Has anybody els noticed a problem with wheel hop? Sometimes when accelerating hard I notice my frount tires doing this. Does anybody know what you can do about this? Does this really hurt getting off the line?
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!!!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.
I have the 18's with the P Zero's and I keep them at 31.5 psi. Is that to much?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.