- Raise rear of car high enough to easily work on rear springs.
- Place Traction Bar under rear spring, as shown in the illustration.
- Position U-Bolts over the spring and through the mounting brackets of each bar.
- Adjust Rubber Snubber by cutting top of snubber with a hacksaw to suit desired performance.
Are traction bars worth it?
Traction bars are a great addition to any diesel and are a necessity in high-power trucks. Traction bars are designed to prevent axle wrap and wheel hop. Axle wrap happens when the torque at the rear wheels causes the axle to go the opposite direction of the tires.
How long of traction bars do I need?
Regular Cab or Single Cab Long Bed (RCLB) Use the 58-Inch Traction bars. Crew Cab Short Beds (CCSB) Use the 70-Inch Traction bars for stock height. If over 4 Inches of lift you will want the 75-Inch Traction bars. Extended Cab Short Bed (ECSB) Will also use the 70-Inch Traction bars for stock height.
Do traction bars stop wheel hop?
Traction bars control rear-wheel axle rotation (aka axle wrap) to ensure your pinion yoke stays where you want it. That’s important, because too much axle rotation can dramatically change your driveshaft angle, chew up U-joints, and cause a lot of unnecessary wheel hop.