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Old 01-04-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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Ok so I'm new to this leaf spring thing... what do we need to do to stop this wheel hop when spinning the tires?
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lol new or better shocks.... if that doesnt do it then either replace the springs or check the bushings for being bad...

these trucks have weak springs and usually bad shocks...
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And traction bars
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Or cheaper tires!lol
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Ok so I'm new to this leaf spring thing... what do we need to do to stop this wheel hop when spinning the tires?
1 ton of sand should do the trick.
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Don't spin the tires
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I'll ignore that last comment... there's nothing but ice and snow here for 9 months of the year, besides what's the fun in that?

Tires are cheap enough... in fact they could be the originals they are so cracked on the sidewalls.

I was thinking of a panhard bar but thats for side to side motion isn't it? A traction bar is the big bar that goes under the diff and connects up to a mated yolk thats under the tranny Xmember isn't it?

I know MM has one for the stang any chance it may work with our trucks?
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id suggest either heavier duty springs or atleast overloads. or shocks like everyone else said.
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Ladder bars I believe. And some weight, we got nothing back there
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NONE of that matters if the shocks and springs and/or bushings are shot....

if those are to be true no amount of traction bars, panhard bars or weight will stop wheel hop...

Wheel hop is mostly cause by the Shock inability to stop the rapid rebound...Stiffer shocks really help....

My shocks are gone on my truck and the springs are still pretty good... I got 800 pounds of weight in the bed and I still get wheel hop and its pretty violent... simple fix is take off like normal or replace the shock....which I am too lazy to do
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