10997 | Tuff Country Traction Bars | Chevy
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Traction Bars | Tuff Country | Chevy

SKU TC10997

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Tuff Country traction bars keep your tires on the ground and help to reduce tire hop and axle wrap associated with a lifted suspension. Traction bars are a light duty alternative to ladder bars and mount to the U-bolt plate and the frame.

Product Specs for Tuff Country 10997

  • Manufacturers Part Number:10997
  • UPC: 698815109973
  • MPN: 10997
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Tuff Country 10997 Details

When you raised your vehicle’s suspension did you start noticing problems with traction on starts and stops? Has your drive line been causing vibration while you accelerate? These are two common problems that can be caused by adding ride height to your vehicle. Fortunately, these problems are often fixed by adding ladder bars or traction bars to your vehicle’s raised suspension.

Axle Wrap

Loss of traction during quick starts or hard stops could be due to axle wrap. Axle wrap can be identified by the way your tires react to hard braking or fast acceleration. The main symptom is noticeable when your wheels move up and down rapidly during a start or stop, as if they are hopping. This is known as wheel hop.

Wheel Hop

Wheel hop is caused by the torque that is normally transferred into energy through the tires is instead transferred back into the axle. This rotational force causes the axle housing to twist and this twisting motion bends the leaf springs into an S-shape. As the leaf springs bend out of their intended shape force builds in the spring in the opposite direction of the rotation. Once enough force has built up the leaf springs snap back into shape causing the axle to twist back with it. Consequently, the tires lose their grip on the road and you as the driver temporarily lose control of the vehicle.

Axle wrap can seriously damage your vehicle’s parts, especially the internal components of an axle assembly. These parts can be damaged by the shock of being hopped up and down and the strain of being twisted. Further, your drive line components can lose their correct alignment causing vibration on acceleration and eventual failure due to wear and tear.

The problems caused by axle wrap can be corrected easily by avoiding it completely. Adding traction bars or ladder bars to your vehicle’s lifted suspension is an excellent way to ensure that your tires stay on the ground during acceleration and hard stops. Ladder bars are the heaver duty alternative to traction bars. If you have any questions as to which are the correct parts for your application, call the suspension experts at 1-800-358-4751.

Vehicle Application Guide for Tuff Country 10997

The TC10997 Traction Bars | Tuff Country | Chevy is engineered to work with specific vehicles displayed below. Can't find your vehicle, or need assistance, please give us a call at 1-800-358-4751 or 1-989-755-0561. Browse the category Ladder, Traction Bars, Kicker Braces to view all vehicle makes and models.

YearMakeModelVehicle OptionInstallation Notes
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HDFits 4 Wheel Drive
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HDFits 4 Wheel Drive
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HDFits 4 Wheel Drive
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HDFits 4 Wheel Drive
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HDFits 4 Wheel Drive
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HDFits 4 Wheel Drive
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HDFits 4 Wheel Drive
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HDFits 4 Wheel Drive

Customer Q&A - Tuff Country 10997

Tuff Country

Tuff Country EZ-Ride Suspension was incorporated over 20 years ago realizing the desperate need for quality suspension products in the after market world. Tuff Country provides the 4WD enthusiast with the best quality and offers you the most competitive prices in the industry.

Tuff Country EZ-Ride Suspension opened its doors in July of 1988 in a small 1000 square foot facility. We have now expanded into a new 53,000 square foot high tech facility nestled at the bottom of the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Salt Lake City, Utah. Tuff Country EZ-Ride Suspension utilizes the transverse terrain of the Rocky Mountains and the rugged terrain of Utah's southeast desert near Moab Utah as its testing grounds.

All brackets are made from high quality top grade steel and cut to precise dimensions by a state of the art computerized laser beam. What does this mean for you? It means every bracket is made the same and will allow a proper fit.

Tuff Country Warranty

Limited Lifetime Warranty

On Tuff Country products installed on non-commercial vehicles. This does not cover wear items.

12 month /12,000-mile Warranty

On Tuff Country products installed on commercial vehicles. This does not cover wear items.

1 Year Warranty

On Ball joints, Bushings, Bump Stops, Sway Bar End Links, Tie Rod Ends, Shock Boots, and Heim Joints.

What the warranty does not cover

Normal wear and tear over time, damage from abuse or neglect, corrosion, and damage resulting from accidents is not covered. Improper installation including welding will void any warranty. Any alteration of products beyond the included installation instructions will void the warranty. Cosmetic finish is not covered.

You can view the full details of Tuff Country’s warranty here.

How to get service

If a Tuff Country product failure results from a manufacturer defect, contact us at Michigan Truck Spring for support. You can contact us by phone at 1-800-358-4751 or by using our contact form.

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