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Aries AdvantEdge Headache Rack - Carbide Black Powder Coated Aluminum

Aries AdvantEdge Headache Rack - Carbide Black Powder Coated Aluminum

Item # AA1110103
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Get that rugged, aftermarket look while protecting your cab from shifting cargo with this Aries headache rack. Customize with LEDs and tie-down anchors that attach in the top channel. Brake light is clearly seen through the top slot. 1-800-940-8924 to order Aries Automotive headache rack part number AA1110103 or order online at Free expert support on all Aries Automotive products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Aries AdvantEdge Headache Rack - Carbide Black Powder Coated Aluminum. Headache Rack reviews from real customers.
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Aries Automotive Headache Rack - AA1110103

  • Aluminum
  • Aries Automotive
  • With Load Stops
  • No-Drill Application
  • Black
  • Grid-Style Headache Rack
  • Without Lights
  • Includes Mounting Hardware

Get that rugged, aftermarket look while protecting your cab from shifting cargo with this Aries headache rack. Customize with LEDs and tie-down anchors that attach in the top channel. Brake light is clearly seen through the top slot.


  • Rugged headache rack helps protect the cab of your truck from shifting cargo
    • Pair with AdvantEdge series bull bar and running boards (sold separately) for a complete off-road look
  • Top channel lets you customize your rack with LED lights, tie down anchors, and other accessories
    • Mount up to (3) 10" light bars (sold separately)
  • Stamped-grid screen creates a stylish barrier without obstructing your view
  • Cutout at top allows third brake light to shine through
  • Simple bolt-on installation with included hardware in your truck's stake pockets
  • Durable, rustproof aluminum construction with black powder coat finish


  • Weight: 32 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

1110103 Aries Automotive AdvantEdge Headache Rack - Carbide Black Powder Coated Aluminum

Installation Details AA1110103 Installation instructions

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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for 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.

Really makes it look sharp. The name's laser cut right in here. This is going to be a good product to have in the back of the truck. If you're loading up wood and one gets out of hand it's going to bounce off this rather than busting through that back glass. It's also going to provide protection like loading up 4-wheelers and things like that, so you don't run them up there against the back of the truck, and for your longer loads, instead of having it hanging out of the rear of the vehicle, we're actually going to be able to tuck that in at the tailgate.

We can bring it up over. We'll show you that with a ladder now. Here you see we'll be able to rest whatever length of item it is, right over the top of it there and keep it from hanging out of the rear of the bed, maybe we're hauling a trailer and maybe even a closed trailer and we can't have anything there. That's going to help us out with that. Now this is full aluminum construction, so we don't have to worry about any corrosion, any rusting, any deterioration like that. Also here on the top, we're going to have 2 rows of tracks. They're going to run the full width of the headache rack, and with our dual track design, this is going to allow us to attach lights and tie down anchors so we can see what we're doing, keep our load secure.

I think the advantage of them being dual is that you can mount a light here on the front side, still have room for your anchors on the back, or whatever you wanted to do. You can see the side profile, it almost looks like we've got stacks added on the truck, kind of the way it's designed. You'll definitely get a couple of second glances trying to figure that out, and it's got the angular construction. This is really becoming very, very popular, and all the welds are done really nicely. At all the points it's fully welded in each seam. As far as attaching it to the vehicle, it's a one person job.

This is light enough you can pick it up just about with one hand. You can get it put up here in place. We've just got one bolt on each side to get that secured down. Now to begin our installation, we need to use our stake pocket clamps. We need to place them in our headache rack here. You'll see we're going to have our bolt and lock washer, and a washer. Go right through that slot, slide our bolt head in right there where we can easily get a wrench on it. Now these clamps really set this headache rack apart from a lot of them that you'll see. Most of the time, we're just going to have a big rubber plug here with a washer on the bottom that, as you tighten it up, it expands. You can see this is going to give us metal on metal contact and is going to give us superior holding force. You can see as we tighten up our bolt, it's going to cause our clamp to expand, make contact with the bed of the truck, and hold it in place very, very nicely. We've got this installed on the driver's side here. You'll want to do the same thing on the passenger side. Now in some applications, these are just going to be covers that you will be popping off. In other applications you may actually have to trim around the edge but there should be an indention there indicating where your pocket is. Now our clamp's simply going to slide down through there. Once it's underneath, it's going to expand and get a good hold. Now we'll compress our clamps and we're going to slide these down in the stake pockets on each side. Then, we can begin to slide our rack forward, positioning it exactly where we want it. I'm just going to match up the front edge of it with the front edge of the bed and we can begin to tighten these down. Now we can take our finished panels here for the side and the provided hardware. You need a T-20 torque bit, we'll just get these threaded in here. All right. Go to the other side. We'll cap that off and at that point, our headache rack's going to be ready for use. That's going to complete our installation of the Advantedge Headache Rack, part number AA1110203, on our 2008 Ford F350.

Customer Reviews

Aries AdvantEdge Headache Rack - Carbide Black Powder Coated Aluminum - AA1110103

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (11 Customer Reviews)

Get that rugged, aftermarket look while protecting your cab from shifting cargo with this Aries headache rack. Customize with LEDs and tie-down anchors that attach in the top channel. Brake light is clearly seen through the top slot.


It only bolts down with two bolts. The bolts have vibrated loose several times. I have to check that it is secure often. Other then that, great product.


Looks great and fits my 08 Tundra well. Good mount for my LED light bar. Not delighted with the mounting system since it required removing the interior stake pockets to get the locks to expand. Also wobbles quite a bit on dirt roads, since it isn't pulling on a lot of sheet metal from my bed. I have plans to add a base plate to stabilize the vibrations, then it will be an outstanding product.


Bolted up no problem , I custom configured mine for a nice ladder rack . ( The top has rails built in for lights , I altered stoppers to fit in the rails) . I cut the horns down to fit the truck under my car lift . Can't tell I cut 1 1/2 out of it .


I'm giving 4 stars because the product itself it's good. etrailer got it to my city pretty quick. I don't know where in the line though since they use ups that my hardware got lost because the box was pretty damaged. I'm actually waiting to hear from etrailet when I'll get my hardware to install. Kind of sucky that once it got to my town it's been sitting for almost a month to get delivered to me and I just ended having to go pick it up anyways. Then to find out I still can't put on my truck because of poor shipping handling. The lady that helped me to hopefully get my hardware here was very nice and helpful. Let's just see how long it takes to get my hardware though.


Perfect fit, easy to install, looks great. Really sets off those pipes.


Fit and finish were excellent! I placed a small strip of rubber (old mud flap) between the headache rack and truck bed to protect the truck bed paint in case in the future I want to remove the headache rack.


great product! I actually own an engraving shop and engraved the access plates for the bolt holes with the Gadsden coiled rattlesnake. Made it even better. I am constantly getting compliments about my "awesome" truck. As usual trailer customer service and ordering process is second to none.


Very nice headache rack. The only down side to this particular model is you cannot go through a carwash with it on since it stands above the roof of the truck


Looks great, but the way it is secured to my truck could be better. I have to tighten the bolts every couple months, and even after tightening it, it still wobbles a bit. It still get the job done but wish it would have a stronger hold onto my truck bed.


I am very happy with the quality as well as the price.
All my friends asked about it and were equally impressed.
Shipping was painless and on time.
No expense was spared on the amazing hold down


Happy with the headache rack, was easy to install and looks great on my F450


See what our Experts say about this Aries Automotive Headache Rack

  • Will Aries AdvantEdge Headache Rack AA1110103 Work with a Toolbox in a 2013 Ford F-350
    The Aries AdvantEdge Headache Rack - Carbide Black Powder Coated Aluminum Item # AA1110103 is the best option for use with a crossover style toolbox because it mounts in the stake pockets on the tops of the bed sides. So while there won't be a huge gap there will be a few inches of separation between the toolbox and the headache rack on your 2013 Ford F-350. You can see in the linked video, towards the end, that the brackets do not stick out that far past the stake pockets.
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  • Does Aries AdvantEdge Headache Rack Fit 2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty SuperCrew Cab
    Yes it will! I confirmed with the manufacturer for you that the Aries AdvantEdge Headache Rack is confirmed to fit your 2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty SuperCrew Cab: - Carbide Black Powder Coat: Aries AdvantEdge Headache Rack # AA1110103 I have added a link below to an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Headache Rack that Can Fit 2011 Ford Super Duty Truck with Bak Tonneau Cover
    For a headache rack that can fit your 2011 Ford Super duty and also fit with a BAK tonneau that fits between the bed rails you'd need a headache rack that attaches through the top of the bed rails like the Aries AdvantEdge part # AA1110103 which will allow the Bakflip cover to fit between it. The B and W partially wraps around the bed rail so a tonneau cover won't fit with it.
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  • Headache Rack Recommendation for Use With Tonneau on 2014 Ford F-350
    For your 2014 Ford F-350 short bed we have the Aries AdvandEdge Headache Rack part # AA1110203 which can fit with a tonneau cover as long as the tonneau mounts between the rails of the bed and not on top at all. Reason this rack fits with that is because it attaches be securing to the stake pockets and does not wrap around the inside of the bed at all. The best tonneau to use with this would be the BAK Revolver part # BAK39310 which works great with bed rail accessories like this.
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