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Wheel Hop / Axle Bind on your 2010


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Ladies and gents,

 

One of the first suspension items to change out in the pre-2010 GT500s is the lower control arms. As many of you know, this solved - for the most part - the horrible wheel hop and suspension bind in these vehicles experienced when loading them up with hard runs. Has anyone past their break-in period gotten on her enough to loosen the wheels and experienced this on their 2010? I'm just making a list of "toys to get" and this is usually at the top of the list. No point in making more power until the suspension issues are resolved; if any.

 

Joseph (FordGeek)

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Well, which is it? The upper or the lower or both. I sure don't want any wheel hop if I decide to do a little hole shot.

 

Some recommend all three...I only changed the two lowers and the difference was HUGE. I never really found the need to replace the upper; even though it too is a piece of crap.

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I read in one of the magazine reviews that the launch control helps out with the wheel hop by controlling the spin a bit. It was tested from a stand still launch though..not sure about the case where you're already moving and punch it.

 

I think you mean the traction control. The Camaro SS has launch control the GT500 does not. The way I understand it is you want the traction control off for off the line accelleration. With it on and you floor the gas it will kick in to slow you down. So, I guess in a way if you have the traction control on I would imagine it would help reduce the wheel hop, but also slow you down. I'm no expert, I imagine someone else here can explain this much better than me.

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I think you mean the traction control. The Camaro SS has launch control the GT500 does not. The way I understand it is you want the traction control off for off the line accelleration. With it on and you floor the gas it will kick in to slow you down. So, I guess in a way if you have the traction control on I would imagine it would help reduce the wheel hop, but also slow you down. I'm no expert, I imagine someone else here can explain this much better than me.

 

 

OK! First there are three traction control modes on the 2010 GT500, 1- traction control "on", 2-traction control "off" and 3-traction control "off" "Sport Mode". I have not experienced wheel hop as of yet, However, I have not done a hard launch in "Sport Mode". I have hammered it a couple time in first gear at about 15mph and it does spin in first and second fairly heavy but no wheel-hop and you always feel in control of the situation. I am going to do a hard launch in Sport Mode to see if I have wheel-hop.

 

With traction control "on" "No Wheel-hop", Traction Control "off" No wheel-hop. I am considering purchasing the EVO ultimate lowering kit which should address the wheel-hop.

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With traction control "on" "No Wheel-hop", Traction Control "off" No wheel-hop. I am considering purchasing the EVO ultimate lowering kit which should address the wheel-hop.

 

I thought about the EVO ultimate lowering kit. However, from what I've read they haven't had their 2010 that long. The 2010 handles so much better stock then the 07-09. It would seem to me not as much would have to be done when lowering the car. I wonder how much real "testing" was done on the 2010 to determine if things really made a big difference.

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I thought about the EVO ultimate lowering kit. However, from what I've read they haven't had their 2010 that long. The 2010 handles so much better stock then the 07-09. It would seem to me not as much would have to be done when lowering the car. I wonder how much real "testing" was done on the 2010 to determine if things really made a big difference.

 

 

I agree. I would really like to hear from an SVT engineer themself, or someone along that line.........and ask what exactly needs to be done to the new car if you lower it. I've heard so many respnses from just springs and an adjustable panhard, to that and LCAs and UCAs and this and that..blah blah blah. I don't mind spending the money to do it right, but if I'm only lowering for looks ( not the track) and to keep it handling as close to stock, I dont want to waste money I could spend elsewhere.

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I thought about the EVO ultimate lowering kit. However, from what I've read they haven't had their 2010 that long. The 2010 handles so much better stock then the 07-09. It would seem to me not as much would have to be done when lowering the car. I wonder how much real "testing" was done on the 2010 to determine if things really made a big difference.

 

I agree, I really am thinking about lowering my car but I just don't no if it will hurt the handling that IMO is already superb. I guess I'll just put a set of lowering springs and then deal with the Wheel-hop if I need to. bpmurr have you had wheel-hop issues?

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I agree, I really am thinking about lowering my car but I just don't no if it will hurt the handling that IMO is already superb. I guess I'll just put a set of lowering springs and then deal with the Wheel-hop if I need to. bpmurr have you had wheel-hop issues?

 

I finally got on it this weekend. I launched from about 2,000 RPM and she kicked out a tad. It's going to take me some time to figure out how to launch it. Just for kicks I spun all the way through first and finally hooked around 55MPH in second. lol

 

In respect to the handling issue in general. I'm going to wait and see what the best course of action to take is. I want to get springs and lower the car. However, I want to make sure I have everything else in place. They spent a lot of time improving the handling and I don't think just because it works on the 07-09 it will here. It's coming from a much better starting point. If I'm not mistaken our car is a 09 KR slightly less aggressive but with more steering response.

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