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    Hopefully Cybertruck tow range is better than F-150 Lightning

    Ok, when you are towing a trailer you need a certain amount of tongue weight typically 10% give or take. When you have 500+lbs on the back bumper the rear axle acts like the fulcrum in a lever system. Which tries to lift the front tires. The bars on the weight distribution hitch act like a...
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    Hopefully Cybertruck tow range is better than F-150 Lightning

    You had asked about it.
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    Hopefully Cybertruck tow range is better than F-150 Lightning

    A weight distribution hitch uses 2 bars that attach to the tongue of the trailer and pry the front of the truck down. While it does help level the truck its purpose is to put weight back on the front tires to aid in steering and braking.
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    Updated Predicted Cybertruck Pricing

    When Rivian went to up the price on its reservation holders things didn't go so well for them. If Tesla tries to do the same the press will have a field day with it. Using what has happened recently as a guide I doubt we will see a significant change in pricing.
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    Hopefully Cybertruck tow range is better than F-150 Lightning

    Not really, but it would act as a variable drop hitch to allow getting the trailer level which will improve stability.
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    The Truth Behind The Terrible Resale Value Of Electric Cars

    We bought an ice 7 years ago that lost 50% of its value in 2 years... so using that sample size Ice cars are far worse. Oh wait that would be cherry picking my bad. The article looks like it was written pre-covid but has says it was posted Monday, or maybe used ICE cars post covid and EV...
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    TFL Lightning towing range test (<100 miles)

    I did read others, that were more recent but their main focus was not the different speeds, or their wasn't enough data. Several didn't back up their statements with any data.
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    TFL Lightning towing range test (<100 miles)

    Its a truck I use them as such, I already drive the same, typically at or just below the speed limit while towing. I also recognize that long range towing existing trailers is still a weak spot for EV's and will be for years to come. Edit to add: https://rosap.ntl.bts.gov/view/dot/715 click...
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    TFL Lightning towing range test (<100 miles)

    Everyone I know tows big bricks at 75-80mph so yeah it is a realistic test... Heck heading south from Colorado on my last trip up there my wife and I were doing 75 on a two lane and the bricks were passing us. Edit to add. The 6.2L Chevy in a previous test was getting 20mpg unloaded, got just...
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    New Silverado videos / email update. Still know nothing about the CT....

    The sidewall of the tires, they are low profile, my town has crappy roads and constant pot holes.
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    Cybertruck width oh my!

    Yep its more than 80 inches wide, I would definitely like a smaller truck but it is what it is. 4 wheel steering should help some though.
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    New Silverado videos / email update. Still know nothing about the CT....

    Its got what 2.. maybe 3 inches of sidewall. That wouldn't do for the roads in my town.
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    Better safety through radar

    The first RADAR systems didn't scan, then someone got the bright idea to put it on a spinning directional antenna which gave them a rough idea of direction as well as distance. With the modern phased array antennas and a lot of black magic and voodo signal processing you get a lot more.
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    “Crawl Control” for the Cybertruck?

    I was thinking something like a while back calling it puppy mode.
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    Better safety through radar

    What you don't want to do a Mary Poppins impression? (known for heavy wind gusts near thunderstorms)
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