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Aries AdvantEdge Headache Rack Review

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Review of the Aries AdvantEdge Headache Rack


Hi everyone, it's Evangeline here at etrailer, and today we'll be taking a look at our Aries AdvantEDGE Headache Rack right here at etrailer. So you have your Ford F-250 and you're ready for adventure, or maybe you're ready for work. Whatever you have in your truck bed, sometimes you might want a headache rack just like this. This is a strong, durable, but also lightweight Headache Rack, which allows or gives protection for your back cab window, but also is nice and sporty looking. So this is the Aries AdvantEDGE Headache Rack. So this is great when matched with the AdvantEDGE series.

So you can find the Aries running boards, as well as the bull bar that will complete your whole set. You can also get this in two different colors. So what I have this in is black. Now you can also get this in chrome powder coated aluminum. So starting from the top we have this track system.

So this is gonna be where you can mount your light bars, let's say you wanna put anchor points, you just mount them right into those tracks. The distance of the channels is gonna be about an inch and three quarter inches apart. Now the width of our headache rack is gonna be about 5 and a half inches. So measuring from one end to another here on our F-250 we have it at around 49 inches of length for that track system. So that top channel can have your light bars.

You can even put up to three light bars on here. Moving down we have our stamped grid. So you have two types of openings here. You have your main opening, which is gonna be for your third brake light. You can see on our F-250 that it's clearly seen, which is great.

You also have your stamped grid. So it still creates that protection, prevent items from falling towards your window, but you can also see out of them. This is all made of a durable rust-proof aluminum. This version has a black powder coat finish, which helps with that corrosion resistance. Very important if you have this outside, even in the rain, even in the storms, so you should be okay. It's gonna work the exact same way for the chrome version. Exact same specs, just a different color. My favorite part about this headache rack is how lightweight it is as well as how easy it is to install. Look at where it sits right here on our truck bed. Even if you had a soft tonneau cover, as long as you're not using those stake pockets, it sits above the bed and not inside the rails. So how much clearance do we have above the cab So measuring some of the top of our cab to the top of the headache rack, it sits at two inches of clearance. So it goes over these. If you have, let's say a ladder rack on top of your roof, you probably won't be able to reach it. But it's nice to see that if you have loads on here, it can clear. I also noticed that it has a very custom fit look to it. As you can see here, it's contoured towards the side of our vehicle, probably just a coincidence, but it does look good on the F250. I do see why it's a series with the bull bar and a running board. You can get the full sporty off-road look. So my personal thoughts about this headache rack is I was really impressed by the install process. I've tried other headache racks that have bolts that go into the stake pockets, then you have to tighten it down on the other side, maybe it installs inside of your truck bed. There's a lot of process to those other headache racks for this one, it was super easy. It just pops into your stake pockets. It sits above your truck bed. So I'm super impressed by how easy it was. Even I could install it with no issues at all. So comparing this with those other headache racks, we have different options here at etrailer. We have more premium options, more affordable options. If you're looking for something more affordable, but with less protection, definitely check out the Buyers Products Headache Rack that is also, does not involve any drilling, but it does have an open bar design. Something a bit more premium would be the B&W Headache Rack that's custom fit for your vehicle that has an included wiring, it has included lights. The downside to that one though is it does involve drilling. It's a bit more permanent and a bit more pricey. So if you have different needs, hopefully this video was able to help you out with figuring out what's the right fit for your cargo, for your work and for your truck. And that was a look here at our Aries, AdvantEDGE Headache Rack, here at each trailer. My name is Evangeline, and I hope you enjoyed the journey..


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