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Old 09-12-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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trying to fix the wheel hop! any suggestions?

Any suggestions on rear suspension parts to stop the wheel hop and achieve a better launch? I started to look into the lower control arms but not too sure what brands have performed better. Plus they offer both adjustable and fixed so I don’t want to invest in the wrong ones.
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:27 PM   #2
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Trailing arms seem to be the biggest hit/lowest cost towards getting rid of wheel hop. Many brands out there that all improve on the stock part.
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:29 PM   #3
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Sticky tires. If you never lose traction, you cant hop.
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rear cradle bushings, rear suspension bushings, trailing arms, drag radial tires or slicks, lower control arms, *that's all I can think of now*

There really is no "wrong" answer as to whether adjustable/non-adjustable. Depending on what your needs are, that's the one you get. I would talk to some of the guys from Pfadt, Pedders, BMR, etc about what you are trying to do with the car and then they can help you get the right set up.
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The "wheel hop trifecta" for these cars is rear trailing arms, toe rods, and bushings (rear cradle and differential). Those three things will generally take care of wheel hop for most 5th gen Camaros.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:10 AM   #6
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The "wheel hop trifecta" for these cars is rear trailing arms, toe rods, and bushings (rear cradle and differential). Those three things will generally take care of wheel hop for most 5th gen Camaros.

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Chase is right, minimizing suspension deflection will minimize wheel hop. The three biggest contributors to this are the Trailing Arms, Toe Rods and Cradle Bushings. Trailing Arms control wheel movement forward and rearward while Toe Rods control toe variation, insuring that the tires are always pointed in the right direction. The Cradle Bushings locate all of the rear suspension and driveline making them a very important factor for handling, acceleration, braking, and traction.

Trailing Arms will usually reduce the majority of your wheel hop and are the easiest (and most economical) to install. If you want to save some money, start there and see how the car responds. If they don't control your wheelhop, then do the other two. The Toe Rods and Cradle bushings should be done at the same time since you must lower the cradle to do both.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:17 AM   #7
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I did the whole BMR rear suspension upgrade and it cut 7/10ths off my 1/4 mile time
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:28 AM   #8
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I did the whole BMR rear suspension upgrade and it cut 7/10ths off my 1/4 mile time
Great feedback, thanks!!
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rear cradle bushings, rear suspension bushings, trailing arms, drag radial tires or slicks, lower control arms, *that's all I can think of now*

There really is no "wrong" answer as to whether adjustable/non-adjustable. Depending on what your needs are, that's the one you get. I would talk to some of the guys from Pfadt, Pedders, BMR, etc about what you are trying to do with the car and then they can help you get the right set up.
i have most of these things i can say u need them all...i still need stickys and i need a couple of others mods, the subframe bushings and trailing arms alone helped out a lot however
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I did the whole BMR rear suspension upgrade and it cut 7/10ths off my 1/4 mile time
Very nice! Most people modifying their cars get too focused on adding horsepower and forget about supporting mods. You can make all the power in the world but if you can't put it to the pavement it doesn't matter.
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The "wheel hop trifecta" for these cars is rear trailing arms, toe rods, and bushings (rear cradle and differential). Those three things will generally take care of wheel hop for most 5th gen Camaros.
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Chase is right, minimizing suspension deflection will minimize wheel hop. The three biggest contributors to this are the Trailing Arms, Toe Rods and Cradle Bushings. Trailing Arms control wheel movement forward and rearward while Toe Rods control toe variation, insuring that the tires are always pointed in the right direction. The Cradle Bushings locate all of the rear suspension and driveline making them a very important factor for handling, acceleration, braking, and traction.

Trailing Arms will usually reduce the majority of your wheel hop and are the easiest (and most economical) to install. If you want to save some money, start there and see how the car responds. If they don't control your wheelhop, then do the other two. The Toe Rods and Cradle bushings should be done at the same time since you must lower the cradle to do both.
Brett,

What rear toe settings do yall use on the red car at the drag strip? How will different toe settings effect straight line traction?


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Old 09-13-2011, 09:05 PM   #14
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Thanks for the info. I talked to a couple manufactures today and felt most comfortable with the knowledge of the BMR guys. I ordered rear trailing arms, toe rods, and a bushing kit. Guess I’ll see what happens!
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