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Toyota Tundra vs Chevy Duramax – Tug-Of-War

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by T-Rex266, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. Jan 24, 2016 at 12:58 PM
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    The tug-of-war is one of the ultimate tests of pulling ability and this time, we have an import vs domestic war that will be sure to have everyone talking.

    On one side, we have a Chevrolet Silverado powered by Duramax diesel and on the other side a Toyota Tundra weighted down for extra pulling ability. The two of them throttle down and have a war, going back and forth, but at the end of the day, we have a close battle that has a definite winner. Check out the video below that shows off the battle up close and personal and tell us what you think of the Toyota and Chevrolet going at it.


    Video here

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  2. Jan 24, 2016 at 1:10 PM
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    Cool beans!
     
  3. Jan 24, 2016 at 1:44 PM
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    Awesome!
     
  4. Jan 24, 2016 at 7:11 PM
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    Of course I'm happy but was that a fair fight? Did the chevy have anything in the bed?
     
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    My duramax driving boss is gonna (not) love this video
     
  6. Jan 24, 2016 at 8:34 PM
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    I can tell you side by side our Duramax out performs my Tundra....
     
  7. Jan 25, 2016 at 4:39 AM
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    Yea not very fair. Here it was a test of who had the greater friction to the ground.
     
  8. Jan 25, 2016 at 5:04 AM
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    All depends how much extra weight was in the tundra. If it was only enough to equal the same weight of the duramax so each truck was the same weight, then it would have been fair. Also type of tires would have been a huge factor.
    An even test would be exact same weight for each truck and exact same type of tires.
     
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  9. Jan 25, 2016 at 5:40 AM
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    Can anyone tell me how these tugs are done/set up? Nannies off in the Tundra? In 4X4? Looks like there is quite a bit of weight in the Tundra bed the way it is squatting..
     
  10. Jan 25, 2016 at 11:28 AM
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    Looks like the nannies that everyone seems to hate were on and doing an excellent job.
     
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    And they wonder why toyota put that big gear ratio in the rear of the tundra
     
  12. Jan 25, 2016 at 2:43 PM
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    No clue how they do them.
    Dad talk: The proper way is to not do it at all. Not good for your truck to strain it that much. Also very unsafe. Cable/rope/whatever you use could break causing damage or injury.
     
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    Yes, I was just curious as to how they set them up. At 65, my crazy days are over and long gone LOL! If you could see how I "baby" my new Tundra I would be embarrassed.
     
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    Every time I watch these I think about how I really don't think the results mean anything. It comes down to traction. I think a better test would be a drag race (safe, shut down road) up a steep mountain while hauling an equal amount of heavy weight.

    While I still like watching them, this Tundra was already squatting like crazy due to all the weight. That is a big advantage.

    Unless I have it wrong, he used a good strategy too. He stayed put thanks to the extra weight, then while the Chevy had broke traction he slowly started to give it gas and roll forward, making sure to not lose traction like the Chevy.
     
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    Those that gun it always loose as they loose traction quick.
     
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    Our lab manager Siverado fanboy said they cheated because they added weight to the Tundra. Whatever.
     
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