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?