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which would have less wheel hop?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Oct 26, 2005.

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What would have less wheel hop?

  1. lift springs

    14 vote(s)
    63.6%
  2. shackle flip

    8 vote(s)
    36.4%
  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    I know this is a pointless cyberwheeling thread, and that my half dead motor wouldn't have a chance of making the wheels hop, but I'm still planning my future build, so I would like to know
     
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  2. Silver84k5

    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    stiffer springs will have less wrap. either way your gonna have it.. just do a wrap bar...
     
  3. dave_90_blazer

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    I'm confused, your title says axle wrap, but your poll says wheel hop?
     
  4. 78Suburban

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    could someone explain the difference? I'm kinda a noob......... :confused:
     
  5. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    They both correlate with each other. As one increases so does the other.
     
  6. dave_90_blazer

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    yeah, but he posted two different things, they are related, but NOT the same
     
  7. muddyblzr

    muddyblzr 1/2 ton status

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    when you start gettin axle wrap you will get wheel hop from the springs trying to fight back. he wants to know which will lessen it all together. id say the stiffer springs would help. you gonna need a traction bar regardless if you want none.
     
  8. rockspider

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    Traction bar apart, and given the same spring stiffness, the shackle flip and no lift blocks will give less axle wrap and wheelhop than stock shackles and lift blocks.
    The difference here is given from the leverage the axle can exert on the spring, the longer the blocks, the longer the leverage.
    Lifted springs are not necessarily much stiffer than normal.
     
  9. muddybuddy

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    ive got 8" rear springs, no wrap for me :D but then again i dont go too crazy....
     

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