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Old 12-27-2012, 12:27 PM   #17
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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.
Hmm, interesting. I figured my 10+ years in automotive sales and service would at least teach me something. Turns out I can learn a lot more on the internet.

Not trying to be a prick here, but you're not wrong and you're not right. Engine mounts can and will cause issues with wheel hop. This isn't something I'm speculating, it's something I've experienced first hand.

I'm not going to argue anymore, as I'm not one to start online wars. Just stating something from personal experience.
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