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Hi. I just brought home a dark blue SV yesterday (and sold my Dakota this morning!). I’m into motorcycles and trap shooting so I want to haul bikes and shooting equipment in the bed. My Dakota had a spray-in liner and a removable, lockable hard cover that worked great.

The bed in my Frontier is about five inches shorter than my old Dakota, which reminds me of my days with an S-10 – the rear wheel of my bike will be on the tailgate. It’s no big deal, I hauled a ton of bikes that way with no problems, but it would be nice to add a bed extender. This is where things get complicated.

It appears the factory system has a bracket that bolts to the existing tie down on the bottom. The top fits into a Utili-Track. That may suck in two ways. First, it means drilling into the side rail to mount the track (being a brand-new truck with 8 miles on it I twitch when I think about taking a drill to it). Second, I believe the track will obstruct the necessary mounting hardware for a bed cover.

It looks like the Amp Research product eliminates the Utili-Track but still requires drilling to mount brackets. The only alternative I can think of is a flexible net but then I only have two tie-downs in the back of the bed.

Does anyone out there possibly have the combination of products that I want on their Frontier?
 

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While searching Nissan USA I found a fixed bed extender, part# 999T7BR200. The site doesn't give any details such as whether or not it rotates 180 degrees to fit inside the bed. It also gives no installations instructions, which is frustrating because I think it has only one bracket that mounts at the tie-down point (that's exactly what I want). Anyone out there have one?
 

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Mine rotates back into the bed when not in use.



Here's a picture of the extender inside the bed when not in use. Hope this helps you.
 

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Yes that is the OEM Nissan bed extender. I negotiated that from the dealer when I bought the truck.

In a few minutes I'll go out and take some pictures of how it attaches and posted it up here for you.
 

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I took the bed extender out so I could get a picture of the bracket for you.
 

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^ Good grief, I didn't intend for you to go through so much trouble. Thank you very much - that was very nice of you!

This is getting a little more involved than I planned. I've been burning up Google. It appears the stock extender mounts in the vertical position which of course is blocked by the bike. Plus, it doesn't clear the rear wheel. I'll keep digging.

Right now I searching for how the Utilitrac rails mount to the bed floor. I have four holes in my bed that I assumed led to the frame but when I pulled the plugs I saw my garage floor.

These Frontiers, they're a different breed.
 

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No worries.. We're all here to help each other out. At least you now can now rule out the OEM Nissan Fixed Bed Extender. Good luck with your search for a solution to your problem.
 

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There are covers that are designed to work with the utilitrack in place, but if I remember right, the box with the utilitack is different than the one without. Some people have added them, but to get the bolts inside the fenders is a ***** as I believe they are welded in on the beds that are to have it and not there on the other beds.

Make it yours and put the tie downs where you want and fab up something that can use your ramps as the back of the bed extender so they have a place to go when the bike is in the back.
 

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There are covers that are designed to work with the utilitrack in place, but if I remember right, the box with the utilitack is different than the one without.
You posted just as I found the thread that explains the same. Son of a freaking buck. I passed on the exact same truck as mine but with the value package. All that I really wanted was the bed tracks which I assumed I could add on my own.

What a kick in the pants. I'm exhausted. I'm going to bed. :-(
 

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go back to the dealer and pay them far too much to change the bed for you. Then the next guy will end up paying for something he doesn't get.
 

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So, anyone know the part number for the sliding bed extender that fits the 2016 Nissan Frontier? (6 ft. bed, though I don't think that matters in this case.)

Been looking around online and found 999T7-BX190 but some things seem to indicate its only for those up to 2014.

From what I can see there's a sliding one and a "non-sliding" one (999T7-BX290). Is that the one that just rotates 180 degrees on a bracket pivot point?

I've got the Utilitrack system and would prefer to be able to slide it and set it to where I'd like it to be.

I ended up not getting one while I was at the dealer (by the time I got done buying the truck I had enough of them.)

I've also seen some from Amp Research. Anyone have any opinions on those? I have a tonneau cover (on the way) so its got to be able to live under that comfortably.
 

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^^^thanks for the link.

Not to hi-jack the OP's thread, but my new SV came with the sliding bed extender. I was a bit disappointed that it falls short of 8' by a few inches. I thought I was going to be able to lay 2x4's in the bed without putting them over the tailgate. Is there a way to extend the bed extender? LOL


This is a very misleading pic
 

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^^^thanks for the link.

Not to hi-jack the OP's thread, but my new SV came with the sliding bed extender. I was a bit disappointed that it falls short of 8' by a few inches. I thought I was going to be able to lay 2x4's in the bed without putting them over the tailgate. Is there a way to extend the bed extender? LOL


This is a very misleading pic
Note. This is a King Cab and not a Crew Cab.
The bed is about 73"
 
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