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2018 front stake hole pockets

 
Old 06-23-2018, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Fred99x View Post
Installed an adarac on my 2018 Lariat. Drilled a hole in the centre of the pocket so l could see my exact location, then drilled a hole in each corner. Then used a jig saw to cut the plastic cover using the metal pocket side as a guide.If you don't get the cut line just right, the large size utility knife cuts the plastic pretty easy.
Cool thanks for confirming the holes exist on 2018 Lariat. What measurements did you use for the pilot hole? Same as previous years?
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I believe the measurements are the same but I just used a tape measure to locate the approximate centre of the pocket. Once I knew I was in the right area I drilled the four corner holes which allowed me to insert the jigsaw blade.
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My 2018 XLT 5.5' bed does NOT have stake holes in front. Only in the rear. I am also looking for a solution to add a tie down on top of the rail at the front
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Default My 2018 XLT 5.5' bed DOES have stake holes under

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You can confirm it by looking inside the bed to see if stake holes are formed into the bed.
Mine doe NOT

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Default 2017 SuperCrew stake pockets..6.5 ft box.

QUOTE=BadAttitudeYouc Can’t tell by looking at the bed.The stake pockets are readily visible from the inside of the box. They are rectangular shaped “tubes” a little smaller than a 2 x 4. The tubes do not extend to the bed.
i just installed an Adarac on my ‘17 SCrew. I believe your ‘18 is identical. The rear stake pockets are cover by a little rectangular plastic cap that pops out with a small screwdriver. The front pockets have no such cap. You have to drill a pilot hole in the plastic rail above the pocket and use a utility knife to cut the plastic out to the edge of the pockets.
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Mine is a 2017 XLT so YMMV. All 4 holes, fronts and rears have the POP OFF covers so no drilling or cutting. Stake pockets are 1.5" (2x4" width) x 2.25" x 6.5" fronts and 5.5" rears.

I need to carry my 13' fishing kayak about 10x per season so I need a rack, cab height.
Since the yak only weighs 70#, fir 2x4 s will be adequate..no need to spend $ 200-300 on an aluminum one. Wife's 8' yak can go underneath in the truck bed.

I need to have my ATV in the truck each weekend so the racks 'n yaks go up on the 10' garage ceiling with pullies.

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