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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)
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  2. Short Bed

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    51.6%
  1. dakotasyota

    dakotasyota 37" aspirations

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    Definitely the long bed! It's a full size truck's short bed... you can't do anything with the Tacoma short bed.
     
  2. tomminator855

    tomminator855 Well-Known Member

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    i think long bed looks better
     
  3. TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    I call BS. you can do A LOT with the SB. I do all kinds of stuff and have not wished i had the LB.
     
  4. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    No sane person would argue that
     
  5. Dragons Taco

    Dragons Taco Well-Known Member

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    I paralleled into a spot last night in DC that long beds would dream about. Between a Merc and a 911. Whisper of a hair in between. I raised a few eyebrows.

    By the way, let me say I'm impressed with our turning radius.
     
  6. Gearheadesw

    Gearheadesw Well-Known Member

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    I'm in :anonymous:,
    straps and ingenuity and 2 tool boxes, I'll get it to the job site. On top, hanging over, gypsy load sometimes. That extra foot means nuttin honey.
    OHH, that sounded dirty...
     
  7. teneighty

    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    I could have done it.
     
  8. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    :rolleyes:

    My wife could have done it
     
  9. JHG57

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    It may be worth mentioning that what is being called a LONG Bed is actually standard length, they make them shorter for Double cabs etc.
     
  10. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    The only mutant bed is the DCSB
     
  11. NC15TRD

    NC15TRD Your girlfriend likes my member

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    I'd agree with basically everyone in here, the LB is best looking/most functional
     
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    You are correct, my post was miss leading with the etc on the end.

     
  13. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    We're both correct , etc
     
  14. Snowbrdr1220

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    +1

    I just hauled a full size 7 foot couch with my DCSB last weekend no problem. Put the tailgate down and strapped her in good. It came right to the end of the tailgate. I can't think of anything I'll ever need to haul longer than that. Honestly if 12 to 24 inches of bed length is going to make or break your hauling capability, then you should probably go up to a full size Tundra in my opinion.
     
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    DCSB is good for a daily driver and general hauler I mean I have access to a diesel with an 8 foot bed if I need serious hauling or a trailer
     
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    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    I agree. my brother has a double cab(not the crew max) tundra it has a 6.5’ bed plus if you put the tail gate down you probably gain another 16” to 2’ because the bed is so deep.
     
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    Actually now that I think about it; May need to haul some full size 8' sheets of plywood someday, but I'm sure I'll manage to strap them in securely with just a 1 foot overhang.
     
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    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    Try standing just a bike up in a shortbed... Can't happen unless you go corner to corner. They are useless. Go borrow your friends diesel 8' bed or hook up your trailers short bedders.

    Can't fit skis in the shirt bed that does it for me!
    Long beds truck! Short beds suck!
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2013
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    Germ Master Navigator/Zipper Operator

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    Tailgate down I could fit 2-4 dirtbikes no problem. Granted 4 would be very tight but doable. Who gives a crap about skis? Snowboards will fit just fine.
     
  20. teneighty

    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    Because all you short bed guys are in some weird cult where you're all brainwashed into thinking that the same truck with a smaller bed is somehow better than a long bed...
     
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