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Long vs Short

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tarheelfan_08, Apr 26, 2010.

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Long Bed Or Short Bed

Poll closed Apr 26, 2011.
  1. Long Bed

    52.0%
  2. Short Bed

    48.0%
  1. Apr 26, 2010 at 9:15 PM
    #1
    tarheelfan_08

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    I have been looking at some 2010 double cab's and I can not decide between a long bed or a short bed! What do you guys think??
     
  2. Apr 26, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    It all depends on what youll use it for. I used to use the bed like a trunk, so I got the SB. Some people haul quads, dirt bikes, etc, and thus a long bed is more practical.
     
  3. Apr 26, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    ktmrider

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    gotta put stuff in the bed, Good luck with getting dirtbikes in the short one
     
  4. Apr 26, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    1337Taco

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    I like the shortbed for looks, longbed for functionality.
     
  5. Apr 26, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    MxRacer190

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    easy as cake.
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  6. Apr 26, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    mgrande

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    I have have a tool box with my long bed. If I had it in a short bed I think I would only be able to carry a gallon of milk.
     
  7. Apr 26, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    ktmrider

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    :eek: Oh nevermind I stand corrected. Can you shut the tailgate with 1 bike in sideways?
     
  8. Apr 26, 2010 at 9:44 PM
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    MxRacer190

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    Na lol, it still sticks out a lil. Two 250's, 2 stands, one big gear bag, 2 pairs of boots, 2 helmets... all crammed in the SB. Yes, i'm awesome, I know.

    But, my tailgate is bent so bad from my back tire lol.
     
  9. Apr 27, 2010 at 12:15 AM
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    punkpsy

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    Hi guys i'm new to the board, but I have been looking into buying a tacoma, and seriously the short bed looks funky... well on a double cab.
    but for functionality I would go for the long bed if you are a hauler and mover.
     
  10. Apr 27, 2010 at 1:33 AM
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    Capita

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    Long bed. The extra bit of space is useful and its probably no different on gas anyway
     
  11. Apr 27, 2010 at 3:56 AM
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    kanelakos

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    I have double cab long bed. I think short bed on DC looks strange as well as decreased hauling capacity. The only thing I don't like so much with the DC long bed is the longer wheel base. Just a bit of a pain in the ass sometimes. If I had to do it over.... I would get the same thing.
     
  12. Apr 27, 2010 at 3:58 AM
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    kris77

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    Do you want manual or automatic. If you want manual, you have to get short bed. If you want auto you have a choice. I wanted a long bed, but the manual tranny was more important to me. Sometimes i wish i would have gotten the long bed. Hauling bricks or 2x10's.

    I did get a bed extender from harbor frieght that adds a little more than 3 feet to the bed (1.5' with tailgate down). It helps alot.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=39168
     
  13. Apr 27, 2010 at 4:05 AM
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    musty40

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    Also the TRD OR only comes in the short bed.
     
  14. Apr 27, 2010 at 5:33 AM
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    That made my decision difficult.. I still went long bed for the truck look and function... LB lifted FTMTF! :D
     
  15. Apr 27, 2010 at 5:40 AM
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    I second this! I have a short bed; looks cool and my brute force 650 does fit but it the tailgate down. If i had to do it all over again, id get LB
     
  16. Apr 27, 2010 at 5:46 AM
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    Long bed for haulin stuff.


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  17. Apr 27, 2010 at 5:59 AM
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    Bassetdad

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    I left my tailgate down one time for three miles, now I have a daily reminder of what I dumb ass I was! My tailgate has this dent / scratch that sticks out like a sore thumb. :mad: If the item will not fit in my bed with the tailgate up, then I'm not using my truck to haul it.
     
  18. Apr 27, 2010 at 6:14 AM
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    Bassetdad

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    You can't get a manual in a DC long bed?

    Whenever an automotive manufacturer only offers an automatic transmission in a certain model, that’s one less model I need to consider when I’m purchasing my next vehicle. When I’m spending $30k, I should be able to freely choose if I want to own a manual or an automatic transmission in my own car / truck!

     
  19. Apr 27, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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    mws4ua

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    I have a TRD OR DC, which means I have a short bed. I wish I had the long bed.
     
  20. Apr 27, 2010 at 7:11 AM
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    woodygg

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    to me, the only question is, do you NEED the long bed? if not, easy choice (not to mention the s/b looks so much better IMO).
     
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