in aircraft terminology 'pilot induced oscillation'...Hoodlum said:To me it seems to be the result of the throttle response. As I'm sure alot of you know the throttle response is a tad bit slow. I believe the bunny hopping is from this latency of the throttle and the point of where the gas pedal actually is. Let me see if i can explain it by this example that I have tested. If I'm accelerating in first gear and i go through say a bump or a gutter(something to shake the car) it will change the position of my foot on the accelerator for a split second but then you try to find the exact spot that the accelerator was in before the bump or gutter and that starts a chain reaction of the throttle trying to give the proper amount of gas but by the time it does my foot has changed positions resulting in the bunny hopping. Ways to avoid this would be to disengage the clutch and or give plenty of gas because this bunny hopping only happens in first at slow speeds because that is the most sensitive gear. Now I havent brought it up to my ford dealer because its not really a defect its just the way the car works. Sorta how annoying the ac clutch is :handball:
PS. Hopefully everyone can follow that.