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Old 12-27-2012, 10:07 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by mac.mogul View Post
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.
I figured something along those lines. I just don't know how fwd suspension geometry works. I'm assuming stiffer rear suspension would keep the back from squatting and the front from lifting as bad but it would take stiffer fronts too to keep everything working right.

I wish I could just convert to rwd, that's easy stuff.
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