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    Does anyone have the same problem and what is the cheapest/ or the best way to fix it. When ever I take off hard in first and second gear I can feel major wheel hop. I know about toqure arms but will this fix the issue. I have a m6, and 275 45 17 bf goodrich gforce tires that are almost new.

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    First when you feel it start to hop, let off the throtle. Theres a long list of things you can snap.
    Second, its all in the suspension... Its time to upgrade
    Run a search and you will find all the info you could ever want.
    2001 SS, Its not the car its the Driver that matters....

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    Quote Originally Posted by wantedcamaro View Post
    Does anyone have the same problem and what is the cheapest/ or the best way to fix it. When ever I take off hard in first and second gear I can feel major wheel hop. I know about toqure arms but will this fix the issue. I have a m6, and 275 45 17 bf goodrich gforce tires that are almost new.

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    Lower control arms and a torque arm should take care of that problem. I usually only got wheel hop while taking a hard turn slowly, but the LCA's took care of that problem.

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    How old are the shocks? Is your car stock or modified?

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    The car has 45,000 miles I think they are the stock bilstien shocks unsure, has full slp 3" exhaust, LNG tube headers , lid smooth bellow, all the free stuff.

    Thanks for all the advice

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    you could try LCAs, panhard bar, and torque arm. that should help out.

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    I Just got some umi lca's - so my back tires shouldn't "hop" as much when I put them on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wantedcamaro View Post
    The car has 45,000 miles I think they are the stock bilstien shocks unsure, has full slp 3" exhaust, LNG tube headers , lid smooth bellow, all the free stuff.

    Thanks for all the advice
    Check the color. If they are orange I would start with shocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrondownhiller View Post
    Check the color. If they are orange I would start with shocks.
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    After that then torque arm.

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    Go with an adjustable torque arm that attaches to the body. Start with setting it at 2* down. This pretty much cured the wheel hop I had.

    I have a reworked A4 with a 3400 stall and 3.73 gears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    Go with an adjustable torque arm that attaches to the body. Start with setting it at 2* down. This pretty much cured the wheel hop I had.

    I have a reworked A4 with a 3400 stall and 3.73 gears.
    I heard the trans mounted TA works better.... is it different for an M6 vs. A4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by konigandy6 View Post
    I heard the trans mounted TA works better.... is it different for an M6 vs. A4?
    I don't know. I only race the A4 car cuz the M6 car is my DD and I don't want to break anything.

    Anyways, the body is made of sheet steel and the tranny is cast aluminum. Which do you think will break 1st?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wantedcamaro View Post
    The car has 45,000 miles I think they are the stock bilstien shocks unsure, has full slp 3" exhaust, LNG tube headers , lid smooth bellow, all the free stuff.

    Thanks for all the advice
    Theres no thing as stock bilsteins our cars come w/ decarbons (orange in color)
    Cheapest is lower control arms and relocation brackets.If your lowered then an adjustable panhard rod for sure, and if you have the power and the money a torque arm. Get those lower control arms and relocation brackets first. Get them of Sam Stranos sight or go umi, whatever you can't go wrong.

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    On the slp birth certificate this car has every option including lvl2 suspension with bilstien shocks verified through slp of toms river Nj my car number is 2581, it is even on the sticker on passanter door say bilstien on the slp label.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wantedcamaro View Post
    On the slp birth certificate this car has every option including lvl2 suspension with bilstien shocks verified through slp of toms river Nj my car number is 2581, it is even on the sticker on passanter door say bilstien on the slp label.
    cool so what parts you getting to fix your problem?

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    turn the traction control off

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    It does not have tracion control. not button next to the fog light switch. I sm going to order the adj panhard bar and adj lower contro arms. my question is do I need the reclocator brackets, all the ads say they just replace the stock ones

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    relocation brackets adjust the angle of the lower contol arms for better traction

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    I did the LCA's with the relocation brackets and that eliminated alot of it.....thinking about the tourqe arm to see if that takes care of the rest

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