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long or short

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by brecking, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Dec 26, 2011 at 9:45 AM
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    brecking

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    new to TW. i've been researching for a new truck. pretty sure on the sport package. live in flat lander country. main use of truck camping, daily commuter. just can't decide on long or short box. short bit more sporty looking. long bit more pracitcal.
     
  2. Dec 26, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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    jpneely

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    Go long. and Welcome!
     
  3. Dec 26, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

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    I have short but wish I would have gotten long for the extra bed space but still love my truck
     
  4. Dec 26, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Long
     
  5. Dec 26, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    I went through the same debate this past summer. I ended up with the double cab short bed. My final decision was based on being able to haul my Honda 400ex in the bed. I can get it in the bed but it hangs onto the tailgate a bit. I solved that problem with the bed extender that I had the dealer throw into the purchase and I love it. It's pretty short when you get to hauling lumber or kayaks but so far it's been ok for me. I realized I couldn't fit the long bed in my garage so that was kind of the main deal breaker. I'd say if you don't mind a longer truck then definitely go with the long bed.
     
  6. Dec 26, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    i like my short bed 90% of the time but when we go camping/sking i wish i had a long bed.
     
  7. Dec 26, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    thanx been my thought as well. put a topper on and its a tent. i'm 5'6''. and the short just seems abit small.
     
  8. Dec 26, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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    it is,but when i bought mine(used from the service manager at my local dealer)i couldnt pass the deal up.if i was to order one it would be a lb
     
  9. Dec 26, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    I would have bought a long bed if the option was there. But no TRD/OR in a long bed...
     
  10. Dec 26, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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    If I would of bought the long bed it would not of fit in my garage!

    Rarely carry anything in the bed so the short version was perfect for me.
     
  11. Dec 26, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    I say try the search function, read all the threads already made on this subject and then make your own decision. I chose short cause I couldn't get a manual trans with the long bed. :cool:
     
  12. Dec 26, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    covered. saw/read the other posts. is what it is. shorty's like em. some like it long.
     
  13. Dec 26, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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    No offense intended at all OP , but these kind of threads are kind of redundant because the only one that can decide which configuration is right for you , is you .

    You said in the OP that you have already decided on a DC Sport , so it really comes down to the transmission ( can't get a manual in the longbed ) and your needs for bedspace .
     
  14. Dec 26, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    Hairy Taco

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    Well expressed OZ-T, but you better lose that avatar or people may stop taking you seriously:D

    Furthermore, I believe a DC longbox gives a longer wheelbase. You might consider this in your decision.



     
  15. Dec 26, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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    True ... wheelbase is 13 inches longer. 127 vs 140
     
  16. Dec 26, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    I just bought a short bed. Like others, the long would not fit in my garage. With the long bed, your are getting very close to Tundra size so why not upgrade to a full-size truck with a huge cabin and V-8?
     
  17. Dec 26, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    Warhorseforever

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    I wish I had the long bed so my vote is LB.
     
  18. Dec 27, 2011 at 1:07 PM
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    There is no one answer to this question. Depends on the driver and the usage of the truck.


    I use it as a daily driver plus I like to hunt/fish/camp/boat/sleep in bed etc so I got the long bed. Plus long bed looks better in Double Cab.
     
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    Guys,

    Are the rear seats the same size whether or not its long or short bed? I was told by the dealership that the long bed sports version has a roomier rear seats/area.
     
  20. Jan 24, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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    Long all the way.
     
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