Remove side bolt from the tie down.
Insert tie down into the stake pocket using the top bolt.
Set the side bolt into the tie down, through the bed of the truck, while using the top bolt to line up the holes.
With the tie down centered at the top of the stake pocket, tighten the side bolt (WARNING!: DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN BOLTS. MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE STAKE POCKET TIE DOWN).
Remove the top bolt from the tie down, in preparation for the rack install.
Repeat steps 1-5 on the other side of the truck.
Insert the top bolt through the rack and into the tie down. Hand tighten until both sides have been completed.
Tighten the top bolts on both sides of the rack (WARNING!: DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN BOLTS. MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE STAKE POCKET TIE DOWN).
We recommend checking and retightening bolts within the first week of Headache Rack installation.
For a video showing how to install your wire harness, please visit our video gallery.
WARNING! DO NOT EXCEED CAPABILITIES OF TRUCK WHEN HAULING CARGO ON THIS RACK. FOR HEAVY DUTY USE, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND ADDITIONAL BOLTS ALONG WITH THE STAKE POCKET INSTALLATION.