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Upgrading my long bed worth it?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by jacobbtt4x4, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. Jul 6, 2020 at 12:38 PM
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    jacobbtt4x4

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    So I am pretty new here, been hanging around and watching from a distance for a while but this is my first thread. I bought a 2017 DCLB and my plans quickly changed, I really want to make it an overlanding rig and find some cool spots to explore as i’ve always been around off-roading. I want to grab the 5a kit from accutune with the rear relocation, hangers, ext travel etc.. but i’m worried about the long wheelbase? any advice here would be appreciated, thank again! Also plan to Lock the diffs if I keep it (sport custy lol)
     
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  2. Jul 6, 2020 at 12:44 PM
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    I would mod it and drive it. That's a nice truck with alot of room.
     
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  3. Jul 6, 2020 at 12:44 PM
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    Shellshock

    Shellshock King Shit of Turd Island

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    Long wheelbase is plenty capable. I’ve taken my tundra tons of places and its huge.

    Sliders become useful in a hurry with the long wheel base due to the break over angle. I stay off the super technical stuff and in the technical stuff i get into, i just pick good lines. I haven’t really had any issues thus far.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2020 at 12:48 PM
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    I was just always worried about hanging belly... Definitely gave me some reassurance, just scared to spend as much as i’m going to if it won’t perform the way i was hoping. I love the truck and the 6ft box has come in handy numerous times.
     
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  5. Jul 6, 2020 at 12:49 PM
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    I don’t overland, but I do work civil construction. Which basically means I have to drive where there are no roads or even trails yet. The longer wheel base might be harder to turn in a tight spot but it is still really capable. I have 33s which helped a little with clearance. I have both bottomed out the truck and dragged the end off of some rocks. As long as you don’t mind the cosmetic damage the longer taco will be just fine off road.
     
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  6. Jul 6, 2020 at 12:53 PM
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    just a quick, un-updated shot of the truck BF4C7ABA-6E1D-4D35-A94B-B48817819E7E.jpg
     
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  7. Jul 6, 2020 at 12:55 PM
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    Youll be fine. I’ve taken this pig all over

    C4FE0CBA-8600-4BA0-8FD8-59E5B99DF676.jpg
     
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  8. Jul 6, 2020 at 12:56 PM
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    @Shellshock Thing is gorgeous man!
    Super jealous of the v8
     
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  9. Jul 6, 2020 at 12:58 PM
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    I’ve drug the belly a handful of times and the hitch a few times as well. As long as you know the limitations, you can work around them. There’s been a few sketchy situations I’ve been in, but we’ve always figured out a way to get through. I’d rather be slow and methodical than armored up weighing an extra 1000 lbs bashing into things.
     
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  10. Jul 6, 2020 at 1:01 PM
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    Shellshock

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    The v8 is pretty awesome but man can she get thirsty. The 38 gallon fuel tank definitely helps out.
     
  11. Jul 6, 2020 at 1:46 PM
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    In a van down by the river
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    Lots of trail limos out there. You'll be fine.
     

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