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Old 08-21-2012, 03:54 PM
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So I've been looking around at 06-07 f250 trucks and have narrowed my desires to the following:

1. Diesel (obviously)

2. Crew Cab

3. Lariat or King Ranch

4. 4x4 (preferably FX4)

5.White

However the one thing I still am undecided on is the bed length. I really like the look of the short bed but I like the 39 gallon capacity of the long bed. I like the maneuverability factor of the short bed but I like the cargo capacity of the long bed.

A short bed would suit me just fine for whatever I may be hauling but knowing that I have the bed space of a long bed would be nice. And a 28 gallon tank would be more than enough but going 500 miles between between fill-ups is really appealing.

It will probably be a year and a half before I pull the trigger on anything but I just want to narrow down my search now so when that day comes I'll know exactly what I want.

Insight and advice please!!!!!!!

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If your gonna lift it/ put bigger tires on IMO short beds look better



Mine does anything I ask it too... Even hauls my Full size Polaris ATV with the tailgate closed!
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I plan on lifting and 100% agree that short beds look better

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Go with a long bed... I've never heard someone say they weren't happy with the extra space. I've heard countless people complain about having a short bed. The 38 gallon tank is great... filling it, not so much. BUT I went a little over 3 months before I needed to fill it this winter. If you plan on keeping a toolbox in the bed, you'll only have ~5' of usable bed space.


And the best thing about a long bed... when your girlfriend/wife kicks you out of the bed, you can always sleep in the bed.
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1 person says short, 1 says long............. Thanks for making my decision that much harder guys lol
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If your gonna lift it/ put bigger tires on IMO short beds look better



Mine does anything I ask it too... Even hauls my Full size Polaris ATV with the tailgate closed!
Dude...... bigger tires and lift looks better on a long bed.
















Long bed for looks, bed space if you use a tool box or anything like i do.

short bed for parking and if you don't ever haul anything.
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Bed length doesn't affect cab size at all does it? It might just look smaller because of the long bed.

Anyways, I won't have a toolbox and I'm not really concerned about having space issues with the short bed I just really like the bigger fuel tank and I wanted to see what your guys think.
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i would do a long bed especially if if your gonna have a tool box cause then it feels like a standard bed
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No cab size is not affected.



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Dude...... bigger tires and lift looks better on a long bed.
















Long bed for looks, bed space if you use a tool box or anything like i do.

short bed for parking and if you don't ever haul anything.
That must be why 90% of people on this forum compliment my truck huh....
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