I am new to Jeeps. I just bought a 2010 Wrangler Unlimited sahara. I love it but have noticed that the hood buffers pretty good on the interstate at 75mph plus. Is this normal, and are there are ways to prevent it. I have a bug guard on it but it did it before I put it on.
Thanks for the reply, but I don't even know what that means. I thought cache was a computer term? I have checked the hood latches and they are down tight but when I am hauling down the interstate it looks like its trying to rip them off lol. I even stopped to check by hand and by hand I cant make the hood budge. I guess its just from the blunt front end on a jeep
Jhw349, yeah my Jeep does the same thing at times...Depends on speed your traveling and even how windy outside it is...Anyway, yep its normal. You can actually get aftermarket hood latches if it bugs you too bad.
2011 2 door JK, manual, soft top...Getty Up
My YJ does the same thing, even with everything bolted down. I wouldn't worry about it. Even if it does come loose, that hood is so heavy that I think you would notice it before it ever flew up and cracked the windshield.
Mine doesn't bounce at normal highway speeds, but it scared the sticky out of me going across the Annapolis Bay Bridge into a 30-mph headwind. Dang thing was bouncing up a good 1/4-1/2" -- and that's with newish (2-year-old) rubber clamps. And yes, I do have a bugshield, which if anything should have reduced it.
I bought some stiffer replacements for the stock rubber stretchy things that are on the hood latches. That solved the problem. I bought them for $20-ish at a local offroad store. Can't remember the brand name.
I removed my spring a long time ago when I first noticed it and it seemed to fix it for a while. But lately, I have noticed it coming back with a vengeance. I think Im going to end up getting some aftermarket latches. Sometimes it slams back down real hard and scares the shit outta me!