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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, It is a rainy/wheel hoppy morning... in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Jeez, I hope this isn't any clue what I'm in for this weekend during AutoX. Roads were slick and rainy ...
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    It is a rainy/wheel hoppy morning...

    Jeez, I hope this isn't any clue what I'm in for this weekend during AutoX. Roads were slick and rainy on the way to work this a.m., and I of course took my favorite, tail sliding route on the way in. However, nearly every time I kicked the rearend out for a controlled slide through the corner I ended up with ugly axle tramp...

    I know, many of you think that wheel hop isn't an issue, but trust me, this isn't drag racing I'm talking about, just "competitive driving" where one might wish to control the cars attitude through the apex for a better entry/exit speed.

    Oh well, it will be fun no less. I'm sure the wheel hop will be figured out eventually. IMHO, it is the only thing that keeps the V from being perfect. I could live with it during hard launches, however, during agressive cornering, well - just doesn't cut it in my book.

    More Performance CAIK should be here prior to the weekend...but I think I run the V bone stock this time and take some vids just for a "baseline", if you will. We will have two drivers in the car this weekend, myself and my female friend who will be letting me flog her VW R32 alternately. Can't wait. It has been a long time since I autoxed, and from what I understand they're setting up a pretty long/high speed track at the airport this weekend.

    OK, enough of a rant. Just curious if the wheel hop shows up for others during cornering like I've described above (20-30mph, 2nd gear, 3/4-full throttle).

    Bill

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    Re: It is a rainy/wheel hoppy morning...

    Yes. I can get it to occur in 3rd as well, still trying to see if I can trigger it in 4th (I haven't found "the right road" for that yet).

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    Re: It is a rainy/wheel hoppy morning...

    FG2 may help wild. I only chirp in 3rd now, no axle hop at all. Still get it a little on a 3k launch and higher, but I can also lay a nice smoky patch if I want, instead. To the point of getting the car going sideways even.

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    Re: It is a rainy/wheel hoppy morning...

    So, you think this is due to FG2? Did you try this aggresive sliding in rain as well?

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    Re: It is a rainy/wheel hoppy morning...

    FG2 might be the solution. I'll try stock this weekend and see what happens. A couple weeks ago, Jaya sent me a pic of the shocks they developed, quote about $1200 (and I think that is just for the two rear shocks). Says they stopped the wheel hop a great deal, but don't know much more than that.

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    Re: It is a rainy/wheel hoppy morning...

    I am working with Jay on the wheel hop solution. I will post as soon as I have them, as well as any numbers I can provide. I asked in a different post for the board to suggest any methods of showing proof other than my word. Does anyone have any ideas? post linkā http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ad.php?t=14372

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