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Author Topic:   RR Wheel Hopping
RangeRover
Member
posted October 03, 2002 06:29 AM
My two suggestions would be: check for a clump of mud on rim (out of balance), or worn shock.


Geffy95x
Member
posted October 03, 2002 08:38 AM
Just what he said and as well it could be your shock is too far from your wheel so the rate would be too weak.


outlawstock17
Member
posted October 03, 2002 11:18 AM
yeah, a big mud clump will do that....on the front it'll shake your hands numb.

if it's not a bad shock or a clump of mud, it may be a tire spinnin' wheel hop thing. since you said that you had to back off the gas to let the tires catch, that's my guess. factory 4 links are known to have this problem. try lowering the lower control arm mounting point on your rearend housing, if your rules don't say that you can't.

widebody
Member
posted October 03, 2002 11:44 AM
If non of the other things check out look at your bushings on the rear control arms.
if a bushing tore out it will make a terrible hop...


racer17j
Member
posted October 03, 2002 04:11 PM
one little trick to keep the mud thery here some hapening is to put a bunch of zip ties on the wheels when the wheel turns it will hit any mud out of the wheel we do this on the right side also spraying it with some wd40 helps too. you might also want to check that you don't have a slightly bent axle or wheel


RangeRover
Member
posted October 05, 2002 11:43 AM
I also had what I felt was a rr wheel hop problem a couple years back,and what it was in the end was a slightly bent axle. What surprised me more than anything,with the 10 bolts, when you bend that axle the seal starts to leak right away. One thing that I suggest is to take a moment and check those axles and seals if you are running a 10 bolt. It is only cheap insurance to do so.


RangeRover
Member
posted October 07, 2002 06:20 AM
If you have any doubt about your axle being bent,that is after looking and doing all the simlpe tasks,bite the bullet,pull the cover,pull the clips, and check those axles. An rear end freshin'up just maybe in the works,seals,bearings,and lube. You can put a straight edge on those axles to check for trueness. If you run a higher banked track,you may want to check into a better axle. All this work will pay for itself in the long term. Money spent in the rear end,just may put you on the front end of a feature victory.


Geffy95x
Member
posted October 08, 2002 11:30 AM
Details Details Details.......cant win without them!!!!


RangeRover
Member
posted October 08, 2002 02:58 PM
The 10 bolt is a good rear end,not the best,but it will get the job done where as it may be what you have to run. I've see very lite rear wheel hits squarely on the tire and rim wipe out a axle and bearing. This happens alot with the pavement and enduro guys around these parts. Some people never pay any attention to the rear end,it is like the rest of your car,it needs alittle tender care once in a while.
Another area that never gets looked at is the area where the control arms go into the frame,look at the upper and lower areas. You might be surprised where some welding and gussets make be needed.


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