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Short box vs Long box

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by jonny_jard, Aug 9, 2008.

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Long Bed vs. Short Bed

  1. Long Bed

    2,072 vote(s)
    48.4%
  2. Short Bed

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    51.6%
  1. Aug 9, 2008 at 10:03 PM
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    chris4x4

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  2. Aug 9, 2008 at 10:04 PM
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    derekabraham

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  3. Aug 9, 2008 at 10:33 PM
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    Long box looks sweet on the access cab. I use the bed a lot though so a short would not be enough.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2008 at 10:40 PM
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    RedruM29

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    Just enough, and never enough
    i hate to say shorter is better;) but my girlfriend says its the biggest she has seen:cool: (laughing to myself) that was too easy...
     
  5. Aug 10, 2008 at 4:44 AM
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  6. Aug 10, 2008 at 6:49 AM
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    piercedtiger

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    It wasn't really a matter of looks or utility to me. I wanted a manual and they don't offer manuals in the LB version so I didn't have a choice. :D The LB has a larger turn radius and has been rated harder to maneuver and park by many people and magazines so I didn't bother test driving one. Dealer had an auto version of what I have that I just drove to get a general idea of the gen2 trucks (if my kids could fit in the back, if the body roll on corners was as bad as gen1's, etc).

    To me the extra foot would only help when hauling ATVs or bikes that need a few more inches so the back tires aren't on the tail gate. If you're hauling plywood, drywall, or really any other lumber it doesn't matter which one you get as it will still hang off the tailgate. It's not like we're comparing a 6ft to a an 8ft bed. The extra foot is worthless to me since we bought a house. Any standard building materials I get are going to be at least 8ft and won't fit in either bed unless I drop the tailgate or lay them on top of the closed tailgate.

    So I just added 4 d-rings, stack things higher, and strap them down. :D So I can haul whatever I want and still navigate small parking lots, parking garages, and ATV-sized trails. If I really need more room, my buddy has a 6x12 trailer I can borrow.
     
  7. Aug 10, 2008 at 6:54 AM
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    Janster

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    I have the long box specifically for hauling stuff.

    But - I'll give Toyota credit for finally adding the double cab long bed to their fleet.

    Someone should take a Reg cab or Access cab and put a short box on it. Let's see what that'd look like!!
     
  8. Aug 10, 2008 at 7:07 AM
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    piercedtiger

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    Someone already did! Remember this one? :D (google "tacoma V8")

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  9. Aug 10, 2008 at 8:54 AM
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    then you'll probably be walking around in circles.
     
  10. Aug 10, 2008 at 11:14 AM
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    thats not what my wife says....

    I say LONG and STRONG!
     
  11. Aug 10, 2008 at 11:35 AM
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    My wife prefers someone that knows how to handle his stick.... ;) No automatics here.
     
  12. Aug 10, 2008 at 4:39 PM
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    how in the heck can you sleep in a short bed ?
    I use mine for work and with the shell - it's great to camp out in -
     
  13. Aug 10, 2008 at 7:28 PM
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  14. Aug 10, 2008 at 11:11 PM
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    Long 140.9 is better looking because, would like to see an access cab with an 8foot bed, swweett
     
  15. Aug 11, 2008 at 3:53 AM
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    Very cool!!

    Doubtful we'll ever get to buy one - especially with gas prices the way they are. :rolleyes:
     
  16. Aug 11, 2008 at 5:08 AM
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    When the new gen Tacoma's came out in nov of 05 I drove a double with a reg bed (6 ft bed) and I found it to much of a pain in the ass to maneuver. So from then I always look at Tacoma's with 127 inch wheelbase.:D
     
  17. Aug 11, 2008 at 6:18 AM
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  18. Aug 11, 2008 at 6:57 AM
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  19. Aug 11, 2008 at 9:05 AM
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    wiscdave

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    chicks like it longer
     
  20. Aug 11, 2008 at 9:59 AM
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    if they made a dbl-cab, TRD Offroad w/ a long bed, I'd own one.
     
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