Bad wheel hop!



#1
Lately I have noticed ive been getting a lot of wheel hop, and thumping sounds from the passenger front tire. I have a 98 civic ex with a jdm b16 with new hasport 70a mounts so i know its not the mounts i also go new avid torque mounts. I dont know what it is. I checked the tire n tried to move it to see if anything was loose but nothing it was solid. When i leave my drive way reversing it makes a thump sound when the passenger tire goes into the gutter, and sometimes when taking a turn fast it makes the same noise not all the time tho sounds like and feels like my rim is coming loose. I dunno if its just the car n i need a traction bar or if something is wrong. and if i get a traction bar will it solve this problem?
 


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#2
You more than likely have worn bushings or possibly ball joints. How many miles on the car?
 
#3
Yea thats what im thinking but what bushings and if they are worn how can i look n tell if they are? The car maybe has like 100,***+ i dunno beacuse that car is swapped and has a different cluster. But i recently hit a bad curb so that can probably cause it? I got the car aligned and everything when i hit the curb.
 


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Well the problem with FWD cars from the get-go is wheel hop. There's lower ball joint, upper ball joint, control arms and sway bars. There may be more I'm missing. But bushings can play a factor into wheel hop. Also, lower and stiffer suspension will help. And don't dump the clutch. That's the biggest mistake. Unless you're on slicks and your car is setup for a hard launch, you shouldn't be dumping the clutch.
 
#6
I got a new rim so i know thats not the problem. I checked all the ball joints axles tie rods etc just not the bushings yet because i forgot about it. I have suspension work all ready done my car is made for autox n not drag racing so i never launch my car. I have GC coilovers on koni yellows, itr rear sway bar with asr subframe, etc. I have a act hd 6 puck clutch so the wheel hop is 10x worse but recently it got worse n started to making thumping noises. Seems like bushings from searching n seems like the symptoms cuz my steering has been feeling loose, car has been pulling to the left or right sometimes and i just got an alignment not too long ago.
 




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