Vickie Lehar
Brake Parts Inc


TRD Helps Get The Raybestos Rattlesnake™ Desert and Race Ready

McHenry, IL — July 15, 2013 - The Toyota Racing Division (TRD) takes base Toyota vehicles and adds superior performance capabilities. Souping up Toyotas and making them race-ready is the TRD’s purpose and passion.

The whole division is currently chomping at the bit to get their hands on the 2014 Toyota Tundra and help create the Raybestos Rattlesnake™ custom build, which will be given away this fall. “It’s going to be a really great vehicle to work with,” says Ted Moncure, the TRD Functional Accessory Engineering Manager.

“TRD is going to give the 2014 Tundra additional off-road capabilities as well as extra performance ability. That’s a really sweet spot of the market… extreme performance coupled with off-road muscle… and it’s exciting.”

The Raybestos Rattlesnake™ custom build will be a 4WD, 2014 Toyota Tundra pick-up with more than 600+ supercharged horsepower and a long travel suspension. The Raybestos Rattlesnake™ will also be equipped with a Raybestos® brand Racing short track brake package, as used by the JGR race team, and Raybestos® brand chassis parts.

TRD will install and tune a TRD supercharger, headers and a full stainless steel muffler exhaust with polished stainless steel tips. “It is going to have a pressurized air intake to allow the engine to breathe a lot better… like an engine twice its size,” Moncure said.

The Raybestos Rattlesnake™ will also have improved fuel economy and, after Moncure’s team of engineers and technicians get through with it, the 2014 Tundra will have thirty percent more horsepower and twenty five percent more torque.

Moncure says that all the Raybestos Rattlesnake™ capability numbers will be certified as well. “A lot of the numbers you see out there from other guys are not real, when push comes to shove. All our numbers will be certified,” he promised.

Moncure is an experienced Baja racer himself and says that the Raybestos Rattlesnake™ will own the desert. “This thing will whoop down roads and will have the torque to get up hills and push back,” said Moncure.

“It can go anywhere, do anything. There’s no silt bed [the Raybestos Rattlesnake™] cant bomb through. No hill it can’t blow past. It’s going to be awesome to get out in wide open space.”

TRD’s work will be taped and featured in an episode of Spike TV’s Trucks!, to be aired in early August.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE THE CHANCE OF WINNING. Void where prohibited by law. Official Rules can be found at and Payment of all taxes is the sole responsibility of Prizewinner. Prizewinner may be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the approximate retail value of the prize (estimated to be $65,000.00).

For more information on the Raybestos Brake and Raybestos Chassis Custom Build and Giveaway, visit www.RaybestosGarage, or contact your local Raybestos brand brake or Raybestos brand chassis sales rep.

Brake Parts Inc (BPI) is one of the leading global manufacturers of braking systems in the transportation industry. The BPI brake product line includes everything from brake pads and rotors, to drums, shoes, calipers and hydraulic parts for the light and medium duty market. Raybestos® brand brakes are used by top racing teams in NASCAR® competition such as Joe Gibbs Racing, Roush Fenway Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports. For more information about Raybestos brakes, visit

Raybestos® brand chassis parts are produced by affiliated companies in Affinia’s Global Chassis Group, the leading manufacturer of chassis parts for the transportation industry. Including everything from ball joints and tie rods, to idler arms and sway bar links, Raybestos chassis parts are the choice of Joe Gibbs Racing and used in competition on every JGR racecar. For more information on Raybestos chassis, visit

NewBrakeProdNum Big-Button-Merchandise Big-Button-RelatedLinks

Latest News

Media Center