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Old May 3rd, 2010, 07:29 PM   #1
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so went trail ridin this weekend and got into some sand and had some bad wheel hop everytime the tires start to spin any suggtion would be get thanks
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 07:32 PM   #2
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Basic situation is that your springs are loading/unloading from your pinion trying to raise up when torque is applied to the rear axle. Either get a set of traction bars or use an anti-wrap bar. Should solve your problem.
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Old May 4th, 2010, 07:19 AM   #3
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I think you need to give us more info on the vehicle in question
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if it is a superduty, they have blocks in the rear from the factory and that isnt helping, and if it is lifted and has more of a lift block then the spring wrap is going to be worse, a set of blown out rear shocks can also contribute to wheel hop, but ultimatly you will need some type of traction bar to fully fix it.
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we it is the superduty it could be bad shocks also where do you get the traction bars that would be idea to just fix it correctly and be done with
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my super duty has hopped bad in sand or real heavy wet snow since i got it, and its stock height.
i think an anti wrap bar is your best bet if you wheel your superduty.
mine never goes off road so its a non issue to me.
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i cant believe no one has suggested this. no matter what suspension setup you have if you go into sand with street pressure your gonna have real bad wheel hop. if your going playing in sand lower your psi to 11-15 on a heavy truck like that you'll do a whole lot better. if you still have problems then an anti-wrap bar is your fix
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Forget dropping air pressure if it is just a section of soft sand. I suggest ladder bars, traction bars.

There are a lot of trails in Michigan that have soft sand in certain sections. No one wants to be dropping tire pressure only to air up after that section. If he was at Silver Lake Sand Dunes then yes I aggree drop the pressure for the day on the dunes.

I am guessing you have the 7.3L powerstroke under the hood. That engine has a lot of low end torq. There are a lot of instructions on the net to show you how to build your own traction bars.
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i cant believe no one has suggested this. no matter what suspension setup you have if you go into sand with street pressure your gonna have real bad wheel hop. if your going playing in sand lower your psi to 11-15 on a heavy truck like that you'll do a whole lot better. if you still have problems then an anti-wrap bar is your fix
No one has mentioned dropping the air pressure because that is not really a solution to the problem. The correct way to fix the issue is going with ladder bars or traction bars. This will eliminate the wheel hop in soft sand even without letting out the air pressure in the tires.
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