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I have a 69 Lemans with a 400. swapped out stock rear end for 12 bolt posi with 342 gears out of a 70 Pontiac, really bad wheel hop off the line, any suggestions with dealing with this would be appreciated.
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I have a 69 Lemans with a 400. swapped out stock rear end for 12 bolt posi with 342 gears out of a 70 Pontiac, really bad wheel hop off the line, any suggestions with dealing with this would be appreciated.
Really violent wheel hop will break things - like the frame. A jacked up rear end makes things worse.

First would be all new bushings. Worn bushings can be a cause - too much play.

Dick Miller has some good products. His book is a must if you want to get serious about traction: https://store.dickmillerracing.com/rearsuspensions.aspx

If the rear end is jacked up, you may want "no-hop bars." If you do a web search using that term, you should pull up a couple different styles. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/q...yABEgLDivD_BwE and

If stock height or lower, you might use Rear Control Arm Relocation Brackets: 1964 - 1972 GM A-Body Rear Control Arm Relocation Brackets - Bolt-In [4012] - $149.99 : UMI Performance, Inc.

You might also try a different rear spring and/or shock absorber.

You can also change suspension geometry that alters your Instant Center. http://www.wallaceracing.com/coilspring.htm

Highly suggest upper/lower control arm braces if you are going to use that throttle to its fullest at stop lights, stop signs, against rice burners, and LS Chebbies.
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What Jim said, also the simple load handler air bags inside the coils will allow you a little adjustment for rake angle without screwing up pinion angle and reduce a little of the roll and oversteer in corners.
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Thanks for the help. I will start going through the links you sent and I will definitely look into your suggestion
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