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Old 12-18-2011, 08:47 AM
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My 93 chevy pickup has extreme wheel hop under full acelaration .I would like to use a traction bar like the ones cal trac makes but they are to expension for. Ialso dont want to use the old style slapper bars .They hang down to much . I would really appreciate some suggestions . My pickup is a c1500 2 wheel drive . 350 engine,cam headers . moderatly lowered Thanks

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is the rearend on top or below the spring pack?
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stagger your shocks

mount one forward and the other rearward like Ford done to cure that problem.
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is the rearend on top or below the spring pack?
The rear end is below the spring pack.
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There could be several factors. Tires and cause wheel hop if the tread is separating, I had the same problem after lowering my 56 Ford. Depending on how low your going. Lowering the car will change the pitch angle of the rear end. What I did was I raised the front hangers about an inch on the frame and that allowed me to retain the correct pitch angle for the rear end, driveline. My method will lower the truck another 1/2 inch or so... Another option is to purchase wedges which come in various degrees of pitch. Those can be placed underneath the rear mounts (ubolts) to correct it as well. After I did that, I had zero wheel hop. Wheel hop is common when you remove leafs to lower the rear. The leaf become weaker due to less leafs as well. Here's a good article that may help you understand what is going on.
http://www.competitionengineering.co...s/chassis2.asp
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Whats the rate on the shock absorbers in the rear? I thought I was being clever when I was towing some rather heavy loads that were eating stock shocks. I decided to replace them with some rather stiff coil springs and reinforced the spring perches on the frame. I had horrible wheel hop to the point where it practically beat my dash to pieces when I wasn't towing a load.

I should mention that I have 2wd 96 C2500 lowered 3"/4"
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Whats the rate on the shock absorbers in the rear? I thought I was being clever when I was towing some rather heavy loads that were eating stock shocks. I decided to replace them with some rather stiff coil springs and reinforced the spring perches on the frame. I had horrible wheel hop to the point where it practically beat my dash to pieces when I wasn't towing a load.

I should mention that I have 2wd 96 C2500 lowered 3"/4"
I dont no the rate of the shocks . They are new monroe gas shocks
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you can make a bar that goes from the u-bolts to the front spring hanger bolt something like this looks pretty simple
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Thanks so much for the information. I will call tomorrow to see if this will work on a 2 wheel drive .
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