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Hello all,

Just bought a 2004 V. Rear doesn't whine, and was garage kept by a very very old man. Looking to get wheel hop out of the way before I do anything else. I have the goal of reducing or eliminating wheel hop without sacrificing interior cabin noise and comfort. I've read a ton of threads but just want some opinions on what I have narrowed my options down to.

1) Do I need both G-Force Axles or will one suffice? (Keeping power levels stock)

2) Which kit is better for the cradle bushing as far as reducing wheel hop and comfort are concerned? The CS kit or Revshift? I hear Revshift products are on the harsher side as far as comfort/noise is concerned?

So far I calculate $239 (for one G Axle) and $149 (for CS cradle bushings).
Is there anything else I may be able to do on the cheap? Trying to stay under $500.
 

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The only solution for which I can personally vouch is the full set of asymmetric axles, which is where the GM engineers came out in designing the V2. The original aftermarket cradle bushings, made by Spectre Werks, did good things for the handling but only cured wheel hop for a one or two forum members that I recall. I have not kept up with all the reports on other aftermarket cradle bushings, regarding their specific effect (if any) on wheel hop.
 

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At least one forum member here (Twitch) swears by his cradle bushings in reducing WH.

Another forum member (Den_93) had aftermarket axles (both sides) which reduced his WH but he still grenaded his diff.

Bottom line: if you want to enjoy spinning the rear tires ... often ... you risk the OEM diff which could end up exceeding your $500 budget.

Having an absence of WH simultaneously with diff longevity can only be achieved with a degree of certainty by installing an 8.8" or 9" aftermarket diff, and $500 might not be enough to get there.

Good luck.
 

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What is involved with putting in an 8.8? Don't I need the creative steel partial kit which is at least $1,800? If it could be done for $1,000 I'm interested.

I don't plan on tracking the car or drag racing it. Just a few quick starts on the street every once and while.
 

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The single best mod i did to my V was the Revshift 95a Crradle Bushings. felt no difference in road noise or ride quality, in facxt if anything now the rear end doesnt swing out when i take a turn. I had previously installed the anti wheel hop axels (both sides) which did almost nothing, maybe 10% difference for me. bushings fixed another 75%. theres still wh but its about 90% gone.

also mine was a stolen vehicle recovery and had sat for years unloved, after replacing the cradle bushings i am replacing all the bushings, 95a, i should have just purchased their whole kit from the beginning, It makes the car feel like it should have from the showroom.
 
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