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Old 05-21-2012, 11:25 AM   #1
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Wheel hop

Is it true that the older LX has like a dampener on the rear axle to keep it from wheel hopping? They act like traction bars, and the GT's didn't come with them?
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All I know is its called a quad shock system...I have a 89 lx hatchback and it has them.crappy part is I have to take them off cause my rear tires are a 275 and they tend to rub from time to time....also if anyone knows...what are the effects of removing the quad shocks?
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Oh ok. How often does it rub bc that's the size I was about to put on mine. And on taking them off is think just wheel hop
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All I know is its called a quad shock system...I have a 89 lx hatchback and it has them.crappy part is I have to take them off cause my rear tires are a 275 and they tend to rub from time to time....also if anyone knows...what are the effects of removing the quad shocks?
I know of many new edges that removed them and there are no negative effects, may have more wheel hop, but from what I've heard, it's not much, thats practically the only difference between a GT suspension and v6 suspension are the quads.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:32 PM   #5
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You can ditch the quad shock set up if you have a good set of aftermarket lower control arms.
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So u could ditch the quad shock set up and just run traction bars and like he said a good set of lower control arms and be fine?
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:44 PM   #7
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Yes. I myself like the UMI lift bars. That's what I have on my 90 gt and ditched the quads
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:00 PM   #8
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Oh ok cool will the 275's rub of I put a 1 inch lowering spring on it?
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:10 PM   #9
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Not sure but I'm running 255/40r17 with 17in cobra rs and there is tons of room with 1.5in drop. And running 26x10.5-15 et streets on stock 15 in ponies and im fine.
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How wide r your 17's? I was thinking bout like a 10 in the rear and 9 up front or just do 9 all the way around
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I'm dropped a little over 2", still have my quads on and no rubbing from my 275's. 17x9 cobra r wheels as well.
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Mine are 17x9s
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Yea I was wanting to lower it but dnt want it to rub So I can go two inches and do 17x9 all the way around
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Yea I was wanting to lower it but dnt want it to rub So I can go two inches and do 17x9 all the way around
17x9 will rub a stock a arm in the front.
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17x9 will rub a stock a arm in the front.
Yes it will mine only rubs turned all the way to the right !
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Ok so what arms would I need bc u just said urs dnt rub and u have 17x9 and 275's
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Ok so what arms would I need bc u just said urs dnt rub and u have 17x9 and 275's
275 in the back doesn't rub, the rims in the front rub the a arms, stock height and lowered when turned all the way one way or the other. Simple solution to that is steering rack limiters, or tubular a arms.
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Ahhhhhhh smart man lol. Well I really wanna lower mine I just like that look and I like a wide wheel lol my buddy had a 01 pretty much slammed with 10.5 in the rear and 9 in the front and it looked sick.
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Well I took my quad shocks off so I could remove the 1/4 inch wheel spacers due to the 275's rubbing on the lip of the quarters(I haven't got the rolled yet,but it's def. on my list).I've noticed a little bit of wheel hop...but I can deal with It for now.I am going to stay with my 2" drop and come up it a better 4 link plan in the future...
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:34 PM   #20
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Yea like he said get some arms or traction bars
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