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Old 01-24-19, 10:27 AM
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Toyota went to great pains to make sure no one could see the rear axle and suspension. Vinyl coverings lurk in the wheel wells, and bristles line the edges of the bed. indicating Toyota has done something interesting with the rear end.

Based on the shock mounts, it looks like it will retain a solid rear axle, which makes sense considering full-size truck buyers might frown on independent rear suspension. Toyota may be working on a coil-sprung rear suspension similar to what the Ram 1500 uses.

Besides the mysterious rear suspension, the two-post trailer mirrors are another feature never seen before on Tundras.
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My strong guess is coil springs. They've been proven to help civilize the ride on full-size pickups, like the Ram, without a major compromise in load-carrying. And many past Tacomas have been noted for their kidney-pounding ride over bumps.
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The trailer mirrors are not new.
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Originally Posted by LexsCTJill View Post
The trailer mirrors are not new.
Yup, had those exact mirrors on my old 2009 Tundra. They've been an option with the towing package since 2007.

6 lug wheels, bet they are building out a HD version

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Originally Posted by DaveGS4 View Post
Yup, had those exact mirrors on my old 2009 Tundra. They've been an option with the towing package since 2007.

6 lug wheels, bet they are building out a HD version
Going the Nissan Titan XD route?
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Originally Posted by DaveGS4 View Post

6 lug wheels, bet they are building out a HD version
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Originally Posted by DaveGS4 View Post
Yup, had those exact mirrors on my old 2009 Tundra. They've been an option with the towing package since 2007.

6 lug wheels, bet they are building out a HD version
I don't know that the 6-lug is a definitely indicator of HD. In the past Land Cruiser and prior Tundra were 6 lugs. Tacoma, 4Runner and GX still are 6 lugs. GM likes 6 lugs, even on things like the Acadia.
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Originally Posted by Hoovey2411 View Post
Going the Nissan Titan XD route?

Exhaust is also exiting to the left. Unless its split.
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Originally Posted by LexsCTJill View Post
Exhaust is also exiting to the left. Unless its split.
What's your comment have to do with mine? Just curious
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Originally Posted by Hoovey2411 View Post
What's your comment have to do with mine? Just curious
Not sure really.
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Originally Posted by pbm317 View Post
I don't know that the 6-lug is a definitely indicator of HD. In the past Land Cruiser and prior Tundra were 6 lugs. Tacoma, 4Runner and GX still are 6 lugs. GM likes 6 lugs, even on things like the Acadia.
Agree, but combined with a super secret rear suspension... I haven't followed the development cycle of a new Tundra release, so this could also just be the body of the old version sitting on top of the new chassis out testing.
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Originally Posted by DaveGS4 View Post
Agree, but combined with a super secret rear suspension... I haven't followed the development cycle of a new Tundra release, so this could also just be the body of the old version sitting on top of the new chassis out testing.
very likely you are correct.
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Originally Posted by DaveGS4 View Post
Agree, but combined with a super secret rear suspension... I haven't followed the development cycle of a new Tundra release, so this could also just be the body of the old version sitting on top of the new chassis out testing.
new tundra should be coming this year, and with new V8 and new diesel supposedly.
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I sure hope its an all new truck...
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Originally Posted by spwolf View Post
new tundra should be coming this year, and with new V8 and new diesel supposedly.
So it is going the Titan route? With a tweener rather than a dedicated 1/2 ton and 2/3-full?
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