This phenomenon has happened to a small pick-up and a fast formula firebird…
We throw it in reverse and dump the clutch, and the dang car violently bounces up and down while peeling out, creating the feeling that you just stripped a gear or something serious like that. It’s mainly the back of the car that bounces, and I’m not talking like feet in the air, maybe an inch at the most.
Now, my theory is a detailed one. I won’t drag this out any further than to just say that this phenomenon is due to the wear of the mostly forward travelling car on the tires. The tire wears a certain way depending on which way it is always rolling (this is visible). The tires are “sharp” while travelling backwards and this creates a jump, rather than a smooth peel while going forwards.
actually, this happens to the formula while chirping in 2nd as well… feels like I just blew the transmission.
anyone have any input as to what’s going on?