Grand Am Series
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Indianapolis, IN
first track day and wheel hop
Mazda3 gurus - I did my first track day yesterday and had a blast! My instructor had never been in a 3 before and kept saying "wow, this car has a lotta torque!" And there's my problem - I got some serious wheel hop in heavy right-hand turns. It was so bad I was black flagged twice. Fortunately we were able to convince the track officials that there was nothing wrong with the car and that I could prevent it - which I did by letting up in the corners. Before that I was keeping up with all the Corvettes, even getting waved by a few.
A Mazda6 guy at the track said to replace the rear motor mount. I've seen several posts about wheel hop and this as a solution. Question 1 - is this a viable solution? Question 2 - there are a bunch of manufacturers, any difference between them? I want to get this fixed asap so I can sign up for another track day!
Aaron in Indianapolis
I am the Stig... Corksport SRI, Sure Torq R3, Sure BSD, JBR short shift plate, Eibach Pros, Koni yellows, Hotchkiss rear sway, EBC Yellow Stuff, Hankook Ventus RS-3 (track)