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just picked up an impulse blue 04 w/ 5000 miles, 6 speed, i know that i cant be the only one that has bad wheel hop, does anyone know if the urethane rear arm bushing kit will cure it or is there anything else, any help from someone who has had the same problem would be appreciated thanks, Don
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Congrats on the new ride. I installed some pedders springs. No more wheel hop. I can just BOIL the back tires now. Hope this helps. Good luck.
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just picked up an impulse blue 04 w/ 5000 miles, 6 speed, i know that i cant be the only one that has bad wheel hop, does anyone know if the urethane rear arm bushing kit will cure it or is there anything else, any help from someone who has had the same problem would be appreciated thanks, Don
dont know for shore, but I bet you he 17" rims. mine dose the same. 06 m6. my brothers 05 a4 has 18" rims has'nt done it once. but the tires on the 18" are summer tires. so I'd say more the tires.
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Congrats on the new ride. I installed some pedders springs. No more wheel hop. I can just BOIL the back tires now. Hope this helps. Good luck.
did your stock rims do the same thing, before you put the springs on.
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I've been driving my M6 '06 with 17" rims for several months now. I haven't had it to the track but have yet to experience any wheel hop at all on the street. And yes I have boiled the tires once or twice (not hard to do ).

It may be a different story on a sticky track, I'll find out this fall when it cools down some.

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I've been driving my M6 '06 with 17" rims for several months now. I haven't had it to the track but have yet to experience any wheel hop at all on the street. And yes I have boiled the tires once or twice (not hard to do ).

It may be a different story on a sticky track, I'll find out this fall when it cools down some.
also never been to the track, but when I try to light them up she hops bad. now sideway's she's good. has the most control that seen, and Iuse to live in the boonies. dirt roads all over. I'd do 50 mph sideways down the road. I see why the gto won the drift's. THANKS MAN I'll add that to my list for the dealer.
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AUSSIE, were those the sport or drag springs , ill try it out because like he said , sideways its smooth but straight it a hopper and its stock g force rubber on 17's thanks man
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Hmmm, interesting that there is such a wide range of experiences with the stock setup. Something must be different from car to car, maybe they used multiple sources for the springs and/or bushings and there is a slight difference? I'm glad my car doesn't hop, at least not on the street. I had a '67 FB that hopped like crazy with the monoleafs and factory bars and ended up putting helper springs and airshocks on it to get it under control. So I've been there.

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just picked up an impulse blue 04 w/ 5000 miles, 6 speed, i know that i cant be the only one that has bad wheel hop, does anyone know if the urethane rear arm bushing kit will cure it or is there anything else, any help from someone who has had the same problem would be appreciated thanks, Don

Hey congrats! If you look back a little i was asking the same questions a few months ago. I have a 04 YJ m6.and I have done a couple of things to keep my wheel hop down I installed drag bags and they worked for a short while till the air bled out of bags two good passes then i went to springs they did ok I installed a SLP rear sway bar that helped alot, but my best improvement I have done so far is the Harrop rear differential cover it craddles the rear end in a much more steady manor the wheel hop is there when i am not in the correct line at the track but making it happen takes some work for me now. with the IRS rear ends in these cars it is increadably hard to get wheel hop out of the system 100 percent. love that nice poping noise from the rear panels huh?
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Drag Bags from BMR...a cheap $100 mod that cures the hop.

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