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Toyota Wins Truck Challenge

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by tsilliker, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. Oct 28, 2007 at 9:24 AM
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    tsilliker

    tsilliker [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Oct 28, 2007 at 9:35 AM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Thor

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    wat?
    if toyota had a 3/4, it'd have won that too!!!
     
  3. Oct 29, 2007 at 9:41 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    Sounds like the Canadians know a good truck when they see it... Thanks for posting those articles and making my trucks head just a little bigger :)
     
  4. Oct 29, 2007 at 9:45 AM
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    Woohoo! Good news! :)
     
  5. Oct 29, 2007 at 12:43 PM
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    sawdust Unapologetic Texan

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    Is there a quick and easy answer to what these 1/2, 3/4, 1 ton designations mean? I seem to recall the Tacoma has a payload capacity of around 1500 lbs. That is 3/4 of a ton. I'd expect the Tundra to have more, but it's classified as 1/2 in that article.
     
  6. Oct 29, 2007 at 2:17 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    tacoma's are in the general 1/4 i do believe...i think they go by the supported bed weight and i think the tacoma is listed as 800lbs...so not quite a half ton. i'm not 100% on that, but i think thats how it goes.
     
  7. Oct 29, 2007 at 2:43 PM
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    "Supported bed weight" is a new term to me. Is that listed in the owners manual somewhere? I don't have it handy.

    I took a few minutes to do some googling with less than satisfactory results. Nothing worth pointing at. They discuss the heavier duty suspension, brakes, rear end ratio, etc. Yeah, I know there are differences. It's those specific fractional tons I'm curious about. It seems that what we have now is just set by historical precedent. Back in the day (when? I dunno. '50's?) the payload capacity was a helpful way to distinguishing the trucks. Now, with better engineering it seems that all trucks in any specific category can in fact carry a heavier payload than their category name.
     
  8. Oct 29, 2007 at 3:13 PM
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    may not have found out what the 1/2 ton thing is all about but did find out something interesting. The 4x2 5-speed Regular Cab Prerunner has the greatest payload capacity of all Tacoma's on the market, the prerunners can actually in every category carry more. :eek::D

    For more information go to the toyota site, click tacomas, then get the general e-brochure
     
  9. Oct 29, 2007 at 3:20 PM
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    That makes sense. I haven't done the math, but I think the payload is the difference between the maximum curb weight and the gross vehicle weight. So, you gain payload either by making a lighter vehicle, or one with a better max curb weight. The prerunner suspension should improve maximum curb weight. The regular cab and manual tranny would reduce the vehicle weight.
     
  10. Oct 30, 2007 at 6:52 AM
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    I didnt think you could get the pre-runner in a single cab? Also, i believe that the supported bed weight is over 800 after the TSB. Can anyone confirm that?
     
  11. Oct 30, 2007 at 7:46 AM
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