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MaxxTow Headache Rack MT70234 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the MaxxTow MaxxHaul Heavy Duty Black Steel Headache Rack. Now this heavy duty headache rack will help protect the cab of your truck from shifting cargo, prevents any cargo in your truck bed from crashing through your rear window. It is a grid style wire screen, which creates a barrier without obstructing your view. The cutout right up here allows your third brake light to shine through. And the screen is a welded cold-rolled wire, which 3/16" thick for strength. It is an easy, no drill, bolt on installation.


Aries AdvantEdge Headache Rack Installation - 2008 Ford F-350

Today on our 2008 Ford F350 we're going to be installing the Aries Advantedge Headache Rack in the powdered coat chrome. Part number is AA1110203. It's also available in a carbide black powdered coat finish, part number AA1110103. Now here's what our headache rack's going to look like installed on the truck, 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 cut outs here.


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 etrailer.com 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.


MaxxTow Headache Rack MT70456 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the MaxxTow MaxxHaul Aluminum Headache Rack. Now this part will fit many different models of trucks. What I would recommend is to go to the product page on our website of this part and it'll show the vehicles at the bottom of the product page that this will fit on. Now this is a headache rack. It helps protect the cab of your truck from the shifting cargo. It prevents any of the cargo in the truck bed from crashing through your rear window.


B&W Headache Rack with LED Lights Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Today on our 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500 Crewcab, we're going to install part number BWPUCP7541BA. This is the B&W Custom Headache Rack with LED lights. This headache rack is designed to keep the cargo from damaging your rear view window, keep anything from going through your glass. This has a louvered screen on it so you can still see out the back of your vehicle. These horizontal louvers actually help shield the sun from the truck and may help in decreasing the temperature inside the truck a little bit. Let's go ahead and take a look at the features rack on the side here. Looking on the passenger side, we've got a hand hold right here.


DeeZee Truck Bed Accessories DZ95050 Review

Today were going to review part number DZ 95050. This is the DeeZee aluminum cab rack. This aluminum mesh rack will protect the back of your truck cab from shifting cargo. Its a heavy duty shield that is constructed of a 2 inch aluminum tubing with a mesh protection screen for the rear window. It provides two adjustable tie down anchors right up here to help strap down your load. These cast aluminum tie down brackets just slide along these T-channels at the top and along the side of the frame.


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Headache Rack Questions and Answers

  • How to Wire a B and W Headache Rack to a Truck
  • When you install the B and W Headache Rack part # BWPUCP7522BA it uses a standard 4-way harness to tap into the trailer wiring circuits of your truck. To see exactly how this will wire to your truck taillight circuits fast forward to the 7:30 mark of the video I attached. It will walk you through the process.
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  • Installation Requirements for MaxxTow Heavy Duty Headache Rack # MT70234 on 2013 Silverado
  • Installation of the MaxxTow Heavy Duty Headache Rack # MT70234 on your 2013 Silverado will require you to drill a few holes in your bed rails. If your truck has stake pockets you will need to drill 1 hole on each bed rail; if it does not have stake pockets you will need to drill 2 holes on each bed rail. Mounting hardware is included. The base of the universal-fit MaxxTow rack is adjustable in width from 64- to 74-inches and it is fabricated from 2-inch square steel tubing. This rack...
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  • Headache Rack and Tonneau Cover Recommendation for a 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • For your 2014 Chevy Silverado you would want the Westin Headache Rack part # 57-8025 as it attaches through the top of your bed rails which will allow a tonneau cover to install. If you have a 5-1/2 ft bed you would want the Deuce part # TX771801 If you have a 6-1/2 ft bed you would want the Deuce part # TX772001 If you have an 8 foot bed you would want the Deuce part # TX772201 These covers install between the bed rails of the truck so they would work with the headache rack. Since...
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  • Will B&W Custom Headache Rack Block Third Brake Light of 2016 Ram 2500 Laramie Megacab
  • I verified with B&W and they told that their Custom Headache Rack # BWPUCP7522BA does not obstruct the third brake light of your 2016 Ram 2500. There is an opening on the rack that allows for the existing light to show through.
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  • Wiring B&W Custom Headache Rack with LED Lights BWPUCP7500WA on 2017 Ford Superduty
  • The B&W Custom Headache Rack with LED Lights # BWPUCP7500WA is designed so that the two innermost lights will serve as taillights while the two on the outside work as brake/turn lights. These lights are fed by bonded 4-pole wiring like what is typically found in a 4-pole wiring harness. On the passenger side frame rail is a wiring connector you can use to access signals. Use of this connector will not cause the dash light messages.
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  • Black Headache Rack for 2017 Ram 2500
  • There are two DeeZee Custom Headache Racks available in black which are a fit for your 2017 Ram 2500 so long as it does not have a Ram Box. The DeeZee # DZ95058RB is a gloss black powder coat while the # DZ95058RTB is a textured black powder coat.
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  • Install Picture for MaxxTow Headache Rack MT70234
  • Check out the picture I attached that shows the MaxxTow Headache Rack part # MT70234 that you referenced installed on s similar generation Silverado as your 2002. The mounting hardware attaches down in the stake pockets of the truck through the top. As long as your tool box installs between the bed rails its going to fit and work fine.
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  • Wiring Lights in a Headache Rack to a 2009 Ford F-350
  • The cleanest way to install lights on your headache rack is to tap into the wiring harness under the truck instead of plugging something into the connector at the back on your 2009 Ford F-350. Since there is no standard for wire color and function the only way to know the functions is to test them using a circuit tester such as # 3808. Or, if your truck has the factory 7-Way connector at the back you could Tee into it using wiring harness # PK11932. One end plugs in line with the...
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  • Dimensions of the MaxxTow Heavy Duty Headache Rack # MT70234
  • The width at the base of the MaxxTow Heavy Duty Headache Rack # MT70234 is 60-7/8 inches but can telescope up to 75-1/2 inches. The width at the top is 44 inches and the overall height is 28-1/2 inches. I spoke to my contact at MaxxTow to confirm these dimensions. This item requires drilling 2 holes, one in each bed rail on trucks with stake pockets and 4 holes, 2 in each bed rail on trucks without stake pockets.
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  • Thickness of Metal Tubing of the Maxxtow Headache Rack part # MT70234
  • The thickness of the metal used for the tubing of the Maxxtow Headache Rack part # MT70234 is .35 inch.
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  • Will a Tonneau Cover Work with DeeZee Headache Rack for a 2017 Ram 1500
  • DeeZee Custom Headache Rack - Mesh Screen - Aluminum - Silver Powder Coat Item # DZ95058 is not compatible with Tonneau covers because its brackets are L-shaped and will hang down into the bed. This will interfere with Tonneau cover mounting rails. Depending on how the Tonneau cover rails mount to the truck bed you might be able to use a headache rack that mounts to the tops of the bed sides such as Aries rack # AA111000. If you are not sure email me some pictures of the Tonneau cover...
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  • Recommended Headache Rack For 2017 Ford F-350 With Rear Camera In Center Brake Light
  • I see the prediciment, so I reached out to B&W to see about that center louver. My contact said that the center brake light is completely exposed with the placement of this louver, so you shouldn't have any direct issues with your camera. The louver may restrict some of the viewing angle based on the angle of your camera's functionality, so I can't say that you won't have any issue, but I can confirm that you won't have a bar blocking the camera itself. I personally still recommend this...
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  • Dimensions of the MaxxTow Heavy Duty Headache Rack
  • I went out to the warehouse and took some measurements of the MaxxTow Heavy Duty Headache Rack, part # MT70234, for you. The total height is 28-1/2". I used the digital calipers and found the thickness of the metal to be 0.35". Check out the image I made showing the overall height of the headache rack.
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  • Will Aries Switchback Headache Rack Work With BAKFlip G2 Tonneau Cover on 2017 Chevy Colorado?
  • Yes, you can install the Aries Switchback Headache Rack # AA1110109 with the BAKFlip G2 Tonneau Cover that fits your 2017 Chevy Colorado, # BAK26125 for a 6 foot bed or # BAK26126 for a 5 foot bed. The Switchback Headache Rack mounts in your truck's stake pockets, and as you can see in the accompanying photo of the BAKFlip G2 installed on a '16 Colorado, this tonneau cover mounts inside your truck's bed rails leaving the stake pockets free. The only potential concern is that the headache...
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  • Headache or Ladder Rack with Over Cab Storage for a 2006 Ford Super Duty
  • We do have some options that are similar to what you are looking for your 2006 Ford Super Duty but, they are ladder racks and not headache racks. If you have an 8 foot bed I recommend the TracRac sliding ladder rack with over the cab extension # TA21010-03-02. There is also a similar, non-sliding version, # TA37003-02. And there are a couple of more economical options in # TA91000 and # EM07707. For a short bed the sliding ladder rack with extension is # TA21510-03-02. The other options...
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  • Will DeeZee Headache Rack Fit 2017 Ram Dually with an 8 Foot Bed
  • The DeeZee Headache Rack # DZ95058 will fit your 2017 Ram dually. It fits all the 2500 and 3500 2017 Rams as long as they aren't equipped with RamBox.
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  • Headache Rack and Tonneau Cover Recommendation for a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Short Bed
  • The Westin HDX Headache Rack # 57-8033 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 6 foot bed. Since it drills through the top of the bed rails to install it all you would need is a tonneau cover that installs to the inside of the bedrails. I attached a page that has all of the covers that should work to the right you will want to select the mounts inside bed rails filter on the left side of the page. But the one I like the most would be the TruXedo...
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  • Will the DeeZee Aluminum Mesh Cab Rack Fit on a 2012 Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn Dually
  • The DeeZee Aluminum Mesh Cab Rack that will fit your 2012 Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn Dually is part # DZ95057TB. It has 2-3/4 inch octagonal aluminum tubing with aluminum mesh. This rack will bolt into the stake pockets for an easy installation. I have attached a link to all of the cab racks that we carry for your truck for you to check out.
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  • Headache Rack to Fit 1990 Ford F-250
  • The Aries Headache Rack # AA111001 is designed to fit different Ford F-Series trucks beginning in 1997. It isn't confirmed to fit your 1990. The steel headache rack that fits your 1990 Ford F-250 is the MaxxTow # MT70234. Also, the MaxxTow # MT70456 looks more like the Aries however it is aluminum.
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  • How Does the Westin HDX Headache Rack Install on a Truck
  • Hopefully I can help make the install instructions make a little more sense for you. First thing you need to do is assembly everything that you see in the picture I attached aside from what drills through the bed rails. Once assembled you would set the assembly on your bed rails where you want it to be (centered of course), and then mark and drill holes for the attachment of the rack. There's really not much more too it than that. I attached the instructions link that has more details...
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