Axle tramp? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-03-04, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
XDman's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 309
frown Axle tramp?


i was just wondering whats the deal with whenever i cut a wheelie (burnout) i get bad axle tramp from the back. it sounds like the diff is moving off the springs. the uni's seem to be fine but i could be wrong. we are getting a uni kit soon to see if that stops it. If anyone has had this problem or knows how to fix it please tell me. Its an XD with a toploader and 8 3/4 borgy


Dents and;

FOR SALE: 1980 XD, Recently rebuilt 9" disc diff, with 3.25 gears, toploader with hurst shifter kit, 302C, DBA slotted and cross driled rotors, Fairmont interior with modified centre console, jellybean mags, reasonably good condition, driveline will handle 400+rwhp PM FOR PICS asking $3500
XDman is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-04-04, 04:20 AM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 1,819
Re: Axle tramp?

Give her more rpm before you drop the clutch, or start off in 2nd, that should help ya out.

Bass Crazy is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-04-04, 04:31 AM
Whats traction?
xdc351's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Smokin melb's eastern suburbs
Age: 34
Posts: 2,197
Re: Axle tramp?

I used to have that problem, the bloody car would bounce all the way accross the intersection when I took off hard.

I got a set of 6 leaf rear springs and replaced the shocks, rubbers and shackles. Now burnouts and hard take off's are just a walk in the park

Just like a Tsunami.
xdc351 is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-04-04, 04:46 AM
RIP Sox.....
Soxx's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Sydney
Age: 46
Posts: 2,580
Re: Axle tramp?

'xdc351 is right, tighten that rear end up and everything will be fine.
At the very least better shocks and urethane bushes, you may get away without doing the springs.


4L I6, naturally aspirated producing 173.5rwkw.
14.410 @ 96.49mph with street radials.
What's that?..... Did I hear you say TQE power?
Soxx is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-04-04, 04:53 AM
Rip Up The Track Join OFR
XRFPV8's Avatar
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 6,021
Re: Axle tramp?

Its been a few years, remember the old tramp rods or was it tramp bars...


Rods Rocket, Boss n/a 290 Unichip Tuned by APS et:12.6@110 Mph
We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others, by their acts.

XRFPV8 is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-05-04, 08:57 AM
Registered User
TruBlu351's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 2,398
Re: Axle tramp?


My XD has some real beefy stiff leaf springs in the rear end - there's no way it will diff bounce.

I have some tramp rods to go on but they won't fit because its been lowered 2.5 inches - they are only about 1 cm off the ground.

Your diff is trying to rotate instead of the tyres - stiffer, heavy duty springs are the best cheap way of negating this - wreckers should have some cheap ones.


XE Falcon
393 Tremec TKO 9"
TruBlu351 is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Trans | Driveline
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Swapping EA rear axle.... Mike Gayner Trans | Driveline 12 01-04-04 11:32 PM
AUS: Tough Truck On Show In Sydney RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 10-15-03 07:05 PM
Oil change on T5 manual and axle tramp. Quicklier Trans | Driveline 32 08-25-03 10:16 PM
Axle Tramp? Troutman General Tech 11 07-02-02 07:00 PM
Axle tramp in AU XR8 with IRS ??? XR8chic Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes 10 04-19-02 06:45 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome