PR240

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.

Product Description

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.

MSRP

$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
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#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 - '03-17 RAM HD Mounts [view online]
#123419 - '04-17 F150 Mounts [view online]
#123408 - '99-16 F250/350 SB Mounts [view online]
#123418 - '99-16 F250/350 LB Mounts [view online]
#123416 - '17 F250/350 SB-LB Mounts [view online]
#128408 - '07-17 Tundra Mounts [view online]

Vehicle Fitment

  • 2004-2017 Ford F150 2/4WD
  • 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)
  • 2007-2017 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.
Factory Protection Plus
  • 5-year, 60,000 mile drivetrain Warranty
  • BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty

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.

RECOIL Kit Photos

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2009-up Ram Recoil Traction Bar Mounting Kit
2009-up Ram Recoil Traction Bar Mounting Kit
Diesel Tech Magazine 2015 SEMA Show Stopper Award for RECOIL Traction Bars
2011-16 F250/350 Recoil Traction Bar Mounting Kit
2011-16 F250/350 Recoil Traction Bar Mounting Kit
2011-2016 Chevy/GMC 2500HD/3500HD 2/4wd Recoil Traction Bar Kit
2011-2016 Chevy/GMC 2500HD/3500HD 2/4wd Recoil Traction Bar Kit
Cutaway of Spring Loaded RECOIL Traction Bars
Forged Flex End on RECOIL Traction Bars

RECOIL Installed Photos

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Ford F250 with Recoil Traction Bar
Ford F250 with Recoil Traction Bar
Ford F250 with Recoil Traction Bar
Ford F250 with Recoil Traction Bar
Ford F250 with Recoil Traction Bar
Ford F250 with Recoil Traction Bar

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104 Comments on “BDS New Product Announcement #240: RECOIL Traction Bars
  • Chris Sanders says:

    I have brackets for traction bars but no traction bars. Bought the truck like that. I was wondering if you sell the recoil traction bars by itself with out the brackets? From the video I watched the brackets on my truck are look identical to the ones in the video. If you don’t it’s not a big deal just thought the recoil traction bars looked pretty cool. Thanks,
    Chris.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Chris, we do offer the RECOIL traction bars separate from the mounting kits, #123409. That said not all traction bars mount in the same location, the RECOIL traction bars, for instance, are 60″ long where our fixed length traction bars are only 55″ long.

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  • J.T. says:

    Any chance these will be available for the 1/2 ton coil spring Rams? It’s all I’m missing on my Fox/BDS equipped ’14!!!

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey JT, no plans to develop them for the coil sprung rear ’09-16 RAM 1500. These trucks uses a rear multilink suspension design that is able to control the suspension movement and axle wrap. Traction bars are designed for the rear of leaf spring trucks which are more prone to twisting or wrapping.

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    • CHRISTIAN R LEONHARDT says:

      I have this full kit for my 2018 f350.
      The bushings on one of my end are blown out. Do you sell just the ends?

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      • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

        Hey Christian,
        Sorry to hear you’re having trouble with the bushing in your recoil traction bars. We do sell the replacement bushings, is it the frame mounted poly bushing or the axle mounted forged flex end bushing?
        Our customer service team is available to assist you as well at (517) 279-2135

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  • David Diaz says:

    Hello, I have an F250 Crew Cab with the Amp Research power steps. Would there be any installation issues? Thanks.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey David, no issues at all installing the RECOILs on an F250 with AMPs. The black F250 in the photos/video is running amps as well, to make install a bit easier leave the steps in the down position when installing the traction bars. http://bds-suspension.com/images-prod/apps/ford/print/ford_f250_14k_6co-rtb_f.jpg

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      • Steven Johnson says:

        Ford 2016 f250, bds 8 lift with amp Xl steps. U will have hitting issues on hing on bar. Grinder is needed.

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        • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

          Thanks for the feedback Steven, he don’t test every step option for compatibility with our lift and traction bar kit. Glad to hear you were able to make them work

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          • Steven Johnson says:

            I gave reply back to this issue and it was up all weekend. But now it’s gone? Any ideas where it went ?

          • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

            Steven, comments don’t display publicly on the blog until we approve them to display, we check the blog periodically throughout each week and approve/respond to comments. I see your comments I’m sorry you had issues with the Recoil traction bars on your ’16 Super Duty. Not knowing the full situation from your conversations with our tech support team and not being in a position to offer assistance from the marketing dept I’ll say that I’m not the best to offer assistance in a resolution. I understand your frustration in the matter, but ultimately don’t have a solution other than to point you in the direction of our tech support team who you’ve already spoken with. The point that I feel is missing here is that our Recoil traction bars install on the vehicle fine, the fitment issue is a result of the combination with an additional modification made to the vehicle, the Amp Research powerstep XLs. When you have 2 accessories that occupy the same space additional modifications are common to allow them to work with one another. Unfortunately we haven’t tested every combination of accessories to know every scenario on every vehicle, but we do offer practical advice and input to the best of our ability in those situations. Our tech support team is available to offer further assistance if needed.

        • Steven Johnson says:

          Well, it works but to all with my set up.
          Do not buy. After I talked many times to Ed and others in tec Dept told me there should not be any issues, They are so wrong. After grinding alot, I got bars to not hit steps at parked. Start to drive, they hit and rattle. Twist the body a little and they can get stuck on top. So now it looks like I will have to weld a bar on inside of bar to make up for the grinder hole that’s going to be cut out. 3/8 the pole will need to go to fix all issues. That’s a long way from should be no problem. Oh, also the nut at axcl end will hit the top of bracket just on bad streets and make a pop noise. Will have to Grind that now also. 900 dollars I should of gotten a lot better answers from tec Dept. The people were nice and i love bds, But I fill I was just used by a big company. Ps.wife is so mad.

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  • Wil says:

    Will the universal one be able to fit a 2007 f150 with a 6-7.5″ lift

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Will, the universal RECOIL traction bars are the bars themselves without mounting brackets. Currently we offer vehicle specific mounting brackets for ’99+ F250/F350, ’03+ RAM 2500/3500, ’01+ GM 2500/3500, and ’07+ Tundra trucks with additional kits in the works to be released soon. Company policy we don’t discuss new product development specifics until kits are on the shelf available so keep an eye out for new product announcements in the future.

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  • Patrick says:

    Do these fit 2008 Ram 3500 dually? and since these recoil will this maintain the stock load/pull capacity like a ladder bar?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Patrick,
      At this point we’re only listing RECOIL traction bars for the SRW RAM 3500 trucks. That said they will likely fit the dually, however the ’03-16 RAM 3500 Dually is one that our engineers have not test fit to confirm compatibility so at this point we’re only listing it for the SRW trucks. The RECOIL traction bars will not effect load capacity, but the adjustable spring loaded design will allow the bars to preloaded to eliminate axle wrap and keep the rear end planted while towing.

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  • Frex says:

    Will i be able to keep my air bags in on my 2007 f350

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Frex,
      That would depend on how your airbags are mounted. The RECOIL traction bars mount using a u-bolt on either side of the leaf spring pack around the axle. As long as the u-bolts of the RECOIL brackets don’t interfere with your airbag brackets both can be installed. Otherwise you’ll need to mount the airbags differently. For more on the topic you can send photos of your current setup to our tech support team at tech-bds@sporttruckusainc.com or stop by your local BDS distributor for them to take a look and give you a recommendation

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  • Garett says:

    Is there any update when these might come out for the 2007-2013 gmc/Chevy 1500. Been patiently waiting for a set as my truck is in dire need for them with my 6″ bds lift

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Garett, I can say additional applications like the ’07-13 GM1500 are in the works and should be available very soon. Keep an eye out for more information once parts are on the shelf ready for sale.

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  • Mark says:

    I’ve got a 06 F350 crew long bed with an 8-inch BDS system on it. Are you going to have the recoil traction bars for a long bed anytime soon.

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  • Mark says:

    Thanks Carter.

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  • Tony Novak says:

    Great Looking product. I have a 2016 Ford F250, Diesel …. I’ve leveled it, and put the appropriate Length Rancho RS9000 Shocks on. I’m Running 35 Inch Toyo’s, on 20 Inch Worx wheels, wondering if these traction bars will fit my rig. If so, I think you have a New customer.
    Thank you …..
    Tony

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Tony, the RECOILs will work great on truck, they are designed to work with 0-6″ of rear lift, they use a full float design that won’t bind up the suspension during articulation and offer improved performance with preload adjustment. We offer kits for both the short bed and long bed ’99-16 Super Duty.
      Long Bed F250 – #123418 (mounting brackets) + #123409 (traction bars)
      Short Bed F250 – #123408 (mounting brackets) + #123409 (traction bars)

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      • Tony Novak says:

        Thanks Carter … The Shop that’s doing the work on my Truck, has them ordered for me. Going with the recoil Setup. Sound + Logic in Rice Lake Wi. is doing the work for me. I’ll let ya know how I like them after they are mounted up. Thank you …

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  • Rick says:

    Will their be any noise, squeaks or rattling with these traction bars, I will be using them on a 2015 ford F-350 SWB platinum and a 2015 f-250 a King Ranch SWB?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Rick, the RECOIL traction bars are quiet, no squeaks noises. All the components bolted down tight, the bars come with greasable ends and the internal springs are under load so there is nothing to rattle around.

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  • Austin Voorhees says:

    Is there anyway I can get just the mounts for a 2014 f250 6.7 crewcab short box?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Austin, the mounts are sold separately from the traction bars. The mounting kit for the short bed Super Duty is #123408

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  • Tony Novak says:

    WOW … I got my BDS Recoil Traction bars Mounted. You guys shipped them out to Sound + Logic in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Had to change the location of my Compressor and Air tank for my Train Horns ….. But that was to be expected. These Traction Bars are Wicked Nice. Very Happy and they make my 2016 F250 Look even sweeter than before. The ride is really great, NO Noise, Nothing, VERY pleased with them. Waited a long time for a traction bar like this. Thanks for an Awesome product.

    Tony

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  • Justin says:

    I just dropped my 2014 Silverado 1500 off at trail quest in Ohio to get the recoil bars installed tomorrow. How often do you need to grease the bars?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Justin, congrats on the new RECOILs. The bushings come pre-greased. Our recommended service interval is every 5-7K miles, calling for 1-2 pumps with a grease gun. Over-greasing the traction bar can force the o-ring out of the sealing area.

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  • Matt Riordan says:

    Are these traction bars going to be coming out for the the 5-15 Tacomas. I have a 13 with those Pro-Comp ones. They keep rusting out…..It’s time for a change. It would be nice to install these to complement my 6″ BDS lift.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Matt,
      At this time we don’t have the RECOILs traction bars available to fit the Tacoma. Our engineering department has several mounting kits in development, but due to company policy I can’t discuss new product development details, price point, expected release date until the kits are on the shelf ready for sale.

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  • Mike says:

    Will these fit on a 2016 3500 Ram dually 4×4?
    I have installed the BDS 4 link 4″ lift and would like to add traction bars.

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  • Woody says:

    Will you have a kit to fit a 2016 Regular Cab 4×4 Z71 any time soon?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Woody, we have additional mounting kits in the works right now, however I can’t say how soon kits will be available (company policy). Once available we’ll be sending out an announcement.

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  • Wes says:

    I put too much grease in my traction bars and blew both o-rings out. Rocky from Tuff Trucks is tuning my lift next week and will have him re-insert the o-rings. My question is how difficult is it to fix yourself if it ever happened again? And are the o-rings 1 1/4″? Do I need to replace with new O-Rings? Thanks

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  • Trevor says:

    I have a 03 f250 with 8″ of lift will the recoil bars work with that?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Trevor,
      we offer the RECOIL traction bars to work on your lifted 2003 Ford Super Duty. Depending on the length of the bed you will need specific mounting brackets to install them.

      Parts:
      #123409 – RECOIL Traction Bars
      +
      #123408 – ’99-16 F250/350 Short Bed Mounting kit or
      #123418 – ’99-16 F250/350 Long Bed Mounting Kit

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  • Treavor says:

    Does BDS offer traction bars for the 2015 F150 with a 6″ BDS lift kit installed?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Unfortunately at this time we don’t offer traction bars for the Ford F150 trucks. Our engineering team is currently working on additional mounting kits for the RECOIL traction bar kits.

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      • jamie bridges says:

        Carter, I have a 2004 f150 with 12″ rize suspension lift with full king coil overs, will the recoils fit my truck? running 40’s with spring lift plus 5″ blocks on rear

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        • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

          Hey Jamie, thanks for reaching out. At this point we’re not offering the bracket kits to fit the F150s. Contact our sales/customer service team so they can look into if we have a different bracket kit that will work with your setup. It’ll likely require measuring out the axle tube diameter to match up to an existing bracket along with using a drill/bolt-on frame mount bracket. You can reach them at (517) 279-2135 or sales-bds@sportruckusainc.com

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  • Mike says:

    I have 2017 F-350 SRW short bed, 4″ axle tube, are you working on a mounting kit and bar for it? When will it be out? I have 6″ lift.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Mike, At this point we’re only offering the RECOIL traction bars for the smaller rear axle equipped F250/F350 trucks https://blog.bds-suspension.com/?p=14129. Our engineering team has additional kits in the works however they are not available at this time. As kits come available we’ll be sending out announcements and adding them to our website listings.

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  • Steve Massie says:

    I am running you 1509 2.5 inch lift with a 5 inch rear block on my 2016 F-350 srw. I also have a titan 50 gal replacement fuel tank will your bars work with a titan tank? Also I haven’t seen a recommendation as to where the bar adjustment should be set for everyday driving and towing? Do the bar springs still allow some axle wrap?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Steve,
      We haven’t tested the RECOILs with that particular tank setup, however the brackets mount below and to the outside of the frame rail so they will likely work on there. We have 2 different mounting kits for the long bed (#123418) and short bed (#123408) trucks, depending on the mounting points for the Titan tank one may fit better than the other. You can also check out the install instructions for each to get a better idea of how the traction bars get mounted to the frame rail.
      #123408 (SB) – http://bds-suspension.com/instructions/123408.pdf
      #123418 (LB)- http://bds-suspension.com/instructions/123418.pdf

      BDS tech support can offer up more assistance, feel free to send them photos/measurements of how the Titan tank installs to discuss it more, (517) 279-2135 or tech-bds@sporttruckusainc.com. As for your question about the RECOIL adjustment and spring wrap, the “everyday” adjustment position is really based on your particular driving style and everyday uses, but will tend to be near the middle between the 2 notches on adjustment tool. The internal spring does allow for some movement in the unloaded position. As the RECOILs are preloaded the spring allows for less and less movement to the point of becoming a solid bar when the springs are completely loaded (spring compressed). The springs inside of the RECOILs are heavy duty, they actually have a spring rate of 3000 lb/in which takes a lot of force to compress the traction bars while driving. By comparison a Jeep coil spring has a spring rate around 180 lb/in and a coils on your diesel Super Duty are around 425 lb/in.

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      • Steve Massie says:

        Thank you Carter for getting back with me you have been very informative I’ll look at the mounting kit and see which will work better I’ll be placing an order shortly thanks

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  • Derek Fulwider says:

    Carter, I have an 04 Excursion with an 8 inch lift. Rear axle was replaced with one from an F250 a few years ago. Would either the short or long bed mount kit work to install on my EX? I assume from the pictures I’ve seen of the front mounts that they require a flat section of frame to mount to. What’s the difference between the SB and LB mounting kits?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Derek,
      Thanks for your interest in the RECOIL traction bars. The only difference in the SB and LB mounting kits is the frame bracket that is used as the frame section is different at the mounting location. The long bed frame brackets are a more “universal” design mounting below the frame rail which should allow you to install the traction bars on your Excursion with little to no modification needed. That said we haven’t tested them specifically for the Excursion at this point. The bars are 60″ long so measure from the bottom of the axle (below the springs) forward to estimate where it will mount on the frame to confirm there is room to mount them. For more on the topic contact BDS tech support at (517) 279-2135 or tech-bds@sporttruckusainc.com

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  • Kevin Baker says:

    Hi there the application chart says the Ford long box mounting brackets will fit a 99-up but when you go to the page it says 05-up. I want to clarify which one is correct. I am thinking about a set but my Ford is an 04. Also do you have any distributors in Alberta Canada. Thank you, Kevin

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Kevin,
      Thanks for reaching out. The short answer, they will fit your 2004 Super Duty. When we initially launched the RECOILs we hadn’t test fit them on the early models, as the tested them we updated the listings however it seems we missed a spot. The bars fit all 1999-2016 Ford Super Duty Long Bed Trucks. You’ll need to purchase #123409 (bars) and #123418 (brackets). As for the install there is some drilling required, but no welding necessary. See the step-by-step installation instructions at http://bds-suspension.com/instructions/123418.pdf

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  • Kevin Baker says:

    Also are they 100% bolt on. No welding required?

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  • Joe says:

    I have a 2016 F250 King Ranch short bed crew cab. I’m looking to do a 6″-8″ 4 link lift and also do the recoil trac bars…what are all of the part numbers I would need to do this?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Joe,
      Thanks for reaching out. The base 6″ 4-link system for your truck is #596H, the 8″ 4-link system is #1500H. Those will both be complete systems, but we offer several accessories like FOX shocks, dual shock hoop, FOX coilover conversion, steering stabilizer, adj track bar, etc. Head to our website to customize the kit to your liking at http://bds-suspension.com/product?kid=1500H to get accurate box kit numbers and MSRP.

      For either of those lift setups the RECOIL traction bars you’ll want to use are the #123409 traction bars and #123408 mounting kit.

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  • Nate Lehman says:

    I’m worried about the springs breaking over time, and noise after a while. Will either of these be an issue. My Superduty is not my DD, but I do pull a car trailer around from time to time, and take it camping pulling 3-4 four wheelers. I just can’t stand the axle wrap. It has a 4″ lift and sees light off-roading getting to our camp site a few times a year.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Nate,
      Thanks for your interest in BDS and for reaching out to us about the RECOIL traction bars. These RECOIL bars are built to the highest standard to ensure durability and easy servicing. Both ends are greasable and there are a pair of high durometer seals at the spring end. The springs themselves have been carefully selected to ensure maximum consistency with load rating and the ability to withstand repeated full coil bind. Part of the process that makes them strong and durable includes a series of heat treating and shotpeening so there is no need to worry about spring fatigue/failure in the RECOILs. From everyday driving to towing and hardcore competition pulling these traction bars have been put to the test and offer the best setup for all situations by adjusting the spring preload.

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  • Jorge says:

    Hey Carter –

    I have a 2011 Toyota Tundra Crewmax (2WD) with the 5.5 bed. I get a little axle wrap but nothing major. I understand these new RECOIL’s will help with that, but my main object right now is trying to beef up the rear to tow my 7,500lbs travel trailer. I’ve considered adding a leaf or air bags but have had mixed responses from various people I’ve talked to. If these RECOIL’s have 3000 lbs/in of adjustable resistance do you think they will handle the load once my trailer is hooked up? In other words, can I pre-set the setting on them prior to hooking up the trailer then re-set it depending on how much sagging down the weight causes prior to adjusting the weight distribution bars on the trailer? I’d like to consider these bars to accomplish both, correct axle wrap and be able to stabilize the load/haul. Can these two be done?…Thank you…Jorge

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Jorge,
      Thanks for reaching out, the short answer is the RECOIL traction bars will add stability for towing but won’t change the spring rate of the rear leaf springs. The bars can be preloaded and/or adjusted after a load is added for more resistance against the axles forward movement or twisting (axle wrap), but will not change the effective spring rate of the rear leaf spring in the way an add-a-leaf or air bag does to help with additional tow capacity.

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  • Josh says:

    I put these on my lifted 2012 f250 they work great but my concern is the rear brackets are touching my U bolts. I have tried to adjust them every possible way but they still make contact. Is this going to cause me any problems?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Josh, I spoke with tech support on this one and they said there are no issues with the Recoil mounting brackets touching the leaf spring u-bolts. The bracket touching the u-bolts is locking the bracket in place and keeping it from rotating under load.

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  • Shawn says:

    I ordered a set of these for my 14 F350, two weeks ago. The vendor is blaming the delay on BDS. Saying that the items ship direct from the warehouse. They told me these bars are in high demand and production is holding up shipping. They’re telling me they emailed BDS and can’t get a response from them. Is this true? Sounds like a load bs to me. Not too happy at the moment, BDS and the vendor got their money….. now I sit empty handed without even having a shipped notice two weeks later.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Shawn, we apologize for the delay. While it isn’t common for us, from time to time supply can’t keep up with the high demand causing parts to go on back order. That is the case with these Super Duty RECOIL mounting brackets at the moment. Our team is working to get kits built and powdercoated so we can get them back on the shelf to fulfill all current orders. Thank you for your patience, we’ll have the parts out as soon as possible.

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  • Scooter says:

    Just have one question, can the recoil bars be powdered coated a different color without disassembling? just wondering if internals can handle the heat.

    Thx

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Scooter, you’ll need to disassemble the RECOILs prior to powdercoating the bars.

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  • kyle says:

    quick question, I have a 2015 Silverado 1500 lifted 7-7.5″. will the Recoil kit still work? Thanks for your time.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Kyle,
      The RECOIL traction bars will work with your GM1500. They are designed for use with 0-6″ of rear lift, your 7.5″ lifted GM1500 likely has around 5-6″ of lift in the rear to level the stance

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  • Steve says:

    Hello, I have a 2005 F250 SD, Harley edition with an 8″ BDS lift kit. Could you give me the part numbers I need to purchase the correct brackets, etc. I currently have a homemade kit I welded and bracketed myself, it it is not holding up very well.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Steve, thanks for reaching out for info on the RECOIL traction bars. We offer a kit for fit your 2005 Super Duty running the 8″ BDS lift kit, however bracket part number would depend on if its a long bed or short bed configuration.

      #123409 RECOIL Traction Bars Box Kit +
      #123408 RECOIL mounting brackets (short bed trucks) OR
      #123418 RECOIL mounting brackets (long bed trucks)

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  • mike says:

    2 part question…looking for taction bars for my 2010 f-450 CC LB dually 4wd.

    q1. this f-450 has a dana 110 rear axle….do you have a mounting kit for that?

    q2 if you do not have a mounting kit…I know I cam by a generic traction bar eyelet plate that mounts to the bottom of my leaf spring clamp bracket…..would you be able to sell just the front side of the mounting kit…obviously would not need the rear portions.

    thank you

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Mike,
      We only offer the traction bar mounting brackets for the F250/F350 SRW axles. Similar to the newer Super Duty we don’t offer brackets for the larger rear axle diameters currently. On your question about purchasing just the frame mount bracket and building your own axle bracket, we don’t offer the brackets separately on our website, but you can call into our sales team or go through your local BDS dealer to special order the individual frame brackets and mounting hardware. We have a parts list at the beginning of the instructions list (http://bds-suspension.com/instructions/123418.pdf). You will need:
      (1) #123409 RECOIL traction bars
      (2) #02971 frame brackets
      (8) #95105A170 rivet nuts
      (1) #973 frame bracket bolt pack
      (1) #964 bar mounting hardware pack
      (2) #02910 jam nut wrench
      + your custom mounting brackets for the axle mount

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  • Chris says:

    do you or are you going to make a mounting bracket that will fit the 2017 F-250 with the Dana M275 rear end?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Chris, at this point we only offer the rear traction bar mounts for the ’17 Super Duty with rear Sterling axle that uses a 3-5/8″ diameter axle tube. We do have additional bracket kits in the works for the larger diameter M275 axle to allow the installation of the RECOIL traction bars, once kits are on the shelf available for sale we’ll be sending out an announcement and adding them to our website.

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  • Raymond Lee says:

    Will the traction bars fit with airlift 5000 installed? (2017 f250 4×4)

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  • Jack says:

    I’ve got a 02 Ford Excursion 4Wd with an 4-inch lift on it. Do you have recoil traction bars for it ?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Jack, at this time we haven’t released mounting kits specifically for the Ford Excursion and haven’t test fit existing brackets. That said in speaking with our tech support team they mentioned the with either set of those ’99-16 F250 brackets (123408/123418) will fit the axle side and may work on the frame mount if there isn’t anything in the way of the mounts which would be at 62-63″ from the axle. For more on teh topic you can contact our tech support team at (517) 279-2135 or

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  • William Faber says:

    Do you have a kit that will work with 04 excursion 5 in lift. Thank you

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      At this time we haven’t released mounting kits specifically for the Ford Excursion. Our long bed ’99-16 Super Duty bracket kit (#123418 + #123409) would be the most likely to fit, however some modification to the frame bracket may be necessary.

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  • Steven Johnson says:

    Hold off on the bolt hitting statement I made 4 now.

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  • Steve says:

    Are the heim joints covered under warranty because mine are popping and clunking like crazy ended up replacing U joints and carrier bearing only to find out it was the heims on the bars. Appears to be a pretty common issue.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hello Steve,
      I’m sorry to hear you’re having an issue with your Recoils. The housing of the forged flex end is covered under our warranty, the bushings (races) however are considered a wearable item an have a 1-year replacement warranty. We offer a rebuild kit that includes the races, washer and snap ring #123043. For more info head to our website or call our customer service team at (517) 279-2135

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  • Christian says:

    What is the differences of these bars and a normal 1 with no spring what are the benefits and are they good for more of a race truck my diesel make 850hp will they brake or are they more for off road and judt driving normal.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hi Christian,
      we outline a number of the benefits in the announcement above, but in a nutshell are better than the average fixed length traction bar in a number of ways.The Recoil traction bars use a full float design so they won’t bind up . They are easily adjustable so the spring can be unload/partially loaded for on/off-road use allowing the bar (and your suspension) to have more travel while still adding some resistance to axle wrap. Then when you hit the track they can be preloaded down (essentially eliminating any spring movement) to limit suspension travel and eliminate any potential wheel hop/axle movement. We have a number of customers using the Recoils on race trucks, daily drivers and tow rigs.

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  • Barry Russell says:

    Hey, I have a 2017 Chev. Silverado 2500 HD Duramax. Purchased in Feb.’17, we installed a BDS 6.5″ with Fox upgrade and Recoil traction bars. Wheels and rims are 12×20″ Havok -24 with 35″ x 12.5 toyo rt’s. A couple months ago I began hearing a “rattle” coming from under the truck when traveling slow speed on bumpy roads. We checked everything under the sun and find nothing loose or amiss. Is it possible that traction bars are causing this noise and need to be adjusted. We thought our next move would to be remove traction bars and see if noise disappears. This rig is a pavement princess and has not been off road or abused. I will begin towing a bit with it in the next month. Any thoughts?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Barry,
      Sorry to hear you’re having an issue with your truck. Its difficult to diagnose without having direct access to the vehicle and with not much to go on I can go as far to say its possible it could be the traction bars, but that opens more questions as to how much preload is on the springs and it they have been serviced (greased) regularly. The easiest way to check to see if they are the source would be to unbolt the bars (leave the brackets in place) and take it for a drive. Beyond that your local BDS dealer or BDS customer service (517) 279-2135 will be able to assist you further.

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  • MARTIN LOPEZ says:

    hello will these work on a 2014 ford f150 supercab wuth a 6in lift

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Martin,
      You’ll want to go with the following parts to fit your F150.

      View Kit (link)
      Mounting Brackets – (x1) #123419
      Recoil Traction Bars – (x1) #123409

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  • David says:

    Does the kit work with airlift 5000. On a 07 ram 3500 Megacab?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey David,
      We have not tested out that particular scenario, but based on a quick run-thru of AirLifts instructions I’d assume some modifications would be required at the axle mounting. Both the traction bars and air bags are designed to use u-bolts just to the inside of the leaf spring mounts which will likely interfere with one another. One solution may be to weld the traction bar brackets and/or the air bag brackets to the axle to allow you to use both.

      You can see our instruction sheet for your application’s Recoil traction bars at https://bds-suspension.com/instructions/122408.pdf

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  • Robert says:

    I have a 2020 Ford F-350 crew cab short bed with air bags installed & will be towing a 35ft 5th Wheel Toyhauler. Thinking about a set of these Recoil Traction Bars, but, the axle brackets that come in the kit won’t work. Is it possible to get under the axle mount plates which bolts on using the factory U-bolts?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Robert,
      Unfortunately there are no plans to offer a leaf spring u-bolt plate mount for the Recoils on Super Duty applications and we don’t offer fabrication services. While if it something that a fabricator would be able to build easily enough, another option to consider would be to modify either the Recoil or air bag brackets to weld them directly to the axle housing.

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  • Travis Slone says:

    will these work on a 2011 f250 with a 8 inch lift if not can the front bracket be moved back to make them work

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Travis, They will, dependign on your bed length you’ll need:

      (x1) #123409 – Universal Recoil Traction Bars (pr)
      +
      (x1) #123408 – ’99-16 F250/350 short bed mounting brackets OR
      (x1) #123418 – ’99-16 F250/350 long bed mounting brackets

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