Ahhh. There’s nothing like that new truck smell – especially when you’re driving your new 2020 GMC Truck off the lot. With an average consumer review of 4.4 out of 5 stars, the 2020 GMC Trucks are a solid win. You know what goes well with that new truck? Accessories.
If you’re like us and you can’t wait to customize your new truck with a few accessories, you might be struggling to find accessories that fit your new truck. But we’ve got good news. If you’re in the market for an aftermarket headache rack, we’ve got the breakdown on what will work with your shiny new GMC toy.
New Year, New Features
So, what’s so different about the new 2020 GMC Trucks? Well, for one, they’ve loaded it up with a smorgasbord of updated technology to make your life easier – including 15 different camera views to give you all the visuals you need while towing.
If you’re wanting to find the right headache rack, there’s one primary feature that you need to keep in mind: the rearview camera. If you haven’t spotted the rearview camera yet, it’s not easy to identify from a distance. GMC did a doozy of a job tucking it into the third brake light, just above the rear window.
However, this can mean bad news bears for any aftermarket accessories that get in the way of these tiny little lenses. Let’s look at which headache racks get an all-clear from us.
Standard Duty vs. Heavy Duty
The first thing to note is that there is a difference in which racks will fit which body styles. Whether you opted for the SD or one of the HD models, you should understand how this affects which headache racks you should choose from.
For the Standard Duty model, the cab height is just a smidge shorter. To make sure your sight is as clear as day, you should stick to either the high profile or standard headache racks. These racks will have enough clearance to make sure that they don’t get in the way of your rearview camera. For full rear window protection while you’re hauling, try the full coverage standard headache rack.
If you’re a regular hauler, chances are you went for one of the HD models. Because the HD models have a taller cab height, they can accommodate just about any of the racks that you can find. Looking at a low pro model like this one? Great! That’ll do. Prefer a high pro fit like this one? Go for it! No matter what you opt for, the height of the heavy-duty cabs prevents your new headache rack from obstructing your rearview cameras.
Whether you’re team SD or team HD, you’ve got great taste. Why not add a little protection with an aftermarket headache rack? Because, hey, we don’t blame ya. Your truck is your baby, and you’d go to any lengths to keep her safe. Before you hit that ‘buy’ button, double-check to make sure you’ve got the right fitment for your new toy.