how to fix axle hop? 2018 PFA

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how to fix axle hop? 2018 PFA

Post by jsims006 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:49 am

I have a 2018 PW and I noticed that when I am going up 20-30 ft sand dunes, the truck has a real problem with bouncing and hopping. Anyone know what this is and how to fix it? Is it the axles hopping? The more I press the gas the worse it gets to where the truck bucks like a horse.
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Re: how to fix axle hop? 2018 PFA

Post by Colibri » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:13 am

First things first, what tire pressures are you running when doing this, and are you on stock rubber?
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Re: how to fix axle hop? 2018 PFA

Post by Bill2014 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:56 pm

Others have added additional axle shocks which cuts the hop down significantly (but doesn't completely eliminate it in every scenario)
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Run with your rear axle locked if you're on sand like in your picture :wink: A locker bypass kit makes that easy for higher speeds in 2 or 4wd.

And - super loose sand may warrant very low tire pressures
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Re: how to fix axle hop? 2018 PFA

Post by olyelr » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:09 pm

Yea, low tire pressure helps. As does larger tires with more sidewall. However, I dont think you can completely rid the truck of it... its just a trait of the suspension design and a super heavy truck. But yea, it sucks for sure. Annoying as hell. I have the same issue in the sand dunes as well as in snow.

I have never seen my truck do it where I can actually watch it happen (always in it driving lol), but I am pretty positive it is the axles hopping up and down, rather than the common “wrapping” or “twisting” that occurs with leaf spring setups.
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Re: how to fix axle hop? 2018 PFA

Post by Low_Sky » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:27 am

Drop your tire pressure.

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