Well I don't have a Tundra quite yet, but i'll let someone else rate it for me. Some of you may have already read this ....
First crash ratings for 2002 cars, minivans, and pickups released
Before rushing out to buy that new Ford F-150, you might want to consider the crashworthiness ratings for 2002 models released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Although the IIHS has not yet evaluated every 2002 vehicle that has hit the showrooms, the 2002 Ford F-150 — the best-selling vehicle in 2000 — earned a "Poor" overall crashworthiness rating because, like previous model years, it rated "Poor" in three of the six IIHS crashworthiness measurements, with only a single "Good" rating.
By contrast, the next best-seller in 2000, the Chevrolet Silverado, along with its twin the GMC Sierra, earned "Good" ratings on four injury measurements but was dragged down to a "Marginal" overall rating due to "Poor" performances in tests of the restraints and safety cage.
The Toyota Tundra was the only pickup to earn a "Good" overall rating in this release, and no pickup truck has yet been selected as a "Best Pick" for safety by the IIHS.
Now i know theres gonna be people crying that Toyota is in the back pocket of I.I.H.S., just as they were with JD Power, Consumer Reports, and im sure a few others i've forgot. But i will say im impressed with GM improving the Chevy Shaker and GMC SeeError, hats off to them. Poor Ford = )
It's all good that your 4x2 can do what you claim it can. Lets see well how well you against a 4x4. But I guess you will be concetrating of your leather seats and CD player. Not to mention your steering wheel based radio controls!. And the reason Ndhai will be able to pull is his torque. If he had a 4x4 he could pull a bit more. And f1, If you doubt me so much let's see how well your 4x2 will do in my state??. I mean your truck is so good. Not to offend any other Tundra owners out thier. Just F1Jules. His Tundra seems like it s better then everyone elses. And F1 if you don't like what I say, then stop commenting an all my postings on all boards!
Why would it matter to me what my truck can do in Alaska? I don't live in Alaska. I don't need a 4x4 so why spend the extra money on one? None of the claims I've made are anything other than fact. Whether your believe it or not, I could care less.
BTW-My truck doesn't have leather. Personally, I don't like leather seats. My wife's car has leather and, while it's really nice, you stick to it in the summer and it is cold in the winter-we put sheepskin over the front seats (kind of a waste if you ask me, buying leather interior and covering it up).
I don't think my Tundra is any better than anyone elses. It is a great truck though and it is all the truck I need right now. I've never claimed it to be any more than that either.
I have been looking at the SS caps (not rails) version, but haven't bought any yet. Let me know if you find a good price somewhere. I found that DeeZee also has them in SS, in case your interested.