Make sure your rear axle stays planted in your 2004.5-2005 GM 2500HD/3500HD with a set of Traction Bars from XDP. Wheel hop and axle wrap can cause more than just traction loss. In many cases, damage to driveshafts, differential, yokes, and suspension parts is common from wheel hop. Traction bars are fairly simple in design; once installed a stable link is created between the frame and axle housing to stop axle rotation. A set of traction bars are just what you need if you're dealing with axle wrap or wheel hop while under hard acceleration. Axle wrap, also known as wheel hop, occurs when the suspension's stored energy from axle rotation is suddenly released, causing the axle to bounce quickly up and down, resulting in a loss of traction. Most traction bars have steel tube construction, with one end installing onto the rear axle and the other end installing onto the frame .
Depending on your fabrication skills and preference, traction bars can be purchased that are universal requiring fabrication or can come as a complete kit . Traction bars are the ideal for any competition-built or street performance pickup. Hardware kits and complete traction bars are available from industry leading brands like HSP Diesel, Cognito, Tough Country, Longhorn Fab Shop, and more! In most cases, a short bed truck will require a 72" length and a long bed truck will use an 86". Traction bars come in various lengths depending upon the cab and bed configuration of your truck. Get your truck back on track with a set of high-quality traction bars from XDP!