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Ladder Rack, Air Helper Suspension and Hitch Extension Options for 2008 Ford F350

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Im looking at some , what bed racks do you have that i can used a bed cover. for 2008 f350 SD crew cab Lb 8ft bed, 4x4 and springs and air bags do you have that will work rear only and hitch extensions 2 1/2 hitch 24-36 with 7500 -8000 lbs of towing

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If your tonneau cover leaves the top surface of the bed sides free, we do have some ladder racks available that would work for you. The Thule TracRac SR, with cantilever # TH43003XT-010 or without # TH43003XT-010EX cantilever would be a great choice. The rack has an awesome 1250 lb capacity and has the ability for the uprights to slide back and forth for lots of load handling flexibility. The only possible downsides to the Thule SR is the cost and the fact that the rack upright angles to the inboard, which will prevent some tonneau covers from opening up fully.

Adarac offers a less expensive option, part # A4000966. It's not as easily adjustable and has a lower capacity at 500 lbs, but it will allow a tonneau cover to open fully and is considerably less expensive than the Thule options.

For air helper springs, you can never go wrong with the Firestone Ride-Rite, part # F2550. Air springs offer almost unlimited adjustability, allowing you to tailor the suspension to the load you're carrying.

We do have an extension compatible with a 2-1/2 inch hitch, The Curt # C45048 has a 6K capacity when cut down to 24 inches, or 8K if used with a weight distribution hitch. There are other higher capacity options available, but you'd need to upgrade the hitch to a Torklift SuperHitch like # TLF1002 along with a 24 inch extension like the Torklift # TLE1524 SuperTruss.






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