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Old 06-28-2002, 22:56   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

Just a general question. I have been asked if anything can be done to prevent the rear wheels 'hopping' when they break traction. I think this is called axle tramping.

Does anyone have any advice on this matter?

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Old 06-29-2002, 00:14   #2 (permalink)
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You can buy/make tramp rods (aka slapper bars), or shell out $$ for a set of traction control bars (invovles welding them to the chasis, but they provide a better solution - more clearance)
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Check ALL your suspention joints/bush's and replace with better ones Ford used softish rubber for harshnes n.v.h..Even your shocks if they are 1/2 warn thats your trouble..If they have say 80.000k's they are on there way out..
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Thanks for the replies guys. I'll pass that on.
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I get real bad axle tramp/wheel hop in the wet sometimes, enough to shake your filling out, same goes for reverse in the dry.

But in the dry going forwards, no trouble!
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What model car are you talking about ,if ats an au does it have independent rear end or live axle.
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Ive got the same problem on my XF. Pretty darn annoying, but if i give it heaps then it just goes away :s5

I thought it was the shocks originally so i replaced them with some pretty hard riding ones and it still does it.

When you get axle tramp/wheel hop, can it do any damage to the diff/drivetrain? I know doing a burnout does but does this multiply the damage?

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What model car are you talking about ,if ats an au does it have independent rear end or live axle.
The car in question is a manual MPI EA Falcon S, with a live rear axle.
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For an EA with Watts Link rear end - use adjustable Konis on the rear and keep jacking up the rebound rate till the tramp goes away. Hard riding shocks aren't what you want - it is the rebound rate of the shock that is most important. If a hard riding shock does improve the tramp this indicates too soft a spring rate. Axle tramp if severe enough will break axles.
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