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05-16-2013 11:53 PM
IcarusLSC No one has input into how the Drakes fair in the winter weather/salt etc?
12-26-2012 09:40 AM
tomthbomb
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Originally Posted by JIMBOX
As previously stated--lotta threads about this phenominena-

Simple/cheap fix, is remove spring--solves 99% of problem, makes a little tougher to open hood, but livable !!

Life is good-

JIMBO
I started to point out this as well. The thing about our forum is that the threads sometimes go so far off subject it is not worth wading through the crap to get to the meat. I like restarting a thread with new ideas and input.
12-25-2012 11:56 AM
The Collin I used the ziptie method for about 8 months and it worked great.I would suggest this over anything else for the price.

Got a wholesale price on a set of Drake latches and went for them a few months ago. They work and look awesome.
12-25-2012 10:12 AM
Jsjk
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Originally Posted by Jsjk

It only cruises I a little over normal after Mudding, the I clean the radiator and its al good
Beside my earlier point was it highly un likely that something will pop open the after market tie downs. You have to hit a button on way an pull the pin another way.
12-25-2012 10:10 AM
Jsjk
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Originally Posted by tomthbomb

Looks like you pegged your temp gauge too.
It only cruises I a little over normal after Mudding, the I clean the radiator and its al good
12-24-2012 07:00 PM
tomthbomb

Looks like you pegged your temp gauge too.
12-24-2012 06:57 PM
tomthbomb
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Originally Posted by tomthbomb View Post
I installed mine today with the wires trailing. The instructions say to install with the wires facing forward.

When I finished it hit me why they should be trailing. Something could hit the pin and push it out. Also the wind will force the pin as far back as it will go making it vulnerable to being pushed out.

I doubt if it would happen to both at one time but after Christmas I will re-install the as per the instructions.
This was easier and looks better (to me) too.

12-24-2012 05:04 PM
Jeeps_and_Boats Ok... with full disclosure that I don't have a Jeep yet (few weeks for delivery), I don't understand how this happens if there is a hood lock installed.
12-24-2012 11:20 AM
Jsjk
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Originally Posted by tomthbomb

ok, 110mph. Talk about far fetched...............


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12-24-2012 09:35 AM
VaderJK12 I have the Drake Hood Hold Downs with the black turnbuckles. They are pricey but worth it
12-24-2012 09:28 AM
SeaComms Rugged Ridge are about to release some alloy catches, and some black ones to follow shortly after - saw it on their facebook page:

12-23-2012 09:36 PM
ESP
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
110 my tires would vibrate off.
Nah..you'd could just ride them vibrations like sweet waves in the ocean brother. Oh but yea, I wouldn't want shotgun in your rig when you attempted.
12-23-2012 09:22 PM
kjeeper10 110 my tires would vibrate off.
12-23-2012 09:13 PM
tomthbomb
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Originally Posted by Jsjk View Post
That sounds a little far fetched I installed mine ages ago still haven't had on issue and get my 08 up to 110mph.
Ok, 110mph. Talk about far fetched...............
12-23-2012 06:02 PM
Jsjk
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Originally Posted by tomthbomb

I installed mine today with the wires trailing. The instructions say to install with the wires facing forward.

When I finished it hit me why they should be trailing. Something could hit the pin and push it out. Also the wind will force the pin as far back as it will go making it vulnerable to being pushed out.

I doubt if it would happen to both at one time but after Christmas I will re-install the as per the instructions.
That sounds a little far fetched I installed mine ages ago still haven't had on issue and get my 08 up to 110mph.
12-23-2012 05:14 PM
tomthbomb
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Originally Posted by kramer2k View Post
I do believe you can choose which way to install them. Personally I'd want the wire trailing.
I installed mine today with the wires trailing. The instructions say to install with the wires facing forward.

When I finished it hit me why they should be trailing. Something could hit the pin and push it out. Also the wind will force the pin as far back as it will go making it vulnerable to being pushed out.

I doubt if it would happen to both at one time but after Christmas I will re-install the as per the instructions.
12-08-2012 01:59 PM
wcbardwell I only had flutter issues once... I was going 65 down a two lane road one way and a semi blasted by in the other direction... Probably going 80, 85... I had never understood what people meant by flutter... I got a lesson right quick. Scared the bejesus out of me! More of hood "jumping" than a "fluttering"...
12-08-2012 01:39 PM
nmdesertrat Haven't had any problems myself but, a friend did. So...$25...I ordered some Daystars yesterday
12-08-2012 01:28 PM
fishmd
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Originally Posted by tomthbomb
Just ordered the Drake Hold downs from 4WheelDrive Hardware for $116.99 and shipping is free!
+1 on these. I have had mine on since I bought the Jeep. One of the first things I did after an episode of hood flutter on the road scared the crap outta me. They have not rusted at all and look awesome.
12-08-2012 11:19 AM
tomthbomb Just ordered the Drake Hold downs from 4WheelDrive Hardware for $116.99 and shipping is free!
12-07-2012 11:49 AM
Cpwines18 I have the hood problem on my '11, thought I was just imagining it at first. I put the hood lock on thinking it would keep it tight, with no success. I'll have to combine the daystar latches with my eventual AEV hood and snorkel project. My '48 has my attention at the moment though...
12-07-2012 09:06 AM
HK_Runner I have done several highway trips at 70+...been watching for this. I wonder if a lift that changes the rake considerably, has anything to do with this. However, I did a spring swap which did just that by raising the front, with no effect. I even took out the rear seat for a while, which raised the front a bit, Hated the stiffer springs so swapped back and went back to a slight rake- same thing...no hood flutter. Maybe the stock latches wear out over time as well. Several people report this problem, so it definitely happens often enough.
12-06-2012 11:46 PM
Deepjeep1371
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Originally Posted by HK_Runner
Strange. My 2012 does not have this issue at all.
Me either with my 12, it was designed specifically for aerodynamics its an Altitude Edition..... .. Rotflmmfao.
Still ill probably go for the daystars. I love the drakes but I fear the wire could be an issue in a bad Northeast winter.
12-06-2012 10:29 PM
HK_Runner Strange. My 2012 does not have this issue at all.
12-06-2012 06:55 PM
missouri islander I removed the spring and added the Daystars. Zero hood flutter.
12-06-2012 06:40 PM
Thracks I just use 11 inch zip ties. Works perfectly and I don't have to waste my money on new hood latches.
12-06-2012 06:33 PM
kramer2k
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Originally Posted by tomthbomb View Post
I see photos of the wires in front of the hold down and photos of the wire behind the hold down ( this seems more logical to me). If you have them which way did you install them, front or back?
I do believe you can choose which way to install them. Personally I'd want the wire trailing.
12-06-2012 06:29 PM
tomthbomb
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Originally Posted by ColdSRT

The coated wire has not caused any damage on mine. I would think weed wacker line would be more likely to cause damage.
I see photos of the wires in front of the hold down and photos of the wire behind the hold down ( this seems more logical to me). If you have them which way did you install them, front or back?
12-06-2012 02:00 PM
109 Rider
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Originally Posted by tomthbomb View Post
What it said when I went to check out. Will look again but will use the forum deal. Thanks for the reminder.
Yes, use your phone to place this order and tell them you are a member here.
Good luck.
I ordered my floor mats via Internet and payed for shipping (stupid me)
12-06-2012 01:28 PM
tomthbomb
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Originally Posted by panthermark View Post
That is a stupid price to ship....but....dude, you are a forum member.... Free shipping bro....

Send them a PM to start the process.

Edit...I just looked on their site. It is $7.99 to ship, not $27.00. Where did you got that price?
What it said when I went to check out. Will look again but will use the forum deal. Thanks for the reminder.
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