Toyota team runs GM-powered Tundra in Baja 500

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    Toyota team runs GM-powered Tundra in Baja 500

    http://www.autoblog.com/2008/05/30/t...a-in-baja-500/

    It looks good, has ridiculously huge King off-road racing shocks, and it's owned by former Indy 500 champ Danny Sullivan, but that's not what makes this rally racer unique. Power for the PreRunner comes from none other than GM's LS2 small-block. TForce crew member Matt Riggle told Levine that the team chose the 375-hp, 400 lb-ft powerplant because of its reliability, as well as its ability to run on regular Pemex gas that's much cheaper than facing fuel.

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    Toyota team runs GM-powered Tundra in Baja 500

    So, Big, Bad, Toyota can't run it's own engines in the Baja 500? Why not? Camshaft might break?!!

    http://www.autoblog.com/2008/05/30/t...a-in-baja-500/

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    Re: Toyota team runs GM-powered Tundra in Baja 500

    LMAO that is great!!!

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    Re: Toyota team runs GM-powered Tundra in Baja 500

    Even though it is a GM powered Toyota, seeing that "T" emblem and knowing that under the hood is a LS2. It is like the pig ate it and won't spit it up.

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    Re: Toyota team runs GM-powered Tundra in Baja 500

    Hee hee.

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    Re: Toyota team runs GM-powered Tundra in Baja 500

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydlrmn View Post
    Even though it is a GM powered Toyota, seeing that "T" emblem and knowing that under the hood is a LS2. It is like the pig ate it and won't spit it up.
    Even a pig knows when something's good and worth keeping.

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    Re: Toyota team runs GM-powered Tundra in Baja 500

    Glorious. lol
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    Re: Toyota team runs GM-powered Tundra in Baja 500

    Is the tailgate sourced from GM as well? Oh, thats right those types of trucks don't have tailgates, nevermind!

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    Re: Toyota team runs GM-powered Tundra in Baja 500

    In defense of the I-Force, it probably would have done pretty darn good thrashing around in the desert, but we know the LS2 is lighter, simpler, and much more friendly to the race engine builder when it comes to part selection.

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    Re: Toyota team runs GM-powered Tundra in Baja 500

    Sweet

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    Re: Toyota team runs GM-powered Tundra in Baja 500

    wow, even toyota people know that gm is the way to go
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    Re: Toyota team runs GM-powered Tundra in Baja 500

    Quote Originally Posted by titanguy View Post
    Is the tailgate sourced from GM as well? Oh, thats right those types of trucks don't have tailgates, nevermind!
    No but the u-joints hade to be!

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    Re: Toyota team runs GM-powered Tundra in Baja 500

    You darn well this is a total desperation move.Its also completely consistent with what Toyota engines have done since day one in racing.Lots of oil and metal - on the track.GMC and Chevrolet truck sales personal should send a thank you card.I see a great potential for an advertising campaign - putting this and the Tundra 'tough' ads together ........
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