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Old March 14th, 2008, 08:23 AM   #1
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who all here has a standard cab f150 like 86 through 96? i am looking at getting one, but im 6'3'' and i dont really know how great it will be for a long trip or something, im kinda nervous about getting a standard cab.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 09:40 AM   #2
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as far as cab room, the '86 my grandpa had was fairly comfortable, its not the roomiest, but its not like driving an escort.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 10:40 AM   #3
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my uncle has a ext cab 94 f 150 and it is comfortable
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They aren't that bad, sometimes it's nice to have more legroom. My main reason though for dumping a std cab was room for tools and other crap, but while I was at it I moved the seat mounts backwards.
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I have 1 1990 f-150 reg. cab, and it isn't bad. The seat sits forward about an extra 1.5 inches because of extra speakers, and I don't have tilt wheel, but I fit fine. Then again, I am only 5'8"
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what size speakers do you have behind there. i have 2 12s in my bronco but am goin to want to put subs behind my seat in the std cab. what kinda set up is it? hows it sound? thanks.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 06:53 PM   #7
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I'm 6'2, an I've got a couple of those at work I also used to drive an 88 F-350 reg cab everyday. They don't have the legroom of a chevy or dodge, but plenty enough for me.
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I'm 6'4" and drive a F350 reg cab at work alot and don't have any problems. i drove to the east side of the state and back in one day and was fine. i also fine fine in my dad's 84 F150. Course my explanger is a regular cab ranger.
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ok i think i should be good. my buddy had a 250 diesel06 stndrd cab it was ok but i didnt know how different they are
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I have a 92, if your legs are over 32 inches, they will get cramped on long hauls.
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I am 6'2" and drove my 89 F150 RC for 270k miles without any complaints. I did drive my SD F350 RC for 16 hours one way and it got a bit tiring but I think 16 hours in anything would suck. Super cabs are nice for the extra cab room to put stuff in, but the turning radius sucks big time. I would just get a CC instead of a SC because the turning radius isn't that much different and you get a ton more room.

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true its just what i can deal with tryn to trade off this jeep. all ive been able to find is a standard cab 150.
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Im 6' and 300lbs, my first truck was a 88 f150 reg cab with a stick and no cruise. I would drive two hours and have no problems, but that is when I was young and not much bothered me.

If I were you, get the one with a straight 6 and a 5 speed for best fuel economy. Make sure the cruise control works, that way you can stretch your legs from side to side as needed. The engine will be durable enough to make long hauls and go for 250K + miles. It will have more than enough torque to pull heavy loads, but dont expect it to be a high horsepower drag car. Only downside is if the starter goes and you have big arms it is a PITA to get through the tight spaces.
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leg room same in both, i noticed they are a little roomier if they have bucket stlye bench w/armrest. I have both style trucks, I like the supercab better.Its less closterphobic.
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if you don't need to drive with the gangster slouch you'll be fine.

i'm 6'3" and had a '91 regular cab, and i was comfortable. i wouldn't have wanted the seat forward at all, but i put some long trips on it comfortably.

there is a substantially more amount of room in my regular cab superduty though, FWIW..
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