Keep the rear axle in your 1998.5-2002 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 planted under all conditions with a set of Traction Bars. A set of traction bars might be just what you need if you're dealing with wheel hop or axle wrap while under hard acceleration. 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. Traction bars are fairly simple in design, once installed a solid link is created between the axle housing and frame to prevent axle rotation. 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 occur when the stored energy in the suspension is suddenly released causing the axle to bounce up and down violently, resulting in traction loss.
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. 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 the perfect addition 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! Hop over to XDP and get your rear axle under control with a set of high-quality traction bars!