota Prius. The “Prius in Drifting” teasing headline certainly got a lot of attention in social media.
I retrofitted the Prius column into my Supra and connected the necessary wiring to make it function. I was slightly skeptical at first, but to my surprise, the power assist and feel was great on the test drive.
My latest move was installing a steering angle kit made by Funo Auto Tuning (FAT) out of Poland.
Very high quality and well built, the kit consists of upper and lower control arms with new steering knuckles and wheel bearings, along with inner and outer tie rods to allow the steering angle to achieve upwards of around 70 degrees; which in my opinion is incredible for a car that came factory with very little steering angle.
They come in a very bright yellow color and offer various different suspension mounting points with adjustable links on almost every point to really dial in the front-end alignment and get the most out of the car.After driving the first event with the angle kit my mind was blown. I couldn’t believe how much angle the car could carry without spinning out. I was able to push the car to do things It couldn’t before. The Triangle TR968 tires performed outstanding as well, they held grip even after many runs and really impressed me after an unexpected downpour during the event.
The pairing with my electric power steering setup from the Prius has made the car much easier to control and really allow me to focus on putting the car where I want.
I’m really looking forward to getting the car out to the next event at the end of the month!
I really appreciate Triangle Tire giving me this opportunity to promote them and myself. I’m looking forward to hitting some bigger events and spreading the word about Triangle tires.