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Old 11-04-2013, 06:16 PM   #1
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Hood flapping in the wind

Scary thing happened the other day - driving on the highway at about 120kph (80mph) into a head wind my hood started to flap in the wind, it was bad enough that I pulled over to check that it was secure. It was but I could lift the hood myself. I installed a bug deflector a couple months ago and I think it's the root cause for the hood wanting to lift off. Has anyone encountered this and do you think the rubber in the hood latches will survive long term 'flapping' or should I change them to something more mechanical like Rugged Ridge etc?

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Old 11-04-2013, 06:22 PM   #2
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I get some hood flutter in strong head wind gusts and when tractor trailers pass close by going the opposite direction. If you remove the spring under your hood that will probably fix it. I haven't gotten around to taking mine off as it doesn't happen much. The rubber hood latches will hold. Mine are 6 years old and still good

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Old 11-04-2013, 06:25 PM   #3
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It's a feature!

It does it whether you remove the spring or not, but removing the spring keeps it "calmer" for the most part (except on two lane highways).


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Old 11-04-2013, 06:26 PM   #4
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Mopar hood lock. Never seen it move after that.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:27 PM   #5
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It'll do it with or without the bug deflector (though in my experience bug deflectors on a Jeep don't deflect anything at all...). I went with a set of Rampage hood locks to get rid of the flutter and also add some security.

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Old 11-04-2013, 06:33 PM   #6
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I like some macho overkill.......................

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Old 11-04-2013, 06:37 PM   #7
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I installed the day star hood wranglers. Problem solved.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:54 PM   #8
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AND, the cheap way. Black zip ties.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:59 PM   #9
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Hood wranglers fixed it up on my 08. So far the 13 has been doing fine, maybe it has something to do with the AEV hood?
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2013 here with standard hood and i've never experienced this.

Do you have the front air dam under the bumper?
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:20 PM   #11
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I have the same problem, noticed more after I removed that ugly plastic lower pc when changing bumpers? guess it had a purpose besides UGLY Lol
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2013 here with standard hood and i've never experienced this.

Do you have the front air dam under the bumper?
Air dam won't affect it. It does it with and without it. You'll get it in a strong wind. Or on a two lane road and a big truck/van/semi passes by you.
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It used to happen to me all of the time when on the desert highways. The wind had a lot to do with it and it never happened on calm days. I just got tired of it and did a quick 30 minute swap out. Now they don't move at all.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:04 PM   #14
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It does it whether you remove the spring or not, but removing the spring keeps it "calmer" for the most part (except on two lane highways).

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07 Newer Jeep JK Wrangler DayStar Hood Wrangler's KJ09145BK | eBay
I have not had any hood flutter since I removed the hood spring quite a while ago.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:44 PM   #15
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I also got the Daystar replacements. About $25.00 no more hood flap. I was tired of holding my breath with trucks going the opposite direction.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:51 PM   #16
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I've owned three Jeep Wranglers and they all did this. Never bothered me enough to do anything about it.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:03 PM   #17
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Yep, remove the spring and it will not flutter!
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:30 PM   #18
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The rubber hood latches will hold. Mine are 6 years old and still good
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:07 PM   #19
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2 lane highway at 75 mph and an oncoming semi - my '10,'12, '13, and '14 all lifted up. Removed the spring on my '14 in rural Kansas about a month ago - no love. It's kind of silly that Jeep hasn't figured this one out and used a shorter dogbone like Daystar uses.
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I removed the spring and it is better but not perfect, just not as often.
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thanks for all your feed back guys, tomthbomb, where'd you get those turn buckle latches - I like over-kill!
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I installed the Rugged Ridge hood catches, and HIGHLY recommend them, prob the best upgrade ive done.
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Hood spring will not always solve it in strong winds or on 2 lane roads with opposing semi trucks.

I've had Zip Ties on for 100K miles now, works great!
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I like some macho overkill.......................

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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Zip ties for almost 6 years.
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Zip ties fix everything!
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It used to happen to me all of the time when on the desert highways. The wind had a lot to do with it and it never happened on calm days. I just got tired of it and did a quick 30 minute swap out. Now they don't move at all.
I agree. Rugged Ridge was my fix too.

Zip ties sitting in sun will get brittle and fail when you need them.
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Zip ties for almost 6 years.
That's brilliant!!

Removed the spring today. You really notice how much upward force that spring is applying once you remove it. I'll see how she is with just that out, if it's still bad I'll try the zip ties. I like these free/cheap mods!
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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.
There is always the rubber latches to hold them down so you'll never really "need" them. Hood flutter isn't dangerous or damaging, it just is aesthetically disturbing to some people as they are used to traditional hood latches

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