Toyota in NASCAR is a friggen DISGRACE to American Citizens, any american driver in NASCAR that drives a non-American car should be ASHAMED of themselves and when they win they shouldn't feel proud but ASHAMED that they have betrayed America, their NASCAR fans and themselves!
NASCAR was an American sport for Americans so why let a company that is helping to ruin American enter into the competition?
I have retired as a fan of NASCAR and will NEVER watch another race!
Ciro Pabón wrote:
Ain't he cute? Way to go, Juan.
mx_tifosi wrote:Even though I will most likely not purchase a Japanese truck in a later time, I seriously hope that trucks such as the Toyota Tundra will lead to improvements in 'our' domestic trucks. For example, the majority of the top-of-the-line Chevrolet Silverados come equipped with drum brakes on the rear axle (I would personally never accept drum brakes on a vehicle that costs around $40,000 dollars). While all current generation Tundras come standardly equipped with enormous disc brakes all around, even the entry level trims.
Yes, domestic vehicles are designed to provide nearly the same amount of performance with less technology, but imagine the possibilities with an increase in technological applications, such as VVT and improved exhaust design.
So for the most part, foreign competition can only improve the domestic manufacturers products.
In 1987 Knorr-Bremse introduced pneumatically activated disk brakes for commercial vehicles. As a result, in the space of just a few years, drum brakes were almost entirely replaced by disk brakes across Europe - a development curently under way in America and Asia as well
Ray wrote:I don't know where you are looking, but I've never seen a $40k light duty Silverado with drum brakes. If you are talking about the heavy duty Silverados, most people prefer drums to discs because they work better with heavy loads that most truck like that tow.
roost89 wrote:Ray wrote:I don't know where you are looking, but I've never seen a $40k light duty Silverado with drum brakes. If you are talking about the heavy duty Silverados, most people prefer drums to discs because they work better with heavy loads that most truck like that tow.
How can drum-brakes work better with heavier loads? I thought they were obsolete nowadays.
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