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Old 05-15-2008, 11:52 AM   #1
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at the track last night i had to abort a couple of my semi-burnouts (just need to clean dem tires, yo!) due to horrible wheelhop issues. on one run it caused me to launch on wet tires and hang the *** end all over the track for a hundred feet... while cool, it wasn't exactly what i needed to be doing at the time

so anyway, what are people doing to combat wheelhop? motor mounts, urethane bushings on the rear end, etc?
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When I had that occur in FWD.... I'd launch higher and spin them more. From my understanding... its better to spin and then grab... then hop and blow **** up.

I was launching the miata at 4k at the 1 autox I did with it stock... and it spun the 195 azenis and then hooked up quite well.

What rpm are you going at?
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And what tires are you using?
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Harder diff bushings and motor mounts. No more wheel hop with my rt 615's in 205 flavour after doing my rear diff bushings And the bottom plate that holds the diff up.

I would recommend doing the motor mounts aswell, mine are stock but only temporarly
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It went away on my old rx-7 with a diff brace, T shaped bolted to the frame. Probably just a band-aid, but it worked!
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went to the track tonight and i broke my rear end from wheel hop

i was one bfg drag radials
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What size rearend?
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when i first got my drags i went to the track and snapped one of the axles but wheel wasn't a problem
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What size rearend?

its a 4.10 them drag radials dont play
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its a 4.10 them drag radials dont play
he means... do you have a 1.6L or 1.8L diff... there is a big difference in the strength of the two due to the 1.8L have a much larger ring gear.
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its a 4.10 them drag radials dont play
Thats the gearing, what size? 90-93 6"? or 94+ 7"?
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Since he has a 4.10 it must be a 7" rear because the 6" rear from the 90-93 only came with a 4.30:1.

edit: I know that this is obvious to most of us and you guys were probably just asking again to hit home the point of 6" vs. 7".
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i think its is the 1.6 rear to tell the truth
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it has the output shafts not a cv into the pumpkin
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Blue,

What year is your car? The 94 and 95 had the 2-piece axles similar to the 1.6's.
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Mine is a 91 but i don't remember what year the cars was that i got it out of. I thought it was a 94, but could have been a 93, Not sure it was 4 years ago.
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Mine is a 91 but i don't remember what year the cars was that i got it out of. I thought it was a 94, but could have been a 93, Not sure it was 4 years ago.
What man you make absolutely no sense how can you not know what year car you have?
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my car is a 91 as i stated

the car i got it out i don't know the year it was 4 years ago

how did that not make sense
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I'd think you'd have remembered what year car your diff came out of. If nothing else, the '94+ diff is not directly interchangeable into a '91 without also replacing the propshaft and axles. Ring any bells?
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I've heard that you can take out your front sway bar to allow more weight to transfer to the back and therefore reduce wheel hop. I may be way off base here.
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