Keep the rear axle of your 2001-2004 GM 2500HD/3500HD planted at the track or on the road with a set of Traction Bars. Wheel hop or axle wrap occurs when stored energy in the suspension from axle rotation is abruptly released and causes the axle to bounce up and down intensly, resulting in a loss of traction. Wheel hop and axle wrap not only cause traction loss, in some cases they can cause major component damage to suspension, driveshafts, yokes, and even internal differential parts. A set of traction bars are immensly helpful if you're dealing with wheel hop or axle wrap while under hard acceleration. Traction bars are fairly simple in design; once installed they create a solid link between the axle housing and frame to prevent axle rotation. Traction bars generally feature a steel tube construction, with one end installing onto the frame and the other onto the rear axle.
Depending on vehicle application, fabrication skills, and preference, traction bars can come as a universal kit that requires fabrication or a complete kit . Traction bars are available in different lengths that are depending on the cab and bed length of your truck. For most applications, a short bed truck will require a 72" length and a long bed truck will use an 86". Traction bars are a great addition for any competition-built or street performance pickup. Hardware kits and complete traction bar kits 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!