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Old 08-05-2003, 11:35 PM
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wheel hopping monte

I have a 78 monte 500hp and it wheel hops.I put the edelbrock package in,upper and lower control arms and tublar braces and still.3.73 gears ,when it hops it breaks the axles.NEED IDEAS

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how much torque is your engine producing. try a set of lakewood traction bars. and if your just using it on the street try installing drag shocks all the way around the car.toget the tires planted.and try a softer tire.
it does'nt matter what rear endyou put under you car if it hops the tires your gone to break something sonner or later
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Check your pinion angle, It sounds like it might be too high. .............GlennK
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I noticed in your other thread use mention using overload springs on your shocks. Is this a common coil-sprung rear practice? I know little about coil-spring setups, but in a leaf spring setup that could cause the wheel hop, as the shocks are now too dtiff to damp the rear suspension under launch. If this is the case, the tires may now be the softest "spring" in the suspension, and causing the wheel hop.

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The car will pull the front end once it is moving.It gets very good weight transfer,but will wheel hop off the line.I bought the anti hop bars for ajusting pinion angle angle.This problem only ocurred after i raised the rear end of the car to high.Even after i lowered it back down it would not go away.
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Do you have a pinion snubber? It sound like the rear end is winding up. Something has changed when you raised the car. I would still check the pinion angle and try lowering it a couple of degrees and put a pinion snubber in OR like someone else suggested, get a set of ladder bars.........GlennK
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