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Old 10-11-2007
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Cabguard and Rails, feedback?

I'm trying to decide if I want to add this to my '08 Sport 4x4 with a Lite-Rider roll-up cover. (rails and cover should work together)
I've always liked the look/idea of a cabguard and rails, it makes the truck look like it's ready to work.
The rear rack is easily removable and apparently will store beside the cabguard if you want to keep it close by.
It can be installed without drilling any holes in the truck, I like that idea.
...Terry

Any feedback gratefully accepted. I haul lumber and ladders occasionally.



The cab guard, and rails will stay on truck, the rear rack will be stored most of the time.




I'm not interested in the Overcab extension (sorry, no Ranger photo!).

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you want my feedback? i think its ugly lol. it does look like it belongs on a "work truck" like you said. but its your truck. do what you want. im not the one spending the money.
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I used to be in the construction trade....and LOVED my overthe cab, permanent steel lumber rack. I want to get one for my ranger.

That particular style pictured is not something I'm attracted to...but if it works for you, it's all good. Just a little north of me, in Vancouver Washington, is a manufacturer named Pro Tech. They BY FAR make the best looking headache racks/cab gaurds that i've ever seen. They also make lumbar racks with the same concept as you pictured...minus the rails. The cab gaurd that you are looking at is not very good looking.....this is good looking:

www.protech.net


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I must admit that Pro Tech's cab guard looks much better! I'm trying to decide if I really want a rack system and I want to see what is available. I'll check out Protech.net
Thanks to you both for the feedback.
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yea bud...not a problem. I'm going to get a pro tech headache rack for my ranger, just like the first one pictured, but the lumber stops welded farther apart. But I'm going to get it powercoated black to match my tool box. Good luck with whatever you end up doing. And as always...POST PICS!!
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I was wondering about black powder coating on aluminium. My '08 Sport is black and I want to stick to black accessories. Is your tool box aluminium? How is the powder standing up?
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The pro tech looks nice but is lacking an important function the westcan has .

How the hell you gonna reach the cooler in back through the rear slider ???
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I was wondering about black powder coating on aluminium. My '08 Sport is black and I want to stick to black accessories. Is your tool box aluminium? How is the powder standing up?
...Terry
My tool box is about 2 years old now. And is holding up just fine. No chips or rust or anything like that. It was off my truck for about 6 months...but was sitting outside in the weather....and it still looks brand new. Powdercoated protech should be on in the next two months and i'll post pics. By the way...Black on black would be killer! All you'd need is black aluminum rims and you've got the whole black look down.


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The pro tech looks nice but is lacking an important function the westcan has .

How the hell you gonna reach the cooler in back through the rear slider ???
There are MANY options and if you clicked on the protech website link, you would know that having a slider cut out through the mesh is an option....
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