View Full Version : Toyota Tundra can (and will) pull a Space Shuttle
09-18-2012, 11:32 AM
09-18-2012, 05:01 PM
I can't wait to see the pictures. Two of the coolest things ever. (Toyotas and space stuff)
09-18-2012, 07:10 PM
I think was was really funny, when I clicked the link there were two GMC banners surrounding the article.
09-18-2012, 08:06 PM
09-20-2012, 05:35 PM
I saw that in the news (Yahoo via AP I think) a couple days back. Apparently the Tundra is bone-stock, but the Toyota folks have been working like heck to make sure there won't be any embarrassment. I wonder how much they're paying to get this publicity stunt?
09-20-2012, 09:35 PM
The local Toyota dealership here has flyers for the event on display.
09-20-2012, 11:10 PM
And yet another reason why I need to buy a Tundra. :bowdown:
09-21-2012, 10:45 AM
Okay, can someone explain how a 'specially designed towing rig' can allow a Tundra to tow 300k pounds? I see how the rig can minimize / control tongue weight- but the Tundra still presumably has to accelerate the load to towing speed, and then overcome friction to keep it there.
09-21-2012, 11:36 AM
Seem pretty doable with the tundra in low range, tranny cooler, and nice hard tires on the tow dolly.
I bet an FJ40 could do it.
09-21-2012, 12:12 PM
Pulling it isn't an issue. I want to see them get to highway speeds and try to stop :)
09-21-2012, 02:04 PM
10-25-2012, 09:40 PM
So this came and went without too much more excitement. Video here:
It's pretty cool to watch the "Tundra Endeavor" series of videos. More footage of the planning etc.
I liked the shot where the load first hits the drivetrain and it shows the pinion rotating up against the driveshaft. That's the tech part of this thread ;)
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