- toyota shared images of the 2022 tundra pickup truck's suspension, and it ditches the old model's leaf-spring setup for coil springs in the rear.
- control arms are employed up front, and the trd pro model has fox dampers, a red-painted anti-roll bar, and a trd skid plate.
- the new tundra will make its full debut in the coming months, although toyota has shared a ton of info on the trd pro model.
toyota has been testing prototypes of the 2022 tundra with skirts hiding the truck's rear suspension setup, hinting that the new truck would ditch its old-timey leaf springs in favor of a more modern system. it has now shared images of the new off-road-focused trd pro model's front and rear suspension setups, confirming that the new truck will employ coil springs out back.
the current-generation tundra, available from the 2007 through 2021 model years, was equipped with a solid rear axle with leaf springs. the new truck will use coil springs in the rear and continue to have control arms up front. leaf springs tend to allow for more load capacity, but coil springs can provide a smoother ride. ram has been employing coil springs on its half-ton pickups since 2009, but the ford f-150 (other than the new raptor) and the chevrolet silverado use leaf-spring setups in back and have max payloads of 3325 and 2280 pounds. the ram 1500 can carry a payload of up to 2320 pounds.
trd pro models will have a lifted suspension equipped with fox dampers and a red-painted anti-roll bar, which should be exclusive to the trd pro model. the off-road-focused model will also get a trd front skid plate along with falken wildpeak all-terrain tires sized 285/65.
look for the full details and specs on the 2022 toyota tundra in the coming months, though we already know a little about the truck's looks, interior, powertrain, and suspension setup. in the meantime, click here for everything we know about the new truck so far.