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#1063766 - 10/13/19 11:00 PM Wheel Hop Questions  
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So I slapped some umi shocks all the way around on my 83 ss and noticed due to the stiffer shocks i'm guessing that I have wheel hop if I punch it out of the hole. So I was looking at umi's lift bar kit and was curious if it was worth it and how much it actually helps. also opinions on their rear control arm kits.

#1063767 - 10/14/19 01:18 PM Re: Wheel Hop Questions [Re: ohhhlogi]  
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I would go with adjustable lift bars or adjustable lower control arms. These allow you change the pinion angle to reduce or eliminate wheel hop.
Some discussion over on gbody forum about it.
https://gbodyforum.com/threads/wheel-hop.32556/


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#1063797 - 10/17/19 01:00 AM Re: Wheel Hop Questions [Re: ohhhlogi]  
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Be sure to get arms with Johnny style joints to avoid binding.


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#1063799 - 10/17/19 02:20 AM Re: Wheel Hop Questions [Re: ohhhlogi]  
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Originally Posted by Buick Runner
Be sure to get arms with Johnny style joints to avoid binding.


I'll second that. UMI makes some good stuff but these upper adjustable from Spohn (available through one of the board sponcers, Savitske Classic and Custom) are comparable and have the Del-Sphere type bushings and go for $184

https://scandc.com/product/spohn-pe...rear-upper-control-arms-78-87-g-body-gm/
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The Spohn lower adjustable arms from them are $239
https://scandc.com/product/spohn-pe...rear-lower-control-arms-78-87-g-body-gm/
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Could buy them and add the Hellwig Anti Swaybar at $230 ($653) and only run $15 more than just the comparable upper and lowers from UMI
https://scandc.com/product/hellwig-...onal-etc-1-tubular-pro-touring-rear-bar/
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There should be enough pinion adjustment without needing the rear control arm relocation brackets (sometimes sold together with lower control arms as "lift bars"). However, you could do them later if you felt like you needed them.


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