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I notice a lot of people here prefering short beds?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tac 2009, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Aug 14, 2011 at 2:34 AM
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    Tac 2009

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    how come this is? I prefer the DCLB for equal passenger and trunk room.

    I hear SB and shorter wheel base is better for off road, why?
     
  2. Aug 14, 2011 at 2:40 AM
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    Nolazach

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    I saw a DCLB lifted today, Black on Black and it was one of the best trucks I've seen.

    I haven't even got my access Cab yet, but I'm going to be looking to flip it and get into a Double cab soon.
     
  3. Aug 14, 2011 at 2:42 AM
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    DubVtundy

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    reason i got a short bed was becuase i wanted the off road and to get the off road cant get a long bed :( deff wanted the locker shorter wheelbase anyway for off roading
     
  4. Aug 14, 2011 at 2:47 AM
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    rbeezy

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    shorter wheelbase gets better crawl angls and less chance of bottoming out
     
  5. Aug 14, 2011 at 2:48 AM
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    i agree
     
  6. Aug 14, 2011 at 3:13 AM
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    A_Ninja_Racer

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    I didn't wan't a short bed because I thought I was going to put my motorcycle in the bed. When I decided there was no Way I was puting my bike up there I went and baught a Trailer. Now I wish I had gone 4 door short bed or FJ cruiser even. oh yeah and I wanted the off road package as well.
     
  7. Aug 14, 2011 at 3:22 AM
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    Capita

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    Wish my long bed was longer. I wouldn't be able to handle a shorter bed then I already have. I love having some room in back
     
  8. Aug 14, 2011 at 4:26 AM
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    paintdiddy

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    Short beds are as ugly as hell. Long beds rule. It even says in the bible that really bad people drive short beds and will burn it hell.:D I haul more crap than offroad so I need the long bed over short. A double cab long bed lifted is the sexiest thing ever.
     
  9. Aug 14, 2011 at 4:28 AM
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    DubVtundy

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    see i got a 12 foot trailer to haul my stuff lol
     
  10. Aug 14, 2011 at 4:36 AM
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    Thats why Access Cabs are better...
     
  11. Aug 14, 2011 at 4:52 AM
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    I have my buddy's 16ft trailer in my driveway I use but sometimes I'm a little lazy to hook up and lug around. I get your point
     
  12. Aug 14, 2011 at 5:31 AM
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    A little lift & some extra steel....
    When I was shopping it seemed the long beds were hard to find.
     
  13. Aug 14, 2011 at 5:39 AM
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    I would have liked a long bed also, but you can't get one with a manual trans which is a deal breaker for me. I prefer manuals and will never own another auto unless my health requires me too.:cool:
     
  14. Aug 14, 2011 at 5:42 AM
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    /END THREAD.
     
  15. Aug 14, 2011 at 5:57 AM
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    Here in nj the long beds are hard to find
    i wanted the 6spd but didn't want to give up the long bed. Wish Toyota and other companies stop with the limited options that make no sense. Dc lb 6spd would be awesome
    yes end thread notify mods to close it.:D
     
  16. Aug 14, 2011 at 6:14 AM
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    This .... though I did end up buying a DCSB sport. It's all the dealer had in stock (or 3 others in the area). Since I don't off-road much, I figured, screw it. My only mandatory requirement was 4x4.
     
  17. Aug 14, 2011 at 6:23 AM
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    Fits in my garage.
     
  18. Aug 14, 2011 at 6:49 AM
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    SB is easy around town and makes parking easy to find, Also looks better IMO... Jim
     
  19. Aug 14, 2011 at 6:56 AM
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    Saskquatch11

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    SB's are ugly.
     
  20. Aug 14, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    Shortbed has a better break ovet angle due to shorter wheel base so it has improved clearance over the long bed. I wanted the offroad double cab 4x4. There are some days I wish I had the longer bed, but those days are rare. I needed the double cab for baby seat and growing family. So far so good.
     
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