wheel hop and tire spin

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by RacingRangerRandy, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. RacingRangerRandy

    RacingRangerRandy New Member

    so when i take off from a launch i get some serious wheel hop and tire spin. ive tried adjusting wheel bearing and brake rotors. i have also upgraded my caster pinions and that hasnt even worked. ive even changed my leaf springs. it might just be a fouled plug though? i thought it could of been weight too, so i took out all the gauges and interior. it just sucks not seeing my oil psi or anyhting. my next step is to get some new dellauntie d7 thunders cause i hear that they help reduce wheel hop.
    any ideas? i open to anything. ill try any thing twice.
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  3. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    How are you adjusting wheel bearings in the rear? And if you arent I assume you're doing that in the front, which is pointless. If you're "racing" this thing, you might need a set of trac bars. James Duff sells a nice kit for around $100.
  4. ZRanger28

    ZRanger28 Got boost?

    definatly get trac bars, our f450 would wheel hop like crazy when we would get on it and now after trac bars, its glued to the road. my camaro had wheel hop and trac bars cured it right up also. the $100 james duff kit is nice for like daily drivers who just have spring wrap and slight wheel hop on hard accel. but if your "hardcore" racing this thing, get the more expensive kit, it will take the beating from constant launches
  5. TurdFX4

    TurdFX4 Schuylkill Countys Finest

  6. El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    I want some of those but they wont fit newer Rangers :(

    And this will definitly sure your wheel hop
  7. TurdFX4

    TurdFX4 Schuylkill Countys Finest

    I have them on my '03, but seeing you have an '11, with disc brake rears, they may not fit
  8. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    I dont see why they wouldnt. The front leaf spring hanger is the same from 1993 to 2011. The rear hanger is what changed. Either way, they're the same leaf springs, same front hanger. Only different thing is the 3.25" axle tube diameter, which the James Duff kit includes (Turd said you have to ask for it).

    And disc brakes shouldnt cause a problem.
  9. El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    Awesome! I might look into that lol. Ill prolly change my mind when I see the price though...
  10. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    Like I said, its only $100
  11. El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    Thats not too bad lol
  12. DPG3

    DPG3 Member

    the reason it hops is becuase of the leaf springs. its just the design of them.
  13. El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    Its not a huge deal. Even the brand new Camaros do it. All you need are some traction bars!

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