Long bed or short bed

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by Gottorq, Jul 18, 2020.

  1. Gottorq

    Gottorq Member

    I am looking to go from a Dodge Cummins to a new Tacoma, but I am unsure the difference of ride quality between the long bed and short bed. I won’t be doing any hard off roading, but it will see some mountain roads during hunting season. I currently have a short bed, but it is the same length as the Tacoma long bed. I would love to hear about if you all regret going long bed or wish you would have. Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I’d go LB. The SB is better if you’re off-roading more and wanting a slightly more aggressive approach/descent angle. Lifting it with larger tires can help increase that some.
    If you’re wanting more functional bed space I’d go LB. I never had any issues with the LB while off-roading with my DCLB.
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  4. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Welcome and what OR said.
     
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  5. B.C.

    B.C. Well-Known Member

    Longggggggggggggg
     
  6. WooD

    WooD WooD

    Go Long.

    I think the short beds look kinda odd with the cab a couple inches from the wheel well.

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  7. B.C.

    B.C. Well-Known Member

    Remember to that even the long beds are still actually short...they are not 8 feet long like I consider a long bed to be.
     
  8. WooD

    WooD WooD

    And when you had the tailgate down you had a 10 foot area for stuff.
     
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  9. RonFad

    RonFad Well-Known Member

    I think the difference between a lb and sb for offroad is minimal the both have the same approach and departure angles the long bed has a smaller brake over angle . I Had a 2ed gen shot bed now have a 2017 long bed and notice hardly any difference. But I haven't been out as much as I would like to lately.
     
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  10. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    I prefer the short because it fits in my garage. This may not be an issue for you though.
     
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  11. WooD

    WooD WooD

    Mine fits in my garage with plenty of room up front to walk around, Not so much in the back thou. It's an access cab thou.

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  12. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Gotta love a Taco and Harley in the garage!
     
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  13. tooter

    tooter Well-Known Member

    long bed definitely. i would want at least 11 ft. ha! :D
     
  14. B.C.

    B.C. Well-Known Member

    If I could order 12 foot box Ram trucks, I would own a fleet of them...not joking.
    If they start making them, I will order 20 as company trucks.
     
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    Gottorq

    Gottorq Member

    Thanks guys, garage space is not an issue. I went ahead and listed my Ram for sale, not knowing how long it could take. Wouldn’t you know, sold in 36 hrs for full asking price. Now I just have to find the right Tacoma.
     
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  16. B.C.

    B.C. Well-Known Member

    Congratulations!
    Ram pickups here sell very fast to.
     
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  17. window

    window New Member

    I got a long bed for the reasons stated here. I wanted a manual transmission
    and they only come with a short bed. It was a tough decision.
     
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  18. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

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    I looooove my Loooooooong bed !:cool: ride is nice not bouncy at all.Smooth highway runner we take it on trips vs my wife's x3 BMW. And my kayaks fit nice in there too.
     
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  19. TacomaLance

    TacomaLance Well-Known Member

    That's a gooooood looooooking truck. I like it. Of course the color too.
     
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  20. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

    Thanx:)
     
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  21. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

    gavin-james-mic-drop.gif Went off Cape this weekend ran the taco in ECT in 5th gear @ 70 mph,W/AC on and got 20.1 mph on 87 octane mule piss @$ 1.97 , @86° outside temp. I'll take. that any frekkin day of the weeks my friends ! :)
     
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