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Old 05-04-2014, 09:07 PM   #1
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2014 gt wheel hop, did i cause damage?

I launched hard while it was rainning on the street and the car hopped so i pushed the clutch in but when i shifted to second and got on the gas it hopped again so i let off. Do you think i could of cause some damage? The car seems to drive fine.

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Old 05-04-2014, 09:15 PM   #3
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Ok i didn't know its the first time i felt it

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This is a common behavior for our car. It can be remedied with an aftermarket upper control arm as well as some other things. It will not damage the car directly but of course be careful when losing traction like that.
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Ok i wonder how it would handle the drag strip. If its going to hop, I'll probably just take off slow then punch it instead of punching it off the line.

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Old 05-05-2014, 11:26 AM   #6
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Every car is a little different as far as hop goes. If you haven't been to the strip, start slow and work your way up to learn how your car handles it.
I tend to only get hop when I hit 2nd gear hard.I guess the release/hard load starts a vibration pattern that gets it hopping. Yours may be entirely different.
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This is dreaded so much by everyone everywhere and stock nor modded did I ever experience any wheel hop. Thankfully.
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I used rear lower control arms and relocation brackets to cure rear wheel hop in my 2013 gt
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F**k wheel hop!!!!! Cant stand it
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I bought eibach dual adjustable LCAs and I forgot the mfgr of the relocation brackets,
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$189 for LCAs and $120 for relocators to drop them down about 2.5 inches. I really have to pound on it in wet weather to make them hop, and it isn't as drastic
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I've heard that the UCA is much more important to cure the hop.
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I've heard that the UCA is much more important to cure the hop.
Yes you heard correct. The UCA is the true way to solve wheel hop

LCA's - control movement front to back

UCA - controls movement up and down.

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The **** stock gum rubber bushings are the real culprit.
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$189 for LCAs and $120 for relocators to drop them down about 2.5 inches. I really have to pound on it in wet weather to make them hop, and it isn't as drastic
How far are you lowered to be using the bottom hole?

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Also adjustable LCA's are useless. And not needed

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I installed all that originally on the track pack on stock ride height. I'm now running 1.75 lower in the back and 1.25 lower in the front. Front and rear sway bars and dampers all the way around. The LCAs worked for my car, and you have to lengthen them just a little with the relocation brackets, so the adjustable bars worked for me. They didn't pose any issues before or after the rest of the suspension was installed.
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For anyone considering LCA's go with the non adjustable ones. Preferably BMR. Leave the adjustable ones on the shelf.

Only adjustable one you need is the UCA

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All I know is Mark K. At Eibach is very helpful, and there was a technician at ford racing also told me that the relocation brackets change the geometry enough to kill the front and back dance that feels like the rear end is "hopping". I am prepping my ride for a run on the Nurburgring and wanted to spend a little extra to give myself any advantage I need to keep off the walls.
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All I know is Mark K. At Eibach is very helpful, and there was a technician at ford racing also told me that the relocation brackets change the geometry enough to kill the front and back dance that feels like the rear end is "hopping". I am prepping my ride for a run on the Nurburgring and wanted to spend a little extra to give myself any advantage I need to keep off the walls.
Ok well that explains your setup then. And choice of LCA's

Hooking on the street/ track is different.

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Just trying to prove to the Euros that a mustang isn't just a straight line car anymore...
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Driver mod.......never had it.
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Just trying to prove to the Euros that a mustang isn't just a straight line car anymore...
I have to be more open minded on here. I'm stuck in the street/drag strip setups. So I assume that's what other people are also. . I know what works there.

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