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'03-'12 Bolt-on "Double X" Ladder Bars

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GDP "Double-X" Bolt-on Ladder Bars

You've been looking for true bolt-on ladder bars and we deliver. Looking for strength and traction while still maintaining ride quality on the streets? The GDP "Double X" Ladder Bars will give you what you need.

Our unique bolt-on front pivot mount allows forward and rearward travel of the axle during suspension flex. This maintains ride quality while eliminating rear wheel "hop" and increasing downforce when launching. As a side benefit empty ride quality and stability are greatly enhanced.

At GDP we use only the highest quality .120" wall tubing for our upper and lower bars and high grade 1/4" and 3/8" plate for all bar mounts. "Double X" Ladder Bars comes with double 1/2" u-bolt rear mounts that require no modification to the truck or welding. Plated u-bolts insure great looks and long life without worries of corrosion. All GDP "Double-X" ladder bars use minimum compression poly bushing with lubricant grooves and plated inserts for a smooth and controlled ride. Hand fabricated and assembled by our certified welders, you just won't find a higher quality ladder bar on the market.

GDP "Double X" Ladder Bars come in Gloss Black with plated hardware and installation takes roughly 1 hour with basic hand tools.

GDP "Double X" Ladder Bars work on all '03-'12 gas and diesel Dodge Ram trucks with up to 6 inches of lift.

Note 1: Only for trucks with AAM 11.5" rear axle (4" axle tubes).

Note 2: Not for use with air-bags.

 

Ladder Bar Tech:

As a vehicle accelerates from a stop, "Axle Wrap" begins to occur naturally.

Cause: Rear axle pinion movement. This natural movement is where vibration starts and is magnified by lift kits with larger than stock tires.

DEFINITION OF AXLE WRAP: The axle pinion moves up in a clock wise rotation, (looking from the drivers side), as the tire begins it's rotation in a counter clockwise direction moving the vehicle forward. The leaf spring will "Wrap up" like a sine wave or an "S" on its side. Therefore, "Axle Wrap" is actually "Leaf Spring Wrap" when power is applied to the rear axle in order to move the tires forward. When large tires with lift kits, or under heavy hauling, or any increase in torque requirements the "Wrap" will increase and create low speed vibrations and in some case extreme wheel hop as the leaf spring un-coils and reloads. This wheel hop can be severe. The vibrations results when the u-joints begin to ratchet as their movement creates an out-of-time problem u-joint problem. At speed, the pinion relaxes, the leaf spring flattens out, and the vibration subsides.

To eliminate wheel hop, Glacier Diesel Power Ladder Bars are the solution.

Shipping Information

  • Item Requires Shipping
  • 80.0 lbs.
  • W57.0000” x H11.0000” x L7.0000”

Customer Reviews

Comment Total Reviews (3)

awesome and easy
  • Currently 5/5 Stars

Reviewed by: Anonymous09/28/2017 04:31PM

Product ownership: Less than 1 year

Purchased from: Glacier Diesel Power, Inc.

Comments:
Reviewer: Eric W. From IL US


Took me about 1.5 hours to get them on. they're very well built, and have great instructions. Wow what a difference they made with how the truck rides. my truck would bounce all over the place and had wheel hop like crazy, now its very planted to the road. worth every penny. Thanks!!

Great bars/ service
  • Currently 5/5 Stars

Reviewed by: Anonymous09/28/2017 04:32PM

Product ownership: Less than 1 year

Purchased from: Glacier Diesel Power, Inc.

Comments:
Reviewer: Jason P. From TX US


These are awesome bars and great quality. They really do a good job of hooking the rear tires to the ground under heavy acceleration. I had a problem with some damaged u-bolts that came with this kit and GDP shipped out new hardware that afternoon. Great customer service from this company!

Great Bars
  • Currently 5/5 Stars

Reviewed by: Anonymous09/28/2017 04:32PM

Product ownership: Less than 1 year

Purchased from: Glacier Diesel Power, Inc.

Comments:
Reviewer: mike From MB Canada


Easy to install. Fantastic for towing. They look great on stock or lifted trucks!

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