Aries AdvantEdge Headache Rack - Carbide Black Powder Coated Aluminum

Aries AdvantEdge Headache Rack - Carbide Black Powder Coated Aluminum

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  • Aries Automotive
  • No-Drill Application
  • Black
  • Grid-Style Headache Rack
  • Without Lights
  • With Load Stops
  • Aluminum
  • Includes Mounting Hardware
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Aries Automotive Headache Rack - AA1110105

  • Aries AdvantEdge headache rack
  • Lightweight, rust-free extruded aluminum construction
  • 8-Sided tube profile
  • Carbide black powder coated finish
  • Track on top edge accepts lights, tie-down anchors, and other accessories
  • Octagonal grid center section for distinct look
  • Stake pocket mounting system for simple, secure installation
  • 5-Year warranty

Note: Due to the size of this item, it ships via truck freight.

1110105 Aries Automotive AdvantEdge Headache Rack - Carbide Black Powder Coated Aluminum

AA1110105 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details AA1110105 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2008 - 2013 GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 - 8 Foot Bed

2007 - 2007 GMC Sierra New Body 2500 and 3500 - 8 Foot Bed

2008 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 - 8 Foot Bed

2007 - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body 2500 and 3500 - 8 Foot Bed

2014 - 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 8 Foot Bed

2014 - 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 8 Foot Bed

2014 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 8 Foot Bed

2014 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8 Foot Bed

Video of Aries AdvantEdge Headache Rack - Carbide Black Powder Coated Aluminum

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Video Transcript for Aries AdvantEdge Headache Rack Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Aries line of AdvantEdge Headache Racks, available in the chrome or black carbide powder coated aluminum. Search for your truck's exact fit. This is one of the best looking headache racks I've put on a truck. I really like the look. They've designed it with looks in mind, and that's a lot of times why we put these on. The headache portion of itself or that area that's going to protect the back of the truck, going to protect that back glass, this is a nice heavy duty material. You can see they've got also the octagonal cutouts here, really makes it look sharp.

The name's laser cut right in here. This is going to be a good product to have in the back of the truck. If you're loading up wood, one gets out of hand, it's going to bounce off this rather than busting through that back glass. It's also going to provide protection for like loading up four-wheelers and things like that, so you don't run them up there against the back of the truck. For your longer loads, instead of have it hanging out of the rear of the vehicle, we're actually going to be able to tuck that in at the tailgate. We can bring it up over. We'll show you that with the ladder now.

Here you see we'll be able to rest whatever length of item it is right over the top of it there and keep it from hanging out of the rear of the bed. Maybe we're hauling a trailer. It may be an enclosed trailer and we can't have anything there. That's going to help us out with that. Now, for every truck, it's going to be a little bit different height-wise, a little bit different width-wise. These are custom fit for each application.

Now, these are going to work out for your Fords anywhere from the 150 up to the 450, same with the Chevrolets, the 1500s up to the 4500s. Works out for the Ram and the Dodge Ram depending on your years there, and also for the Toyota Tundra. We've got just about full coverage of this, fits all the different models. You can see here the cutout for the third brake light. That's specific for this Ford, might look slightly different on your Chevy or on your Dodge. Now, the AdvantEdge headache rack is going to be available in the chrome, which is what they call this, more of a gray powder coat finish, and also in the black carbide finish.

It's also powder coating. That's going to help you with . more of your chrome trucks, maybe you want to go this route. If it's more of a blacked out kind of a truck, probably that carbide finish is going to match up really well. It's going to allow us to match it closely to our truck and it's really going to look nice. Now, this is full aluminum construction so we don't have to worry about any corrosion, any rusting, any deterioration like that. Also here on the top we're going to have two rows of tracks. They're going to run the full width of the headache rack. Now, with our dual-track design, this is going to allow us to attach lights and tie-down anchors, so we can see what we're doing, keep our load secure. I think the advantage of them being dual is that you could mount a light here on the front side, still have room for your anchors on the back or whatever you wanted to do. You can see the side profile it almost looks like we've got stacks added on the truck, the way it's designed. You'll definitely get a couple of second glances trying to figure that out. It's got the angular construction. This is really becoming very, very popular, and all the welds are done really nicely. At all the points, it's fully welded at each seam. As far as attaching it to the vehicle, it's a one-person job. This is light enough. You can pick it up just about with one hand. You can get it put up here in place. We just got one bolt on each side to get that secured down. To begin our installation we need to use our stake pocket clamps. We need to place them in our headache rack here. You'll see we're going to have our bolt, a lock washer, and a washer. Go through that slot, slide our bolt head in right there where we can easily get a wrench on it. Now these clamps really set this headache rack apart from a lot of them that you'll see. Most of the time we're just going to have a big rubber plug here with a washer on the bottom that as you tighten it up it expands. You can see this is going to give us metal on metal contact, and it's going to give us superior holding force. You can see as we tighten up our bolt, it's going to cause our clamp to expand, make contact with the bed of the truck, and hold it in place very, very nicely. Now, we've got this installed on the driver side here. You'll want to do the same thing on the passenger side. Now, in some applications, these are just going to be covers that you will be popping off. In other applications, you may have to actually trim around the edge, but there should be an indention there indicating where your pocket is. Now, our clamp's simply going to slide down through there. Once it's underneath it's going to expand and get a good hold. Now, we'll compress our clamps and we're going to slide these down in the stake pockets on each side. Then, we can begin to slide our rack forward positioning it exactly where we want it. I'm just going to match up the front edge of it with the front edge of the bed, and we can begin to tighten these down. Now, we can take our finish panels here for the side and the provided hardware. Need a T20 torque bit. We'll just get these threaded in here. All right. We'll go to the other side. We'll cap that off, and at that point, our headache rack's going to be ready for use. That'll do it for our look at the Aries AdvantEdge line of Headache Racks.

Customer Reviews

Aries AdvantEdge Headache Rack - Carbide Black Powder Coated Aluminum - AA1110105

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

- AA1110105

Perfect fit, easy to install, looks great. Really sets off those pipes. Thanks. 410486

- AA1110105
2015 GMC Sierra 3500

great product! I actually own an engraving shop and engraved the access plates for the bolt holes with the Gadsden coiled rattlesnake. Made it even better. I am constantly getting compliments about my "awesome" truck. As usual trailer customer service and ordering process is second to none. 520944

- AA1110102

Review from a similar Aries Automotive AdvantEdge in Headache Rack

I am very happy with the quality as well as the price. All my friends asked about it and were equally impressed. Shipping was painless and on time. No expense was spared on the amazing hold down Mechanism. 598065

- AA1110103

Review from a similar Aries Automotive AdvantEdge in Headache Rack

It only bolts down with two bolts. The bolts have vibrated loose several times. I have to check that it is secure often. Other then that, great product. 546164


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  • The Aries Switchback Headache rack like # AA1110109 is not a fit for your 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500. I've linked the page to the Aries options that are a confirmed fit for your truck. If you have a 6-1/2 foot bed, I recommend the Aries AdvantEdge Headache Rack # AA1110104 and for an 8 foot bed # AA1110105. I've attached a video to assist. Headache racks are not rated for the amount of weight or the impact speed as that can obviously vary. They are intended to be a protection from...
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  • Headache Rack and Roll Up Tonneau Cover for 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 8 foot bed
  • I recommend Aries AdvantEdge in black powder coat part # AA1110105 and the Truxedo roll up tonneau cover part # TX1472201 to use together on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The Aries headache rack installs into the stake pockets on the truck with the included hardware so there is not any drilling required. It also does not interfere with the installation points of the Truxedo tonneau cover since the installation brackets do not extend past the top of the bed rails. This particular...
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  • Will Aries Headache Rack AA1110105 Allow Installation of Crossover Tool Box
  • The Aries Headache Rack # AA1110105 which fits the long-bed 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 will allow use of a cross-over style tool box but the box will need to be positioned so that it does not interfere with the rack's mounting brackets. Depending on the design of the box it may need to be positioned further to the rear of the bed than without the rack installed. My contact at Aries confirmed that this rack does not include tool box mounts so your box will use its regular mounting...
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Edited by:
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Expert Research:
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Video by:
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Video Edited:
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