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This is a discussion on Wheelhop issues within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; my 98 ta has a 12 bolt moser and it wheelhops really bad, installed an adjustable torque arm and its ...

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    Wheelhop issues

    my 98 ta has a 12 bolt moser and it wheelhops really bad, installed an adjustable torque arm and its not any better. Any tips!

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    Have you made sure your angle is right? also what about LCA ect? And do you drag as Montgomery motorsports park?

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    I set it like the instructions said. I race at Steele, when i have time

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    What about lower control arms or poly bushing/boxed stock LCAS... any othe suspension mods would be helpful. and where the hell is Steele?

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    your up near gadsden lol

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    I've got tublar controll arms and a spoohn sway bar with poly bushings in everthing.

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    One thing that I have heard is important for keeping wheel hop in control. How are your shocks and springs ?

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    trailing arms and springs and shocks.

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    what is your gear ratio?

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    wheel hop is a loss of control of the shocks ability to keep the tire planted on the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyls6ta View Post
    I've got tublar controll arms and a spoohn sway bar with poly bushings in everthing.
    thats weird cause my wheel hop was completely cured by granitelli control arms. ive got a moser 12 bolt w/4.10's.

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    look into some good shocks, control arms, panhard, springs. when i did my first few mods it went from no wheel hop to a lot of wheel hop and those suspension mods should take care of it. a few people who i know that have had the same problem did just that and it cured it. you've already got a better torque arm so check those items out. it's not going to be extremely expensive but it'll be night and day difference, your car will put down its power so much more efficiently.
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    Thats funny.. Stock I had terriable wheel hop.. now after the LCAs, TQ Arm, and 12 bolt.. I have none... anyway.. whats with the NWS tag? I don't see anything.....
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    I think I have every componet under my car you can buy, and I still get wheel hop occasionaly launching at the track... I also have been fighting this issue. I just went from M/T DR's, to the stiff wall slicks. Haven't tryed them yet. My wheel hop is so violent, the door mirrors point up at the sky, console lid flys open, and I know it's not good on the drive trane...

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    I might have missed this being said earlier, but have you tried Lower Control Arm Relocation Brackets?

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    I've got KYB shocks and I guess they're terrible because my wheel hop at the track last night was baaaad. Especially during burn-outs. So I guess my next step is either better shocks or LCA's?

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    Damn, I've heard KYBs were good... I was about to start pricing them out...

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    Check the trans mount. I replaced mine w/a polyurethane trans mount and I had no more hop issues afterwards. I chased this problem forever and was suprised it ended up being a cheap $30 part. I thought I had a wheel hop issue, but it was the tranny jumpin out of place when I got on it. Its a possibilty I think because you swapped the torque arm. Good Luck! Keep us posted to what it is when you find out.

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    Makes sense about the tranny mount since mine is kicking HARD today...

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