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Author Topic:   Wheel hop
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted May 24, 2002 07:52 AM
The other night I raced I developed wheel hop about a third way down the straight. The car is a 80 monte with the stock rear trailing arms. Anybody have any ideas?

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted May 24, 2002 11:22 AM
My guess would be a worn rubber bushing in a control arm?

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted May 24, 2002 11:46 AM UIN: 54865418
does it do it all the time or just every once and a while you could have mud building up and causeing the tire to be out of balance

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted May 24, 2002 12:01 PM
I starts about a 1/3 down the track. I can lift for a second and get back on the gas and its gone. will do the same thing on the next straight.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted May 24, 2002 01:52 PM
Shocks are the answer, the hop probably starts earlier than you know but becomes pronounced enough to reach extremes at the third way point. Try a good set of sgocks, our cutlass had the same thing, a set of pro shocks remedied it.

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