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bed size on gen 2 vs gen 1

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rrtr2008, May 1, 2008.

  1. May 1, 2008 at 3:58 PM
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    rrtr2008

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    I have a 2008 access cab SR5 with the standard bed size. I am looking to install a lumber rack on this truck. I don't want to buy a new one because of the cost. I know that it has to be a rack just made for this truck but will a generation 1 rack work as well or are those side rails or box size a generation 2 thing?
     
  2. May 1, 2008 at 4:03 PM
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    wat?
    the side rails are a 2nd gen thing...but i also think the bed sizes are different as well...someone should know on here for sure though
     
  3. May 1, 2008 at 4:27 PM
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    Here's gen-1's bed dimensions: 74.5"LONG/57.9"WIDE/40.9"HIGH..anybody out there have 2nd gens figures to compare?
     
  4. May 1, 2008 at 5:00 PM
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    4x4x4trd

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    Toyota sight shows 2008 bed as follow:
    73.5" L
    56.7"/41.5" W/width between wheel wells
    18" H

    As I recall my '99 had a height of only 16" in the bed.
     
  5. May 1, 2008 at 5:05 PM
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    The box on the 2nd gen is also much deeper.
     
  6. May 1, 2008 at 5:05 PM
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    Yeah the height they give is the space to the top of the roof line (safety loading)
     
  7. May 1, 2008 at 6:03 PM
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    Wow that's a trip!! 1st gens are 1" longer and 1" wider than 2nd gens?? So they made the overall truck bigger but shrunk the bed?
     
  8. May 1, 2008 at 7:06 PM
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    We lost bed space because of the big ass composite peice I reckon. The previous gen had an all metal bed.
     
  9. May 1, 2008 at 7:27 PM
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    Haha, excuse me while I go stretch out and enjoy the xtra space in my bed!
     
  10. May 1, 2008 at 7:41 PM
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    Excuse me while I go enjoy the extra cab room :cool:
     
  11. May 2, 2008 at 4:13 AM
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    Are we comparing the same measurements?

    I thought the newer generation trucks were overall WIDER than the 1st generation trucks? Which....would make the bed wider too.
     
  12. May 2, 2008 at 4:43 AM
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    Just like the truck gaining 5-6 inches in width, the bed of the Gen 2 could have been 5-6 inches wider, making it quite a bit bigger than the Gen 1, but the gimmick storage boxes were added instead. Ever look at all the wasted space between the composite bed wall and the outside sheet metal?

    Maybe this was done cause when Gen 2 came out in 04-05 it would have been too close to the Gen1 Tundra bed size and stole sales...
     
  13. May 2, 2008 at 8:57 AM
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    yeah well excuse me while i go take a nap in my huge luxurious cab and enjoy all the extra power my 2nd gen has oozing out of the hood... BOOYAH!
     
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    Oh yeah that extra 35 HP is just SLOBBERING all down da front of dat rig man:D:D
     
  15. May 2, 2008 at 9:14 AM
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    yup. strangly enough the extra power looks black and thick and is collecting in a big puddle in my driveway.... i assume thats what horsepower looks like....
     
  16. May 2, 2008 at 9:16 AM
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    uhhh...how do I put this...that's not what you think it is. That's actually truck baby batter.
     
  17. May 2, 2008 at 10:26 AM
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    gross :laugh:

    you may have a bigger cab and more horsepower...but i'll take my 20+mpg with all my mods :D

    oh

    as for the bedsize...1st gens didnt waste 6-8 inches of space putting in plastic storage compartments and outlets...id assume thats where the loss in width comes in

    as for length though...cant 2nd gens come with both a long and short box?
     
  18. May 2, 2008 at 10:30 AM
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  19. May 2, 2008 at 10:35 AM
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    throw 500 extra lbs of steel on the truck next time ;)
     
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