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SHORT BED VS. LONG BED

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TACOLICKER, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Feb 23, 2012 at 1:56 PM
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    TACOLICKER

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    Is the 4x4 double cab short bed more off road capable than the long bed or does 12" on the wheelbase make a poop?

    I'm in a dilemma as which double cab to buy, short or long. I plan on lifting it a bit and using it off road.
     
  2. Feb 23, 2012 at 2:11 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Yes because you can get the SB in a TRD Offroad
     
  3. Feb 23, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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    It is more capable off-road. The 12" does make a difference, especially high centering. I personally wouldn't give up the extra space in my LB but it just depends on what you need more.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2012 at 6:18 AM
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    Went with the shorty, now I need to figure out which lift/tires/wheels to get!

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  5. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:02 AM
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  6. Feb 24, 2012 at 8:16 AM
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    Those are the new stock wheels eh?
     
  7. Feb 24, 2012 at 8:32 AM
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    Veeery nice truck OP. GLW Your Build!
     
  8. Feb 24, 2012 at 8:52 AM
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    18" UPGRADED WHEELS ON THE TRD PACKAGE....I need some info on which lift, suspension or level..I'm thinking 6" Pro Comp but I don't want to eff up my ride, any ideas???
     
  9. Feb 24, 2012 at 5:33 PM
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    I wanted a shorty but that extra space on the LB is a must for me too.
     
  10. Feb 24, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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    MotorsportsAustin

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    I got the short bed Off Road, I'd still have to put the tail gate down to put 3 dirt bikes in the back + stuff. Also manual trans is only available in short bed.
     
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