• rekabis
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    30 days ago

    the bed size on both of those trucks appears to be the same.

    The length, definitely. But having owned similar sizes with the same bed length (Mazda B2200 & F-150), I can tell you that the larger truck has a much higher max weight capacity, with at least 2-6in greater rail height and anywhere from 12-24 inches greater bed width.

    As in, you could put a standard 4×8 sheet of plywood down in each, but in the smaller truck this sheet would be sitting on top of the wheel wells, while in the larger truck it would likely be sitting between the wheel wells entirely.

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      29 days ago

      I get what you’re saying, but looking at old full-sized pickups, the overall width is about the same. What’s different is the ride height and wheel/tire size. A very high weight capacity creates it’s own set of problems, namely that control is compromised when you have no load at all, because there’s no preload on the springs.