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PostSubject: how to stop wheel hop   Sat May 29, 2010 9:08 pm

my 1982 fairmont has bad wheel hop has 8.8 3.73s posi boxed top and bottom control arms urethane bushings has 302 5speed need help
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PostSubject: Re: how to stop wheel hop   Sat May 29, 2010 11:01 pm

sounds like weak springs.
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PostSubject: Re: how to stop wheel hop   Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:58 am

Good freakin' luck.

I have solid bushings in my rear lower control arms at the rear, a spherical rod end at the front, polyurethane bushings at the axle end of the uppers with spherical rod ends at the front, and the son-of-a-bitch still wheelhops. The old car didn't do it, but it had subframe connectors, and sometimes, you can hear the back seat floor area oilcanning on the new car. I think that the flex that is allowing the wheel hop at this time is chassis-related. I hope it goes away when I finally get around to dropping the subframe connectors through the floor.

By the way, I transferred the springs, shocks, and whatnot from the other (non wheelhopping) car to this one.

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PostSubject: Re: how to stop wheel hop   Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:14 pm

Yep, chassis flex can cause the rear suspension to load and unload. SFC's are your friend.

-Mike S.
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PostSubject: Re: how to stop wheel hop   Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:17 pm

i have subframe connectors rearend tubes is welded to center section torqboxs are welded umi boxed control arms stock springs i want to go with coilover on back got them on front just took the 5 speed out and put in a c4 still has bad wheel hop think its got to be the springs
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PostSubject: Re: how to stop wheel hop   Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:47 am

have you got adjustable upper control arms, is the pinion angle correct?
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PostSubject: Re: how to stop wheel hop   Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:45 pm

no just boxes ones
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PostSubject: Re: how to stop wheel hop   Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:39 pm

Lakewood upper and lower....they worked for me.
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