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Old 11-28-2012, 02:19 PM   eBay Motors  #11 (permalink)
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I bet the jet engines are on helping it along!
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:41 PM   eBay Motors  #12 (permalink)
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im a toyota fan but aint no way that things towing the space shuttle
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:44 PM   eBay Motors  #13 (permalink)
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They prob got a diesel truck pullin the Toy, just cant see it...

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Old 11-28-2012, 03:57 PM   eBay Motors  #14 (permalink)
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I thought the dolly had powered wheels or something?
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:00 PM   eBay Motors  #15 (permalink)
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Not that impressive considering a human being pulled a 200,000lb Boeing 747 a few years back. Once he got it moving it was easy for him. So Toyota's truck is only slightly stronger than a person.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:27 PM   eBay Motors  #16 (permalink)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shuttle Crew
"You Steer, We'll Push..."
is about how it went, if you call that towing.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:25 PM   eBay Motors  #17 (permalink)
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Any Vehicle with 400 ft lbs or more can pull the shuttle along.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:15 PM   eBay Motors  #18 (permalink)
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It's selling trucks I'm sure. Doesn't matter if it's real or not.

I think it is along the same lines as the commercials that show the difference in rear end gear sizes or brakes. Doesn't matter that they needed to over-engineer the parts to make them work. They look bigger, and people think bigger is better and that the parts will last longer.

Then there are those of us that know better and we don't drive sissy Tundras. We drive trucks that work, look tough and could pull the Shuttle and that Tundra together while the sissy Tundra driver is holding the brakes to the floor with the truck in park.
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I backed someone's gasser/small boat the other day and realized how spoiled I am with a Duramax that moves/backs 20+k lbs of trailer....at idle, with no additional throttle needed.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:13 PM   eBay Motors  #20 (permalink)
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I am almost 100% positive the platform the shuttle rides on is able to power itself..I don't see the point of this shit wagon infront of it..
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