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Yes, and it hurts your driveline too. Wheel hop can cause differential failures (even though the tC doesn't have a differential, it does have a final drive gear that doesn't like to be severely shocked).

Check your tire pressure, it may be a tad too high.
 

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Front drive wheel hop is terrible! I've never really experienced it before I got this car. I thought something was wrong until I realized what it is.
Can't exactly put a pair of traction bars on this thing. What's the fix?
 

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i dont think that is a bad question. I am not really sure what the word "hop" means in this context. Maybe I do, I may use different words to describe the event.
 

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Originally posted by moriarty@Jan 11 2005, 02:30 PM
i dont think that is a bad question. I am not really sure what the word "hop" means in this context. Maybe I do, I may use different words to describe the event.
Wheel hop is a real term, A hopping action of the front wheels during heavy acceleration. Traction is lost and regained in rapid cycles after power is applied to the front wheels. It indicates a need for different tires, better shock absorbers, better springs, better axle control, different driving technique, or all of the above. The British term is "wheel patter" But the bigger question is has anybody been able to fix this one? I love my Tc and I plan to get the super charger in the spring. I don't want this problem following me with a sc under the hood. HELP!!!
 

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Originally posted by lo bux racer@Jan 10 2005, 11:18 PM
Yes, and it hurts your driveline too. Wheel hop can cause differential failures (even though the tC doesn't have a differential, it does have a final drive gear that doesn't like to be severely shocked).

Check your tire pressure, it may be a tad too high.
I have the 18's with the P Zero's and I keep them at 31.5 psi. Is that to much?
 

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I'd try dropping them to 28 and see if the problem persists first.
 
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