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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-11-2006, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wheel Hop Advice

With the stock tires for the 2005 GTO I never had a wheel hop. Spun like hell then took off. When I purchsed the Nitto Drag radials 275 40 17 for the back I get it quite a bit. I have a hell of a lot better traction with the new tires but it seems to go from a little spin right to grip and wheel hop. Maybe I just need to adjust my driving habits with the new tires. Maybe these tires were meant to be really heated up before jumping on them.
From I understand the hopping is really bad for the back end. If I can't get rid of the wheel hopping should I look to reinforce the backend? If so what are my options.

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Just take some time to learn where the traction point is on the throttle. It can be very difficult with our boys. But it can be done.
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Changing out your rear end Diff Cover for the Harrop Diff Cover will make a big difference. You will be eliminating almost all the Differential torque under acceleration and cornering allowing less rear wheel travel.
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Changing out your rear end Diff Cover for the Harrop Diff Cover will make a big difference. You will be eliminating almost all the Differential torque under acceleration and cornering allowing less rear wheel travel.
How does this effect the wheel travel if it's a diff cover? Do you have a site or a pic? I would like to elemitate the wheel hop issues as well.

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Energy Suspension's Rear Sub frame bushings for street use will eliminate a great deal of wheel hop.........open link and scroll down.http://www.energysuspension.com/pages/newpd1.html

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A lot have found decent success with Koni adjustables. A lot easier of an install.
Im going the cheap easy way first.........Konis and air bags.

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I can definatly see how this would help from these pics. The price seems kinda high. Anyone done this? Is it definatly worth it or better using the money elsewhere?

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Are you still able to mount the speed sensors with the Harrop diff cover?
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Heres a link with a pic showing wher they are mounted.


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