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Long-bed vs Short-bed

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by coughlig, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. Jan 3, 2020 at 12:58 PM
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    RX1cobra

    RX1cobra Well-Known Member

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    The 6 foot bed is 20% longer than the 5 foot. :deadhorse: 1/5 = .2

    I was set on the 6 foot to haul a snowmobile until I learned the ski's won't fit between the wheel wells. So I opted for the 5 foot since the 6 foot bed makes the truck look like a wiener dog.
     
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    might want to think about that
     
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  3. Jan 3, 2020 at 1:17 PM
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    Yall will argue about anything.
     
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  4. Jan 3, 2020 at 1:21 PM
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    2019 Wht Sport model w/ the long bed (w/ a painted blk pinch weld). My only issue is in some small-ish parking spaces, the turn radius can be a challenge.

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  5. Jan 3, 2020 at 1:23 PM
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    RX1cobra

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    I did. What's 20% of 5 feet and what's 17% of 5 feet?

    Don't tell me what I'll argue! And you can't really argue that 1 foot is 20% of 5 feet. :anonymous:
     
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  6. Jan 3, 2020 at 1:25 PM
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    Doesn't it depend on which direction you measure?

    6' bed is 20% longer than a 5' bed, but a 5' bed is only 17% shorter than a 6' bed....
     
  7. Jan 3, 2020 at 1:26 PM
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    Correct. That's why I said the 6 foot bed was 20% longer. I'm bored and trying to kill last 30 mins at work.
     
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  8. Jan 3, 2020 at 1:27 PM
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    Me too... except I think I'm just going to leave a bit early
     
  9. Jan 3, 2020 at 1:34 PM
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    Heck yeah! Power to the short bed!! Real men load a short bed like a long bed!IMG_2445.jpg
     
  10. Jan 3, 2020 at 1:34 PM
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    no we are comparing different sizes here.

    the math is as follows

    (5-6)/6 = .167
    .167 x 100 = 16.7%


    http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/QQ/database/QQ.09.06/michael2.html
     
  11. Jan 3, 2020 at 1:51 PM
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    It seems the long bed people are deeply insecure as well, a penis joke and a gay/I must be a woman joke? Yikes. Enjoy your slightly less small small truck beds guys.
     
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    You've convinced me. I'll just leave early too.
     
  13. Jan 5, 2020 at 11:31 AM
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    Just thought I would chime in on the turning radius issue. I had a 2017 double cab short bed that, many times, I wished I just had that extra foot of space in the bed. So, when I was run off the road and flipped and totaled it I decided to go with a long bed on the new 2020. My impression is that I notice no difference whatsoever in the turn radius. Yes it’s a foot or so longer so it might be a little more difficult to parallel park in a tight spot. But for me I am very happy I ignored all the people saying how much worse the turn radius is. I’m guessing the ones that have an issue have never driven a full size pick up before?
     
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  14. Jan 5, 2020 at 11:43 AM
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    I don’t think it’s so much that people are having an issue, I know for myself I drove half ton pickups from the time I was 16 to 23 when I purchased this truck. The shorter length, much better break over angle, and better turning radius were important to me because most trails in WA are very tight, and having moved from the country to the city, and being in Seattle multiple times a week (an absolute dumpster fire of a city by the way) I wanted every advantage I could get.

    I bought the Tacoma for it’s size, and if I wanted or needed a bed that was ACTUALLY big I would’ve gotten another half ton. The 6 foot Tacoma bed is still small, just slightly less small. Now if people want or need a 6 foot bed, great! I’m glad you enjoy your awesome truck. Where it gets stupid is when people act like the 6 foot bed is somehow a “real” truck bed and the 5 foot bed isn’t. This is objectively ridiculous. And per you point, anyone who HAS driven a full-size truck will know that it’s ridiculous.
     
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    You are right, It’s almost the same shizzle. It’s one freakin foot .lol

    But if my thing was off-roading I would definitely go for a OR DCSB.
     
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    DC39FE3B-C946-4854-A296-CCFAE9B0C876.jpg Can’t go wrong w long bed.
     
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    That’s one elegant rig!
     
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    Which one do you guys like better? Be honest now.

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    MT does come in the "long bed" but only with the access cab Sport model.
     
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    MT only comes in SB so that did it for me. Otherwise I would have gone LB since we do a lot of camping but I don’t mind the RTT either
     
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