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Crew cab ride

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tom Tacoma, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Oct 21, 2011 at 11:15 AM
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    Tom Tacoma

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    Heard the crew or double cab ride with the longer wheel base is much softer or more car like than the shorter wheel base of the regular or access cab.

    Have also heard the wheel bases are the same and the room needed for the access and double cab is taken out of the cargo bed, giving the access and double cabs a shorter cargo bed.

    Did a quick search but thought someone here might know the answer.
     
  2. Oct 21, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    T Fades

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    I think the main difference would be traveling on the interstate/highways. The longer LB will track straighter due to longer wheelbase. Don't think the ride is any 'softer' between LB and SB, but I could definately be wrong.
     
  3. Oct 21, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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    Pugga

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    I have a double cab short bed and was given a double cab long bed for a loaner when mine was in the shop. I thought the long bed rode a little nicer on the interstate as mentioned above but on back roads and normal driving, I didn't notice any difference between the two (as whipper stated, they have the same suspension and the tiny bit of additional weight from having a 1' longer bed is not significant). As far as the length, go to Toyota.com and look at the wheel bases. The double cab short bed and the access cab have the same wheel base and the double cab has a shorter bed length as a result. The double cab long bed has the same bed as the access cab.
     
  4. Oct 21, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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    The ride itself is not going to be any different. The long beds supposedly ride/drive differently, but I have no experience with them.

    As far as making room for the access cabs and double cabs; the access cabs have a full 6' bed, just as the regular cabs do. The double cabs either come with a short bed (5') or the long bed (6').

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  5. Oct 21, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    all toyota "trucks" ride like cars imo.
     
  6. Oct 21, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    I didn't notice any difference when I test drove the access cab vs the double cab.
     
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