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Old 11-11-2012, 02:14 PM   #1
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high winds

As I am driving in about 40 mile an hour winds the question popped into my head. Has anybody's hood ever blown off?

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Old 11-11-2012, 03:00 PM   #2
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Awww, hood flutter again. I've never heard of anyone's hood being blown off. If you are worried about the hood flutter, there are some easy fixes. Remove the hood spring or replace the latches with something better.

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Old 11-11-2012, 03:04 PM   #3
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Daystar hood wrangler. It will never flutter againg.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:05 PM   #4
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never heard of off...have heard seen pics where it has blown back/ up and dented itself on windshield frame.....2 different instances a couple years back.....I replaced my latches on my TJ at that time they were about 6 years old....heard the spring thing helps also.....
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:34 PM   #5
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:58 PM   #6
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As I am driving in about 40 mile an hour winds the question popped into my head. Has anybody's hood ever blown off?
you don't know how i cringe when there's a strong headwind and i'm doing 70+ it flutters so bad that I try to not look at it at all, otherwise it captures all of my attention.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:05 PM   #7
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So, what are the best fixes or replacement latches?
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:12 PM   #8
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:02 PM   #9
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So, what are the best fixes or replacement latches?
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Added bonus if any of them lock.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:26 PM   #10
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Added bonus if any of them lock.
They are out there but they are not cheap and have seen mixed reviews on here about how well they work......I went with the Kentrol black stainless for the TJ
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Daystar hood latchs are about $25...

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Old 11-11-2012, 07:18 PM   #12
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The soft top makes me way more nervous than the hood. All that creaking, squeaking, rattling, flopping, rear sides bowed in by the airflow... I'm just waiting for it to fly off like a parachute.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:57 PM   #13
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The first time you experience hood flutter, the driver's seat might turn brown. Buy the hood wranglers mentioned above. They're on for 2 years now, and a bonus- you get a serious bicep workout latching your hood.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:36 PM   #14
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Remove the spring and stick some tie straps around your factory straps. Just snug enough that you can still use them, but still won't let them stretch when a big truck or big gust happens.. Cost... 10 cents.

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Old 11-12-2012, 01:16 PM   #15
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I don't get what you're explaining in the above post...
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:25 PM   #16
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I don't get what you're explaining in the above post...
That's why I put up a picture..... The tie strap doesn't let the band stretch when a big gust comes up.....thus no hood flutter.

It's just wrapping a tie strap around your hood latch to the point where it is loose enough that you can still open the latch, but tight enough that it won't stretch in the wind.

Here's a closer look so you can see what I'm talking about from a different Jeep thread, but I put the little fastener latch on the inside so it looks a little more 'stock' and clean.




I hope this explains it better. I would have bought the daystrs, but shipping to Canada makes them $95. I'll stick with the tie strap mod till I make it across the border.

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