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Thread: First time down the track in a V (ver. Wheel hop OMG)

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    First time down the track in a V (ver. Wheel hop OMG)

    So first ill start by saying I've taken many cars down the track, and a fair share of standards and autos, live axles and IRS, full drag to stock and in all my time I have never had such a bad bout of wheel hop!

    Makes me really respect some of the times I've seen here. I launched a few different ways: staging and rolling out, stabbing it, goin at a set rpm and walking it, none of that helped cure the wheel hop, best run I could muster involved me raping the clutch just riding it out. Started the day at a 2.49 60 ft(eek) and got it down to 2.1(still horrible) if it wasn't my gals daily I would have taken another shot and worked it harder but between the wheel hop and the smell of clutch after that run I thought it was best to come back and try again some other time (I.e. when she wasn't there watching. Lol)



    On dunlop 245/18s traction was laughable and the stock clutch fought me some but the mph is very strong for the mods:
    V3 cam, b&b exhaust & long tubes, lpe CAI, coil overs and sways

    With a solid short time she has mid 12's in her... So who wants to tell me what else I can do to get the ole girl off the line without exploding pieces (I know wheel hop axles girdle all that) I'm talking technique.

    Appreciate the input!

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    Re: First time down the track in a V (ver. Wheel hop OMG)

    95A Revshift bushings in the subframe, trailing arms, control arms, and differential.
    80A Revshift transmission insert and motor mounts.

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    Re: First time down the track in a V (ver. Wheel hop OMG)

    Glad to see you out having fun with the V. From what I've seen, those are pretty respectable numbers for a CTS-V.

    How much have you read on here about wheel hop and the differential failures that it has caused? If you plan on taking the V back to the drag strip without at least partially addressing the wheel hop first you should have $1700 set aside for a new diff.

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    Re: First time down the track in a V (ver. Wheel hop OMG)

    Either get Gforce Axles
    http://www.shop.gforce1320.com/categ...?categoryId=22

    Or be done with it, and get the GForce 9" rear end.
    http://www.shop.gforce1320.com/product.sc?productId=184

    I have the later and it's mf'n majestic.

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    Replace trailing arm and control arm bushings, stiffer rear sway bar, solid mount the rear cradle

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    I will be getting a set G force axles myself soon.

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    Re: First time down the track in a V (ver. Wheel hop OMG)

    a lot of advice on what parts to buy, that's not what i was lookin for

    i have a gen 2 diff(from an 07), not so much worried about that as i am some pointers on technique

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    Re: First time down the track in a V (ver. Wheel hop OMG)

    Quote Originally Posted by farsighted770 View Post
    a lot of advice on what parts to buy, that's not what i was lookin for

    i have a gen 2 diff(from an 07), not so much worried about that as i am some pointers on technique
    You're not going to get much faster. It's not your technique--it's the car.

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    Re: First time down the track in a V (ver. Wheel hop OMG)

    You will find the car is not very good for rock climbing either. The silly thing just wants to go fast around road courses.

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    Re: First time down the track in a V (ver. Wheel hop OMG)

    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyLogic View Post
    You're not going to get much faster. It's not your technique--it's the car.
    fuzzy logic is logical... was hoping it was me :/

    thanks for the advice... nowwwww... who wants to buy me parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkman View Post
    You will find the car is not very good for rock climbing either.
    You clearly have the wrong tires on yours.

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    Re: First time down the track in a V (ver. Wheel hop OMG)

    You mean V's aren't Trail Rated?

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    Re: First time down the track in a V (ver. Wheel hop OMG)

    Nope but they are tail rated. lol

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    Re: First time down the track in a V (ver. Wheel hop OMG)

    Quote Originally Posted by odla View Post
    Nope but they are tail rated. lol

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    Re: First time down the track in a V (ver. Wheel hop OMG)

    Hey! Don't break my old V!

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