Dirt Every Day Takes 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD PRO on Epic 3500 Mile Adventure
Fred Williams and his team over at Dirt Every Day got a really cool opportunity to take a 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD PRO on an epic 3,500 mile road trip from border to border. The Tundra TRD PRO showed off its abilities as Williams drove it on pavement, sand dunes and everything in between.
Throughout the trip, Williams encounters this various terrain all while in the stock Tundra. The truck’s suspension is lauded throughout the video and Williams seems generally impressed by its capability.
After watching the video a couple of times, a few things stand out for us:
Toyota team member, Jay J, says they build around 1k trucks a day at the San Antonio, Texas plant. This caught our attention since Toyota has long said they are “at capacity,” yet we have never received a true maximum production number. Doing the math, in June 2015, there were 22 working days (not counting Saturday overtime shifts). Our math says that if there are 22 working days and 1,000 trucks are built a day, then capacity is 22,000 trucks. For reference, combined sales in June 2015 were 25,885.
About half-way through the video, three different drivers take a stab at Devil’s Revenge in Moab, Utah. While Williams and Andy Bell (he co-drove the winning Baja Tundra truck) are experienced drivers, Ian (regular guy who won contest winner) wasn’t billed as a professional. Nor did Ian face that obstacle before. Yet, all three traversed the obstacle with no problems. This brought up an interesting question for us: do you really need an E-Locker?
Many times on this site we have debated the usefulness and need of an E-Locker. In our minds, this video downplays that need. Why? If the stock Tundra can scale that obstacle (remember the TRD PRO just has better suspension and shocks), then we don’t see a big need on the off-road side of things since besides the obstacle Williams did just fine on sand and back-country trails.
What do you think? What stood out for you?
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