Benjamin Hunting is a freelance automotive writer who has been involved in racing, restoring and writing about cars and trucks for more than a decade. In his spare time he enjoys keeping the shiny side up on track days. You can find out more about Benjamin’s writing at his website, http://www.benjaminhunting.com.
Spray-in versus drop-in bedliners is an argument that has passionate supporters on either side. What almost every truck owner can agree on, however, is that over time any type of bedliner can start to look ragged and used-up – especially in hotter climates where it is exposed to constant UV light, or when a truck is used for heavy-duty hauling.
Hydrogen injection kits that claim to be able to improve your pickup’s fuel mileage just won’t seem to go away. Regardless of how implausible the advertisements for these products might be – after all, if it were really possible to boost fuel economy by 20 percent, wouldn’t hydrogen kits be standard equipment on all new cars? – the industry that builds and sells them keeps rolling along, preying on the general public’s incomplete understanding of the science behind this kind of technology.
To help settle things once and for all, Tundra Headquarters was able to arrange an interview with Dr. Jeremy Worm from the Advanced I.C. Engines Laboratory at Michigan Technological University. Dr. Worm is an engineer with extensive experience in the field of internal combustion engines, and he was gracious enough to answer all of our questions regarding hydrogen injection kits.
There are many bedliner brands and approaches on the market, and we decided to try something a little different with our project Toyota Tundra when it came time to install bed protection. We chose Bedrug, which is intended to offer a softer alternative to spray-in and drop-in rigid plastic bedliners.
Since 1997, AIRRAID has been building a solid reputation as a designer and manufacturer of air filters and air intakes. Over time, the company’s innovations in the field have helped to make it a go-to choice for many truck owners looking for extra power and fuel efficiency. We tested out the AIRRAID intake system on our 5.7-liter Toyota Tundra to see what we could learn about its ease of installation, the quality of the product in general and how it affected the driving experience offered by our truck.
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For some Toyota Tundra owners, tonneau covers need to strike a balance between protecting cargo from would-be thieves and the elements while still being easy to remove when it comes time to haul oversized items. We tested out the Extang Solid Fold tonneau cover on our project Tundra and were very pleased by just how well this particular product covers all of the above-listed bases.