Review & Install Video
Hey, guys, Alex from americanmuscle.com. And today, I'm bringing you my quick review and breakdown of the Covercraft Pro Runner Tailgate Net for the year 1997 through current F-150. So in this video, I wanna talk about who this might appeal to, the construction and materials used here, what you should expect to be spending. And then we're gonna take a quick look at what's entailed to get this installed on your truck, where right up front I'm gonna let you guys know, despite this being an easy one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter, there's gonna be the slightest amount of drilling here. And either way you cut it, you're gonna be looking at a solid 15 minutes of work before you get this onto your truck. I'll have a little bit more for you on that later.
So the Pro Runner tailgate net that I have here today should definitely appeal to a couple different types of truck owners out there. First and foremost, I think this is gonna be really great for the guy that's trying to give their truck a little bit more of an off-road pre-runner trophy truck type of feel as this honestly looks like it belongs on a race truck. So the other type of truck owner out there that I think this would appeal to is gonna be the guy that's in their truck a lot doing some long hauls, no matter be it towing some dirt bikes or some horses, no matter what have you.
But believe it or not, this is actually brought to market to help improve your fuel consumption. As by ditching your tailgate, what you're essentially gonna be doing is reducing drag as air is gonna come over the hood of your truck, over the cab, and then shoot out the back, which, again, is going to help reduce that drag and save you some money at the pump. Now, if you bought a truck, it probably wasn't gonna be for fuel savings here. And you're probably using it for a little bit more of a utilitarian perspective, hauling camping gear, tools, dirt bikes, what have you. And at the end of the day, this is going to help your fuel consumption and reduce drag.
But I'll throw it out there that this is definitely see-through. You're gonna have some holes here. So if you're lugging some two-by-fours around or maybe some rakes, shovels, anything that you think might get through here, it's gonna be a good idea to throw a piece of plywood back in your bed. Just to make sure that everything is gonna stay in the back of your truck where it belongs and not on the road.
So taking a quick look at the materials here, guys. We're gonna see that Covercraft is gonna have this manufactured out of a 22-ounce vinyl-like material that is gonna be able to hold up over time in regards to anything that you're gonna be putting your truck through. As well as making sure that whatever you're gonna have in the back of your truck isn't gonna break through here, unless it's gonna be something really on the narrow side that could slide through here.
So in terms of the pricing here, you should expect to be shelling out just about 50 bucks for this, which, in my opinions, if you're gonna be after that trophy truck or pre-runner look, it's gonna be a perfect mod for you. Not only that, it's gonna give you that racer look. But it's also going to help reduce drag, which, again, is going to help you save a little bit more money at the pump.
So switching gears to the installation portion of the video, just like I had said up top, you're looking at a very easy one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter, about 15 to 20 minutes to get this on, despite needing to do a little bit of drilling. But you're only gonna be tapping about four holes here with a quarter-inch bit, really nothing crazy. If you're honestly uncomfortable with drilling into your truck, any body shop or dealership would definitely throw this on for you in a heartbeat.
So taking a closer look, you're definitely gonna need a quarter-inch drill bit, a seven-sixteenth-wrench, a little bit of patience here. But honestly, Covercraft's gonna have you covered here literally with some really detailed instructions. You're honestly gonna be marking up a small template here to tap your holes. Once they're through, you're essentially putting your brackets on, screwing them down, putting this into place, and you're good to go.
All right, guys, so just to wrap things up here, some final thoughts. If you're the F-150 owner that's looking to give your truck a little bit more of a pre-runner feel to it as well as save you some money at the pump by reducing drag, I'd definitely suggest checking this out for your rig. All right, guys, so that's my quick review and breakdown of the Covercraft Pro Runner Tailgate Net fitting your 1997 through current F-150 available right here at americanmuscle.com.
Are you tired of drag reducing your fuel economy and slowing you down? This sporty aerodynamic Covercraft Pro Runner Tailgate Net is exactly what you need for your F-150. With just 4 holes, you'll get a tight, sag-free installation that will instantly reduce drag to help air to flow through your bed which would help improve your fuel economy. Quality Construction.
Made from 18 ounce black vinyl-coated polyester fabric, this cargo net is incredibly strong and durable. The cargo nut includes steel-plated mounting hardware that you will need for a flat, sag-free installation that gets instant results you've been looking for. Application.
This Black CoverCraft Pro Runner Tailgate net is design to work on the 1997 to 2017 F-150s, including the Base, FX2, FX4, Harley Davidson, King Ranch, Lariat, Lightning, Limited, Platinum, SVT Raptor, STX, XL and XLT models. Not
compatible with the Flareside bed.
- What's in the Box
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 10 Minutes
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my F-150?
- 2.7L V6 EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17, 18
- 3.3L V6 - 18
- 3.5L V6 - 15, 16, 17
- 3.5L V6 EcoBoost - 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- 3.5L V6 EcoBoost Raptor - 17, 18
- 3.7L V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14
- 4.2L V6 - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 07, 08
- 4.6L V8 - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10
- 5.0L V8 - 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- 5.4L V8 - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10
- 5.4L V8 Raptor - 10
- 5.4L V8 Supercharged - 02, 03
- 6.2L V8 - 11, 12, 13, 14
- 6.2L V8 Raptor - 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Does not fit F-150s with the Flareside bed