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Old 06-21-2006, 07:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, seems like there's two main ways to go here: upgraded lower control arm bushings (both the urethane kind and the solid bushings like the Rage-tek kit) and/or traction bars (2 bar and 4 bar or H-brace setups). I didn't include mounts/inserts because they will help either way (right?). From a price/performance perspective (and also considering ease of installation, as I'll be putting them in myself) what is the best setup. Car is a daily driver, so i'm looking at steet use. Guide me. If you have one of these setups, tell me why you chose the one you chose.
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the Control arm bushings and they did not help much for me.
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Thanks for the reply. Do you have the solid LCA bushings or the urethane ones?
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Honestly try moving the seat up as much as you can, move the passenger seat up as much as you can, take as much weight out of the back, and see if that helps. That's what I do at the track, and although wheel hop is still an issue, it's not nearly as bad as when I was gangster leaning both seats with a spare tire in.
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Race Prothane motor mount inserts.... Best $25 and 30 minutes of my time spent on this car yet!!!!
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i just got the 4- bar setup, its a very nice set, fairly easy to install, but hard to do on the ground,i gave up and did it the next day at work in the air,you have to adjust them a couple times to fine tune em but i think i got it right today, we'll see at the track tomorrow(weather permitting) i tested em on the way home a couple times and i didn't feel any hop at all
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Quote: Originally Posted by SiMiD
Thanks for the reply. Do you have the solid LCA bushings or the urethane ones?

I have the lca bushings.
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I just put in AGP dog bones last week and its great . But you do loose ride quality almost to the point of not wanting to run the air con. But how cares no wheele hop....
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Quote: Originally Posted by weav343
i just got the 4- bar setup, its a very nice set, fairly easy to install, but hard to do on the ground,i gave up and did it the next day at work in the air,you have to adjust them a couple times to fine tune em but i think i got it right today, we'll see at the track tomorrow(weather permitting) i tested em on the way home a couple times and i didn't feel any hop at all

can someone link to these? Sorry, I'm a noob and can't find them. Also, how much affect on driveability does this mod make?
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Quote: Originally Posted by 05SlvrSRT
Quote: Originally Posted by SiMiD
Thanks for the reply. Do you have the solid LCA bushings or the urethane ones?

I have the lca bushings.


^^^^Re-read what he is asking and respond please. There are differnt types of LCA bushings.
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Glacial Graphics sells the 4 bar set up. Its the best one on the market hands down. He is also a vendor on here just go to the supporting vendor section and look him up. 4bar set up and prothane bushings would be a nice set up.....4bar and agp dogbones even better
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Quote: Originally Posted by dansrt4
Glacial Graphics sells the 4 bar set up. Its the best one on the market hands down. He is also a vendor on here just go to the supporting vendor section and look him up. 4bar set up and prothane bushings would be a nice set up.....4bar and agp dogbones even better

thanks for the info! just curious, which one will be better for driveability? I have to drive ~10 hours to go to college, and then return trips and whatnot, I don't want something that will rattle the hell out of me lol
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The only thing I haven't tried yet is the traction bars,
Currently I'm running prothane race inserts(MM), Prothane Poly LCA bushings, Performance autowerks chassis brace, (front section only), Hotchkis sway bars(I really don't think these affected wheel hop, but to be fair I'm listing all suspension stuff.) DC sports front strut tower brace, (Ditto)
and Tein SS CO's.
I did most of this one step at a time, and at basically stock power levels, each thing reduced wheel hop, but it really wasn't gone until I got the CO's and carefully adjusted them.
I can't speak to the traction bars, but don't get your hopes up too far with anything but Dampening adjustable coilovers. They are all great suspension mods, and my car launches and corners like nothing I've ever owned now, but I haven't seen any of the "miracle mods" completely eliminate wheel hop.

Just my $.02

BTW, as far as drivability,
MM inserts made it noisy inside the car, but that's about the only complaint I have.
The only other annoying thing I encountered is, at least until they wear-in a bit, poly stuff is squeaky and the car "groans" alot for lack of a better term.
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Quote: Originally Posted by dansrt4
Quote: Originally Posted by 05SlvrSRT
Quote: Originally Posted by SiMiD
Thanks for the reply. Do you have the solid LCA bushings or the urethane ones?

I have the lca bushings.


^^^^Re-read what he is asking and respond please. There are differnt types of LCA bushings.

oops...i just totally over read that....i have the urethane ones.
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We've had absolutely no complaints on our setup since it's initial release months ago. The only cases of wheelhop have been road surfaced induced and they're quite happy because the bars smooth it out very fast
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