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    New and trying to get shit on the go...

    Need some help on wheel hop issues....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackbirdRamAir View Post
    Need some help on wheel hop issues....
    Well, welcome to the site first off!

    Wheel hop can be a result of many things...

    Let's start by asking, what are your mods?

    Lower control arms and lower control arm relocation brackets help with this a lot.

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    a torque arm will help as well, but lca's and relocation brackets are much cheaper so start with those and see where you're at

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    what 35th said
    and if still doing it then a torque arm.
    Eventually the rear end is going to tank but at least the wheel hop will stop

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    Yeah. You basically have wheel hop from a result of not being able to properly plant the wheels to the ground. Suspension is key to be able to do this. Like mentioned, Torque Arm and LCAs are first. However, the very first mod should be Sub-frame connectors.

    If all that doesn't help, you could go as far as getting different shocks.

    Also, what tires are you running? Give us details!

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    i'll be nice and move this to the right area since you missed the big sticky at the top...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    i'll be nice and move this to the right area since you missed the big sticky at the top...
    I was going to make mention of this, but figured a mod would eventually move it.

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    welcome and the guys above have said all the right things. also what are the current mods if any?

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    Mods....

    Suspension mods are tru trac rear shocks, (the car is lowered 2".) Nothing else as far as LCA relocator brackets but i did check into it. I might go all the way and do the whole works, have to wait til the spring when work starts. motor mods are ls6 intake, hot cam, ported TB, SLP LT headers, Smog deleted completely no cats, nothing lol. MTI Lid, Dyno tune. Besides that Flowmaster catback and a BMR strut tower brace, Spec stage 3 clutch.. Thanks... gona try and post some pics.. comp is not working good . Thanks
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    ok how do i get pics on here ?? my profile pic is done but thats it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackbirdRamAir View Post
    ok how do i get pics on here ?? my profile pic is done but thats it.
    Look in this thread....

    It gives a step-by-step on how using a Photobucket account

    how to open a photobucket account and link to PM's...with pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackbirdRamAir View Post
    Suspension mods are tru trac rear shocks, (the car is lowered 2".) Nothing else as far as LCA relocator brackets but i did check into it. I might go all the way and do the whole works, have to wait til the spring when work starts. motor mods are ls6 intake, hot cam, ported TB, SLP LT headers, Smog deleted completely no cats, nothing lol. MTI Lid, Dyno tune. Besides that Flowmaster catback and a BMR strut tower brace, Spec stage 3 clutch.. Thanks... gona try and post some pics.. comp is not working good . Thanks
    Sounds like you got a great start there. Can't wait to see some pictures.

    The fact that your car is lowered has actually hurt your traction by changing the suspension geometry. The LCA relocation brackets will definitely help with this and get more force to the rear tire, planting them firmer to the pavement.

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    pics...

    thanks ...gona try and get them posted

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    What are the specs of the cam, since you said dyno tuned you need to say how much hp
    I take that 2" drop is from eibach? When you put relocation brackets on a lowered car it helps with traction, when you put them on a stock height car it helps traction even more-hint

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    Install the LCA relocation, and put them in the lowest hole. When installed, you want the LCA angle towards the rear. I noticed a significant increase in my launch from just lowering to the bottom hole. Stock ride height.
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    Whats a good brand to go with? I was thinkin BMR.. As far as the dyno, I bought the car in October and the mods were already done from a previous owner.I was told 410rwhp. I'm trying the original owner the car is from Georgia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackbirdRamAir View Post
    Whats a good brand to go with? I was thinkin BMR.. As far as the dyno, I bought the car in October and the mods were already done from a previous owner.I was told 410rwhp. I'm trying the original owner the car is from Georgia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Install the LCA relocation, and put them in the lowest hole. When installed, you want the LCA angle towards the rear. I noticed a significant increase in my launch from just lowering to the bottom hole. Stock ride height.
    Do you need adj control arms? I've never done the brackets and am considering this. I have Spohn non adj poly arms. I would think these would put the wheels out of center in the wheel wells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Do you need adj control arms? I've never done the brackets and am considering this. I have Spohn non adj poly arms. I would think these would put the wheels out of center in the wheel wells.
    Nope, at least I didn't. I have BMR boxed LCAs and all is well. There's a 9 inch under there two, don't know if that need to be taken into consideration. Mine seems to be centered just fine.

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