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Any Double Cab Owners change from a short bed to a long bed?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by FloridaFeMan, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    FloridaFeMan

    FloridaFeMan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Owned a Prerunner DC short bed and now thinking about getting another Taco Prerunner DC with the long bed. What can I expect in terms of handling, ride quality, etc? Any pros, cons, aside from the obvious of more cargo room in the bed? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    NLF

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    Just traded by 09 DC SB for the 11 DC LB (Both are TRD Sport). Drove 1600 miles last week on a trip, and I personally like the LB ride as it doesn't feel like the wheels are under the back seat. I liked the SB, just like the LB better, and the extra room in the bed is a plus.
     
  3. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:21 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    I got it right the first time.
     
  4. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    Palehorse1

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    The extra foot of added wheelbase length will certainly reduce the fore and aft rocking, or porpoising effect which along with the added storage space was one of the primary issues for me when I traded in mine to upgrade to a 2011. In retrospect after about 4000 miles or so. I doubt I'd ever switch back.

    I hope you find what you are looking for and enjoy it when you do.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    davestaco

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    I wish the long bed came with the 6 spd
     
  6. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    I was dissapointed by that when I was looking to buy.

    Now I never think about it , I like the auto .
     
  7. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    vbibi

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    That will be ideal in life, do your home work and get it right the first time.
    Life is not a dress rehearsal. Whats more important, the world and life evolves around us, and we get left behind.
    I think this was a great quote.
    take care
    vbibi:(
     
  8. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    fjm0008

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    I also had the Prerunner short bed, sold it and after several other vehicles I have the long bed. It is great and I don't regret the move. I have used the entire bed and right now have it full.
     
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