View Full Version : wheel hop fix needed
04-08-2005, 03:45 PM
i am a recent owner of a 2001 cobra convertible. i used to have a live rear axle GT, which was a blast to spin the wheels with, but i don't know how to deal with the '01 IRS. is there a launch secret to avoid alarming wheel hop, or are there suspension parts i should buy to fix the factory problem? i still have the original factory tires on a completely stock car.
04-12-2005, 02:44 PM
Polyurethane IRS bushings will significantly reduce your wheel hop. When I installed mine it lessened the time and harshness of the wheel hops. There
are other tricks to stopping wheel hop, but I don't have any experience with
them. The bilstein shocks may have helped my car also, but their improvement was not as noticeable as the bushings.
04-12-2005, 08:00 PM
thank you. i am having some type of wheel hop brace that comes with the '30 /'04 cobras put on the car. they say it won't eliminate the wheel hop, just protect the differential better. i'll check to see if Crazy Horse Racing is also putting in the polyurethene bushings, too. Chris Winter said the only sure way to get rid of the wheel hop in the cobra is to put in a live axle setup. thanks again.
04-22-2005, 06:54 AM
Another Jersian, eh? Welcome aboard! Drop me a line sometime if you're looking for events aroudn here.
Chris knows his stuff, so I'd stick to his advice. Bushings and a brace will help but not eliminate the issue. You may wan to search over on www.svtperformance.com as well.
05-02-2005, 09:26 PM
My mechanic and I worked over the weekend and did several modifications to my 04 cobra. We installed an irs torque brace from kenny brown with adjustable aluminum bushings. don't know if I really like the aluminum bushings yet, but they sure seem to really help plants the tires. may change to polys later. also installed kenny brown jacking rails, subframe connectors, and extreme matrix system. oh yeah, put a kenne bell twin screw on. so power was upped substantially, and rear end really hooked up.
05-03-2005, 04:56 AM
DAMN!!! :jawdrop: So, when does the snow up north melt away enough for you to use all of that? ;)
05-03-2005, 09:00 PM
i've had it out about three weeks. had to wait for the state to sweep the roads (gravel, rocks, sand, etc.) it was in the seventies last week.
05-04-2005, 04:58 AM
I hear ya. Sill got plenty of crap on the back roads around here...
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.