The Toyota Tundra TRD Pro returns for 2019 to the market after a one year absence. It carries a couple of key upgrades, but will it be able to climb up a snowy Gold Mine Hill trail? We have attempted this before in deeper snow and failed. This is another opportunity.
The 2019 Tundra TRD Pro use FOX off-road shocks that Toyota and FOX worked on together. The previous off-road Tundra was good riding truck, but the latest suspension takes it to another level. The ride is smooth and controlled on pavement and offers very good shock absorption on a rocky trail.
Gold Mine Hill consists of three stages: a steep rocky incline, a tight 90-degree turn, and the most challenging articulation section at the top. This is a good test tires, 4×4 traction, clearance, and approach/breakover/departure angles. [Note: our more challenging Cliffhanger 2.0 trail is not available right now due to snow.]
The 2019 Tundra TRD Pro keep the same Continental tires as before, but now also uses more light weight BBS rims. In general, I would prefer a larger diameter tire that is more aggressive. Toyota says these tires offer the best ride for the truck.
Stage 1 was completed without much problem, the tires provided good traction on snow and ice. At first, we thought we would not pause before Stage 2 due to snow, but I did in order to keep this run more comparable with other trucks we have tested on the same trail. Stage 3 gave good traction, but I did touch the fuel tank skid plate over the final ledge.
Check out the run in the video below.