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MaxxTow Headache Rack - Bar-Style Headache Rack - MT70456 Review

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Review of MaxxTow Headache Rack MT70456

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.

It has a nice crossbar design. It creates a barrier without obstructing your view out the rear window. The cut-out right here, this allows your third brake light to shine through. It is an easy bolt-on installation. It bolts to the truck bed stake pockets with the two additional holes required, one in each bed rail.

The bottom portion with the mounting brackets adjusts. Right here you can see they slide in and out to fit many different truck bed widths. All the mounting hardware is included, a nice set of detailed instructions. Now the uprights do extend above the barrier to act as load stops, so you can lean ladders, lumber or cargo against the rack. It is a durable lightweight aluminum construction, and the L-brackets right here that attach to your truck, they are a sturdy powder-coated steel mounting brackets to help provide support. Now, I do want to give you a few specs on this.

I am going to measure the overall height from the very bottom to the very top right there. It's going to be right at 28 inches tall. Now from the bottom to the top of the horizontal crossbar is going to be right at 24 3/4 inches. Now the width on the center section, I'm going to measure inside at the very top, so if we put a ruler on the inside to inside, it's going to be right at 44 inches, and at the very bottom, inside to inside, it's going to be right at 58 inches. Now this does adjust from 64 inches to 78 inches from the outside edge to outside edge of these L-brackets that attach to your truck, and you can see there's two bolt holes here that you would tighten down. Here I have them both fully pushed in, so this will be your minimum width, and that should measure outside to outside right at 64 inches.

Then if you move these mounting holes, the furthest part all the way out, and if I go over here and do the same, push it out to the furthest hole, so the maximum width outside to outside, we put a ruler on it, is going to be right at 78 inches. Now the frame tubing on this is all two inches by two inches. That should do it for the review on the MaxxTow MaxxHaul Aluminum Headache Rack.

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