Truck Headache Racks

Most truck headache racks are designed to keep shifting cargo from crashing through the cab rear window. We don’t know if the name is derived from how you would feel after being struck in the head or what you would experience after seeing the cost to repair the damage to the truck. But if something unexpectedly comes hurtling through your truck cab, we’re pretty sure you would suffer much more than a headache, so why take a chance. If you haul cargo with such potential, protect yourself and your truck with a headache rack.

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    • (1 review)
      # sp13394
      AdvantEDGE™ Headache Rack by Aries®. The Aries AdvantEDGE headache rack is designed to protect and add style to the modern pickup truck. It boasts an all-aluminum construction with 5 1/2" wide, eight-sided, extruded aluminum tubing to...
      Patent pendingComplements other Aries AdvantEDGE accessories
      $615.45
    • (1 review)
      # sp7993
      Louvered Headache Rack by BackRack®. Protect your cab from damage and keep it cool while adding style to your truck with this premium louvered rack from BackRack. Constructed from hot rolled pickled and oiled steel, the rack is finished...
      Protects your cab from damage caused by large, heavy cargoProvides shade and privacy for your cab
      $219.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp7998
      Three Lights Headache Rack by BackRack®. With this headache rack from BackRack, you will make your truck stand out from the crowd and get added visibility and protection when braking thanks to the lights. The rack comes with two inserts...
      Protects your cab from damage caused by large, heavy cargoGives a unique style to your truck
      $299.00
    • (1 review)
      # sp948
      Cab Rack by Dee Zee®. These racks are designed to be used in conjunction with Dee Zee Louvered Cab Racks, placed further back in your truck bed to create ladder carrying ability. Each has a heavy duty aluminum surround bar that mirrors...
      All-aluminum construction ensures freedom from corrosionDesigned for use in conjunction with other Dee Zee racks, to be installed further back in your truck bed to create a ladder rack system
      $269.46
    • (3 reviews)
      # sp950
      Mesh Cab Rack by Dee Zee®. This rack mounts to existing stake pockets at the front of your bed to protect your cab from damage caused by large, heavy cargo that may shift forward. Heavy duty all-aluminum construction with an ultra-mesh...
      All-aluminum construction ensures freedom from corrosionProtects your truck's cab against impacts when cargo in your bed may slide forward
      $404.98 - $447.84
    • (2 reviews)
      # sp8421
      Steel Louvered Cab Rack by Dee Zee®. This rack mounts to existing stake pockets at the front of your bed to protect your cab from damage caused by large, heavy cargo that may shift forward. Heavy duty 12-gauge steel construction with...
      Heavy-duty 12-gauge traditional steel construction provides maximum strength and rigidityProtects your truck’s cab against impacts when cargo in your bed may slide forward
      $262.07 - $271.26
    • (10 reviews)
      # sp1498
      Back Rack Cab Guard by BackRack®. BackRack’s “Back Rack” cab protector mounts to existing stake pockets at the front of your bed to protect your cab from damage caused by large, heavy cargo that may shift forward. Heavy duty...
      Reinforced steel frame tubing offers maximum strength and rigidityDurable black powder coat finish provides a high level of protection from chips, scratches and corrosion
      $156.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp120258
      Bed Accessories by BackRack®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver great quality at an...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $129.00 - $156.00
    • (1 review)
      # sp7995
      Half Louvered Headache Rack by BackRack®. Don't be like everyone else on the road. Get this headache rack and create the look that reflects your style. This cab guard comes with two louvered inserts that provide shade for your cabin....
      Protects your cab from damage caused by large, heavy cargoProvides shade and privacy for your cab
      $219.00
    • (1 review)
      # sp7994
      Headache Rack by BackRack®. BackRack’s cab guard protectors mount to existing stake pockets at the front of your bed to protect your cab from damage caused by large, heavy cargo that may shift forward. For cargo such as small...
      Reinforced steel frame tubing offers maximum strength and rigidityProtects your truck’s cab and rear window against impacts when cargo in your bed may slide forward
      $156.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp7996
      Mesh Headache Rack by BackRack®. If you are looking for a headache rack that combines function and style, this BackRack mesh insert headache rack is a perfect choice. It comes with two mesh inserts that offer clear visibility through...
      Protects your cab from damage caused by large, heavy cargoGives a unique style to your truck
      $219.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp7997
      Round Verticals Headache Rack by BackRack®. Are you tired of your pickup truck looking like any other truck on the street? Choose this cab guard from BackRack and give your vehicle a one-of-a-kind look. The rack comes with Three Round...
      Protects your cab from damage caused by large, heavy cargoGives a unique style to your truck
      $219.00
    • (9 reviews)
      # sp1499
      Safety Rack Cab Guard by BackRack®. Backrack’s cab guard protectors mount to existing stake pockets at the front of your bed to protect your cab from damage caused by large, heavy cargo that may shift forward. For cargo such as small...
      Reinforced steel frame tubing offers maximum strength and rigidityProtects your truck's cab and rear window against impacts when cargo in your bed may slide forward
      $205.00
    • (6 reviews)
      # sp418
      HDX Headache Rack by Westin®. The HDX Series is Westin's commercial grade product line. The headache rack protects your rear window, preventing shifting cargo from protruding into the cab. Its louvers protect you and the cab interior...
      Vehicle specific applicationsProtects rear window
      $282.70
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp137567
      Liners Aluminum Sunshade by Husky®. Keep the interior of your pickup’s cab cooler and protect it from damaging sunlight with the Sunshade Contractors Rack. Sunshade Contractors Rack will be a stylish addition to your truck that will...
      Sunshade Contractors Rack the sun’s rays, keeping the cabin cooler and preventing interior fadingProvides protection for cab and rear window
      $401.95
    • (1 review)
      # sp2951
      Cab Guard by Cargo Ease®. To protect your cab from damage caused by large, heavy cargo that may shift forward, go with this awesome upgrade. Heavy-duty, reinforced steel construction with horizontal cross bars form a sturdy barrier of...
      Protects your truck's cab from shifting loadsGives a new, rugged look
      $360.00
    • (9 reviews)
      # sp1025
      Black Headache Racks System by Aries®. There are many reasons to fit an Aries headache rack to your truck. It offers protection from the sun and from loads protruding the rear window on sudden stops. It provides an excellent top load...
      Made from heavy duty carbon steel 2"X1" square tubingQuick and easy installation
      $185.48 - $226.09
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp119222
      Switchback Headache Rack by Aries®. The ARIES Switchback™ headache rack features rust-free aluminum construction, a slotted top edge for adding LED lights and a patent pending stake pocket mounting system – all wrapped up in Aries...
      All-aluminum construction to be strong, lightweight and rust-freeSlotted top edge accepts various LED lights (three 10" light bars recommended)
      $556.64 - $593.13
    • (1 review)
      # sp7761
      Heavy Duty Headache Rack by Ranch Hand®. Fully Louvered 2" Headache Rack. Ranch Hands Headache Rack Is Made Of Heavy Duty Square Tubing. Available Fully Louvered Or Window Cut. Keep Your Cab Cooler By Keeping Direct Sun Off Your Rear...
      Made of heavy duty 2" square tubingKeep your cab cooler by keeping direct sun off your rear window
      $452.09 - $485.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp18802
      Black Headache Rack by SteelCraft®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind, this product by Steelcraft will last a lifetime....
      Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
      $183.60 - $323.90
    • (1 review)
      # sp7415
      Flat Iron Headache by Go Industries®. The commercial grade headache rack for heavy-duty use is compatible with work truck or commercial truck. The vertical uprights are made from 1/2" x 3" flat stock and the cross tubes are 2" square,...
      Commercial grade quality headache rack for heavy-duty useCompatible with work truck or commercial truck
      $278.42 - $386.69
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp7416
      Heavy Duty Lighted Headache Rack by Go Industries®. It is a commercial grade headache rack made for heavy-duty use. The top tube is made from heavy duty 6" x 2" steel and the vertical tubes and the bottom tube have a 2" x 2" steel...
      Guards your rear window and adds extra rear lightingCommercial-grade quality for extra heavy-duty use
      $545.04 - $670.86
    • (1 review)
      # sp7417
      Round Tube Headache Rack by Go Industries®. Round Tube Headache Racks two-directional double bolting design is an exclusive from Go Industries that provides rigidity and support. Constructed from 16-gauge steel, 2" in diameter, this...
      Uses pre-drilled steel feet angled at 90 degreesSolves the issue of rocking rack
      $250.89 - $378.01
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp95550
      2.5" Round Tube Headache Rack by Go industries®. Stainless Steel Headache Racks protect the back window from shifting cargo while adding shade to cool the cab! Made from large 2.5” round polished stainless tubing and 16 gauge louvers,...
      Uses pre-drilled steel feet angled at 90 degreesSolves the issue of rocking rack
      $518.26 - $519.57
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp123333
      Ladder Rack by Go industries®. Made from 1.75” x 1.75” 14 gauge square tubing, this Ladder Carrier will secure your ladders or other equipment from job site to job site! This piece features a universal design that can adjusted to...
      Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
      $123.39 - $137.40
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp95551
      Painted Frame Headache Rack by Go industries®. Go Industries Painted Headache Racks are constructed out of 1.25” 16 gauge top and bottom tubing, with 1.50” x 0.25” side straps. A cut out for the third break light is included....
      Compatible with work truck or commercial truckGreat aesthetics while providing an essential protection
      $223.33
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp95552
      Painted Headache Rack by Go industries®. Go Industries Painted Headache Racks are constructed out of 1.25” 16 gauge top and bottom tubing, with 1.50” x 0.25” side straps. A cut out for the third break light is included. Available...
      Compatible with work truck or commercial truckProtects your pickup's rear window and passengers from shifting cargo in the bed
      $232.34 - $243.06
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp95554
      Round Tube-Split Window Headache Rack by Go industries®. Round Tube Headache Racks two-directional double bolting design is an exclusive from Go Industries that provides rigidity and support. Constructed from 16-gauge steel, 2" in...
      Uses pre-drilled steel feet angled at 90 degreesSolves the issue of rocking rack
      $309.53 - $385.28
    • (1 review)
      # sp8284
      Headache Rack by Fab Fours®. Building on our reputation for the highest quality and design in the Truck & Jeep market, the Fab Fours' Headache Rack focuses on strength, durability and safety.
      Fab Fours signature knife edge designRear brake light visibility vent
      $459.99 - $499.99
    • (1 review)
      # sp18212
      Cab Protector by B&W Trailer Hitches®. The cab protector and a glass window is all that stands between you and that heavy load of equipment in the bed of your truck. That’s why B&W makes sure it’s strong enough to protect your cab....
      Made to stringent quality standardsProvides the finest in workmanship
      $512.35 - $605.84




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    While mesh headache racks are designed primarily to shield the cab, if you’re looking for more than just protection you’ll find headache racks in several other configurations on our digital shelves. Many of our racks have angled louvers which, in addition to providing cab protection, keep out the sun’s rays to keep the cab cooler. These louvers block the sun without obstructing your rearward vision, and this will not only thwart heat buildup in the cab but also prevent interior fading caused by UV rays.

    In addition to protection for the rear of the cab, most headache racks have sturdy top bars that allow you to carry long cargo like ladders, pipe or lumber without damaging the roof of the cab, and some are available with rear racks to create a complete ladder rack system. A headache rack’s low profile enables you to park your truck in places that would be impossible with a regular ladder rack. Headache racks designed for cargo carrying have “goalpost” end tabs to keep cargo from sliding off and many have permanent or removable hooks for attaching tie-down straps. Some racks are available with light brackets for mounting off-road lights, or service vehicle utility lights, and brackets for holding equipment like landscaping tools.

    Our headache racks come in rugged aluminum, polished stainless steel, and sturdy mild steel that’s powder coated in black, silver, or white. Each is custom designed for the application for perfect fit and appearance, and easy installation. Mounting hardware and detailed installation instructions are included. Some racks can be installed with simple hand tools, while others will require drilling. Most mount on the bed rails, but for select applications we offer headache racks that mount to the bed. And because we know that often a headache rack isn’t the only accessory you have or want on your truck, we carry racks that can be mounted along with tool boxes and tonneau covers.

    Functionality aside, a headache rack can also be a stylish addition to your truck, and we offer more than a few models that are desirable for their looks alone, including round tube chrome racks that are the perfect accompaniment to other chrome tubular accessories like side steps, grille guards, and bull bars. You can also improve your truck’s illumination with a headache rack. Some come with red and clear lights that can be wired to work with your brake and reverse lights, or illuminate the bed. And although most mesh and louvered racks provide full cab coverage, some are available with center openings to accommodate access to the cab or bed through a sliding rear window.

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    RPosted by Roger Barriault (Bristol, CT) / May 16, 20182005 Dodge Ram
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