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Old 04-04-2009, 02:24 AM
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hood bouncing around...

When driving down the road in the wind, or on a 2 lane road passing other trucks, the hood jumps up and down in the wind. I know that it is not going to open on me, but is there aftermarket latches that are hard latches? Or is there another year that would work?

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Old 04-04-2009, 03:25 AM   #2
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There should be some rubber grommets that the hood smash up against when the hood is latched preventing this they are small rubber grommets right in front of your hood latches.

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Go invest $24.00 bucks on Daystar Hood Wranglers. Replace you old latches.
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Go invest $24.00 bucks on Daystar Hood Wranglers. Replace you old latches.

They don't make them for TJs. At least according to the companies web site.
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I just e-mailed their engineering department asking them to consider producing them for the TJ
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:33 PM   #6
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The JK guys have this problem, they have been pulling the spring that helps Pop the hood. Havn't had this issue w/ the TJ, my old YJ on the other hand....passengers were like
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I have the same problem at speeds +70-80 mph.
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High winds, cross winds and semi trucks..............................
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It's normal, don't worry about it. They made the TJ's hood latches out of rubber for a reason.
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Do you have one of those bug deflectors? The PO of my Jeep put one on and I thought my hood was gonna fly right off at highway speed. Dang thing was like a wing so I removed it.

Now I really don't flap around that much.

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mine flops around quite a bit too at speed. I never thought about the bug deflector causing it. Good call! I'll have to play around with that.
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I figure the deflector would push down on the hood, since it's deflecting the wind upwards. I could be wrong though

I think I saw some polyurethane replacement latches that don't stretch like rubber. I'll look for the link
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I figure the deflector would push down on the hood, since it's deflecting the wind upwards. I could be wrong though

I think I saw some polyurethane replacement latches that don't stretch like rubber. I'll look for the link

I would personally look at the hood latches and see if yours are adjustable and if hey are adjust them I was in a fender bender a couple months back and they replaced my latches on the hood with new ones and they are adjustable, just loosen the mounting screws and they slide and allow he hood to be tightened down more. I don't know if yours are like this they may not be mine are brand new so they might of changed the latches. I would also look a the crush grommets that i were telling you about to, I can do 70 mph down the highway and my hood is tight and makes no sounds what soever
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it scares the shit out of my girlfriend every time i pass a truck on the way to one of our grandparents.

I do not have a bug deflector, i hate those POS's. The polyurethane is a good idea, that would help out a lot, it only does it when there is windy, which is almost everyday as i live on the plains.

The first road trip i had was heading down to my grandparents, two lane road, 65MPH speed limit, i about crapped my pants on the first 3 big rigs i passed.

the rubber ones stretch out when there is a gust of wind, just cruising it is ok.
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Find some rubber stickies at an auto parts store or home depot and put them between the front of the hood and core support.
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If/when I get a response from Daystar, I will copy and post it.
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has anyone ever put hood pins on a TJ before?

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