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Old 04-05-2014, 10:44 AM   #1
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Hood Latches

Ok so did a little road trip the other day in the sport. Coming home I met several semis. Holy buckets I thought my hood was going to blow off. Granted was windy but I pulled over twice to check the latches. What is a good replacement to prevent the wind blown look?

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Old 04-05-2014, 10:48 AM   #2
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Im going with the Rampage locking latches, as......well.....they lock, preventing someone from helping themselves under the hood.

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Old 04-05-2014, 11:06 AM   #3
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If you wanna go the cheap way you can just pull out the spring in the center
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:21 AM   #4
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I use Daystar Hood Wranglers replacement rubbers...

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I use Daystar Hood Wranglers replacement rubbers...
Have had these on my old and current JK, they work great.
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:16 PM   #6
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Look at the Rugged Ridge hood latches, they look great.
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:36 PM   #7
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I use Daystar Hood Wranglers replacement rubbers...

+1 on the daystar hood wrangler maintains factory look and definatly stops the hood flutter. About $ 25 and a breeze to install
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Look at the Rugged Ridge hood latches, they look great.
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They are huge and look pretty mean.
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If you wanna go the cheap way you can just pull out the spring in the center
This is what I did......takes seconds and works great!
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As others have said take out the spring. If you want aftermarket latches look at Drake. They're not cheap, but they are built to last. I really like mine.
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As others have said take out the spring. If you want aftermarket latches look at Drake. They're not cheap, but they are built to last. I really like mine.
The drake latches are really nice.
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X3 On the Daystar replacements. I don't pick my Jeep up for a few more months, but I've already ordered a set of these to put on my Jeep before I go on my road trip from the DC area to southern Ga.
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Rampage locking hood latches on mine. Very easy to install and piece of mind when locked.
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Took out the hood spring, still had hood flutter. Went Daystar and put the hood spring back in, no flutter.
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I drive back and forth between Vermont and philly a lot and the last 2 hours of the drive up is a single lane highway/the only way to get rom new York into Burlington without taking I89 = semi sanctuary. I freaked out a couple times also when I could have sworn my hood lifted a solid 2". I spent the few extra bucks and went with the Drake Off Road and wouldn't exchange them for anything; my hood doesn't flick a millimeter. plus the adjustable tension is nice. and ive always wanted hood latches with the metal strand like that since I first saw them on hot rods HA!
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What is a good replacement to prevent the wind blown look?
I installed these Rampage hood locks the day we drove it home. Never any hood flutter and the hood cannot be simply opened by anyone.

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I went with the Rugged Ridge aluminum latches. As someone already said, they are big and beefy...and look great. The Drakes also look good, but I had them on my '03 Rubicon and they were a pain in the butt. Half the time, it took 2 hands to line up the pin with the hole. I wouldn't buy them again.
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I went with the Rugged Ridge aluminum latches. As someone already said, they are big and beefy...and look great.
Yep, love mine. Quality product.
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A black large zip tie. $.02
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Never had that problem and mine are stock. My hood really latches down tight. 1997 Wrangler Sport.
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Drake's work well. I liked the Rugged Ridge ones but RR parts have a habit of the black finish bubbling and peeling off.
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I have been out this weekend and just got back and was thrilled to have all these responses. This jeep community is awesome. I will let you know which way I go.
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I installed these Rampage hood locks the day we drove it home. Never any hood flutter and the hood cannot be simply opened by anyone.



These do the trick...very happy with mine. See build thread below.
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I went with the Daystar rubbers, not expensive, easy to install and fixed the hood issue!
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+1 for the Daystar

The flutter on mine was terrifying.

I have had them for a few months now and love them, so easy to fit!
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I have had the Daystars for 3 years now, no hood flutter but now they are starting to crack from heat from the sun. will have to replace soon.
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This is what I did......takes seconds and works great!
It's very hit or mess whether this works or not. It didn't help at all for a lot of people, myself included. Hood moved just as much until I got the Daystars.

Worth a shot though, since it's free.
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It's very hit or mess whether this works or not. It didn't help at all for a lot of people, myself included. Hood moved just as much until I got the Daystars.

Worth a shot though, since it's free.
Removing the hood spring helped with the flutter but when a semi passed
and the hood went up it was more violent going down without the spring.
I went with the rugged ridge latches. I found mine on sale and with a forum discount for under 80 bucks shipped.

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