Keep the rear axle in your 1999-2003 Ford F250/350 planted under all conditions with a set of Traction Bars. Wheel hop and axle wrap don't only cause traction loss, in some cases they also result in major component damage to driveshafts, yokes, suspension, and even internal differential parts. If your vehicle is experiencing wheel hop or axle wrap under hard acceleration, then traction bars are what you need. Most traction bars feature a steel tube construction, with one end installing onto the frame and the other onto the rear axle. Traction bar design is relatively simple, once mounted they create a solid link between the frame and axle housing to help prevent the axle from rotating. Axle wrap or wheel hop happen when stored energy in the suspension from axle rotation is suddenly released and causes the axle to bounce up and down violently, resulting in a loss of traction.
Depending on your vehicle, preference, and fabrication skills, traction bars can be purchased as a bolt-on kit or universal kit that requires welding. Hardware kits and complete traction bars are available from industry leading brands like HSP Diesel, Cognito, Tough Country, Longhorn Fab Shop, and more! Traction bars are available in different lengths that are depending on the cab and bed length of your truck. Hop on over to XDP and get your truck back on track with a set of high-quality traction bars! Traction bars are the perfect addition for any competition-built or street performance pickup. Typically, a short bed truck will run a bar around 72" in length and a long bed will run an 86" bar.