AMP Research BedXTender HD Max Black Dodge Ram 1994-2018

AMP Research:


  • Made In The USA!
  • Black Powder Coated Finish
  • Adds Up To 2 Feet
  • Easy Installation
MSRP $287.55
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AMP Research Black BedXTender HD Max for 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Dodge Rams.

Are you looking to get the most out of your Dodge Ram's bed? Try expanding it with this AMP Research Black BedXTender HD Max (74814-01A), now available to purchase here at CJ Pony Parts!

BedXTender HD Max Features and Benefits:
- Instantly adds up to 2 feet of length to your Ram's bed
- Constructed using lightweight but durable 6063 T6 Aluminum Alloy tubes
- Includes rugged glass-reinforced nylon composite uprights
- Finished with durable black powder coat
- Easy to install and simple to remove
- Proudly engineered and manufactured in the U.S.A.

This direct-fit cargo extender will allow you to easily extend your Dodge truck's bed by an additional two feet, allowing you extra room for more and larger cargo! AMP Research designed and built their extender using premium aluminum alloy tubes in a classic U-shaped design, but ensures that it's simple enough to install in an afternoon. You can flip the cadge inside the closed tailgate to help corral smaller cargo inside the truck bed or flip it out onto the opened tailgate to accommodate bigger items like lumber or kayaks. This American-made upgrade piece is ideal for every Dodge Ram truck owner, no matter if you use it on backwoods camping trips or to haul boards for your next home DIY project. Pick up your premium BedXTender HD Max today from CJ's!

Order this AMP Research (74814-01A) Black BedXTender HD Max for your 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018 Dodge Ram today from CJ Pony Parts!

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Installation Videos

Video Transcript

One of the best things about owning a truck, is being able to use the bed. But sometimes the bed just isn't long enough. So today we're gonna extend our bed with this AMP Research BedXTender.

This is the AMP Research HD Max BedXTender, designed to fit the 1994 to 2018 Ram. It was made right here in the USA of lightweight, black powder coated, 60/63 aluminum tubes, with nylon composite uprights. It'll allow you to extend your bed by lowering the tailgate and also adds a small storage area when the tailgate is up.

For more information and pricing, click the link in the description down below. Now, let's get to the install.

Okay, we're at the truck, we have the tailgate lowered. The first thing we need to do, is actually do a little bit of drilling. So why don't you come over here and I'll show you what you need to do.

As you can see, our truck has three pre-made dimples right here in the bed. This is to locate the mounting bracket that's gonna go right here. Now, not every truck will have these. If your truck does not have these dimples, there is a template that comes with the kit that will show you exactly where you need to drill. But since we have these dimples, we don't need a template. We're just gonna drill out these three holes.

We're gonna be using a 9/64 drill bit to drill these holes. Install the mounting bracket with this opening facing the tailgate, then secure it with the provided screws. Okay, now repeat this same process for the other side of the bed.

Okay, we used the seven inch measuring tool that comes with the kit, and we placed a mark on each tube seven inches towards the inside, with tape. Now we're gonna put these tubes into the actual bed extender. With the marks on both sides of the tubes, slide them in. Insert them on the other side. Place the pivot points of the bed extender into the mounting brackets and rotate it up to slide it in. And now it's locked in.

By using our seven inch reference points, we're gonna try to make these tubes as even as possible. And you want at least three inches of overlap on the tubes.

We're ready to attach the uprights to the bed extender. Now, if you look at it, you'll notice one side has larger holes than the other. The larger holes are gonna go on this side of the tubes and the smaller holes will go in the middle. And we're gonna put this right over the joint, just like that. Place it evenly over the joint. Do this to both sides and then you're gonna secure it with the provided screws. Use a T25 Torx bit to install all the screws.

Okay, so we have all the screws in our uprights, but now as you can see, this can just flop up and down if you're driving down the road and hit a bump. This could pop up, which is not good. So what we have to do now, is install the security straps.

Take the security strap and put it into the latch for the tailgate. I find it easier when you go to install these straps into the tailgate latch, push it down, but then take your finger and push on the latch itself to lock it. I find that to be a lot easier than trying to push this all the way down. Okay, this strap's pretty good. Do the same thing to the other side.

Our install is now complete. Why don't I show you how it works? So we finished with the straps so this is secured to the tailgate. To release it just pull on the tailgate handle. That will release the straps and this is now free. What I think is really cool about this, not only does it extend your bed and give you more room, but it gives you a storage compartment too. So if you don't want your bed to be extended, you can flip this back and then put your tailgate up. This creates a nice perfect area for groceries or our warehouse guys use this truck. So if they go to get parts, they can just throw it right in there, and it prevents it from sliding around. This thing is pretty awesome.

If you decide that you don't wanna be rocking the bed extender for whatever reason, it's super easy to remove. Just lift up on it about 45 degrees, pull it out, and then to reinstall it, it's the same thing. Just line it up with the brackets and you're done.

Okay, we got our AMP Research BedXTender installed in our 2015 Ram, and this thing really does make your truck a whole lot more practical. It extends the bed, gives you a storage compartment, and it easily removes. I definitely recommend this product, without a doubt for any truck. I'd say give yourself an hour, maybe an hour and a half to install this. And before you know it, you'll be heading off road.

Vehicle Fitment

This product will fit the following Ram years:

  • 1994,
  • 1995,
  • 1996,
  • 1997,
  • 1998,
  • 1999,
  • 2000,
  • 2001,
  • 2002,
  • 2003,
  • 2004,
  • 2005,
  • 2006,
  • 2007,
  • 2008,
  • 2009,
  • 2010,
  • 2011,
  • 2012,
  • 2013,
  • 2014,
  • 2015,
  • 2016,
  • 2017,
  • 2018,
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