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VIDEO: Tug A Truck Is Just A Traction Contest

Tug a truck is nothing more than a traction contest.

Tug a truck is nothing more than a traction contest.

I’ve written in years past that Tug-A-Truck is stupid. I believe that only a fool would risk destroying a trucks’ powertrain just to “tug” another truck across some line.

But Tug A Truck is also stupid because the winner of a tug-a-truck contest is always the vehicle with the best traction.

Need proof? Here’s a Dodge diesel (with some pretty good weight in the back, it looks like, as it’s sagging) beating an unloaded semi, because the semi couldn’t find traction.

New Fox Racing 2.5” Remote Reservoir Coil-Over Upgrade for BDS 7” Lift Kits

Fox 2.5" Coil-Overs Installed

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.

Volant Throttle Body Spacer Review and Dyno Test

Volant Toyota Tundra Vortice Throttle Body SpacerIn the days before electronic fuel injection systems, throttle body spacers were pretty common. They were a quick, easy way to add power to your carbureted or TBI (throttle body injection) vehicle. Today, with the advent of multi-port electronic fuel injection, the benefits of a throttle body spacer are a bit more dubious.

Our own Rob Eckhart decided to answer the question once and or all – Do throttle body spacers really work? – and tested a Volant Vortice TBS on his own 2nd generation Tundra.

Here are the results of that test and our analysis.

Russian Road Rage – Don’t Mess With Dimitri [VIDEO]

The following is a guest post by Oleg Gudonov.

In Russia, we have saying: Do not kick old man or you will need new knee and new windshield. It is new – my country just start saying it yesterday.

In video below, you learn why we have this saying:

Old man honking horn might have been out of line, but young man was huge jerk. Punch or two? No problem. Open door and start kicking? Big time jerk.

Review – The GoPro HD Motorsports Hero

High quality in-car video used to be the exclusive province of either professional race teams or enthusiasts with unlimited gadget budgets. This is no longer the case thanks to a number of advances in the world of miniaturization over the past several years and the emergence of company’s like GoPro. GoPro offers a range of different automobile-oriented camera systems at very affordable prices, with the most impressive in terms of video quality being the HD Motorsports Hero.

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The video above shows video taken from an outboard mounted GoPro HD camera on a 1st-generation Tundra with a ton of add-ons…hopefully we can feature this truck soon.

GoPro HD Motorsports Hero

The GoPro HD Hero is a camera about the size of a small deck of cards that is capable of taking 1080p, 960p and 720p HD wide angle video at either 30 or 60 frames per second. The camera features an internal battery that offers 2.5 hours of recording time before it needs to be recharged again, and it saves each digital video file onto an SD card (up to 32GB). The camera can also be used as a standard digital still photo camera, and can even be set up to take time-lapse photos. It retails for less than $200 Having been designed with a specific purpose in mind — sports video — the GoPro Hero is perfect for such a task..

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GoPro HD Motorsports Hero with mounting gear.

The HD Motorsports Hero cam comes with a number of adhesive mounts, a suction cup mount, a buckle mount and a pivoting arm that allows the device to be aimed.