For the last three years I've run with a guy on powertour that has a nice longbed. It was the truck he used to drive everyday to work and now it is his hot rod. About the only thing I'd change on it is the bedcover but he uses the thing all the time so it has some function for him. Longbed or shortbed, it does not matter to me. You can get a killer deal on the longbeds though and they look great lifted up.