In case you missed it, here is the video from the Toyota Tundra pulling the Space Shuttle Endeavour. What an impressive tow job!
Often times, when people hear the phrase “eco-friendly technology,” the assumption is that a compromise is required, i.e. “we’re getting rid of something that works and replacing it with something that’s green but not quite as efficient.”
This is not one of those times.
Dry ice blasting is reducing cleaning times in automotive factories by as much as 75%, which means factories are running longer and automotive manufacturers are saving money on normal maintenance tasks.
Here’s an explanation of the technology and how it’s impacting the auto industry.
Fans of high clearance designs can now look forward to improved ride and performance with the Fox Racing 2.5” coil-over for 7” BDS suspension lift kits. Available as an upgrade for current BDS Tundra strut extension lift kits – or as a complete 7” performance suspension – the Fox Racing Coil-Overs are designed for 2007-2012 2WD and 4WD Tundras.
A coil-over system is one of the best ways to lift your Tundra, at least as far as performance and durability are concerned. If you lift your truck and don’t install a new set of shocks and springs that adjust the ride to compensate for the new suspension geometry, you may notice that your Tundra’s handling is “loose” up front.
The Toyota Tundra will still tow the space shuttle Endeavour, but it will be a different part of the trip. The new plan is to tow it over the 405 freeway on the Manchester Boulevard Bridge in West Los Angeles.
Toyota recently announced that a stock Toyota Tundra will tow the space shuttle Endeavour during its final journey to the California Science Center on October 13, 2012. Talk about a big tow job!