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Sled deck?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by WheelinJ91, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Mar 7, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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    WheelinJ91

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    Hey so i figure i already know the answer to this before i even ask but might aswell ask anyhow.

    So i was just wondering if there is such a think as a sled/atv deck that would fit in our 5' short beds?

    If by chance there is such a thing where could i find one?
     
  2. Mar 7, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    Spoonman

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    Try kijiji, though the short bed is soo short. I found a few, was was concerned about them being too long for my long bed.
     
  3. Mar 7, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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    You could make one, but it'll be easier to tow in a trailer.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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    Found one made by Denali on Cap-it's site but it's for a 6' box
     
  5. Mar 7, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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    Yeah i figured that the shortbed would limit me to only a dirtbike racequad and hopefully my R6 will sit in the back without hurting the tailgate.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2012 at 1:51 PM
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    the tailgate is weak, you'll need to reinforce it with a steel sheet, look into gatorgate, i think thats the name, they made an add on steel plate, now i don't know if the tailgate cable would hold, but you'd need new tie downs. Its possible if you put your mind into it.
     
  7. Mar 7, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    A sleddeck would be sweet..but on a tacoma? Anyone running one. These trucks are too light in my opinion, unless its just a single. The double wide sleddecks are usually the best on 3/4 ton trucks. Get 2 sleds or even 2 atvs up there on a tacoma and I would seriously be afraid of the truck tipping over.
     
  8. Mar 7, 2012 at 2:49 PM
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    I dunno the bike is only 600lbs with most of the weight to the front as its a sports bike, there are 2 new tiedowns on the 12' up in the front .... still unsure on there rateing and yes i would always tie my bike down good and right as I love my Taco and R6 more then anything and is something were to happen i would cry ALOT haha. I will look into the steel sheet, and im sure somewere sells cables that are more heavy duty, but honestly i dont even thing the sheet is nessisary for 1 bike as it is 600lbs with fluids.

    it would only be for 1 sled or 1 big quad like a grizzly i know my dirtbike will fit with the tailgate down (i hope) and ive seen race quads in short boxes. my R6 should be fine as i dont put it up in it that often because they were ment to be rode not hauled haha.
     
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    First, I highly doubt your R6 weighs 600 lbs, my guess would be 450 - 475 absolute tops. Second, you'll be fine hauling your R6 with a short bed. I haul my 750 without any tailgate issues, no reinforcement necessary. Mine is also a Katana so it's heavier and longer than yours. You'll probably want to add d-rings in the front of the bed though. I wouldn't trust the side rails with a motorcycle.
     
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    The weak tailgate issue was addressed for the '09's and newer
     
  11. Mar 7, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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    yeah i mean my tail gate didnt seem too weak when i was checking it out as this was soething i was concerned about as i wanted to put my bike in there for track days so i stood on the gate and bounced the truck and it seemed solid well the first test (other then my offroad experiance) will be getting my 450F into the dush :D and i cant wait as its almost nice enough weather...... hope it doesnt get too muddy too fast or my plan goes out the window haha
     
  12. Mar 7, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    My sled fit in my bed, 6' box, I just had to make a platform to raise the skis about 4" so they'd fit between the wheel wells. Looked funny hanging out of the back but I had no issues. Better off with a trailer IMO.
     
  13. Mar 9, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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    Yeah but trailers are a PITA to trun around on backroads, fireroads, act

    And new sleds are so long haha.
     
  14. Mar 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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