bad wheel hop... suggestions for improvement?
when driving my truck, especially at higher street speeds, sometimes when i hit a big enough bump (bumps only, not dips) my rear tires seem to jolt up hard enough to actually leave the ground for a very brief period of time, and my rear end will usually slide one way or the other a few inches depending on the turn im taking. I guess this is wheel hop;
Definition: An undesirable suspension characteristic in which a wheel (or several) moves up and down so violently that it actually leaves the ground. Wheel hop can be caused by many problems, including excessive unsprung weight, insufficient shock damping, or poor torsional axle control.
what can I do to reduce or eliminate this situation? I just picked up a rear sway bar from TheForce02 last night (thanks jacob!) and i'll be installing them this weekend, but is there anything else I can do to help? would traction bars help? I'm running stock rear leaf springs and edelbrock ias monotube shocks.
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