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nicolas-eric 09-08-2010 01:20 PM

JK Hood Is Shaking Up And Down
 
Hello.

On my GFs JK the hood is shaking up and down 1-2" at speeds +55-60 mph.
I donīt know how to solve this problem.
Everything looks ok to me.
Any ideas?

Thanks for your help.
nicolas-eric

Boosta 09-08-2010 01:25 PM

Mine does it occasionally if I am behind a semi trailer and it catches the wind. I think it is normal becasue it really isnt latched down tightly like a normal hood.

scottrock 09-08-2010 01:34 PM

Coupla different ways to resolve this.

1. Remove the little spring under the front edge of the hood.
2. Get sum of those fancy "Hood Wranglers" from DayStar
3. Get a Woods JK hood flutter fixer (you'll have to call em cuz I don't see it on their site anymore)
4. Fugetaboudit. It's a common complaint but I have yet to hear of anyone wearing their hood as a windshield decoration.

:wavey:

JIMBOX 09-08-2010 01:42 PM

:D Absolutely KORECCT !!


Quote:

Originally Posted by scottrock (Post 763405)
Coupla different ways to resolve this.

1. Remove the little spring under the front edge of the hood.
2. Get sum of those fancy "Hood Wranglers" from DayStar
3. Get a Woods JK hood flutter fixer (you'll have to call em cuz I don't see it on their site anymore)
4. Fugetaboudit. It's a common complaint but I have yet to hear of anyone wearing their hood as a windshield decoration.

:wavey:

Taking the little hood spring is the easiest cheapest solution and mine NEVER "flutters" antmore-

Not having the spring makes it a LITTLE harder to open the hood at first, but it's still a worthwhile trade !!

I also put a 3/4" rubber gasket across the full width of the hood front edge, maybe not necessary--

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

yj-genral 09-08-2010 01:55 PM

the above are the best options you have. and they all help with it.

there are some expensive options that dont use rubber to hold the hood down too

curious though, is it stock? did you remove the "air skirt" on the bottom of the bumper, and is it lifted?

usually lifting and/or removing that skirt (aftermarket bumpers get rid of them) lets air flow up and under the hood giving it lift, and the stock hood hold downs arent up to the task.

AirDWN 09-08-2010 03:05 PM

It's COMMON for the hood to flutter slightly under speed, particularly, if you're on that hammer and jammin' Eastbound and down.

The simple problem is the hood is held down by rubber quick release fasteners.

So what?

Enjoy yourself and keep on truckin'.

Ibuildembig 09-08-2010 03:07 PM

And I thought it was the 900 horse 3.8 under the hood :)

clear lake jeepn 09-08-2010 03:09 PM

Its no biggie.....dont sweat it!

Kepsrubicon 09-09-2010 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clear lake jeepn
Its no biggie.....dont sweat it!

The daystar hood wranglers for about $25 totally eliminated the flutter! Took 5 minutes to install, 85mph and no flutter. Stock are rubber and stretch, these won't stretch at all.

JIMBOX 09-09-2010 07:26 PM

:D Heh Heh, wait till you've had them installed for a year !!


Quote:

Originally Posted by Kepsrubicon (Post 765335)
The daystar hood wranglers for about $25 totally eliminated the flutter! Took 5 minutes to install, 85mph and no flutter. Stock are rubber and stretch, these won't stretch at all.

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

STxWrangler 09-09-2010 11:27 PM

Went through tropical storm Hermine here in South Texas and the hood shook so much it rattled my balls! (SpiderWeb Shade Spider balls...that is) :D

yomondo 09-10-2010 03:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scottrock (Post 763405)
Coupla different ways to resolve this.

1. Remove the little spring under the front edge of the hood.
2. Get sum of those fancy "Hood Wranglers" from DayStar
3. Get a Woods JK hood flutter fixer (you'll have to call em cuz I don't see it on their site anymore)
4. Fugetaboudit. It's a common complaint but I have yet to hear of anyone wearing their hood as a windshield decoration.

:wavey:

x2

And here's the link to the Woods kit (#3 above):
JeepSWAG.com JK Hood Hold Down Kit

Ageless Stranger 09-10-2010 05:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nicolas-eric (Post 763385)
Hello.

On my GFs JK the hood is shaking up and down 1-2" at speeds +55-60 mph.
I donīt know how to solve this problem.
Everything looks ok to me.
Any ideas?

Thanks for your help.
nicolas-eric

Hello Nico. Long time no see. :) Come around more often, we don't bite.



(much)

nicolas-eric 09-10-2010 06:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ageless Stranger (Post 765834)
Hello Nico. Long time no see. :) Come around more often, we don't bite.



(much)

Sorry. I wish I had more time for WF. :(


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