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Old 08-13-2013, 04:00 AM
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Default AMP Research Bed Xtender HD Instal

As I have mentioned before, I really love my Dodge errrr Ram and unlike other trucks I am not going overboard with a bunch of mods I don't need. Having said that I have 2 really big hunting trips this year and as we all know the 5'7" bed isn't the biggest on the market, but I didn't want the 6'4" bed just a personal preference. I will be taking several large ice chests as well as a decent amount of gear. I looked at the Dodge Bed extender but only saw it on trucks with the Rambox and I imagine it kind of pricey. I know the guys at 4wheelparts here locally and decided after some review to go get the AMP research Xtender HD.

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I can tell you this was the one of the easiest installs I have ever done. I watched a few videos (which were not current) but I did have the T-20 torq bit, 9/64 drill bit and phillips head screwdriver ready to go. The hardest part about an install, especially one this easy is remembering to take pictures.

I guess AMP copied Ram's configuration on the bed extender because the package comes with a template to drill 3 holes in each side of the bed to hold the mounting bracket for the extender. So I cut out the template and wouldn't you know it there were 3 indentions from the factory exactly where the holes needed to be drilled. So I drilled the 3 holes and screwed the brackets on.

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Here is where the process being so simple gets in the way of picture taking. The extender itself comes in basically 3 pieces. The 2 sides and then 3 bars in the middle that connect them. You simply hook the 2 sides to the bed and then position the 3 crossbars on the back and use the supplied brackets to cover where the bars meet each other.

There are also tether straps that with the tailgate down clip into the tailgate where they would secure with the tailgate up.

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IMPRESSIONS:

Fit & Finish - Spot on everything went together EXACTLY as it supposed too with zero issues.

Quality - Powerdercoat looked good, no issues, directions and templates were perfect.

Other - I like how it can be used to seperate items in the bed even when the tailgate is up which will come in handy.

Price - About $200

Glad I did this it will work great on my trips and when the wife decides we need to go to the store (the woman can shop)
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