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Old 11-05-2013, 05:08 PM   #31
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I agree. Rugged Ridge was my fix too. Zip ties sitting in sun will get brittle and fail when you need them.
Industrial Zip ties will last in the sun. Mine are 6years old.

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Old 11-05-2013, 05:32 PM   #32
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Does that cable end up scratching up the paint. I don't care too much about little stuff, but I do try to avoid knowlingly adding a paint removing option to things....xpel I suppose could take that issue away...

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As you can see from the close up photo, no scratches.

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Old 11-07-2013, 07:57 PM   #33
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Did you remove the splash shield under the front bumper? I removed ours and the hood started flopping around at highway speeds and we got 2 MPG less. I put the splash shield back on and it returned to normal. When I put the aftermarket bumper on, I put the splash shield back on.....
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:20 PM   #34
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There is no excuse for this after 7 years. Hood flutter with the air dam on should have been solved years ago with a redesigned hood latch worth $0.50 more.
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:08 PM   #35
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They do what they are designed to do. Flex with the body. You can put on heavier latches but if they are too tight the hood will flex instead of the latches giving.
The airdam does make a difference with hood flutter.
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:29 PM   #36
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Nah, they are crap. There isn't any speakable body/frame flex on a flat two lane highway and the hood will still lift 2" with an oncoming semi. Perhaps the air dam helps, but a factory setup lifts unacceptably. Removing the spring makes the hood heavier, but once it starts to lift, it moves full distance.
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Old 11-08-2013, 04:40 AM   #37
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Industrial Zip ties will last in the sun. Mine are 6years old.
Well, I guess if you bought the 175 Pound tensile strength ones, you'll be fine
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:11 AM   #38
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I did the same. The Daystar replacements solved my issue.

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I installed the day star hood wranglers. Problem solved.
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:42 AM   #39
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Rampage hood locks stops flutter dead; Plus you can lock your hood at times.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:17 AM   #40
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Update...

well I removed the spring and the flapping has significantly reduced - so far!
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:29 AM   #41
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Thinking of going with the Rugged Ridge latches. I hear it's a pain to get the oem latches off due to space constraints and getting a wrench on the bolts. How much of a pain is it to swap these?
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:46 AM   #42
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They do what they are designed to do. Flex with the body. You can put on heavier latches but if they are too tight the hood will flex instead of the latches giving.
The airdam does make a difference with hood flutter.
Flexing and flutter have very different causes. There is no justification for flutter. The hood shouldn't flex either. It does so because it lacks structural stiffness in order to reduce weight.
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:07 PM   #43
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Rampage are the ones I usually sell my clients when they come asking for that.
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:11 PM   #44
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Thinking of going with the Rugged Ridge latches. I hear it's a pain to get the oem latches off due to space constraints and getting a wrench on the bolts. How much of a pain is it to swap these?
It looks like it's harder than it actually is. If you have socket extensions and a flex (u-joint) adapter it's not a big deal.
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:54 PM   #45
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Springs been out a couple days now. Passed a couple big rigs going 60 in the other direction and not a hint of movement. True test is the same thing with a headwind, today was very calm.

Prior to removing the spring just going down the highway at 65-70 and hit some wind would make it flutter real bad. So far so good, I'll take it for a free 30 second mod.
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:33 PM   #46
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It looks like it's harder than it actually is. If you have socket extensions and a flex (u-joint) adapter it's not a big deal.
Even easier if you have aftermarket flat fenders and no liner. You can get to them from under lol
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:17 PM   #47
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I didn't like the hood flapping due to the strong winds last week, with winter coming, I install a set of Daystar Hood Wranglers today.

The wranglers are stiffer. than the OEM rubber ones... the latches are harder to latch but I'm convince that it will fix the hood flapping for good.

I'm a bit currious to know if anyone had issues with the latches themselves due the fact that they are much harder to lacth... will the plastic latches eventually beak due to the higher tension???
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:22 PM   #48
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I have the Rampage locking latches...I like them. But I don't do a lot of hard-core off-roading that will really flex the hood. I also hit each lock with a blast of WD-40 each fall to keep the tumblers from locking up.
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Why did the spring mod make it happen worse onmy jeep?
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:43 PM   #50
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I took hood spring out months ago and never any flutter. I live in Kansas, the # 3 windiest state, and also 150 years back in time. I don't know what the #1 and 2 states are. Enlighten me.

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