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Old 05-25-2019, 05:00 AM
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Interesting....

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Looks impressive, much better than aluminum..
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Let me guess only available on the top of the line trim where the majority of owners need additional protection in the bed for the pails of cat litter and grocery bags?
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Looks like that hinged step that comes out of the tailgate won’t work with a tow hitch installed.
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Originally Posted by 1rider View Post
Looks like that hinged step that comes out of the tailgate wonít work with a tow hitch installed.
Nope!
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Let me guess only available on the top of the line trim where the majority of owners need additional protection in the bed for the pails of cat litter and grocery bags?

It's an option. If you don't want it, don't buy it. Offering an OPTION is a little better than shoving it down their throats after you try to convince them that it's superior when it's not. As an option, if it works in real life, it's popularity will grow and maybe it will become standard. If it doesn't work, only the folks who wanted it and went out of their way for it will lose.

I notice they didn't directly hit the bed with the hammer but you'd do real damage even to a steel bed doing that so whatever. More impressive than aluminum from what I saw.
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Replacement cost when in accident?

steel $
aluminum $$$
carbon fiber $$$$$
( I am a GM guy)

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Originally Posted by 1rider View Post
Looks like that hinged step that comes out of the tailgate wonít work with a tow hitch installed.

Yeah, there's an entire multi-page thread on that.
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This is just a redo of there Protec beds made in 2002
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https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/20...ering-pro-tec/

The composite box was standard on the quad-steer pickups
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Originally Posted by Lorne Greene View Post
Let me guess only available on the top of the line trim where the majority of owners need additional protection in the bed for the pails of cat litter and grocery bags?
Carbon fiber bed? Shouldn't take long to wax.

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Originally Posted by Lorne Greene View Post
Let me guess only available on the top of the line trim where the majority of owners need additional protection in the bed for the pails of cat litter and grocery bags?
So, you arenít allowed to work out of a top of the line trim. Now I have to sell my truck and get an XL version. That sucks, I really like my do-dads and what nots. Heck next thing you know someone is going to say you have to wash it weekly instead of once a year.

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Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
Looks impressive, much better than aluminum..
I dunno. A sledge hammer is not a 500# pointed weight or a bunch of concrete blocks. Aluminum dents.. carbon fiber disintegrates.
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Yeah that cinder block left a good mark....that won't buff out...

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Was it me, or did that bed seem to flex a lot?
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I dunno. A sledge hammer is not a 500# pointed weight or a bunch of concrete blocks. Aluminum dents.. carbon fiber disintegrates.
Agreed. If you load your bed like in the video, regardless of the material it's going to create problems.
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So, you arenít allowed to work out of a top of the line trim. Now I have to sell my truck and get an XL version. That sucks, I really like my do-dads and what nots. Heck next thing you know someone is going to say you have to wash it weekly instead of once a year.

My commentary was more around the point that the people who could most use these features have to live without them or buy the top of the line truck to get them. Of course you could work out of the top of the line truck if someone wanted to but not everyone wants to spend $60k on a LTZ to get the 6.2 and fancy bed.
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That’s an ugly dang truck! And I’m a Silverado owner. Just a bed mat in mine over a steel bed. Fender wheels have dents but look experienced.
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Thatís an ugly dang truck! And Iím a Silverado owner. Just a bed mat in mine over a steel bed. Fender wheels have dents but look experienced.
by far my favorite bed liner option. That plus a traditional plastic liner on the tailgate works perfectly.
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I see they let the Transformers movie graphics crew design the new truck. I saw one and IMO it is hideous. Got my sights on a new Ram
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