Just purchased a headache rack, and you’re ready to install? Maybe you bought a rear rack, and you’re ready to pop them on your truck. Before you get your handy drill out to bore into your truck’s body panels, let’s have a quick chat about stake pocket ties.
What are Stake Pocket Ties?
If you’re like us, then you probably drive your truck year-round. And unless you live in a dry climate, chances are that your truck is regularly exposed to rain and snow.
This moisture can wreak havoc on your truck. Where there is moisture, there is rust. Rust can be a truck killer. While most truck manufacturers spray a rust-inhibiting coat on body panels, puncturing (a.k.a. drilling) into these body panels exposes your truck’s vulnerability to rust.
That’s where stake pocket ties come in. Stake pocket ties can be a truck owner’s best friend. Instead of having to drill into the truck bed to install accessories, stake pocket ties fit neatly into the stake pockets. They are a convenient way to secure accessories without having to pierce your truck’s exterior armor.
Stake pocket ties are a fast and easy way to install your new aftermarket accessories onto your truck. So easy, you can do it with your eyes closed.
Ok, maybe that’s a stretch, but you get the point.
Just pop the inserts into the stake pockets and tighten the bolts enough to hold them in place. Make sure you leave them a bit loose until you’ve got your accessory attached and in position. This will give you a little bit of wiggle room to get it in the right place. When you’re happy with the placement, go ahead and give the bolts a good tightening to keep your new goods in place. If you need installation visuals, you can check out our stake pocket tie installation video here.
A Multi-purpose Solution
Think stake pocket ties are just for headache racks? Think again. While you might think that they’re only used to help install headache racks, these little suckers have multiple uses.
If you’re in the market for a rear rack, we’ve got good news for you. You can use stake pocket ties to install your new rear rack. Gone are the days where you had to damage your truck body to make your cargo-hauling life easier.
Or maybe, you’re looking for a damage-free way to install your new bed rails? There’s a good chance that stake pocket ties can make that happen for you, too.
When it comes down to it, stake pocket ties can be used for a variety of purposes. If there’s a stake pocket, stake pocket ties may be the answer for you. If your trailer has stake pockets, you can use stake pocket ties for your trailer. These little guys have nearly endless utility and are a great, cost-effective DIY way to secure accessories and loads to your truck or trailer.
When you’re ready to install your new accessories, do yourself a favor and use stake pocket ties if you can. Because we know how damaging drilling into your truck can be, we include a free set of stake pocket ties with every Magnum truck rack purchase.