Extreme Duty Rear Traction Bars - 1994-2002 Dodge Ram 1500, 2500 & 3500 4x4 | Quad Cab Short Bed
Application: 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 | 1994-2002 Dodge Ram 2500 & 3500 4x4
These rear traction bars are a 100% direct no drill bolt in using existing factory
holes on Quad Cab Short Bed trucks. For trucks other than a Quad Cab Short Bed you will need to drill holes in the frame for the front mounting brackets and fish the
nuts inside of the boxed frame, or weld the front mounting brackets to the side of the frame rail.
Eliminate that nasty wheel hop and shudder caused by rear leaf spring axle wrap that is a common problem on the Dodge Ram 4x4, especially with larger, higher traction tires.
Our Extreme Duty rear traction bars can withstand the tremendous torque loads generated by high torque engines and large tires, and help maintain tire contact with the road.
With our design, the traction bar's rear end attachment points are incorporated into the rear u-bolt mounts and the front mounts attach to existing frame holes for a 100% bolt in installation (see fitment notes above). To further enhance strength and rigidity, the traction bar's mounting bushings are supported on both sides inside of double shear brackets.
We use an extremely strong and rigid greaseable Delrin® bushing in the front mount and our exclusive Del-Sphere™ pivot joint for the rear mount. When the springs are not being evenly compressed, such as when you're turning or driving off-road, a twisting force is transmitted through the traction bars and into their mounts. The Del-Sphere™ pivot joints prevent these destructive torsional loads from stressing the truck's frame.
Additionally, they provide much better handling and a noise free ride. The Del-Sphere™ pivot joints thread into the traction bars which allows for length adjustments for lifted trucks as well as the ability to adjust pre-load. Our traction bar system provides a nice and quiet ride, unlike traction bars equipped with noisy spherical rod ends like most others on the market.
Unlike most rear traction bars on the market that use a single tube design, our rear traction bars are built like a truss. This design prevents tube flex under load, remember that these bars are over 8' long and have a very high torque load applied to them. Our main beam is 1.50" x .120" wall DOM and the formed truss tube and braces are 1.25" x .120" wall DOM, completely jig built and precision MIG and TIG welded.
We use TIG welded 4130 chrome moly threaded tube adapters for maximum thread strength. Our rear u-bolt traction bar mount is CNC laser cut and formed from 1/4" steel plate.
We supply four (4) new extreme duty u-bolts that are longer than stock, you replace your stock u-bolts with our supplied u-bolts and our rear mount simply bolts right underneath your factory's lower u-bolt mounting saddle.
The front traction bar mount is CNC laser cut and formed from 3/16" steel plate and features a triangulated design for maximum strength and durability under extreme loads. It bolts in place using existing frame holes (see fitment notes above) and all necessary mounting hardware (Grade 8) is supplied.
The entire assembly is available powder coated in your choice of bright red or gloss black for a brilliant and durable finish.
Build Specifications & Features:
- (2) Truss shaped traction bars with 1.50" x .120" wall DOM main beams, 1.25" x .120" wall DOM formed truss tubes and braces.
- TIG welded 4130 chrome moly threaded tube adapters for maximum thread strength.
- (4) Longer length heavy duty rear u-bolts (except 1500 trucks, they re-use factory u-bolts).
- (2) CNC laser cut and formed 1/4" steel rear u-bolt traction bar mounts.
- (2) CNC laser cut and formed 3/16" steel triangulated front traction bar frame mounts.
- (2) Delrin® bushed front mounts and (2) Del-Sphere™ pivot jointed rear mounts (all equipped with grease fittings).
- All required mounting hardware is included (Grade 8).
- Powder coated in your choice of bright red or gloss black for a brilliant and durable finish.
Priced per Pair -- Qty. 1 = 1 Pair