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post #31 of 50 Old 11-26-2013, 10:41 AM
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post #32 of 50 Old 11-26-2013, 01:19 PM
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You can't just finish your post with blanket statements "Problem Solved". Just as many of us have tried to remove the hood spring and still had flutter. Me included. Obviously that is not a fix for all. I put my hood spring back in after I installed the Daystars and my hood hasn't moved. If your hood spring theory is correct shouldn't my hood be fluttering again??

Similar to, I got death wobble on my ride home today. Swapped in a new steering stabilizer..problem solved.
Of course I can, it solved the problem. If it doesn't for someone else, hey sorry it didn't work for them. (FWIW, if removing the spring doesn't work there's a good chance the rig hasn't had its latches upgraded to the latest factory spec. Used to be an F.O.C. upgrade at the dealers.)

If you put the Daystars on, the hood hasn't fluttered, it isn't bent down at the front corners and you're happy, then we're all happy for you.
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post #33 of 50 Old 11-26-2013, 01:24 PM
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did you check rockauto? they have them for the TJ for like $3
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post #34 of 50 Old 11-26-2013, 01:57 PM
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Of course I can, it solved the problem. If it doesn't for someone else, hey sorry it didn't work for them. (FWIW, if removing the spring doesn't work there's a good chance the rig hasn't had its latches upgraded to the latest factory spec. Used to be an F.O.C. upgrade at the dealers.)

If you put the Daystars on, the hood hasn't fluttered, it isn't bent down at the front corners and you're happy, then we're all happy for you.
Your logic/attitude is just fantastic. It solved the problem for YOU! We are all happy for you.

So the next Jeeper who reads this thread with the same issue can go remove his spring because YOU said it worked. Only to be pissed that his hood still flutters because someone on the internet said it worked, even said Problem Solved.

The hood spring is 1 of at least 5 things that can cause hood flutter. In your instance the removal of the spring worked for your driving habits, location, specific jeep, etc. It doesn't work for all and it didn't work for me.

ALSO, please show me documented evidence (pics would be nice) of Daystar hood latches causing damage to the hood. I feel this is just spatting off random internet "facts".

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Thats interesting and I find arguing about "hood flutter" corrections--


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Your logic/attitude is just fantastic. It solved the problem for YOU! We are all happy for you.

So the next Jeeper who reads this thread with the same issue can go remove his spring because YOU said it worked. Only to be pissed that his hood still flutters because someone on the internet said it worked, even said Problem Solved.

The hood spring is 1 of at least 5 things that can cause hood flutter. In your instance the removal of the spring worked for your driving habits, location, specific jeep, etc. It doesn't work for all and it didn't work for me.

ALSO, please show me documented evidence (pics would be nice) of Daystar hood latches causing damage to the hood. I feel this is just spatting off random internet "facts".
Evidence of an abused childhood and a person who is really unhappy with his/her jeep-

Get offit-
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post #36 of 50 Old 11-26-2013, 02:23 PM
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Thats interesting and I find arguing about "hood flutter" corrections--




Evidence of an abused childhood and a person who is really unhappy with his/her jeep-

Get offit-
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This is well on it's way to be another closed thread in our fine "technical"JK forum. Ha,ha
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post #38 of 50 Old 11-26-2013, 03:59 PM
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This is well on it's way to be another closed thread in our fine "technical"JK forum. Ha,ha
Wasn't trying to start anything or get this poor guys thread closed. Just trying to clarify some things. Im done

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post #39 of 50 Old 11-26-2013, 05:27 PM
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Wasn't trying to start anything or get this poor guys thread closed. Just trying to clarify some things. Im done
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Really nice! Did you get that stuff at a home depot?

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post #41 of 50 Old 11-27-2013, 03:26 AM
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Good thinkin'.
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post #42 of 50 Old 11-28-2013, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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You can probably find some of it at home depot the heim joints I got from from Granger. The part numbers are listed and price. the only thing I've noticed since I did this is that when I pass by an 18wheeler thw hood now caves in ever so slightly. But flutter is gone. ive ran about 2000 miles thia way and its been great. For $60 im happy
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post #44 of 50 Old 11-30-2013, 01:31 AM
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I'm not understanding why this bothers people?

My YJ did it, my JK does it. So what?


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post #45 of 50 Old 12-01-2013, 09:40 AM
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I think it startles JK owners the first time i happens and that sends them off looking for a fix. On early ones (up into early 2008 '09 M.Y. production) Jeep had a service action to install a stiffer side latch assembly. Not sure if they did an even stiffer one in the more current model years. Just another Jeep "opportunity" for the aftermarket.
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