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April 02, 2020
The Solution To "Wheel Hop" For Dodge Challenger

Welcome to Hop Not, LLC!

We offer performance suspension upgrades for 2008 and up Dodge Challengers as well as Chargers, Magnums, and the Chrysler 300 (LX platforms).

We have the solution for the "wheel hop" issues that most manual transmission Challengers are experiencing.

Six speed owners can now benefit from the improved traction due to controlled wheel hop and share major handling improvements with automatic driven cars by eliminating the movement at the rear cradle mounts.

Enjoy that race car feel like never before. Your driving experience will come to life with Hop Not on board.



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All Hop Not products are designed to be true bolt on upgrades. There's no need to drop the rear cradle or be concerned about rear alignment issues when installing any of our products. Installing the Stage 1 spacer plates to one side at a time prevents any potential movement, thus maintaining wheel alignment.

Brief product description; Our Stage 1 kit eliminates the unwanted movement at the OEM rubber cradle mounts with the use of four proprietary CNC produced spacer plates. Click on the “Wheel Hop Problem” tab at the top of the page to see the extreme amount of movement at the OEM rubber cradle mounts as captured with under car video equipment. Stage 2 includes the horizontally mounted stabilizers (standard or lowered ride height must be selected when ordering) and proprietary CNC produced upper and lower mounting brackets. Stage 2 can not be installed on any vehicle without first having had Stage 1 installed because the upper stabilizer mounting bracket used for Stage 2 replaces the rear spacer plates previously installed with the Stage 1 kit. You'll lack the two front spacer plates if attempting to install Stage 2 as a stand alone kit…the vehicle must never be driven without all four cradle mounts installed (see the warnings about this in the Stage 1 description page). Our “Total Kits” include Stage 1 and Stage 2 and are available at a reduced cost as compared to purchasing each kit separately. The only difference between the auto and six speed kits is the addition of the “Adjustable Sway Bar End Link” in the six speed kits. Standard or lowered ride height must be selected when ordering these kits as well. Note; the only difference between a standard height kit and a lowered height kit is the stabilizer itself. If you choose to lower your vehicle at a later date, the stabilizers are the only item that will need to be replaced.

Please have a look around our site. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions or need help with any of our products.


The wheel hop or often referred to as power hop issue has the tendency to be a touchy subject for some, but understand, it's not a problem that only Chrysler/Dodge is having.

The new Camaro, Corvette, certain year models of Mustangs, and several more are experiencing the same wheel hop issues.

Today's auto makers have a broad range of expectations to live up to as compared to the old school versions of these cars. Back in the day people were concerned about straight line performance. Most of the cars we grew up with and love so much didn't have the best handling features; many didn't even have sway bars, air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, or power anything for a matter of fact.

Take the '70 Challenger for example; it came with extra leaf springs on the passenger's side for big block and Hemi powered cars and the torsion bars were adjusted to somewhat level the car back out. Fast forward to today's Dodge Challenger, Charger, Magnum, and Chrysler 300; The IRS (independent rear suspension) systems used under the rear of these cars is to meet the expectations of modern day muscle car owners.

I don't mean that in a bad way, I enjoy the ride quality offered with IRS, but the solution to wheel hop is a much greater task. It's no longer just a matter of bolting on a set of traction bars. It's a fine balance of controlling the hop while maintaining the ride quality the designer worked so hard to achieve.


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