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Old 12-27-2012, 08:32 AM   #15
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In our cars, being so underpowered, a motor mount might make the front end feel more solid, but its not the cure for wheel hop.

Wheel hop occurs when the tires accelerate faster than the mass of the vehicle. When they grip, they toe-out and lose grip. When the tires spin, they aren't accelerating so they toe-in and get grip again. Wheel hop is that process of the wheels toeing in and out, getting grip and losing grip.

When you beef up your suspension, you eliminate wheel hop. That is a fact. Motor mounts don't have anything to do with the root cause of wheel hop.
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