Make sure your rear axle stays planted in your 2011-2016 Ford F250/350 with a set of Traction Bars from XDP. Traction bars are typically built from steel tubing with one end mounted to the frame and the other to the axle. Wheel hop and axle wrap can cause more than just traction loss, in many cases damage to driveshafts, yokes, suspension parts, and differential components is common. 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. If your vehicle is experiencing wheel hop or axle wrap under hard acceleration, then traction bars are what you need. 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.
Depending on vehicle application, fabrication skills, and preference, traction bars can come as a complete kit or a universal kit that requires fabrication. Traction bars and hardware kits are available from industry leading brands like Longhorn Fab Shop, HSP Diesel, Cognito, Tough Country, and more! Hop on over to XDP and get your truck back on track with a set of high-quality traction bars! Traction bars come in various lengths depending upon the cab and bed configuration of your truck. Typically, a short bed truck will run a bar around 72" in length and a long bed will run an 86" bar. Traction bars are an excellent add-on for any street performance or competition-built truck.