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Old 12-09-2013, 06:40 PM   #1
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Wheel hop

2014 1LE on the factory G2s. I get what seems to me like a ridiculous amount of wheel hop. Anytime I hammer it and break traction, it just hops. Only time it won't is in first gear and I build the RPMs up to do a burnout. I thought it was normal until about an hour ago I had a guy come into work who has a '14 SS with the pirellis. He says he doesn't get any wheel hop at all. Is it because of the grippier tires I have and the bigger sway bar? Is this something I should get looked at?

I was hoping to get experience from both SS and SS 1LE owners. Please and thank you.
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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First try trailing arms with new bushings. You can do the Trailing Arms + outer bushing yourself with a little patience. See my build thread. This worked for me. 1LEs have the ZL1 Toe rods, so no need to replace those.

If that doesn't do the trick replace the differential and rear cradle bushings.

To tighten up the steering do the Radius Rod Inserts, also in the build thread.
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:55 PM   #3
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Curing 5th Gen Camaro Wheel Hop
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:11 PM   #4
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Spherical bearing rear trailing arms and subframe connectors helped mine a lot. Pirelli's here though. Used to get a bunch, now none to speak of. Just smoke.
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:26 PM   #5
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Hm. Thanks for the info guys! I just don't get it. Lol. It's completely stock. 1-3 will hop. I can see this being normal for a bolt on/tuned car, just thought it was abnormal for 100% stock. Thanks for the info though!
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:45 PM   #6
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Alignment may be off from the factory. Trailing arms (or just the bushings), cradle bushes, and alignment. Wheel hop will be gone for good.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:21 PM   #7
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I used to have wheel hop, but now I don't. I changed my trailing arms and that is all it took. Stock tire right now though.
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:44 PM   #8
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Stickier tires will exaggerated wheel hop further as there is more grip causing more force to deflect the stock rubber bushings.

I'd suggest looking into some trailing arms with outer T/A bushing (some don't include the outer bushing, so keep that in mind) Solid subframe mounts (I recommend Pfadt) and upper control arm bushings while you are in there. (we offer some pre-pressed in new GM brackets to save you time and labor)

These 3 things will cure wheel hop and give you a much more stable feeling at during high speed cornering. Feel free to call, PM or email me anytime with questions.

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Old 12-10-2013, 01:06 PM   #9
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I'm blown with a manual. Trailing arms and bushings, upper control arm bushings, cradle full bushings and toe rods installed and I'm hop free.
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