Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum - Reply to Topic
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack > Wheel Hop

Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack The place to go for answers on wheel types, tire sizes, offset, wheel patterns and more.
Sponsored By:
Tire Rack


Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Thread: Wheel Hop Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
02-27-2013 09:51 PM
felixthecat
Quote:
Originally Posted by bowhunter11 View Post
Will this my car? ST mount different from base?
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...HBSa2cyqg7sJLw
Those people do mazda parts also, as does Sure motorsports & JBR. It should & that'll help out a lot.
02-27-2013 07:33 PM
bowhunter11 Will this my car? ST mount different from base?
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...HBSa2cyqg7sJLw
02-27-2013 07:27 PM
Elizabeth Wheel hop is really hard on the car. If you cannot solve it STOP!

It takes some finess to prevent wheel hop.
Part of it is guts.
You have to force the wheel to spin harder than you are currently doing..
Allow the clutch to slip just a little more while giving it more power while doing so. you want to break traction fully for a moment at least ... so the car is already moving forward when the wheel reconnects. as is, now you are only getting close, and the wheel is bouncing and shaking the Hell out of all the connected parts.
My former Contour SVT was great at getting wheel hop. After awhile i learned how to push the car right past that point and make a good minor spins the wheel instead of a hop.

I found the only way to end a hop (once it is happening) is off the gas or push in the clutch.
Maybe some automotive genius can push through a hop start and continue with heavy throttle (no let up).. But i've never done it
02-27-2013 07:23 PM
Buickboy you need to slip the clutch to get moving quickly, dumping it won't do you any good

I agree on the rear motor mount
02-27-2013 06:48 PM
Indy'sexclusiveZx3 Or get a new stiffer rear motor mount
02-27-2013 06:45 PM
Notcolorblind Get performance control arms.
02-27-2013 06:33 PM
bowhunter11
Wheel Hop

when i drop the clutch and hammer the gas in first gear i get bad wheel hop all the time, even if i just accelerate fast in 1st. car has less the 5,000 miles.
what would be the best way to solve this problem? or just help the problem so its not as bad.
i can get better springs for about $200 or ford sells a full performance suspension package for $900 thats a little more then what i want to spend though. what do you think?

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:15 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Cadillac ATS-V, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.