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Wheel Hop

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by Grifter, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. Grifter

    Grifter Member

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    - Integra Axels
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    1996 Honda Civic Hatch

    Now to the problem When I try to take off the line the tires tent to hop, not spin, and not plant but hop back into the wheel wells.

    Whats the best way to fix this?

    New engine mounts?
    Isnt there a traction bar I can add?
     
  2. asmallsol

    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    mount inserts, traction bars and better wheel tire combo can help. 17's suck for drag racing (or any other kind of racing for that matter) You have zero sidewall to absorb the sudden surge of power at the launch, so they just hop. If you have lets say a drag slick, it will coil up slightly and you'll hop significantly less.
     
  3. hybrid89

    hybrid89 thistownsucks...

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    welcome to the world of FWD!
     
  4. b204dr

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    asmallsol said almost every thing- you might also try feathering the clutch it might be your launch sucking (not to be offensive)
     
  5. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Yea, 17"s are a horrible rim for trying to race. Like asmallsol said, mount inserts, traction bars (though you will most certainly run into clearance issues when turning with 17"s), and a smaller rim with a better tire suitable for grip.
     
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