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    Default Tundra regular cab short bed (RCSB)

    This week I saw a Tundra regular cab with a short bed for the first time. Amazing!! It doesn't look much longer than a JK 4 door, possibly shorter wheelbase, but with much beefier full size parts.

    It's too bad they're so rare. The Toyota website doesn't even list the wheelbase on their specs page. If you select RCSB, it gives specs for extended cab short bed... It's like they're ashamed of this beast. I really want to know what the wheelbase is but that info just isn't available. With the compactness I can envision it being a really nice camper.

    I read somewhere that it's being cancelled, which is a damn shame. God forbid a truck not be as gigantic as physically possible.

    Anyone have one?


    Last edited by winkosmosis; 08-06-2010 at 06:45 PM.
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    It's a real beast with the 5.7 (381 HP & 400 ft tq). I always thought it would be a great truck with a FWC and small lift.
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    I'm really curious about the weight and wheelbase
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    Nice but a regular cab has space limitations for sure.

    I wish the TRD Tundras had a rear locker like the Tacomas.
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    Actually, the 07-current regualr cab Tundras have a pretty big space behind the front seats. Check a few on the used car sites and you will see what I mean. It's certainly not enough to use for large bulky items, but there's enough there to be useful. Like this one...there appears to be a pretty big parcel shelf behind the seats...

    http://www.carmax.com/enUS/view-car/...epage:homepage Make&Rp=R&PP=20&sV=List&CD=14+240+190+398+15+9&Q=8 a6c1c67-1238-4bb7-bebc-416671572290

    I always thought the 4x4 5.7 regular cab would be about perfect for me as I don't have any kids (faster, more fuel efficient, easier to park and maneuver, large bed).

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    The RCSB Tundra has a 126.8" wheelbase... or about 10" over a JK Unlimited. They are a very BEEFY truck. Many components easily meet 3/4 and even 1 ton requirements.
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    looks like you can only get the 4.7l though...
    I was interested in this combo after seeing one drive by my place a month ago...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flagster View Post
    looks like you can only get the 4.7l though...
    I was interested in this combo after seeing one drive by my place a month ago...
    I think you can get the 5.7 in the reg cab short bed. The red one in the pic above I think has the 5.7 (red V8 badge). Maybe they stopped offering it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SC T100 View Post
    I think you can get the 5.7 in the reg cab short bed. The red one in the pic above I think has the 5.7 (red V8 badge). Maybe they stopped offering it?
    Toyota of Dallas had a red RCSB with the 5.7L V8 on the lot about a year ago. It was customized with some sort of street performance package (20+" black rims, color-matched bumpers, etc), but nonetheless they got one somehow. It must've been crazy fast because my dad's double-cab Tundra with the 5.7L V8 is really quick, and it's a much bigger truck than a regular cab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SC T100 View Post
    I think you can get the 5.7 in the reg cab short bed. The red one in the pic above I think has the 5.7 (red V8 badge). Maybe they stopped offering it?
    Maybe they do...when I tried to "build" a regular cab on the website it makes you choose the long bed in order to put the 5.7l in...
    I have been looking for a good used or new short wheelbase option for a hawk FWC...F250/350 supercab short box...but maybe a Tundra regular cab...
    Last edited by Flagster; 08-16-2010 at 06:12 PM.

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