Make sure your rear axle stays planted in your 2011-2016 GM 2500HD/3500HD with a set of Traction Bars from XDP. If your vehicle is experiencing wheel hop or axle wrap under hard acceleration, then traction bars are what you need. 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. 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. Most traction bars feature a steel tube construction, with one end installing onto the frame and the other onto the rear axle. Traction bars are fairly simple in design, once installed a solid link is created between the axle housing and frame to prevent axle rotation.
Depending on your vehicle, preference, and fabrication skills, traction bars can be purchased as a bolt-on kit or universal kit that requires welding. Traction bars come in various lengths depending upon the cab and bed configuration of your truck. Traction bars are an excellent add-on for any street performance or competition-built truck. Hardware kits and complete traction bars are available from industry leading brands like HSP Diesel, Cognito, Tough Country, Longhorn Fab Shop, and more! Hop over to XDP and get your rear axle under control with a set of high-quality traction bars! In most cases, a short bed truck will require a 72" length and a long bed truck will use an 86".