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Why! Such a wonderful car and this really is a downer.

Anyway I really need you guys who really know what you are talking about Damien, StealthV, HD, just off the top of my head to name a few.

What is the ABSOLUTE BEST course of action AFTER getting the TSB installed.

How does BMR + TSB work out. I would rather not drill holes in my car for the Kars s3 package and I don't have the money for a 7Grand suspension like the Moore V....

I need to have this fixed and I wanna have it done asap, so I look for all of you fine gentlemen to guide me! :worship:

What should I do?!

Also if someone could illustrate something I have been reading about...a "proper" takeoff!

Please pass all the knowledge you can!

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Get new tires if you are running the runflats and get the gm bushings installs. It should help out the wheel hop.
wait, I just noticed that you got the tsb installed so i'm assuming you got the bushings installed. You can try out the (BMR AWK which helps out the wheel hop according to some people) which I have sitting in my garage if you want to buy them off me.
 

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why dont you have it installed? i was looking at those gs dt tires or whatever everyone is talking about, they seem nice...so anyway tires + bushings = noticable difference?
 

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why dont you have it installed? i was looking at those gs dt tires or whatever everyone is talking about, they seem nice...so anyway tires + bushings = noticable difference?
I guess i've been to lazy to install the BMR. Yes, you should notice a significant drop of wheel hop with new tires and bushings installed. As for the type of tires you should get; I would go for the Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 or the Michelin Pilot Sports 2. I've been hearing nothing but good things about these tires.
 

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I finally got to drive a V at Autoshow in Motion a few weeks ago. We were driving around a small road course so speeds were fairly slow. I took it easy on my first run, trying to get a feel for the car.

On the start of the second run, I revved to about 2500 rpm and quickly let out the clutch for what I thought would be a little tire spin to get me out of the hole.

I have never experienced such violent wheel hop in my life. To make matters worse, the GM guy in the car said, "Oh, why did you have to do that?"

And I thought, "Why did I have to do what?" I have never been more disappointed in my life.

After reading everyone's post on this site for over a year, I thought that maybe people were exaggerating how bad the wheel hop really was. They weren't exaggerating at all. This car blows.

I have a 1988 Corvette which has an independent differential and no matter how I launch the car, there is no wheel hop whatsoever.

GM needs to seriously reconsider and reengineer the drivetrain geometry on this car. I would never consider buying this car until the posts on this forum indicate that the problem has been fixed. I really wanted to like the car because I think the looks are spectacular, although the interior needs a little work. I guess I'll just have to wait on the sidelines until things get better.
 

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Just my opinion. Change tires, Install the BMR pinion brace Install the specter bushings (yea you have to buy them) Hop not eliminated but it sure makes the car a whole lot more fun to drive and the metallic banging is completely gone.
 

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So short of spending the 7 grand with Damien and Moore the hop will never stop? This is terrible. So unfortunate... does anyone know anything about hop in the 06 model?
 

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To make matters worse, the GM guy in the car said, "Oh, why did you have to do that?"
That was ebarassment on his part. You revealed their poor engineering! I suppose if the rear blew it would have been your fault too :helpless:
 

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Get the GM wheelhop TSB done -- even with my F1's, it's down to wheel skip at most. Car feels like it's trying to grab vs. come apart like before the install. Oh, and it's a free fix. Tires come in time anyway...
 

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Get the GM wheelhop TSB done -- even with my F1's, it's down to wheel skip at most. Car feels like it's trying to grab vs. come apart like before the install. Oh, and it's a free fix. Tires come in time anyway...
Make sure you specifcally ask for it otherwise they won't do anything for the car. I actually got my lame ass dealer to get them installed.
 

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Drill the damn holes if its an 04' enjoy no hop and even better handling. :bouncy: Sorry its only a car, what the hell, drill it n drive it!:D
Kars is a great fix!:yup:
God, I'm turning into a real Ass!:eek:
 

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Well, I can say after being able to drive our car now, I personally think my metal spacers are FAR superior to the soft bushings from GM.

Even with my bar on, no pinion support yet, as I wanted no BS if I had a problem, anyway, our car is hopping much worse than when I had the metal spacers in!

As long as I shift below 6K it seems o.k., but at redline its much more noticable.

So I guess you know my opinion of GM's copying of Spectre's stuff.
 
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Were do I get the kars kit from? I have new tires and the GM install and it's just as bad as when it was stock. I have G-force KDW! I can't even do a hard 1-2 shift. I know someone will say well the car is not designed for that. Let me tell you When you can't even do a hard shift it's bad, no matter what the car was set up for.
 

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I noticed something this weekend when I was rotaing my tires. When I had the car jacked up I noticed that the new GM bushings I had installed appear to have a considerable amount of free play between the upper and lower bushing. Has anyone else noticed this and is it normal?

To me it seems that this is causing a lot of the noise when you are in hard acceleration.

Thoughts please.
 

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BryanS said:
I noticed something this weekend when I was rotaing my tires. When I had the car jacked up I noticed that the new GM bushings I had installed appear to have a considerable amount of free play between the upper and lower bushing. Has anyone else noticed this and is it normal?

To me it seems that this is causing a lot of the noise when you are in hard acceleration.

Thoughts please.
It's normal... There is some play, the bushings will move slightly... As far as the bushings causing noise under hard acceleration, I guess it depends on the noise you are getting... Haven't noticed any noise coming from mine under hard acceleration... What kind of noise are you getting??

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I have a 1988 Corvette which has an independent differential and no matter how I launch the car, there is no wheel hop whatsoever.
I agree the V shouldn't have wheel hop like it does, but this is pretty apples and oranges. If you want to compare IRS wheel hop you need to pick something that handles as well as the V to be fair.
 

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On hard acceleration I get a large hop and can feel the suspension "chatter". The entire backend will jump up and down until I back off on the throttle.
 
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