After months in development and testing, BDS Suspension is excited to introduce the latest in traction bar technology with the new patent pending RECOIL Traction Bars. These new traction bars are designed for bolt-on installation on many fullsize trucks, improving performance on street, track and trail terrains. The revolutionary design uses tunable dual-stage compression springs for easily adjustable resistance and a floating design that won't binding up like traditional traction bars.
As with all BDS kits and accessories, these are backed by BDS's No Fine Print Warranty so you can go with confidence to use it and abuse it! Bolt on more traction with RECOIL Traction Bars from BDS Suspension. See below for the full introduction.
RECOIL Traction Bar System
RECOIL Traction Bar Features
- Full floating design won't bind up during wheel travel or limit articulation.
- Adjustable axle wrap control utilizing dual-stage compression springs for optimal performance on street, track, and trail.
- Spring preload can be adjusted while installed on the vehicle.
- Greaseable bushings at both ends of traction bars.
- Durable gloss black powdercoat finish.
- Easy bolt-on design only requiring minor drilling.
$642.92 (Universal RECOIL Traction Bars)
$277.88 (F250 Mounting Kits)
$217.99 (RAM HD Mounting Kit)
$217.99 ('11+ GM HD Mounting Kit)
$234.69 ('01-10 GM HD Mounting Kit)
$251.59 (Tundra Mounting Kit)
$241.56 (GM 1500 Mounting Kit)
Kit ID Number(s)
#123409 Universal Traction Bar Box Kit
#121407 - '01-10 GM HD Mounts [view online]
#121408 - '11-17 GM HD Mounts [view online]
#121409 - '07-17 GM 1500 Mounts [view online]
#121406 - '88-06 GM 1500 Mounts [view online]
#122408 - '03-16 RAM HD Mounts [view online]
#123408 - '99-16 F250/350 SB Mounts [view online]
#123418 - '99-16 F250/350 LB Mounts [view online]
#123417 - '17 F250/350 SB-LB Mounts [view online]
#128408 - '07-16 Tundra Mounts [view online]
- 1999-2017 Ford F250/F350 4WD (SRW)
- 2001-2017 Chevy 2500/3500HD 2/4WD
- 2001-2017 GMC 2500/3500HD 2/4WD
- 1988-2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 2/4WD
- 1988-2017 GMC Sierra 1500 2/4WD
- 2003-2013 RAM 2500 4WD (4'' diam. axle)
- 2003-2017 RAM 3500 4WD (4'' diam. axle)
- 2007-2016 Toyota Tundra 2WD/4WD
- more applications coming soon...
Important Kit Notes
- Order universal traction bars (#123409) along with application specific mounting bracket kit.
- GM kits will not work on standard cab models.
- Designed to fit with 0-6'' of rear lift height (works with blocks or leaf springs).
- Will work on Ford vehicles equipped with factory rear anti-sway bar.
RECOIL Traction Bars: BDS Suspension introduces a revolutionary spring loaded traction bar system engineered to improve traction and limit axle wrap without negatively affecting suspension travel or ride quality. These next generation RECOIL traction bars offer you the freedom to tune the spring tension for optimal performance on-road, off-road, towing, or competition pulling. These traction bars can be used on stock height or lifted trucks and work with both lift blocks and replacement leaf spring kits. They use a full floating design that won't bind up allowing the full range of wheel travel without limiting articulation.
These new RECOIL traction bars are built to the highest standards for the ultimate performance on and off-road. The bars are fabricated from 2" OD x 3/16'' wall steel tubing with a threaded bung welded in toward the axle and a CNC machined end at the frame. The axle mount uses the tried and true BDS large forged flex end and jam nut to take whatever abuse you throw at it. Utilizing a forged housing with large 1-1/4" -12 threaded shank, a single sided snap ring and 1-piece flex ball, the flex ends are capable of up to 15-degrees of misalignment in either direction. At the frame end the bar uses a durometer specific polyurethane bushing and free floats in the traction bar utilizing a pair of internal compression springs (tender spring and 3000 lb/in spring rate main spring) and UHMW polyurethane bearings. Both ends are greasable and serviceable. Fully assembled the RECOIL traction bars are 60" long and mount to the vehicle using fabricated 1/4" steel brackets. Bracket kits are vehicle specific. The frame brackets install by drilling mounting holes for the brackets while the axle brackets install using a set of u-bolts. The traction bars and mounting brackets use a durable gloss black powdercoat finish.
These new RECOIL traction bars are built to the highest standards featuring quick and easy adjustment while installed on the vehicle. To adjust spring tension, use the supplied spanner wrenches at the axle to loosen the jam nut. From there the main bar can be rotated to load or unload the springs at the frame side of the bar. Using the concave end of the wrench handle against the frame end check the location of the end of the main bar in relation to the notches on the wrench to verify the load on the springs, the shorter the distance the more loaded the springs are. Repeat this process on the other traction bar and use the wrenches to tighten down the jam nuts and you are ready to go!
Join the revolution with the next generation RECOIL traction bars from BDS Suspension. Current applications include late model Ford Super Duty, Chevy/GMC HD and RAM HD trucks. Additional applications will be available soon. For more information and to order yours head online to the BDS website or contact your local BDS distributor.