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Old 02-10-2013, 07:44 PM   #1
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Is it just me or does anyone else have a problem with Toyotas Tundra can pull anything including the space shuttle commercial? I mean to the average joe it sends the message that get this truck and pull anything. Sorry for the rant but towing safety is something that affects everybody on the road.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:36 PM   #2
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That was a highly modified Tundra, heck you could modify a Toyota Yaris with special gear reduction and get the same thing done.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:39 PM   #3
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Is it just me or does anyone else have a problem with Toyotas Tundra can pull anything including the space shuttle commercial? I mean to the average joe it sends the message that get this truck and pull anything. Sorry for the rant but towing safety is something that affects everybody on the road.
That is just a commerical - Chevy, Ford and Ram commericals stretch the truth about what they can do also.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:47 PM   #4
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A few years Back Ford showed a super duty towing a freight train. Chevy commercials crack me, I can actually see the frame damage in some of them.

In 4 low most trucks could move an amazing amount of weight on flat level ground. With the way they say up the trailer for the shuttle, most small tractors could have pulled it and then cut your lawn.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:01 PM   #5
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I understand all of this I just don't like the message it sends. I guess it's not that big of a deal its just winter and I'm bored .
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:07 PM   #6
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i still trying to accept the one abt going near a stream and the fish jumping in. my nephew bought one a couple yrs ago but said he did not buy the fish option.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:09 PM   #7
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This is the Space Shuttle Enterprise "The Prototype" this one weighs less then the ones that went into space.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:22 PM   #8
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That was a highly modified Tundra, heck you could modify a Toyota Yaris with special gear reduction and get the same thing done.
The truck was not highly modified. Any truck could do that, when you have no rolling resistance and on flat ground. That dolly was made to easily move the shuttle. Any half ton truck could have done the same.
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The "dolly" was self-propelled.
Just look at the other pictures, do you ever see anything pulling it?
So the shuttle was actually pushing the Toyota!
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That is just a commerical - Chevy, Ford and Ram commericals stretch the truth about what they can do also.
Yep...I'm getting tired of the " Go Big or Go Home" mentality of these commercials, show me numbers with no "fuzzy" math, then I'm impressed!
But that don't make interesting commercials nor sell trucks to the common folk I guess
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