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man on man do I hate wheel hop. I was messing around with a subie the other day and we both launched from a red light and as soon as I threw it into second horrible wheel hop causing the WRX to smoke me horribly. Granted I probably would have lost anyway but the wheel hop was killer.

Any advice to control or eliminate wheel hop?
 

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I've noticed that I only had wheel hop when my tires were still in good condition. Now that my tires are a little worn I just wheel spin a little with a good launch. Also everytime I would wheel hop from a launch I would be at a red light and the intersection had some bad bumpy pavement that would also cause my wheel hop
 

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Control arm bushings or see if there's a traction bar that can be adapted.
 

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Could be tire pressure.... I remember in my Cobalt ss 4psi made the difference night and day... Remember tire psi fluctuates
 

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It's a combination of things. Tires, road conditions, drivetrain stability.

I can tell you ever since installing our engine mount, wheel hop has been replaced with excessive tire spinning :)
I neeeed the engine mount! I originally had it pre-ordered but my fiance yelled at me.......the downfalls of a pregnant fiance, and buying a house... :(
 

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I put the dogbone bushings in mine and it took away the wheel hop I had. Mine was very slight to begin with. Once I got the tune it will spin a bit but that's it. If the road is a bit slippery I can spin 1st to 3rd easy but normally 1st to 2nd. The 6th mount and the 65a or 75a bushings will make a big difference. Just have to live with the slight added vibrations
 

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I put the dogbone bushings in mine and it took away the wheel hop I had. Mine was very slight to begin with. Once I got the tune it will spin a bit but that's it. If the road is a bit slippery I can spin 1st to 3rd easy but normally 1st to 2nd. The 6th mount and the 65a or 75a bushings will make a big difference. Just have to live with the slight added vibrations
I've def noticed the wheel hop a lot lately. I've been wanting to get new tires for a while, but I just cant seem to convince myself since they only have 5k miles on them haha I think i may secretly buy the engine mount without my fiance knowing haha Now as far as the 65a or 75a bushings. Have you had experience with both yet? I've read some reviews on both and I can't seem to decide of which I want yet. This car is my daily driver, however I would like the best performance even if it means added vibration.
 

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I run the 75a bushings. They are harder than the green 65a. Some don't like the added vibrations of the bushings. I went with the 75a ones because I do a lot of mountain driving and I wanted a more positive feel when hitting the throttle out of corners. Also just feels better normal driving
 
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