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Old 03-18-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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Does anyone got issues with there hood flapping or jumping up a couple inchs at highway speeds?? I know it crash in the wind sheald but was woundering if those rubber straps are going to last?

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Old 03-18-2013, 07:10 PM   #2
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You shouldn't see any movement in the hood. Those "Rubber Straps" should hold it down real tight. Are you sure you have them latched properly?

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Old 03-18-2013, 07:15 PM   #3
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My hood sometimes goes crazy if I am going, say, 60 into a 30 mph headwind. That's like going 90 mph.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:56 PM   #4
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Used to have this problem. Researched it and then removed the spring under the hood. It took 13 seconds and haven't had the problem again. Semis going the other way down the highway used to scare the poop out of me!
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:05 PM   #5
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I don't remember having this issue, but for safety reasons I bought these Rampage Hood Latch locks. It also locks the hood down tighter than stock latches. Big fan of these!

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Old 03-18-2013, 09:08 PM   #6
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daystar hood wranglers $25. Fixes it every time.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:17 PM   #7
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I don't remember having this issue, but for safety reasons I bought these Rampage Hood Latch locks. It also locks the hood down tighter than stock latches. Big fan of these!
Yep. I bought a set of these, too. I bought them for the locking capability but they do well to control hood flutter.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:27 PM   #8
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I bought those rampage locks also. I went to check the oil at a gas station (since I was on a road trip). And one of them wouldn't unlock. The key turned halfway then stopped. Just about broke the key off. When I finally got it to turn I removed the locks. It still holds the hood down but no more locks.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:49 PM   #9
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:49 AM   #10
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I just took out the spring and no more problems!
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:42 AM   #11
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Yea, Its a jeep and the hood bounces like crazy. I see some guys here dont have that problem but all my jeepers locally do. The rubber clamps allow it to happen. The ones that have the most problem are like me before getting my new RK hood, I had a bugshield on it and it bounced like crazy. I took a zip tie and wrapped around both clamps and sinched it down real tight and boom problem fixed and didnt have to waste my money on new clamps.

Only thing just make sure you have a multi tool in your ride at all times in case you need to pop the hood you will need to cut the ties. I found this in a thread on this site. Obviously the new clamps will cure this as well but the factory rubber ones will indeed let your hood bounce at highway speeds.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:25 AM   #12
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I have only had my new 2013 up to about 70 mph a couple of times, but haven't seen any movement in my hood. Now my 2003 TJ at high speeds would move, but just a little bit.
Make sure that your spring under the hood is not missing. It's purpose is to help hold tension against the outer latches. If it is weak or missing, the you would get some hood movement.
There should also be a rubber cushion that is attached to the bottom of that spring.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:15 AM   #13
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There's a catch underneath the hood, and the side latch on each side. There's no reason your hood should jiggle or move.

I suggest checking them to make sure nothing's lose and all are snug before driving
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:52 AM   #14
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X2... Fixed mine right up. Not a budge and they feel real secure. Only takes a few minutes to put them on.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:24 AM   #15
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Make sure that your spring under the hood is not missing. It's purpose is to help hold tension against the outer latches. If it is weak or missing, the you would get some hood movement.
Yeah, everyones spring is there. That is the problem actually. Read above. Removing the spring seems to cure the problem for those that do it. The spring "pops" your hood when you unlatch it. It is not there to help hold your down.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:38 AM   #16
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Is the rubber between the hood and grill still there I had the same problem I change my grill and didn't swap over the rubber seal and it shook at high speed.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:48 AM   #17
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One member suggested zip tie the spring tight together. Did that , no flutter since
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:50 PM   #18
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Thanks everyone its great to see so many replys. Never thought I would get That many!

The hood flutters at highway speed 70-80 mph especialy if its windy. Its even scary on contry road when you cross an on coming van!!!

Ill try to remove the spring or hold it down with tiewraps to see How it goes. But those after market latches seems like a great buy

Thanks again everyone
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I have Drake hood latches. A bit pricey but I love the look and quality.
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You shouldn't see any movement in the hood. Those "Rubber Straps" should hold it down real tight. Are you sure you have them latched properly?
That is simply not true. Having owned a 2002 Wrangler, 2006 Wrangler, and 2011 Wrangler, they all had "hood flutter" at freeway speeds during heavy, gusty wind situations, even when brand new.

You can actually see the hood flutter, or buffet, of lift up and down slightly during heavy gusts on the freeway.

Normal for Wranglers. Don't worry about it, if your hood is latched properly, and your side hood latches are not damaged.

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....There's no reason your hood should jiggle or move....
Again, simply not true. See my earlier post.

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Removing the spring is an OK temp fix but your better off withordering one of the after market latches. I have the Dasystar rubbers and love them.
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That is simply not true. Having owned a 2002 Wrangler, 2006 Wrangler, and 2011 Wrangler, they all had "hood flutter" at freeway speeds during heavy, gusty wind situations, even when brand new.

You can actually see the hood flutter, or buffet, of lift up and down slightly during heavy gusts on the freeway.

Normal for Wranglers. Don't worry about it, if your hood is latched properly, and your side hood latches are not damaged.

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thats what I keep telling me self. 2 side latch + the middle hook= no way that hood is flipping. but its still a bit nerve wracking when it lifts a bit.

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I see that with mine as well, especially when it is very WINDY! I did order the MOPAR Hood Lock which is AWESOME & PRICEY. However, it was purchased for another reason. Regardless, I'm safe just in case. :-)
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Does anyone got issues with there hood flapping or jumping up a couple inchs at highway speeds?? I know it crash in the wind sheald but was woundering if those rubber straps are going to last?
Just put daystar hood wranglers on mine, and man are they tight!
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X2... Fixed mine right up. Not a budge and they feel real secure. Only takes a few minutes to put them on.
are these easy to install? ive look at intalation instruction and it look prety easy. that part about 2 vise grip to break the plastic pins did that work out ok?
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Its just the jeep equivalent of getting a pants tent. Its just happy.
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Just put daystar hood wranglers on mine, and man are they tight!
Ill try does looks like best bang for the buck.

no offence but go habs go
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Best bang for the buck is to remove the spring
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Removing the spring is an OK temp fix but your better off withordering one of the after market latches. I have the Dasystar rubbers and love them.
Its only temporary if you put it back in!

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