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Long Bed DC owners...look here

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BBQ BOY, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Feb 24, 2009 at 11:29 PM
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    BBQ BOY

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    I am up in the air between a Short box vs. Long Box. I watched a review on youtube that basically said the DC LB was a complete pain to drive around town and park. What are your experiences with your long bed? Do wish you would have gotten the Short Bed?
     
  2. Feb 25, 2009 at 1:01 AM
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    JetTech

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    NO!! I love my Long Bed and the extra room in it. From bikes to snowboards it's just nice to have the extra foot. And I like the way it looks!!:D You get used to the length pretty fast. The only down side for me, couldn't get the 6sp manual :mad:

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  3. Feb 25, 2009 at 1:06 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    If I got a DC I'd get a long bed for sure
     
  4. Feb 25, 2009 at 1:33 AM
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    FoxySandChick

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    As with any vehicle you get use to driving it once you own it, the question is what do you need in a truck?
    Do you have a significant need for a long bed truck or can you manage with a short or standard bed?

    For example..I can squeeze my quad and gear into a short bed, but I have to keep the gate down. It fits better in a long bed, but they are not readily available here and I was not going to special order. So I manage with a short bed, I make it work.
     
  5. Feb 25, 2009 at 2:09 AM
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    Delmarva

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    It's only 12 inches longer than the short bed... it ain't no Tundy crew max...

    12 inches longer...

    (that what she said...)
     
  6. Feb 25, 2009 at 2:37 AM
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    FoxySandChick

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    It's not the size that matters, but the way you use it....

    That's what he said ;)
     
  7. Feb 25, 2009 at 3:27 AM
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    Joe B

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    The LB looks and with 14.5 more inches of wheelbase,rides much better than the SB.
    Is it tougher to park?
    Yeah but worth it.
    I can't see where it's harder to drive around town.
     
  8. Feb 25, 2009 at 3:51 AM
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    jrw1965

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    I havent had any problem driving or parking my long bed.
     
  9. Feb 25, 2009 at 4:24 AM
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    Racer78

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    I havent had any problems getting mine around. The parking lot at work is super tight and its a non issue getting in/out.
     
  10. Feb 25, 2009 at 4:33 AM
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    FSC to the rescue :D
     
  11. Feb 25, 2009 at 4:51 AM
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    kasey200

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    i would be up the creek without a longbed. the shortbeds are nice but just not enough room for my uses. as far as parking and maneuvering, My last truck was a 3/4ton crewcab short bed diesel so i absolutely love driving the dc longbed taco!
     
  12. Feb 25, 2009 at 5:22 AM
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    Wolfpack

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    I wouldn't of even considered the Taco if it only came with a short bed, the LB looks better and if you carry dirt bikes or any kind of load at all you pretty much need it.
     
  13. Feb 25, 2009 at 5:56 AM
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    I would not own a Tacoma if the DC wasn't available in a LB.
     
  14. Feb 25, 2009 at 6:31 AM
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    Bassetdad

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    Either Road & Track, or Motor Trend did a story on the DB long bed a while back. They did mention in the article that the long bed was a beast to park. That being said, myself I would go with the long bed.That's how you come up with a dented & scratched tailgate by rolling around with your tailgate down. Did it once for 3 miles, never again!
     
  16. Feb 25, 2009 at 7:15 AM
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    I love my DC LB! The only downside i see in it is if your tryin to go long travel, i think you'd be better off with a SB. And like everyone else has said you'll get used to the parking, which really isnt that bad. I went from my daily driven Jeep Wrangler to the DC LB and had no issues adjusting. But which ever way you go , you cant go wrong!
     
  17. Feb 25, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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    paintdiddy

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    its a alot bigger than my 02 taco,but im used to it now. i use my bed so i need the 6ft bed. i wish they made an 8ft bed. besides the 6ft looks better....its a fact..lol
     
  18. Feb 25, 2009 at 8:33 AM
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    I love my DC LB!! Yes it's long, just as long as an Avalanche.. But it's still easy to drive. you get used to the extra length after a while. I'll admit the shorter box looks neater but I like the versatility of the longer bed. I also think the extra length makes it easier for towing.
     
  19. Feb 25, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    No regrets whatsoever with my LB.
     
  20. Feb 25, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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    Sometimes I wish we had a longer box. The tailgate won't close with the boys go kart in it, so we take the '96 Taco to the track. But the Ol' Lady absolutely will not drive an automatic, so short box it is. They're better off road too!
     
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