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Decrease wheel hop

This is a discussion on Decrease wheel hop within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I was peeling out a lil bit today and my car was kinda hoppin around. It's the first time my ...

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    Decrease wheel hop

    I was peeling out a lil bit today and my car was kinda hoppin around. It's the first time my car has ever done that. I've only added a magnaflow CB. How do i get rid of the wheel hop? I have weld in SFC, but haven't installed them yet...i hope they will help...

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    LCA's will help a little.

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    what he said!

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    And if your car is lowered LCA relocation brackets will help a lot more to help level out the LCA's.

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    Ha, i wish it was lowered... what other benefits do LCA's provide? (Sorry... newb to chassis and suspension)
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    read the sticky up top.

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    sticky?

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    they call it IMPORTANT on this board Chassis, Suspension Parts and Brands

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    what springs/shocks you using ?
    I'd say shocks are needed... when thinking about it, you'll notice that the wheel movement going up and down isn't dampened... that's the shocks job.
    LCAs will help to make sure they are as leveled as possible, but i could bet the shocks are what you need.
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    stock shocks and springs

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    I'd say some adjustable LCAs (for when you do lower it) and some relocation brackets. And, if you want, lowering springs and some Konis or Bilsteins. Even my 305 used to be freakish when it came to wheel hop with the stock stuff, especially around turns. I really need some LCAs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GottaHaveLS1
    stock shocks and springs
    the question then becomes what you want your car to do ?
    you want your car as a daily driver, handling car, race car (drag or twisties), streetable race car (drag or twisties).
    Based on your answer, you should think on what compromises you are willing to live with.
    There are some solutions out there that will increase both handling and confort.

    Before you start buying anything, make sure your analysis is complete.
    A little advice:
    start by thinking on what kind of spring rates you want for your car.
    The higher the rate, the stiffer the suspension.
    Don't confuse stiffness and harshness... harshness is when the ride is rough because the springs/shocks don't match.
    Once you have an idea on where you are on springs, select shocks that will work well with the given springs (not so obvious, based on personal needs/goals)
    That gives you a starting point on the car's balance, which you can change w/ sway bars to achieve the desires balance goals.
    After that, there are little extras that will help... LCA/PHR, but depending on your goals and budget, there are different routes to take... and remember, it's so easy to screw up suspension if not done right, ie, not having all the pieces working together.
    I've gone through several suspension setups and learned some stuff the hard way, and sometimes the stubburn way...
    just don't rush into it (best advice, imho)

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    Decrease Wheel Hop

    By adding Hotchkis lower control arm and Hotchkis Pan Hard Rod, it will get rid of the wheel hop. Both come with Polyurethane bushings with grease fittings & work wonders. Also the sub frame connectors will help as well.

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