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Old 12-23-2010, 09:30 PM
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Flareside box space

Looking at an 01 supercab flareside 4x4.

I like the look but know I'll loose some box space. What is the difference between a fleetside and flare side. Any flareside owner regret going that way?
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:08 PM
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Not at all, people love the look of my truck. I've never had issues with space, fit 31 sheets of drywall, 1/2" x 4 x 8, no prob. Plus I like having steps on the sides! I do really like the 4x4 reg cab with a straight box too so in my opinion, you can't go wrong either way.
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:17 PM
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I have had both. While the styleside has a bit more space I like the look of the Flareside.
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:16 PM
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love the flareside no regrets. I have had two of them. Also when lifting the flareside is good for short people like me cuz u have the steps to get in the box.
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I roll in a flareside,too. I think they are cool.

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Old 12-24-2010, 05:51 PM
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got 2 flaresides of my own (97's) and parents have an 05. haul anything and everything in them. no regrets at all.
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Old 12-24-2010, 06:01 PM
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No regrets...I don't use the bed a whole lot but when I do I've never had an issue with fitting anything. I really have it because I love the look
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:32 AM
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Love my stepside and I use the box with no problems.
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Old 12-25-2010, 11:47 AM
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yep, love the look of these trucks in the flareside. great curves and style! the step also makes washing the roof, tonneau cover and rear window so much easier.
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Old 12-25-2010, 12:29 PM
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So there you go pretty much! I think the only problem may be is with carrying a snowmobile , maybe? It is noticeable between the 2 with the older 96 and earlier trucks. My dad's 94 flareside can't lay a 4x8 sheet flat I believe.

In my opinion, Ford does the flareside right, and only them! Dodge hasn't attempted in many years, Chev's looked kinda gay at their last attempt, and those jap trucks (2001ish Tundra) looked like a friggin joke! Ford's have always been the nicest by far in this style, amungst other things!

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Old 12-25-2010, 01:25 PM
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Need to go look at the truck on the 27th and see if he wants to deal, also have a line on an 02 Lariet fleet side so we'll see.
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I fit a snowmobile all day everyday no problem tons of room.
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