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Why Do RAMs Have Those Short Back Doors?

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Why can't they give you the full length?

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Extended cab, not crew cab.

Chevy does the same thing.

My uncle has it on his Chevy and riding back there once I see the appeal after 12 years with the Ford design.

Advantage of Ford swinging doors is you can fit large items in back that wouldn't squeeze through with a pillar in way. Outside of that I was not a fan which is why I give up bed space for a crew this time around.
 

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Because they introduced that cab over 20 years ago, in 2002... Considering all they had in the previous gen was and extended cab, this was an improvement.

Loved my old 2003, everything except the fuel milage...

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Why can't they give you the full length?

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Actually RAM gives you the option of the Mega Cab as well as the Crew Cab. It gives you an even bigger cab than the Ford.
 

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Advantage of Ford swinging doors is you can fit large items in back that wouldn't squeeze through with a pillar in way. Outside of that I was not a fan which is why I give up bed space for a crew this time around.
That huge back interior space is what sold me for the 145" wheel base and not the 157" one. I gave up some bed space with the 5.5' bed so I could get the Lariat Sport. That 6.5' bed is sweet but my days of hauling rocks and mulch and other stuff are over.

I figured I would trade some bed space for some interior space and still keep the shorter wheelbase.
 

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That huge back interior space is what sold me for the 145" wheel base and not the 157" one. I gave up some bed space with the 5.5' bed so I could get the Lariat Sport. That 6.5' bed is sweet but my days of hauling rocks and mulch and other stuff are over.

I figured I would trade some bed space for some interior space and still keep the shorter wheelbase.
Well I'll still haul things and I can still get plywood or whatever. I see why the 5.5 has become popular. I have a lot of stuff using that floor space. :)
 

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Ford uses an extended cab with reversed doors. May seem like a better option, but it makes using that rear door in a parking spot very, very difficult. You have to open the front door a large amount, then swing the back door open for the rear passenger to get out. I suppose the best solution would be to have one of each...
 
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I love the suicide doors on the Supercabs. They do suck in tight parking lots, but I already park as far away as possible from everyone else. I basically think of SuperCabs as single cabs with extra storage to keep things dry or for a dog. I definitely wouldn’t have an adult ride back there for any amount of time, I don’t hate anyone that much
 

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Ram has their Quad cab which is no different than the Ford Supercab. Both allow for a 1 foot shorter wheel base for their trucks. The one thing I hate about my 2022 F-150 is that it is a crew cab with the 6.5 foot bed and its turning radius is the worst of any vehicle I have owned in the past 50 years. Often I end up parking on the street as I cannot access the parking spaces in a shopping center.

The dealers' only order the crew cabs as that is what most people want to use instead of a minivan. In 2022 I did not want to wait a year for a 2023 factory order and there were no supercab trucks in all of California that has the larger gas tank and the locking rear differential that I wanted.
 

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If ford had the same style rear doors for that cab layout and actually pushed it ala more engine options (PB), I would have gotten it. People often cite the space of the suicide door, but for me the inability to use the door w/out opening the corresponding front door makes it inconvenient. If I need "space", well there's a larger bed for it.

I think cybertruck will force the issue a bit more in terms of having a full size cab and larger bed by shortening the front. Anyone needing to haul around a truck full of 7' giants might want to consider a different vehicle.
 

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I seriously thought Dodge was being cheap/stingy and cheating truck buyers.
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