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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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How Wide is the Westin HDX Headache Rack for a 2008 to 2012 Ford Super Duty
  • The Westin HDX headache rack, # 57-8005, is approximately 75 inches wide. It will work with a toolbox up to 72 inches wide. This is a custom fit product intended for 2008 to 2012 Ford F-250, F-350, and F-450 Super Duty pickups. It is also available with a white powder coat finish, # 57-8003.
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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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  • Can I Put Headache Rack,Tool Box and Tonneau Cover on 2015 Ford F-350 Crew Cab
  • I spoke with my contact at DeeZee and she said you could use a headache rack like # DZ95050W, which you reference, on your 2015 Ford F-350 Crew Cab. For a DeeZee toolbox that is compatible with this headache rack I recommend a crossover toolbox like # DZ8370 or # DZ8170. The main difference is that part # DZ8370 is a gull-wing design with 2 lids that open from either side of the toolbox. Check out the video review of # DZ8370 at right. Both toolboxes mount to the side rails of your truck...
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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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  • 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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  • Headache Rack to Fit with a Tool Box on a 2015 Ford F-150
  • I may have an option for you but the MaxxTow MaxxHaul Headache Rack # MT70234 is not designed to fit with a truck bed tool box. The brackets that mount to the bed rails will interfere with the box. If you find that it will work it does not include any additional hardware other than what comes with it to mount it to your truck's bed rails. The best headache rack that fits with a tool box on your 2015 Ford F-150 is the Aries # AA1110102. The brackets are much smaller and take up much...
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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. An easy way to access the required lighting signals is to install harness # C55384 at your 7-way. This plugs in inline with your factory wiring and both the new harness and the factory 7-way will remain...
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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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  • Vehicle Fits for MaxxTow Heavy Duty Headache Rack # MT70234
  • The MaxxTow Heavy Duty Headache Rack # MT70234 fits a broad range of trucks thanks to its adjustable base which offers 10-inches of adjustment, from 64-inches wide to 74-inches wide. The main purpose of this rack is to protect the cab from shifting cargo in the bed. This headache rack will fit your 2002 Ford F-250. I have included at right links to our pages for accessories for these two other trucks.
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  • What are the Tie-Down Anchors on the DeeZee Aluminum Cab Rack Made of
  • The tie-down anchors, or lumber stops, on the DeeZee Aluminum Cab Rack, # DZ95050, are made of cast aluminum for superior rust resistance. They, like the cab rack, are also made right here in the United States.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What Gauge Steel Are the B&W Truck Cab Protectors/Headache Racks Made From
  • I spoke with my contact and B&W and the Custom Headache Rack # BWPUCP7500WA is made of 10 gauge steel except for the flat plates that attach to the bed sides. Those are 7 gauge. This rack is not tested with toolboxes or tonneau covers so it is difficult to determine if it will work in conjunction with those items. It likely will not work if the tonneau cover blocks the lip in the inner part of the bed sides.
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  • How to Install Wiring from B&W Custom Headache Rack on 2008 Ford F-250
  • The lighting setup on the B&W Custom Headache Rack # BWPUCP7500BA comes pre-wired so that you only have to connect a single harness to your Ford F-250's wiring to power all 4 of the lights. You will simply splice the tail of the wiring harness coming from the Headache Rack into your vehicle's wiring. You can also tap into the Pollak 5th Wheel T-Connector, # PK11893-11932, referenced in your question by splicing into the harness. This will allow you to still use all the light functions on...
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  • Dimensions of Westin HDX Headache Rack # 57-8025 for 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
  • According to my contact at Westin their HDX Headache Rack # 57-8025 for 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD will sit once installed such that the top of its round horizontal top tube is approximately 23-inches above the bed rail surface. We also offer accessory lighting kits for use with this rack, such as the Westin Stud-Mount Driving Lights # 09-0205.
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