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Re: What truck will a 1K fit in?
HC, I have an '01 Tacoma, Double Cab (extended cab) and it's bed is 72". I can fit my 954 in the rear with the gate up if I put the center of the bike directly behind the passenger center and then kick the bike sideways. If I center the bike, the gate lacks closing by about 6" at the top.
The info I found on the Quad Cab (4 door) said the bed is 65". That doesn't sound right to me, they may be talking about dimensional capacity with the bed extender lowered. Maybe someone else can confirm this.
That info is the same for '98 through '04. The new style, '05 to current is a little larger in size. The Double Cabs have 73.5" of bed and the Quad Cabs have 60.3".
No matter what year and bed configuration, you won't be able to put the bike in straight and close the gate. If you don't mind leaving the gate down, any of them will haul your bike.
A semi-related comment, I have an '01, V6, Extended Cab, 4X4 and is has been absolutely, hands down the best vehicle I have ever owned. I have 130K+ miles on it and it's been to the dealership for service once (emergency brake seized 'cause I didn't use it regularly, like the manual says to do). I'm still on the original brakes and they'll easily go another 30K miles.
My wife has the same vehicle only in a 4Runner and hers has 185K+ miles and since new, hers has only had a Starter, 2 new sets of Tires and two sets of Brakes on the Front. Rears are still original.
Toyota knows how to build a vehicle. Ya can't go wrong with 'em.
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