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2nd Gen Bed Questions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by birry, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Dec 13, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    DoorDing Intentionally obtuse

    Sep 7, 2012
    Bodie, CA
    2017 RC Off-Road 3.5WD
    If a truck is rear ended, I'd expect some bed damage, and I'm not surprised that an SMC bed would crack instead of bend.

    The move to an SMC bed likely had many reasons. Weight savings is probably one. Production and transportation costs during manufacturing may also have been factors. I believe all Tundra years have steel beds, so size/strength may be a limiting factor in the use of Toyota's current SMC tech. If someone wants a late model Toyota pickup with a steel bed, it's either a Tundra, or a Tacoma with a flat bed conversion.
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