I get wheel hop in my 3.6L 5 sp auto. It does depend on the road surface and the temperature because that affects the level of traction the tire has. Wheel hop is caused by mainy things. What's happening is that as the tire grips and attempts to accelerate the car, the car's weight transfers to the back, the springs compress, the drive shafts twist a little bit, even the motor mounts twist a little bit. This builds up potential energy. When the tire breaks traction, this energy can be partially released because the friction of a spinning tire is less than if the tire was not slipping. Once the energy is released it can start to be absorbed again and this can cause the traction to be regained and the tire stops slipping. This continues over and over with the tires slipping and then regaining traction as the springs and torsion elements load and unload. Because there are so many things involved, you can try to fight it many ways. Changing the springs and shocks can help. Also making the drive train more stiff can help. But remember, its all a system and changes to fight wheel hop can affect ride and harshness of the car.