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Question for those going from SB to LB?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jimsc, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Mar 15, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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    I would like to have the extra bed space at times, but affraid I would miss the manuverability of the SB. For those of you that have made the switch did you feel it was an issue. Also, my SB is very wind sensitive on the Hwy. Does the longer wheelbase help any with that?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Mar 15, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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  3. Mar 15, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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    I have zero issues maneuvering in my 2012 DCLB, no issues with parking, no issues with U-turns, etc. So far, no issues with wind on the highway either.

    Love my longbed and will never go back to a shorty.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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    picups are made to haul stuff, thats why lb rules the world
     
  5. Mar 15, 2012 at 10:24 PM
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    If you get an access cab by default has a LB, it has the same wheel base as a double cab SB, but if you wanna compare a DCSB and a DCLB, or a AC vs a DCLB then there's an issue. I just got used to doing a lot of 3 point turns in parking lots with my DCSB.
     
  6. Mar 16, 2012 at 5:50 AM
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    If you choose a DCSB over a DCLB because of maneuverability issues, you should sell your truck and buy a Smart FourTwo instead.
     
  7. Mar 16, 2012 at 5:58 AM
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    I thought the DCLB was a little more stable on the highway (although I don't feel my short bed is unstable by any means and I have a shell so I have a large surface area to catch cross winds). As far as around town, you'll notice it being a little longer when you have to make a tight u-turn but it's still better than most full sized trucks. Basically, I wouldn't choose one over the other for maneuverability on the road, off road is debatable.
     
  8. Mar 16, 2012 at 6:25 AM
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    I'm going from a double cab short box to an access cab long box. Same wheelbase.
     
  9. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:34 PM
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    I made the switch from short to long. Parking is a tiny bit tougher, but no big deal. If you back in, it's super easy.

    Driving is no different.
     
  10. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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    switched from sb to lb, way better, more room. bo prob's what so ever
     
  11. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:50 PM
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    I have contemplated getting a long bed because sometimes the added space would be nice but I can't fit a long bed in my garage. My DC SB just barely fits with 3-4 inches to spare when the garage door is closed. I actually had to remove the interior handle from the garage door because it was coming too close for comfort when the garage door was closing.
     
  12. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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    You know... With front and rear plate bumpers, you could probably get a long bed in your garage. Just sayin :stirthepot:
     
  13. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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    Haha I wish. I dunno though...

    I'm touching the workbench in the front
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    only about 4" between the door and the rear bumper in the back
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  14. Mar 16, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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    I hardly noticed a difference between my old AC to my DC LB...turning into tight spaces for example at a mall you have to make your angle a little bit wider and backing out the backup camera comes in handy...as far as handling in wind due to longer wheel base I didn't notice to much of a difference maybe the DC LB is better cause of extra weight...according to weigh scale at the city dumps my DC LB is about 400 lbs heavier but that's compared to my old AC all in all I'll never give up my DCLB for a short bed..best of both worlds :)
     
  15. Mar 16, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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    Haha yeah..wayyy bigger. My buddy used to have a crew cab long bed Chevy 2500HD, that thing was huge. Towed like a dream though.
     
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    I just made the switch from a Silverado 2500HD crew cab with 6.5 foot bed. The DCLB is like driving a skateboard! I'd say the LB beats the SB just for the utility factor. And it looks more proportionate too.

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  17. Mar 16, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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    Yeah... you might have to stretch your garage door with a LB :cool:
     
  18. Mar 16, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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    Go Long I say for practicality. I'm going to Rausch Creek next week and am going to see if the DCLB will get me in trouble for High Centering without under armor....I should be good for Greens and Blues....

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  19. Mar 16, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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    Why not just head to your local dealer and test drive a LB? I drove both when I bought mine, seemed a slight bit of difference in the turning but not enough to sway my decision. The LB did seem to ride a touch smoother. I went with the SB 1 because I wanted the JBL system and this was the only one I could find. 2 because the LB was barely any shorter than my QC Ram was and it barely fit in my garage. I sometimes wish I had got a LB though, I mean it is a truck.
     
  20. Mar 16, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    No issues with turning or parking tho the long bed was a lot better when towing than my access cab I had before. I'm assuming because of the longer wheelbase.
     
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