New Tires and Wheel hop fixes
Well, I finally installed the new adj shocks front and rear (Koni Sport Yellow Struts and Shocks) and the BMR Lower Control arms and the wheel hop problem is improved but still there. (See previous post on wheel hop). The ride is now much rougher even with the shocks dialed all the way to soft but it is WAY more controlled. However my tread is on the rears is below the top of the Lincoln memorial on a penny so I now I think I need new tires to finally solve this problem.
My first question is...Will new tires help the wheel hop problem? Or, put another way... Will almost worn out tires make wheel hop worse? Also will worn out tires make the car ride much rougher. My GT500 has 64k miles on it and I did not know how many miles were on the tires when Ford Testing sold me the car with 50k miles on it already. It is possible they are the origs but unlikely. Seems like they would have burned off several sets during the tests but maybe if the car was just looped on the track for 50k miles they are the origs? (I put new tires on my 05 Mustang GT before I sold it after 50k miles, to get the GT500, and the new stock tires rode about the same as the worn out ones. However the GT500 is a completely different animal that the 05 Mustang GT!)
Second question is "Which New Tires" to put on my GT500?
Thanks everyone! The people on this forum are the best!
MSB Mustang / Mark
PS - My vibration noises in the dash display meters are back with the new shocks and BMR LCA's. My isolated display fix worked with the old shocks but not with these new changes. Nothing is ever as simple as it seems!
07 GT500 Tungsten, SVT Build #12 from Ford testing grounds. SCT XCAL3 stock tune, J&M Products UCA / LCA's, Koni Yellow adj shocks front and rear, K&N air filter. 73k miles thus far!