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Long bed or Short bed?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BBQ BOY, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Feb 16, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    BBQ BOY

    BBQ BOY [OP] Well-Known Member

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    If I get a Tacoma it will be a DC 4x4. It will be a daily driver with some off road and hunting trips. Probably 80+% pavement use. I test drove a long bed and short bed and thought the long bed was much smoother. I have always had full size trucks and was a little disapointed in how rigid/rough the truck was. That is why I am considering the long. Are there advantages/disadvantages to the long or short bed?
     
  2. Feb 16, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    SuperD

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    Personally, I would say the LB's have better stability and handling when hauling and towing. The SB's better in tight places. I probably would have bought a Tacoma a long time ago, but the DC was only available in a SB when they first came out. Looked nice, but little functionality as a 'truck' once you installed a tool box in the SB. I say LB all the way.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2009 at 6:40 PM
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    trd2001

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    Long bed if you haul anything. The extra foot come in handy. The short bed would be nicer in parking lots.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    Delmarva

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    hmmm... get both :thumbsup:
     
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