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post #31 of 46 Old 11-28-2010, 08:31 PM
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So I had hood flutter at ~70-75 MPH for the first time. Albeit I only have 1100 miles.
I stopped to check things,, I don't like it so I will have to do something. Daystar Hood latches seem to be a good fix.
any other suggestions?

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post #32 of 46 Old 11-28-2010, 08:47 PM
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So I had hood flutter at ~70-75 MPH for the first time. Albeit I only have 1100 miles.
I stopped to check things,, I don't like it so I will have to do something. Daystar Hood latches seem to be a good fix.
any other suggestions?
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post #33 of 46 Old 11-28-2010, 09:38 PM
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Daystar Hood Wranglers all day long. Just got back from 11hrs. on the interstate and had zero hood flutter. They work great!
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post #34 of 46 Old 11-28-2010, 11:36 PM
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Yeah I wrapped the laches with a layer of Velcro from home depot . Did the trick . Very easy and cheap
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post #35 of 46 Old 11-29-2010, 04:40 AM
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I have a 2010 Wrangler and only get hood flutter under high wind conditions, this past fall we had winds in excess of 60 mph for several weeks, that combined with freeway speeds really caught my attention!!! But under any "normal" driving conditions, my hood never budges.
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post #36 of 46 Old 02-19-2014, 07:58 PM
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Once i attached my Tuffy Hood lock my fluting stopped.
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post #37 of 46 Old 02-19-2014, 09:31 PM
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I added a hood protector and that just made the flutter worse. That's when I spent the $25 for the Daystars and that fixed it. You also don't have to remove the lower mount like the instructions say. I just clamped on a small pair of vice grips and just a little twist, and the stock pin snapped. Very easy to change over to the Daystars.
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post #38 of 46 Old 02-20-2014, 03:49 AM
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Does anyone know if the Drake latches are compatible with Bushwacker flats? I thought I read somewhere they wouldn't work together?

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post #39 of 46 Old 02-20-2014, 04:01 PM
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1x for the Daystar Hood Wranglers. Awesome.

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post #40 of 46 Old 02-20-2014, 05:30 PM
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RR aluminum heavy duty hood latchs... OEM replacements, just a socket and wrench needed. Awesome difference and I think they look the best for beafy jeeps!!!
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post #41 of 46 Old 02-20-2014, 06:44 PM
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The Wranglers were originally designed to have the front lower than the back to improve fuel economy. Most lifts don't take this into account, so once it is sitting level the aerodynamics are off and the wind gets up underneath the hood.

So my recommendation is to use the hood flutter as a good excuse to put a winch on the front bumper to lower the front end slightly.
I kinda doubt it. Mine flutters stock and lifted just the same on my LJ and JKU.

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post #42 of 46 Old 02-20-2014, 06:58 PM
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Those new latchs are a great idea--

I just removed the hood spring--no flutter !

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post #43 of 46 Old 02-20-2014, 07:05 PM
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We had 60mph gusts on my 5 hour drive home, last week. My Jeep was being blown all over my lane and my hood was almost making my Jeep take flight. I'm going to invest in those aftermarket latches.

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post #44 of 46 Old 02-20-2014, 07:23 PM
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Cheap fix. No flutter.
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post #45 of 46 Old 02-20-2014, 07:37 PM
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Cheap fix. No flutter.
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