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93PGT
01-06-2009, 01:24 AM
a friend of mine has a 83 mustang GT with a mildly built 5.0. he is having problems with wheel hop. i noticed that my 96 has the quad shocks and his doesnt. is that the difference? I have never have wheel hop issues. any ideas?

ThePope
01-06-2009, 01:28 AM
I know fox bodies have the quad shock. Did he maybe remove it or something? If so, tell him to install new ones and the wheel hop will go away.

Jrgunn5150
01-06-2009, 04:53 AM
I know fox bodies have the quad shock. Did he maybe remove it or something? If so, tell him to install new ones and the wheel hop will go away.


Quad's were added later in the run, and they are there to help with wheel hop.

At this point, it's just as cost efficient to get a good set of LCA's

93PGT
01-06-2009, 08:09 AM
he has LCA's, because he went through and checked the pinion angle, replaced the shocks and bought the summit brand LCA's. the wheel hop started after he swapped a 7.5 open dif, to a 8.8 posi with 3.73's and I am pretty sure his never had quad shocks because the old 7.5 didnt have any mounts for them like the 8.8 does

Jrgunn5150
01-06-2009, 05:34 PM
They were added in 86 or 86. He's still not getting traction, he'll just have to play with it, I doubt quads are the answer, but worth a shot.

93PGT
01-06-2009, 10:15 PM
any ideas? its getting better but it still is bad

Jrgunn5150
01-07-2009, 09:23 AM
Bushings, shocks are also contributors

GDTrumbo
01-07-2009, 10:47 AM
What brand are the LCA's?

GT

fixthedoor
01-08-2009, 01:52 PM
If he has spent the money on the swap why not get a torque arm?

GDTrumbo
01-08-2009, 02:22 PM
The torque arm is a little costly and a bit difficult to install but, it would positively locate the axle and terminate any wheel hop.

GT