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Old 02-27-2013, 06:27 PM   #5
Elizabeth
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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
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