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Newbee from MN

Discussion in 'New Members' started by topdec, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. Dec 13, 2006 at 9:57 AM
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    topdec

    topdec [OP] Well-Known Member

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    1st time truck owner. I think I made the best choice for my needs. Bought the double-cab, long bed, sport.

    I thought of replacing the LSD with the ARB locker ($1800- installed) but after seeing the Edmunds.com video on the Tacoma sport playing in the dirt and sand, I think I'll be fine.
     
  2. Dec 13, 2006 at 10:05 AM
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    TheMaster

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    Welcome to TW. Long bed huh? I'm still suffering with the short bed. Backing up is a bitch in vehicle infested Toronto.:rant:
     
  3. Dec 13, 2006 at 10:16 AM
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    steviestyles

    steviestyles The "Search" tab is your friend!!

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    I was looking a longbed doublecab, and realized that the vehicle is a little longer than a Chevy Tahoe. Too long for me. I like the shortbed with the bed extender, makes the bed the length of a standard bed without the long wheelbase.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2006 at 10:44 AM
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    ImInLoveWithMyTruck

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    Precisely! :D


    Oh and Welcome to TW topdec!
     
  5. Dec 13, 2006 at 12:59 PM
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    I did look at the shortbed. Just didn't want the weight of a couple of sportbikes on the tailgate.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2006 at 1:06 PM
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    LovinMyTaco07

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    Welcome to TW!
    Nice Truck!
    This is my first, my wife's second...
    we got the long bed becuase it looked more like a balanced truck (she had a 3/4 ton silverado with a long bed 8')... She doesn't like the look of the short beds...
    No offense intended... :)
     
  7. Dec 13, 2006 at 3:35 PM
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    Ldytaco05

    Ldytaco05 it's all about me

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    Welcome :0) to TW. browse to the forums check out the videos :0)
     
  8. Dec 13, 2006 at 7:00 PM
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    topdec

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    Rockin' videos!!!
     
  9. Dec 13, 2006 at 9:30 PM
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    Jim Mann

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    Welcome to the forum. If you read this far, what part of the frozen North known as Minnesota do you live in ? Jim
     
  10. Dec 13, 2006 at 10:09 PM
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    topdec

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    Farmington. 'Bout 15 miles from the Mall of America.

    Still waiting for that white stuff to try out 4H.
     
  11. Feb 25, 2007 at 12:48 AM
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    topdec

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    Themaster, I thought you had a shortbed? Who's is that brand-spankin' new truck on your user gallery?
     
  12. Feb 25, 2007 at 3:09 AM
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    TheMaster

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    That's my monster all right and its a short bed. I love the ride and the power dude. My friends are surprised as how smooth and quiet the ride is in the City. On the highway, the wind noise can be annoying.
     
  13. Feb 25, 2007 at 9:45 AM
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    Ldytaco05

    Ldytaco05 it's all about me

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    Tm is due to the windows rattling? just curious
     
  14. Feb 25, 2007 at 1:21 PM
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    topdec

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    Sorry Themaster, but that's a longbed...
     
  15. Feb 25, 2007 at 5:03 PM
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    TheMaster

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    Since you are so sure, I checked my "Feature Sheet" that was displayed on the window when the truck arrived at the yard. It says;

    Body Style: Double cab standard bed.
    Truck Bed: 6-Foot cargo bed.

    Now, I never paid any attention to that since I thought I was getting a SB. Since you messed with me, I had to check. I wonder if the 6-Foot bed is measured with the tail gate down. I'll try to post my "feature sheet" on TW, if anyone is interested.

    Cheers.

    topdec: It was killing me so I had to step out in the snow storm to check. You are f'in right. Its a 6 foot bed with the gate up. Now that I'm used to the size, I have no regrets. It's a good thing, isn't it?
     
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