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Old 08-12-2014, 10:50 AM   #1
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Hood flutter

Saw it for the first time today.

Yikes!

Do these solve that problem?


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They solve the problem. I have them. Very solid and worth the money IMO.

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I'm gonna test mine out on a round trip to California this weekend.

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Old 08-12-2014, 11:05 AM   #4
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I just removed the spring under the hood. No more shaky hood with the stock latches.

But, yes, those latches will remove the hood flutter since the stock latches are rubber and these, obviously, are not.
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Thx, they are now on THE LIST.
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Saw it for the first time today.

Yikes!

Do these solve that problem?

They should work really well for you. Another option would be the Daystar Hood Hold Downs. They're a stiffer material and won't flex like the factory "dog bones". They're a little cheaper and let you keep the factory look if you'd prefer.

We also have the Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit if you prefer that. Let me know what direction you decide to go and I'll get you a quote!

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Old 08-12-2014, 11:46 AM   #7
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I put on Tuffy Hood Lock it solved two problems the flutter at high speeds and security from a thief looking for engine parts. Easy to install hardest part is getting grill off.
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I've got the Daystars and they worked for me (removing the spring did not). However, I like the look of the Rugged Ridge style, so I'll probably upgrade to those someday.
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Does anyone know if these will work with the 10a hood? I've looked around quite a bit and couldn't find a definitive answer.
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For a more cost effective option, just remove the hood spring. No more hood flutter since doing so.

However, if you want the upgraded look then these are definitely an option. I worry about them rusting though.
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:26 PM   #11
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Daystars were ok. I had them on my 2009. The only thing I didn't like was the amount of force it takes to close the hood and it wears out the rubber bumps between the hood and fender really fast. Not even a year later my hood was touching the fender. I actually went and bought some rubber sticker bumps from hd (Similar to the ones that keep kitchen cabinets from slamming) and stuck them to the fender. It worked but still.

When I put the rugged ridge on my 2014 I adjusted them once and they are like butter every time I open and close the hood. That and the install of the rugged ridge was much easier. Atleast for me. Took about 20 min to do both sides. Plus I think they look better.
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For a more cost effective option, just remove the hood spring. No more hood flutter since doing so. However, if you want the upgraded look then these are definitely an option. I worry about them rusting though.
Aluminum doesn't rust.
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Does anyone know if these will work with the 10a hood? I've looked around quite a bit and couldn't find a definitive answer.
They should.

Though, I went with the Mopar hood lock as my solution.
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Aluminum doesn't rust.
Indeed it can, and will. The severity will depend on the grade. All aluminum is corrosion resistant, some grades more so than others, none of it is corrosion proof.
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Indeed it can, and will. The severity will depend on the grade. All aluminum is corrosion resistant, some grades more so than others, none of it is corrosion proof.
Aluminum does not rust but it will oxidize.
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Actually, no, aluminum does NOT rust. Bare aluminum will oxidize which is a form of metal corrosion. Iron oxide or rust form on metals with iron. Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon so it rusts.
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Actually, no, aluminum does NOT rust. Bare aluminum will oxidize which is a form of metal corrosion. Iron oxide or rust form on metals with iron. Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon so it rusts.
A lot of people use the terms "rust", "corrosion", and "oxidation" interchangeable.
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:08 PM   #18
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I got some too, just have to instal them. one day before winter comes.
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They should.

Though, I went with the Mopar hood lock as my solution.
I have that also but at freeway speeds I still get that flutter.
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:18 PM   #20
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I just zip-tied mine and it worked like a charm. It also leaves the latches fully functional but one day I'm sure I'll invest in a set of aftermarkets when I have some money burning a hole in my pocket.
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I installed both the Mopar hood lock and the Rugged Ridge hood latches. No flutter for me.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:49 PM   #22
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Hood flutter - Every time I see a thread on this I am amazed it is a concern. I mean other than an excuse to add some cool looking hood latches.
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I'll look into them for sure. It amazed me on our last trip, how much the hood was affected when we crossed path with an 18 wheeler coming the other way... Geez, a few times, I thought I'd lose the hood !!! At some point, I wondered if I had forgotten to latch the hood.
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Does anyone know if these will work with the 10a hood? I've looked around quite a bit and couldn't find a definitive answer.
I have these installed on my RubiX which I believe is the same hood. Easy install, well worth the money. Never experienced the flutter with the 2014, but on the 08 I thought the hood was going to fly off
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I have these installed on my RubiX which I believe is the same hood. Easy install, well worth the money. Never experienced the flutter with the 2014, but on the 08 I thought the hood was going to fly off
I installed them on my 2014 Rubicon X but I had to file down the rear point on both sides or it will hit the hood. Simple file and paint, no biggie. I love mine. If you put these on the X and did not file them you will end up with some hood damage sooner or later.
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Worked for me, no more flutter...
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Here is how they look on an X hood. You can see where I filed and painted them on the rear corner.






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Here is how they look on an X hood. You can see where I filed and painted them on the rear corner.
That looks great! I hesitated getting these because I heard about them hitting the hood. You've changed my mind. How long did it take you to file, and what kind of paint did you use?
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Zip ties work perfect and they are super cheap. I have zero flutter and if they break, I keep extra in the Jeep.
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So is "Hood Flutter" something all Jeeps get unless the stock latches are replaced?? Does it happen to some but not others? Does it only happen to "older Jeeps" with worn latches?? ..... I keep hearing about "Hood Flutter" and I'm confused

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