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Why so many short beds vs long beds for sale in the U.S.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rob01, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Dec 10, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    rob01

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    Looking to up my truck in years and go for a 2009-2010. I am in Canada and looking to buy in the U.S. because its cheaper for us right now. In Canada by far long bed Quad cabs rule but when I look in the States 80% or more are short bed. Is it because long beds are more in demand used or short beds outsell longbeds when bought new.
     
  2. Dec 10, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    cactuscorn

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    im no expert but id say by lookin at this place most folks are into 4 wheelin with a more manageable wheelbase or didnt want a "truck". what say you tw?
     
  3. Dec 11, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    ^^^this
     
  4. Dec 11, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    I think a short bed DC looks goofy. Just my opionion though [​IMG]
     
  5. Dec 11, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    ozark705

    ozark705 "f*#@ it, dude. let's go bowling"

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    Agreed. IMO, the DC long beds look "out of proportion" w/rest of the truck. However, I saw a 2nd gen w/camper shell and looked bad ass. Granted it was lifted and running 285/75/16s - more proportionate to the long bed DC. But whatever floats your boat. :)
     
  6. Dec 11, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    Gregman

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    Really? I thought that 5 foot box on a DC looks not only goofy but strikes me as being a bit poser like you don't really need a truck. :D
     
  7. Dec 11, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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    I thought only soccer moms drove DC short beds. (ducking and running for cover) J/K.... I need more bed than cab.
     
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    Ok ok. Honestly, I thought the double cab long beds were kind of odd looking. That's until I saw one with a lift. They are just plain badass looking.

    I didn't get a long bed based on that, but because I actually use my bed. I couldn't be happier with my decision. Now I think they look better than short beds. Again, not saying that because I one.

    I just can't use a short bed. Can't fit shit back there, but I still like them. No offense to the sb owners.
     
  9. Dec 11, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    ^ yep. Long beds NEED lifts to look proportionate. Although short beds with lifts look kinda funny to me because it makes the small bed look smaller.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Dec 11, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    THIS^^^^

    Same here I want a bed that I can put stuff in.
     
  11. Dec 11, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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  12. Dec 11, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    Part of the reason we got a SB is to allow a better fit in the garage.
    We measured and decided a LB wouldn't fit.
     
  13. Dec 11, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    btw there's about a million and a half SB vs. LB threads already, no point in :stirthepot:
     
  14. Dec 11, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    I bought the truck for off roading, and hauling my bike around. It's also my daily driver, so the 4 doors are convenient. The SB off-roads better, and handles my bike just fine, so it's what I went with.
     
  15. Dec 11, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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  16. Dec 11, 2010 at 1:06 PM
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    these "vs" threads always turn into suck
     
  17. Dec 11, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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    Thucker

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    DC Short beds looks like a tadpole. Big ole font end and cab, then a tiny little bed. Long beds look more proportional.

    When I bought mine, I had a short bed and a long bed, same color, lined up side by side and the SB looks goofy as hell so I paid the little extra for the LB.
     
  18. Dec 11, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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    Well I think both look great....However, I think the reason there are not that many DCLB is because most people that need the longer bed just get an Access Cab, and people that need more "people" space get the DC short bed and sacrifice a little bit of the bed. I've hauled quite a few things in my DC short bed, even with a Kobalt toolbox back there, and it has always got the job done.
     
  19. Dec 11, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    I like the look of the long bed, but the streched wheelbase makes it harder to manuver in daily driving. Since the SB with haul 95% of what I need to haul I went with the short bed.
     
  20. Dec 11, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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