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Old 03-04-2009, 09:28 AM   #1
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bumpy peel outs???

i think i know the reason for this happening, but i want to check and make sure it isn't a bigger problem.

i have 17" rims w/ nexxen 5000 tires. the tires are bad, causing a unsmooth ride like they were out of balance but even when balanced out the problem was still there, even got the hubcentric rings, only two of them cause the problem with a road force of 18 and 20 and i had them put on the back, the ones on the fron have road force of 5 and 6.I suspect that the dealership rotated the bad ones to the front(against my wishes) or the front two are messed up now. im not going to lie, after i found out that they were bad and i basically had to buy new tires after only 7000 miles i am playing w/ them untill they are balled, not even close.

ive noticed that when i attempt a peel out(not on the road) that a violent bumping occurs. I can hear and feel it. i think that due to the wheels being uneven that they are bouncing??????

its an 08 focus so i don't think that anything is broken because i don't really punish the car other than an occasional peel out and sharp turning in an empty parking lot, but that is few and far inbetween.

any suggestions on what it might be or does that sound rational?


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Are they the stock 17" rims?
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sorry, no they are ICW adrenalines, 17X7.5 i think, which do cause rubbing problems when going fast over bumps or dips in the road(im sure front wheels) and going too fast turning through a stop light in an intersection(rear wheels) w/ someone in the back
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Its wheel hop, happens with FWD cars. Can't get around physics.
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alright, thats what i thought it was, any way to help prevent that? because it doesn't do it all the time, just most of it
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Its wheel hop, happens with FWD cars. Can't get around physics.

X2 the only way to get rid of this is to get traction bars. idk if they make them for the focus but the probe forums have people them and it solves the problem
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17x 7.5's should rub they come stock that size on the 09's you might have to change out your motor mounts so a stiffer mount to stop the wheel hop..that what i have to do in my srt-4(the wheel hop will rattle your brains out with out new ones)
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eh, i found some for a 00-03 focus, but none for 08, i have the strut tower brace from fs, would getting the lower brace help at all?
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17x 7.5's should rub they come stock that size on the 09's you might have to change out your motor mounts so a stiffer mount to stop the wheel hop..that what i have to do in my srt-4(the wheel hop will rattle your brains out with out new ones)
are you talking about the dogbone (rear motor mount)? i was looking at doing that and found a thread, seemed simple enough.

yeah, i have an 08 coupe s, i was going for price, not all the bells and whistles :), including tax, title, and tags, $11,800 wasn't a bad price for a new car that had 0 miles on it
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thats not a bad price at all..yeah just the rear mount, if you do all of them it will be too stiff and you wont like the ride becasue its made more for racing not for street driving
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