DiamondBack HD-X Tonneau Cover - DiamondBack Tonneau

A Truck Cover As Strong As Your Truck

Bob Ryder
Dec 1, 2009
Photographers: Dan Ward, Monika Ward
In the world of custom truck accessories, form often times overrules function, as we have to make sacrifices to look good. When we came across the new DiamondBack HD-X tonneau cover, we were skeptical of its long list of performance claims. Could a tonneau really keep the bed secure while also being load-bearing up to 1,600 pounds (that's two ATVs), open in the front and rear in a winged configuration, and add to that the .100-inch thick aluminum tread plate could be ordered coated in rugged Line-X for the ultimate in protection? Using our project Ford F-350 for towing, camping, and hauling, the idea of a tonneau cover never seemed practical, but with this new cover, it met all of our needs and we bit the bullet and placed our order. Arriving in a large box, the DiamondBack cover came in three panels and was ready to install with straightforward instructions. How did it work? Read along and find out.
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From The Driver Seat
Most of us like surprises, and in the case of this new DiamondBack HD-X tonneau cover, we were surprised. It was simple to install with one wrench, the heavy-duty locking mechanisms work well, and the cover keeps contents in the bed dry thanks to a compression seal. Another cool perk is the gull-wing opening action because it allows you instant access to the front or back of the bed without crawling all over the place. Complete with twelve tie down cleats, securing cargo is easy and with seven individual aluminum box channel supports under the cover's aluminum top, heavy loads will not bow or damage the cover. If the need arises to use the entire bed, each panel can be removed in as little as 10 minutes. With the Line-X protectant applied to the cover, it should last as long as the truck.
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Your Questions Answered
Time Spent Working: 45 minutes
Degree of Difficulty: Beginner
Tool Needed:
9/16-inch wrench
Parts Used:
DiamondBack HD-X for '03 Ford Super Duty $2,302.00
Total: $2,302.00
(price from fullertruck.com)

2015 Ford F-350 Specifications

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Fair Market Price $30,734
MSRP $32,705
Editors' Overall Rating
Mileage N/A City / N/A Highway
Engine 6.2L V8
Horse Power 385 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Torque 405 ft lb of torque @ 4,500 rpm
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Sources

DiamondBack Truck Covers
Riverside, CA 92504
800-935-4002
www.diamondbackcovers.com
Fuller Truck Accessories
Fullerton, CA 92833
714-879-4481
www.fullertruck.com

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