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Old 01-16-2013, 08:58 AM   #1
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:33 AM   #2
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Cool vid, thanks for posting it Mojo. On first glance, kind of surprising I must say. My guess better weight balance in the Touareg and better tires (looks like the Chevy had mudder tires on it, which are not noted for grip) and a better FWD/AWD system (though I would think not as strong as the Chevy in day to day use). I know I few guys I would like to show this to LOL (and I'm a DMAX owner). I know another area that the VW would have it all over the Chevy (and this coming as a previous Audi/VW owner) overall build quality!

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Old 01-16-2013, 10:53 AM   #3
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All the engineering that goes into those vehicle come through as shown in the vid. Guess there is a reason why they are top rated as TV's.
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All the engineering that goes into those vehicle come through as shown in the vid. Guess there is a reason why they are top rated as TV's.
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As per above comment, would've been interesting to see the same vid when both vehicles were at GVWR (and otherwise in stock OEM trim).

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Old 01-20-2013, 08:54 AM   #6
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if weight distribution were equal, the test would actually be interesting. Pickups were designed to carry weight in the bed, that is why they have one, put a thousand pounds in the pickup and then redo the test. Or you could put that weight in the back of both vehicles ans see what happens. Jim

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