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Old 05-02-2014, 07:33 PM   #21
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There's a very heated thread that goes over what causes wheel hop and how you can get rid of it. A stiffer mount will... help-but should by no means be used in an effort to "eliminate" wheel hop. The mount has little to no effect on the forces that cause the problem.

I have the VF mount. It's wonderful and I definitely recommend it. I hardly notice vibrations and shifts are much easier and more precise. I do still get wheel hop on hard launches, though it is not as pronounced as it is with the factory motor mount.

There is a noticeably sharper reaction to throttle input with a stiffer mount, however I can not recommend modifying the driver and passenger side mounts on a daily driven vehicle. The vibration would be ridiculous and you would likely never notice a difference in performance vs the stock mounts.
I can definitely tell you it's solved my wheel hop issues on my past FWD vehicles. RWD vehicles however are a whole other beast. With my Mustang I would have had to upgrade my upper and lower rear control arms and probably upgrade the motor mounts to completely reduce the wheel hop.
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:30 AM   #22
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Like I said, this has been discussed at length.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...ight=wheel+hop

Motor mounts will not get rid of wheel hop. Many things contribute to cause wheel-hop and the engine mounts are just 1% of the equation. Weak suspension is the majority cause of wheel hop. Stiffen the bushings, correct the damping, and use good tires to eliminate wheel hop.

I already said I have a VF mount and still experience wheel hop. It isn't because the VF mount is too soft or badly designed. Even if I went solid mounts all around I would still get the same amount of wheel hop.
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:55 AM   #23
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I'm sure it's not going to end my wheel hop, but if it helps any, I'll be happy. I picked it up yesterday from Tom and I'll throw it on later in the week when my roof spoiler comes in.
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