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This is a discussion on wheel hop problem within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; A friend of mine just bought a new 2006 GTO. The thing will move for being damn near 4000 lbs. ...

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    A friend of mine just bought a new 2006 GTO. The thing will move for being damn near 4000 lbs. The problem he has is wheel hop. Evetytime he gets on it hard the back wheels feel like there going to come thru the back seat. I can't find anything online that would help this problem. Anyone got a suggestion?

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    Lot of guys get Harrop covers and new bushings, seems to help alot

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    What is a Harrop cover? IRS is new to me.

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    I have the Harrop/bushings/Koni's/One Peice Extreme Performance Driveshaft/Pedder Drag Springs....
    The Harrop secures the Diff to the frame....stops that wandering around bullshit....
    http://www.exoticperformanceplus.com....html?item=334
    The bushings tighten up the slop....
    http://www.neweraperformanceparts.co...=E&PKV=73006|0
    Heavy duty swaybar helps a bunch on the M6's...
    http://www.neweraperformanceparts.co...=E&PKV=73004|0
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    Thanks for the info. I'll pass it along.

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    my CTS-V is the same way...

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    Drag radials took it away for me. Still stock suspension.

    Shocks, springs, sway bar, air bags, bushings, rear cover, driveshaft, etc. They all help a little toward getting rid of it.
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    I don't know about gtos but on the ctsv they will put in aftermarket bushings and crap to stop it UNDER WARRANTY, you might wanna check into it. A dude I know works at the caddy service dept and he said they always fix em under warranty no questions asked

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    bushings would help, also check the bmr air bags. i don;t really have problems with wheel hop. and i run nitto 245 dr's at the track. i only felt it once and it was bad, but i was trying to do a burnout and didn't give her enough gas.
    i cutting 2.0x 60's, (still learning how to launch), but the wheel hop is really very minimal if any. i have stock suspension

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    All of the above suggestions will help..

    But this one, in my opion is the cheapest.. Like bluegoat06 mentioned..

    BMR drag bags. Roughly $100. I added 'em to my otherwise stock suspension and made a huge difference. Put 'em on a little over a week ago and only had slight wheel hop on one 1/4 trip since then.

    Even that one was my fault, I believe, due to wrong PSI in my tires.
    Might be worth lookin into. Ive got an A4. My buddy has an M6 with the bags and he loves them too.

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    Thanks for the info. I've passed all this on, hopefully he can correct the problem

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    I was wodering what caddi dealer this is? I am having major problems with my local dealer. The rear end went in my 05 cts-v two nights ago. The car is bone stock & only has 7800 k on it & the dealer is acting like they dont want to cover it under warranty. I need help with any info you could give me... Thank you.

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    Alderson Cadillac in lubbock, tx. They treat their customers like they drive cadillacs. . .imagine that. . .and they don't give them the run around for any reason. Sounds like your local dealer needs to sell Kia and Daewoo. Take it to a bigger better caddy dealership in a nearby city and see what they will do for you. If your local dealership is gonna give the the run around on covering it, I wouldn't trust them working on your car at all

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    Thank you very much. I am in the process of taking it some where else now. They are acting like there is no real problems with the rear end in these cars. They cant sell Kia's though because Kia actually warranty's their vehicles & dont make excuses. I thank you very much though. I look forward to posting in the future with everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BADBLUE02 View Post
    A friend of mine just bought a new 2006 GTO. The thing will move for being damn near 4000 lbs. The problem he has is wheel hop. Evetytime he gets on it hard the back wheels feel like there going to come thru the back seat. I can't find anything online that would help this problem. Anyone got a suggestion?
    BMR air bag kit solved ALL issues until I did a gear swap to 3.91's.
    I was doing 1.6 60 foots on 17" drag radials with just the bags and my "kit".....EVERYTHING else stock down to the aircleaner.
    If he isn't doing a power adder of more than 150 he too can solve this with just the air bag install.
    Don't be afraid of the bottle!!! Be afraid of your tune!!!

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    Hi guys, an alternative to the air bags is a thicker rear sway bar, odd, but works very well.
    I work for a Cadillac dealer in Toledo, (who also sells Kia)
    As far as being able to replace bushings under warranty with aftermarket ones, the only way to get away with it is to use a GM part #, but that of course is fraud. it does 'fix' the issue though. I gotta belive the same solution to work on a CTS and it does on a Goat. SLP has one around $150.00 that is adjustable to pre-load the rear for the track, have to drop the rear cradle but easy to do.

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    Is there any way you could call me please? I need to speak to someone from a dealership that is going to acknowledge this is a real problem. Now my local dealer is telling me that my axel snapped and went into the rear diff. and that they probably wont be able to replace it because there is no Cadillac bulletin about any of these rear end problems. I tried to show him page after page of all the post on numerous sites and he laughed and said they meant nothing. Please call me if possible. Eirik Certo (813) 892-8988. Thank you very much.

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    it doesn't make a crap if there is a bulletin or not, you broke it, they fix it. How do the bulletins come around if there aren't the first few to break it? They are just giving you the run around man

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    Ya they are. Trying to say it was driver negligence & they arent obligated to fix it. I just ordered a magna charger for this thing & now Im not sure if its even worth putting in. How the hell are the axels or the diff gonna hold, if they cant even handle stock power? This is nuts...

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    negligence at 7800 miles? TEll them off, then go somewhere else. I seriously wouldn't let them work on my car if they are like they, they will probably cheap out on the work

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