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2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Will Feature A Coil Spring Rear Suspension

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In the long lead up to the official reveal of the 2022 Toyota Tundra, we’ve been treated to a host of teasers, including the very first official picture of the 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro and its “iForce Max” engine badge, a partial photo of the pickup’s revised interior, and just a touch of the trucks’ full-length sliding rear window. Now, a couple of photos and a video of the 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro suspension have been released, and they reveal some very interesting new features present on the rugged off-road pickup.

For starters, we can see that the new Tundra TRD Pro comes equipped with a coil spring rear suspension – or multi-link setup, as Toyota calls it – much like the truck’s rival, the third-generation 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor. Also, like the Raptor, the 2022 Tundra TRD Pro will be equipped with Fox shocks up front, as well as a beefy-looking skid plate emblazoned with giant red “TRD” lettering.

Given this information, it’s clear that Toyota is aiming for the 2021 F-150 Raptor with the 2022 Tundra TRD Pro in the ever-popular off-road-focused full-size pickup segment. The third-generation Raptor is the first to feature a brand new five-link rear suspension with extra-long trailing arms, a Panhard rod, 24-inch coil springs, and Fox Live Valve internal bypass shocks with electronic control technology and position-sensitive damping, along with either 35-inch or 37-inch, specially-designed BFGoodrich all-terrain T/A K02 tires.

It’s been a couple of months since Toyota revealed its first 2022 Tundra teaser, and there appear to be at least two more coming before the automaker finally reveals the all-new pickup. Regardless, this is a critical product for Toyota, as the current-gen Tundra has been on sale, essentially unchanged, since 2014. After neglecting the model for some time, it appears that Toyota is serious about making it a competitive product, and thus, we’ll keep our eyes peeled for future teasers and leaks.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Gary bruce kempf

    This has got to be the Ugliest truck I’ve ever seen. Looks like it’s trying to appeal to testosterone.

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  2. Stephen Ketterer

    We now know it will have a lower average payload rating than the F-150.

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  3. Ford Owner

    Monkey see, monkey do. The Toyota motto is if you cannot beat them, make a cheaper copy,

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