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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-14-2005, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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Wheel Hop-Help

I own a manual '04, Puse Red. I took it out to our local drag way last night, and was kind of disapointed on how much wheel hop this car has. If you lay of the gas a little it doesnt hop to bad, but wont launch as hard. Does anyone know of any mods for the frame to help out? I have checked BMR's website and found nothing. How about better tires that stick, Nitto? Any one has some feed back.
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The tries will help you launch but to get rid of the wheel hop the best thing i've heard of is a sway bar and polyurethane bushings
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Legionaire is right and you'll also need a BMR mount, someone told me they make polyurethane bushings for the rear!?! If you can find all three (I stock the mount and the sway bar & end links, just need the poly bushings) then it should eliminate the majority! BTW Nitto's hurt more than help(on hop,w/o mods)

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According to BMR, their "heavy duty drive shafts" will help decrease wheel hop. here's the link : http://www.bmrfabrication.com/GTO.htm
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good point, I forgot about our rubber jointed 2 piece "driveshafts", I swear that is the worse design ever!(my pinion on rubber u joints.. )
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Welcome to Independant Rear Suspension (IRS)
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Do all 04s have rubber U joints? Please inform this new owner.
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every gto has the rubber
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We get our BMR stock this friday!!!!!!!! Anyone have ?'s email me or pm me!
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