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Access Cab to Double Cab HELP

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Redfox458, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Sep 2, 2009 at 4:43 PM
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    Redfox458

    Redfox458 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so here's the deal. I have an 07 Access Cab Sport 6spd 4X4. I've been doing a lot of playing outside and realize that I love the bedspace, but hate the back seat room (for passengers, get your mind out of the gutter). Due to a medical condition, the shifting all the time also causes me a bit of pain. Going to a double cab long bed automatic sport 4X4 is the goal, but I have some questions.....

    1) Is the bed the same length as mine?

    2) Is the back seat room sufficient, or would my knees be next to my shoulders?

    3) Is the automatic tranny pretty heavy duty? I tow a trailer, boat, quad..

    Thanks for any and all advice!!!
     
  2. Sep 2, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    silver07taco

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    The double cab long bed would be the 6' bed

    Im only 5'8 but the back seat of the double cab is plenty.

    Mine an auto I really like it be able to stand up to towing my ATV, fire wood and what not.
     
  3. Sep 2, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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    I went from the Access to a DC, short bed though. I'm 6'3 and can fit in the back. Not a lot of room to stretch out, but not unbearably uncomfortable by any means. Just depends on how big the people in the front seats are. Kind of wish I got the long bed but I think the short bed DC looks better. Since you'll be towing make sure you get the tow package with the oil and tranny cooler. One warning though - the 09 autos seems to be having some shifting issues (mine included). There's a large thread on it, I'd make sure you take notice if the truck you test drive does it.
     
  4. Sep 2, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    Redfox458

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    Thank you so much for the heads up on the tranny. I have been away from the site for a LONG time. Can somebody send me a link to the thread?? Work computers dont want to let me use the search feature...
     
  5. Sep 2, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    Redfox458

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    You are speaking of the rear leaf spring TSB, correct? I have that done to my AC and with my 450ish pound quad in the bed, the truck rides level :D
     
  6. Sep 2, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    The Tranny in the Auto is actually beefier than the Tranny in the Manual FYI.
     
  8. Sep 2, 2009 at 7:23 PM
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    Redfox458

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    Hmmmmmm interesting. I recall the stealership telling me that when I was looking at an FJ. Another thing that bothers me is the clutch in my truck. Definitely done with the manual I think....:mad:
     
  9. Sep 3, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    Anybody know if the auto in the tacos are the same as the auto in the FJs?
     
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