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Old 09-18-2012, 10:32 AM
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Default Toyota Tundra can (and will) pull a Space Shuttle

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Old 09-18-2012, 04:01 PM
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I can't wait to see the pictures. Two of the coolest things ever. (Toyotas and space stuff)
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I think was was really funny, when I clicked the link there were two GMC banners surrounding the article.
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sweet ness.
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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?
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The local Toyota dealership here has flyers for the event on display.
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And yet another reason why I need to buy a Tundra.
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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.

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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.
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Pulling it isn't an issue. I want to see them get to highway speeds and try to stop
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