Make sure your rear axle stays planted in your 1982-2000 GM 2500HD/3500HD with a set of Traction Bars from XDP. Wheel hop and axle wrap occur when the stored energy in the suspension is suddenly released causing the axle to bounce up and down violently, resulting in traction loss. 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. 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. Traction bars are typically built from steel tubing with one end mounted to the frame and the other to the axle. If your vehicle is experiencing wheel hop or axle wrap under hard acceleration, then traction bars are what you need.
Depending on vehicle application, fabrication skills, and preference, traction bars can come as a complete kit or a universal kit that requires fabrication. Hardware kits and complete traction bars are available from industry leading brands like HSP Diesel, Cognito, Tough Country, Longhorn Fab Shop, 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. 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.