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Wheel hop 18inch wheels

Discussion in 'Mk3 Leon FAQ's (5F) 2012-' started by Unizz, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. Unizz

    Unizz Active Member

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    Hi guys p
    I have horrible wheel hop when flooring it from standstill and wonder if anyone can help me on what tyres to get? I know about the PS4S but they don't come in 18s. What have people done to stop/reduce the wheel hop on top of a dog mount/engine mount. My tyres are on the way out soon.
    I plan to do put a dog mount on soon too.
    Any help would be appreciated!
    The car is a MK3 Leon FR 2.0 TDI 64plate.

    Thank you!

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  2. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    Don't they do PS4 (non S) in 18"?
     
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  3. Unizz

    Unizz Active Member

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    They do mate. Are they worth it? Or do you know of any others? To be honest I would end up replacing all four tyres so want to make sure I get the best ones I can to reduce the wheel hop.

    Thanks[​IMG]

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  4. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    I had them on my MK2 FR+ and they were the best tyres ever. Only reason I switched to Uniroyal for the Cupra is cause the price of 19" is nearly double that (when there's not a sale on).
     
  5. Unizz

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    So you would recommend I get all four changed for the tyres in the pic I sent?

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  6. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    Yeah, you'll notice a difference. Especially if your current tyres are low on tread. I've just swapped mine (I change at 3mm) and makes a massive difference just having some tread.
     
  7. Unizz

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    Thanks man I appreciate your help. I just have to sort the dog mount now which I'll talk about at the meet because again clueless about that lol which car did you swap your tyres on?

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    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    Yeah, I think all of the MK3 guys have dogbone inserts, I'm sure they'll help you pick one. On my FR+ I tried a few brands (Bridgestone, Firestone (don't ask), Pirelli, Conti) finally settled on PS3s then PS4s. And for me they were awesome (especially in the wet). For the Cupra (19" wheels eek). I couldn't justify £800 on a set of tyres. So I've been running Uniroyal RS3s. They are pretty good. I've now good 2xPS4S on the rear and the remaining 2xUniroyals on the front (to hopefully wear them out quicker!)
     
  9. Unizz

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    Yes I'm excited to speak to everyone at the meet to keep this car on the floor and stop it from yoyo-ing lol (dogbone Inserts)
    Is it worth looking at Uniroyal rainsport 3's or shall I stick with PS4? Jimbobcook told me you have rainsport 3's lol

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    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    Had rainsport 3s. I'm sticking with Michelin going foward. But have to wait for the deals.
     
  11. Unizz

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    Thanks I'll be getting PS4 now too

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    Have to say I had the PS4 on my 19" as I got a good deal on them when I first went stage 1 and was very happy with the tyre.

    Looking forward to seeing the car in the flesh at Donnington.
     
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  13. Unizz

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    Looking forward to my car? Lol

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  14. Unizz

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    It's all about your car bro, I shall bring my notepad and get many many pointers from all you pro's! And your beasts

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    Stop now, you are saving for the car you want, just mod this one to make it a better daily otherwise we will make you spend all your money and nothing left for the other car :)
     
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  16. Unizz

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    Lol do you remember what my other car I am saving for is??
    Yes the plan is to get rid of the wheel hop and then I'm happy can't really think of any more mods but I'm sure I will see loads when I see your car as well as other people's at the meet.



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    Legend! , isn't she pretty currently saving £10 a week I will eventually buy it when I'm 90 at this rate lol they keep appreciating in value so who knows lol

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