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I have heard that atv's have a hard time fitting inside a Toyota Tacoma bed and heard of a few broken windows. Well, I want a new atv and I have a 2000 Tacoma. Can anybody say how good/bad their atv fits inside their (or friends) Tacoma. I am considering a Rancher 4x4 ES but I am more leaning towards a Foreman 500 4x4 ES. I would imagine the Rancher would fit better than the Foreman.
 

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If I can fit my Foreman in my tiny crew cab Colorado bed, you will have no problem fitting it in a Tacoma bed.
 

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drive your truck to the Honda dealership and "test drive" them right into your truck you will know for sure then.

by the way go with the Foreman, you wont be disapointed

GO BIG OR GO HOME!
 

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Robb, i bet your Foreman is just about as big as your truck. I bet it looks
funny goin' down the road with that big load in the back.
 

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QUOTE ("deadmullet":v3k7q0ab)
drive your truck to the Honda dealership and "test drive" them right into your truck you will know for sure then.

by the way go with the Foreman, you wont be disapointed

GO BIG OR GO HOME!
Well, Southern Honda in Chattanooga TN has the Rancher 4x4 ES for $3983 and the Foreman 4x4 ES for $4983, both out the door price new 2005 models. I have always liked the Rancher but the new Foreman is looking really good. I really think I would end up selling a Rancher and getting a new Foreman anyway. But, kinda tough to justify that extra $1000 right now.

I would assume that my tail gate would have to be left down for the tires to sit on. But I wonder if the tires will fit between the fender wells or would it have to drive over them.

Note: the new Tacoma's have a bigger bed than my year model.
 

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its worth every penny of that extra 1000!!!
Yeah my truck does look small with the Foreman in the back, haha. But it pulls it around real well. As long as I tie it down correctly that is.
 

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for a grand dont even think twice about it. that is a no brainer...FOREMAN!
 

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well my dads rancher fits in his little mazda b3000 so i am sure you wont have a problem
 

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I believe it makes sense. For an extra $1000 I can have a third light, dual shocks in rear, TraxLok, disc brakes in front, bigger stock tires, larger (overall) sized atv, and a bigger motor! My dads '03 Foreman sure is a tank of an atv, I am sure this new model is that and more. Just a little skeptical about a 500 Foreman in a little ole Tacoma bed. I never have seen it. Guess I better strap her down good and tight, gonna be a long ride!!!
 

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worse comes to worse, you can always get a little trailer.
 

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QUOTE ("Robb":hqifu1jx)
worse comes to worse, you can always get a little trailer.
like the one you just happen to be trying to get rid of?
 

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I put my brute force with 27" tires in my Nissan Frontier. You will be fine with the foreman. It is not that big of a bike.
 

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you will have no problem fitting a foreman in the back of the tacoma. one time we put a 500 popo in the back , another time we put a 450 foreman with 27s in the back, and another time we put a rancher in the back. you will not be able to close your tail gate for sure.
 

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I have an 05 Tacoma Double Cab short bed and my Forman barely fits. With the 26's on it, it literally has to squeeze the tires between the wheel wells. The handlbars will not move once its in. The 500 is about 3 inches wider than the 450. My buddies 450 fits no problem.
 

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Just be very carefull the first time you try it. It might be wise to have the back glass open when you do. My wife's ride is a '00 popo magnum 325 and when I first put it in the back of our '97 reg. cab tacoma the front tires have to go up and over the fender wells. The front bumper will hit the glass if I don't either put spacers in between the tires and the front of the bed or just open the glass and let the bumper stick through. If I open the glass then I can shut the tailgate. I have not tried my '05 foreman in the back but I do know that it is a little wider and longer than the popo.
 

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Get the foreman ES. Right now Abernathys still has a few 05 es left for $4994. That is great deal for them
You are right. I called them and they said they still have some 05's available. Just hope they have green. But a 500 Foreman for less than $5000 is pretty darn good. I may just borrow my dads trailer take the 6 hour tour to Union City, TN.
 

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i've done it

i have a tacoma and a foreman, they don't mix...my wifes rancher fits fine in the truck bed, but the rear wheels are on the tailgait
 

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My rancher fits with the tailgate up in my 03 f150 extended cab. My New foreman will only fit with the tailgate down. My foreman is something like 83 inches long. I wish I would have payed attention when I bought my foreman because I might have just gotten another rancher Since I now have to have a minimum 5x8 trailer to just haul it alone.
 
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