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post #1 of 46 Old 08-15-2010, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
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Hood Flutter!

Hi all,

The JK hood flutter on the highway is really starting to annoy me ! Has anyone addressed the issue and what have you used?

I've seen a few options, but I can't seem to make up my mind.

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post #2 of 46 Old 08-15-2010, 03:44 AM
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What you see is what you get. Daystar, zip ties, remove spring, AEV hood and Drake. I think that’s it. It bugs us all but we actually get used to it somewhat.
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post #3 of 46 Old 08-15-2010, 04:05 AM
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Huh... I've never noticed it except when crossing paths with a semi-truck. It used to be REALLY bad on my YJ, like, to the point where I thought the hold downs were going to break.
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post #4 of 46 Old 08-15-2010, 05:12 AM
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Huh... I've never noticed it except when crossing paths with a semi-truck. It used to be REALLY bad on my YJ, like, to the point where I thought the hold downs were going to break.
Same here with the JK ^^

It has scared the heck outa me a few times.

That new Drake hold down looks good, but it has a small plastic coated cable that looks like it would rub the paint at highway speeds.

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post #5 of 46 Old 08-15-2010, 06:11 AM
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Take the spring off of the hood. I did that two years ago after noticing the flutter and it never happened again. Took 5 minutes and it was free.

Woods, www.jeepswag.com, has a nifty little fix as well. I think he sends it free with any purchase. Consists of some square steel and a zip tie. Works like a champ.
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post #6 of 46 Old 08-15-2010, 06:42 AM
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Doesn't bother me any more as long as I can see my hood latches are closed
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post #7 of 46 Old 08-15-2010, 07:02 AM
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I put a skid row front skid plate on after i ripped the plastic POS off during a recovery. With Stock bumpers it is a bolt up mod and with a RR XRD modular it is just two new holes in the stubby. Since putting that on, I have had zero hood bounce, flutter, lift, etc. I think it was $58 and looks way better than the plastic as well as offers far more protection for the swaybar disco motor (if you have it). I have since put a 2" spacer lift on the front end with a 1" on the rear end and was wondering if nosing the rig up in the front would bring back my flutter but it has not. So spend a few pennies, look better, protect better, and get rid of the flutter.

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post #8 of 46 Old 08-15-2010, 07:21 AM
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Same here with the JK ^^

It has scared the heck outa me a few times.

That new Drake hold down looks good, but it has a small plastic coated cable that looks like it would rub the paint at highway speeds.
I have the Drake hold downs and LOVE them. However, they are a bit expensive. The cables have never once touched the paint or moved the slightest at highway speeds. Pics below. I think some people have taken some videos of them at highway speeds that also confirm this. You may want to do a search if you are interested.





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post #9 of 46 Old 08-15-2010, 07:23 AM
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One of the threads on here mentioned that the rubber hold downs on the 2010 JKs are stronger. I believe this, as mine got hit in the fender/hood and when they replaced that hold down, I notice that only the other side flutters now. So, the simple answer appears to be, go to your Jeep parts department and order a set of new hold downs.
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post #10 of 46 Old 08-15-2010, 08:15 AM
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Mine fluttered bad after a 3'' lift and removing the air dam. I reinforced the rubber with zip ties, and I may have to remove the hood spring as well.

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post #11 of 46 Old 08-15-2010, 08:16 AM
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One of the threads on here mentioned that the rubber hold downs on the 2010 JKs are stronger. I believe this, as mine got hit in the fender/hood and when they replaced that hold down, I notice that only the other side flutters now. So, the simple answer appears to be, go to your Jeep parts department and order a set of new hold downs.
X2. Have a 10 Rubi and no hood flutter.
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post #12 of 46 Old 08-15-2010, 08:33 AM
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I've had two 2010's and both have hood flutter...

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post #13 of 46 Old 08-15-2010, 08:40 AM
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just run some Velcro around the rubber to anchor it, worked great for me, and i already had the Velcro so no brainier
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post #14 of 46 Old 08-15-2010, 08:41 AM
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I put a small hose clamp on the center latch. Adjusted it til it hooked with just a little push on the hood. It's a two step operation to open the hood but not a problem at all.
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post #15 of 46 Old 08-15-2010, 08:45 AM
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I put the Daystar hood wranglers on ...... problem solved .....

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