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Could it be that a Porsche just beat a Tundra on towing?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by COMiamiFan, May 3, 2017.

  1. May 3, 2017 at 11:43 AM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan [OP] SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar. #PSL

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  2. May 3, 2017 at 12:00 PM
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    Tundra still has it for the naturally aspirated gas guys
     
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  3. May 3, 2017 at 12:05 PM
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    COMiamiFan [OP] SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar. #PSL

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    That pulled seemed too easy; like it wasn't even there. Not sure how credible this is for me.
     
  4. May 3, 2017 at 12:09 PM
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    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    They're French.....wine and arrogance are the only credible things about them.

    As for porsche...German.....hot women and bratwurst....
     
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  5. May 3, 2017 at 12:11 PM
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    Kevin Fast (Canada) pulled a CC-177 Globemaster III, weighing 188.83 tonnes (416,299 lb), a distance of 8.8 m (28 ft 10.46 in) at Canadian Forces Base in Trenton, Ontario, Canada, on 17 September 2009.
    [​IMG]
     
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    100f that's it?! How far did the tundra pull that space shuttle?
     
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  7. May 3, 2017 at 12:12 PM
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    Straight from Guinness website:

    upload_2017-5-3_13-11-49.jpg
     
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  8. May 3, 2017 at 12:19 PM
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    Didn't the tundra also tow the space shuttle more than 100 ft? A little up hill as well, if I remember right?
     
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  9. May 3, 2017 at 12:24 PM
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    Just towed it across the 405 freeway. It was driven by four robotic vehicles for most the trip. The reason for the Tundra doing this pull was because the weight of the four robotic vehicles plus the Endeavour, approximately 650,000 pounds, was going to be too heavy to cross the Manchester Bridge. It drove at 2.5 mph in 4-Lo. Toyota put a 1,700-pound weight in the back to give the rear tires some force for grip and the tire pressure was lowered to give the treads as much contact patch as possible.
    Weight was 145 tons.
     
  10. May 3, 2017 at 12:39 PM
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    They also did a airliner towing challenge on Top Gear America a couple years back.
    [​IMG]
     
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  11. May 4, 2017 at 1:10 PM
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    There is virtually no weight on the truck hitch, as the plane supports its entire load and is completely balanced. Unless there's something causing friction on the wheels, I see no reason our Tundras couldn't pull that plane!
     
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  12. May 5, 2017 at 7:11 PM
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    Yes, no weight on the hitch so no weight on the bed. That's why it needed the 1700 lbs in the bed to get traction.
     

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