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Old 10-21-2010, 01:05 PM
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Default Sraight bed vs/ flareside

This may be a dumb question but which actually has more usable space? Obviously, flaresides are narrower but the wheel wells don't protrude as much.
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:15 PM
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This may be a dumb question but which actually has more usable space? Obviously, flaresides are narrower but the wheel wells don't protrude as much.
the space between the wheel wells measures the same between both bed styles.
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:29 PM
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Default Re: Sraight bed vs/ flareside

yeah, the wheel tubs in the stepsides are smaller because the inner bed sides have been moved towards the middle. so hands down, the fleetside has more space.
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:23 PM
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yeah, the wheel tubs in the stepsides are smaller because the inner bed sides have been moved towards the middle. so hands down, the fleetside has more space.
Fleetside= straight bed?
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:34 PM
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yes.
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:19 PM
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Default Re: Sraight bed vs/ flareside

there is alot more usable space in a fleetside, sometimes theres things you just cant fit in a step side
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:20 AM
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Default Re: Sraight bed vs/ flareside

fleetside longbed ftw
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:25 AM
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Default Re: Sraight bed vs/ flareside

My 4 wheeler and toolbox fit just fine in my flareside shortbed.

Not at the same time of course
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Default Re: Sraight bed vs/ flareside

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fleetside longbed ftw
That's what I have

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My 4 wheeler and toolbox fit just fine in my flareside shortbed.

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Old 10-22-2010, 11:21 AM
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Default Re: Sraight bed vs/ flareside

i dont think my atv would fit in my step side hard time gettin it in the 150
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Old 10-23-2010, 01:16 AM
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Default Re: Sraight bed vs/ flareside

My son has straight I have stepside. The straight is easier to load stuff and carries more.

However I am working on design of some removeable side gates that will fold out above the side rail top almost the width of the mirrors. Just pop in the gates when needed, haul plywood, more capacity, etc. I'm considering having a friend weld a brace that would mount in the trailer hitch, and support an extra 2 feet making the bed 8' long. Its all just an idea, but I will be building something soon.
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Old 10-23-2010, 02:01 AM
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Default Re: Sraight bed vs/ flareside

But stepside is bad ass....
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