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Wheel hop problem....traction suggestions???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by twenty_below0, Mar 3, 2002.

  1. twenty_below0

    twenty_below0 1/2 ton status

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    OK, I am currently running a 300 hp 350 and am going to drop the new one in here in about 6 weeks, approx. (420 hp) so I would like to get everything ready, currently if I mash it it will spin both rears and they start hopping Violently on pavement, I am running a lock right in a beefed 12 bolt, do they make something to help me out with out limiting my travel (flex ability),on hard dirt or any other ground condition they dont hop just pavement . thx all suggestions greatly appreciated!!
     
  2. 87GMC

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    Are you running lift blocks? This can contribute to wheel hop. Sams offroad has a cool traction bar. I think it's under $200 and doesn,t effect flexibility.
     
  3. twenty_below0

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    No blocks, just easy ride springs and Nitro 8000 single shocks, I will check out sam's thx
     
  4. tomseviltwin

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    Sounds like you've got too much power. Maybe you could swap in a mid 80's stock 305 to cure wheelhop problem. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  5. BorregoK5

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    What size tire are you running? The larger the tire, the harder to control wheel hop on pavement, especially if its an off road tire... mine does it too with worn out 33's.
     

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