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post #16 of 32 Old 02-09-2013, 01:40 AM
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Wow, those look sharp.


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post #17 of 32 Old 02-09-2013, 03:41 AM
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Wow, those look sharp.
Yeah I like 'em. Looks almost like a part Jeep, kinda fits.
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post #18 of 32 Old 02-09-2013, 06:04 AM
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Those do look good. Almost gives it that "mean" look.....Well, as mean as a YJ can look. LOL!

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post #19 of 32 Old 02-09-2013, 12:24 PM
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I'd like to call BS on this one. I've never seen a Jeep, much less a YJ, go over 100mph with stock components and since the poster doesn't have an info listed about their vehicle. I'm calling it ----- BS.

My hood used to bounce until I replaced the rubber feet that cushion the hood to the fenders.
I also have hit 100
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post #20 of 32 Old 02-09-2013, 04:05 PM
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I've witnessed a YJ do 102, so not that hard to believe. And those hood vents look pretty good.

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post #21 of 32 Old 02-09-2013, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Where could i purchase new rubbers for the hood all the way around? Or would a new latch be the case?

The reason i mentioned the different kind of hooks is because the previous hooks were MUCH more stiffer than these ones. Was curious if that had an affect on holding it down or will the wind catch just be too big anyways.

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post #22 of 32 Old 02-09-2013, 04:37 PM
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Quadratec should carry them.

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post #23 of 32 Old 02-09-2013, 04:55 PM
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I just put hood pins with lanyards on mine. I got them at the big box parts store from the Mr.Gasket chrome goodies display. I tossed the center latch, and my side latches are just for display. The side latches are mounted to homemade flat fenders that are attached to the hood.

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I've witnessed a YJ do 102, so not that hard to believe. And those hood vents look pretty good.

You might have seen my YJ, cause as in one of my earlier posts I was saying how I was surprised how fast mine is. Not sure if I bought a Stroker but this thing will hit 100 pretty easily - hence the hood vents.

Plus the added bonus of they look sweet!
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You might have seen my YJ, cause as in one of my earlier posts I was saying how I was surprised how fast mine is. Not sure if I bought a Stroker but this thing will hit 100 pretty easily - hence the hood vents.

Plus the added bonus of they look sweet!
Those hood vents are awesome. Did you buy them online or just from a bone yard?

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post #26 of 32 Old 02-09-2013, 06:12 PM
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Where could i purchase new rubbers for the hood all the way around? Or would a new latch be the case?

The reason i mentioned the different kind of hooks is because the previous hooks were MUCH more stiffer than these ones. Was curious if that had an affect on holding it down or will the wind catch just be too big anyways.
http://www.jeep4x4center.com/hood-ca...rangler-yj.htm

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Those hood vents are awesome. Did you buy them online or just from a bone yard?
I found them on eBay. They used to be really cheap but they have caught on so now they are pretty pricey. If you can find them in a boneyard you will spend way less coin.

PS: there are two styles, short ones like I have and longer ones but both are from the Grand Prix Turbo's.
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My dads '68 jeepster was like that so I got him new latches with tight springs. On a yj u have a safety latch as backup. U should also have 4 rubber bumpers on your grill that make your hood latch firmly to your safety latch.

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I've witnessed a YJ do 102, so not that hard to believe. And those hood vents look pretty good.
Funny u say that. The winds round Palm Springs are really strong. Going there I was going 100 coming back I couldn't break 40!

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post #30 of 32 Old 02-09-2013, 11:00 PM
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I'd like to call BS on this one. I've never seen a Jeep, much less a YJ, go over 100mph with stock components and since the poster doesn't have an info listed about their vehicle. I'm calling it ----- BS.

My hood used to bounce until I replaced the rubber feet that cushion the hood to the fenders.
I haven't tried my YJ to 100mph but you do say you have never seen a jeep go over 100 mph, well my ZJ governed out at 180kmh.

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