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Location: Raleigh, NC
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If you get wheel hop, get out of the throttle immediately. Do not power through wheel hop unless you want to deal with the consequences. Wheel hop depends on many, many variables from tire/road surface coefficient of friction, sidewall spring rate, torsional drivetrain stiffness and damping rates (one of the most important variables), suspension spring rate, suspension damping rate, bushing spring rates and damping rates, stiffness of suspension components, subframe, and body-in-white, etc.
The ones you most likely can easily affect (tires, road surface, rate clutch engagement vs rate power applied) will yield a widely varying outcome in whether you produce the wheel hop for a given launch. If you get the weight transfer right on the initial few 10ths of a second, you can hook up the tires hard and get a great launch (60' time) without undue stress (abuse) on the car.
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