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Old 09-28-2012, 09:38 PM   #1
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Hey there-I am new to this sight and am sure you all have talked about this before but I have one question about my jeep. When a truck is going the other way on the road-I get a real scary shake of the hood. I am waiting for the hood to come up and hit my windshield. I usually prepare when I see a truck coming and point the wheel to the right-it works. Is this normal for all jeeps? Do you all have suggestions?
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:37 AM   #2
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When I am on the hiway, if there is a strong head wind, it looks like the hood is going to pop open. It's the rubber hood latches stretching. The safety latch keeps it from going any further.

This is normal, but it bugs a ton of people. You can buy after-market metal hood latches that will fix this problem.

I don't have them, but maybe someone that does can post you a link.

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Old 09-29-2012, 02:47 AM   #3
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Daystar makes a tuff rubber one or is it Urethane (?)....replacement. Available from Quadratec.
There are also metal ones with Heim ends and lock pins . And there are other metal ones Billet Aluminum, and Stainless Steel ones and I think there is also some made to resemble the original Jeep Hood latches too.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:38 AM   #4
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Just get some 11 inch, black zipties. Run a ziptie around the rubber stretch piece on your factory latch. Tighten it down just enough to limit how much it will stretch. Stops hood flutter and costs almost nothing. Some say it looks hillbilly, but but it is not noticeable unless you go looking for it. I tried the Daystar aftermarket hood latches, and did not like them. They pulled my hood down so tight they distorted the hood/body line.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:15 PM   #5
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You can also remove the spring.

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Old 09-30-2012, 06:43 PM   #6
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Just about to say remove the spring. My hood hasnt fluttered since I took it off.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:12 PM   #7
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Good advice--I will see what I can do. Thanks!
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:52 PM   #8
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yeah, i think so ,Just get some 11 inch, black zipties. Run a ziptie around the rubber stretch piece on your factory latch.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:46 AM   #9
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sooooo stealin the black ziptie idea.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:21 PM   #10
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Mine does it too, i just move over about a foot as we pass and it hardly moves at all

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