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    Wheel Hop...

    So a while back, I put in a shock tower/strut tower brace, (people have different names for the same thing) and bolt in sub-frame connectors. After putting them on, I have noticed a significant amount of wheel hop. Much much more than I had without these on. Suggestions?

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    Lower control arms and relocation brackets. They helped me out ALOT!!!!!!! Almost no wheel hop at all now.

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    How many miles on the car? Does it have lowering springs?

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    88,000 miles. No lowering springs.

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    First thing I would check before throwing parts at it is all your rear bushings. When they are worn they could cause flex and unwanted movement in your suspension. Also the shocks might be worn too.

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    Just my op, but your body flex use to asorbe some of the shock, now that you've corrected the flex prob. your shocks are having to work harder, or should I say need to work harder and probably arn't (long story short------- a good set of shocks now will fix the prob.

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    LCAs, Shocks, torque arm bushing, could be a number of causes. Your subframes are now tied together so your feeling every ounce of wheelhop she putting out.

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    Well thanks guys, sounds like I need to spend some cash. I really need to upgrade to a new rear end also..as I want some more power. Any suggestions? I was thinking a Moser 9"...

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    I don't mean to steal the post, but I have the same problem, and I do have new lca's, but the stock torque arm, and the sfc's aren't on yet. It's not significant wheel hop, but more than before, so is it worth it to put in a new torque arm, or would it be a better idea to go w/a new urethane mount on the stock piece? Other than the shock idea, I was thinking it was the torque arm (for both him and me).

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