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why NOT the longbed with double cab?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NiceGuyEddie, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Dec 30, 2009 at 3:17 PM
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    NiceGuyEddie

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    going to the dealer new years day...

    i finally decided on:

    Silver
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    why NOT the long bed? it's only 13" longer according to the specs, meaning it still fits in garage. costs only a few hundred more. looks a lot better, in my opinion.

    can't imagine the gas mileage being different.

    i know the off-road package isn't available with the long bed, but i'd think the long bed Sport would be more common, and the short bed Sport more rare, but it seems to be the other way around.

    is there someting i'm missing?

    .
     
  2. Dec 30, 2009 at 3:19 PM
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    jlvhrse

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  3. Dec 30, 2009 at 3:19 PM
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    Stillfly199

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  4. Dec 30, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    travelingman

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    My dbl cab lb isn't any longer than my F250 reg cab with a 8' bed .
     
  5. Dec 30, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    OU812

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    Dunno :notsure: There are a lot of DC LB owners on here. I'm one of them.

    The turning radius isn't quite as good with mine but it doesn't matter as I have more room in the bed for stuff. I can't see gas mileage being any different at all. I've been very pleased with mine.
     
  6. Dec 30, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    i love my long bed!! i have a tool box and some space i wouldnt have with the short bed..it looks better too imo
     
  7. Dec 30, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    silver07taco

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    I would have goin with a double cab long bed but my truck for wheelin on tight trails
     
  8. Dec 30, 2009 at 3:31 PM
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    Capita

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    I wish the DCLB bed was a bit longer but I'm still quite happy with the Long bed.
     
  9. Dec 30, 2009 at 3:31 PM
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    NiceGuyEddie

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    looks like great minds think alike!

    it's just that i have been eye-ing tacomas all day every day for the last 4 months and the long-beds are rare!

    and just look at any of the "tacomas by color" picture threads, almost all double-cabs are short beds.

    ?????????.
     
  10. Dec 30, 2009 at 3:34 PM
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    NiceGuyEddie

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    ... and i can absolutely, positively tell you that the turning radius can't be worse than my other car, that little thing turns like a school bus!

    (unless you mash the gas, of course) :)
     
  11. Dec 30, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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    Long bed DC is nice cause you have the best of both worlds. I went with the short bed because I want to wheel my truck decided that the Rear Locker and shorter wheelbase was better....I went from an 2007 Double Cab Long Bed Tundra to the Tacoma.
     
  12. Dec 30, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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  13. Dec 30, 2009 at 3:51 PM
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  14. Dec 30, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    jandrews

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    No offroad package, which is the most important consideration, and looks being a close second. The DCLB is too narrow to be as long as it is, resulting in a weiner-dog effect to the appearance.
     
  15. Dec 30, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    ya its just a little hard to park but i still can get it into our two car garage and close the garage.
     
  16. Dec 30, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    I agree that the DC short bed looks better, but if it were me I'd get the long bed just for the extra bed length. I do more hauling of stuff in the bed than off roading, so it makes more sense for my needs. I also don't really know all of the differences between the offroad and the sport, but if you want a rear locker, you could always get an ARB.

    EDIT: I'm not sure how well an ARB would work with the Electronic LSD, so that may cancel that out.
     
  17. Dec 30, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    +1. If I need a 6ft bed, I have the bed extender. THe DC LB is the same lenght as a Chevy Avalance. It looks un-proportional
     
  18. Dec 30, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    I love my longbed , put a builder's toolbox behind the cab of a short box and I would have been left with a 3 foot box , maybe enough room to haul a sawhorse or two to work . GO DCLB !!
     
  19. Dec 30, 2009 at 4:12 PM
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    i got th DC short bed sport speedway blue dont see many of those at all
     
  20. Dec 30, 2009 at 4:19 PM
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    well if u ride dirt bikes and u dont want to haul around a trailer a lb is the way to go! i was close to getting the sb but im glad i didnt now. plus i can fit my surfboard in the back and close the tail gate.
     
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