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Unread 11-23-2014, 12:10 PM   #1
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hood hold down

any one ever here of the rubber hood hold down failing ? driving on hiway 169 this morning with all the farm grain trucks driving in the opposite direction at warp sppeds and I be my hood lifting up at least 4 inches, I wonder who makes the best replacement hold down ?

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Unread 11-23-2014, 12:50 PM   #2
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any one ever here of the rubber hood hold down failing ? driving on hiway 169 this morning with all the farm grain trucks driving in the opposite direction at warp sppeds and I be my hood lifting up at least 4 inches, I wonder who makes the best replacement hold down ?

I've never hear of one failing, plus the latch has a catch. But the sudden dance is common and can be disturbing.

There are several replacements available. Thriftier folks use zip ties around the rubber portion. Others claim good results from removing the spring by the latch.
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Unread 11-23-2014, 01:04 PM   #3
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The safety catch will only allow the hood to bounce up two inches so I doubt it was bouncing four inches. I added a short piece of 1/2 inch square tubing under the radiator support and the hood is solid on windy days.
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Unread 11-23-2014, 01:15 PM   #4
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The safety catch will only allow the hood to bounce up two inches so I doubt it was bouncing four inches. I added a short piece of 1/2 inch square tubing under the radiator support and the hood is solid on windy days.
I just mocked up the same - and it held my hood open about an inch at the seal- what is different that holds yours down - instead of up?
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Unread 11-23-2014, 01:25 PM   #5
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I just mocked up the same - and it held my hood open about an inch at the seal- what is different that holds yours down - instead of up?
Not sure. With the tubing in place the safety latch sits in its natural spot. It catches the latch if any up force is applied to the hood. Works perfect for a couple bucks of supplies.
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Unread 11-23-2014, 02:03 PM   #6
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I've got the Rugged Ridge alloy catches on mine....easy to fit and adjust...very solid, no hood lift when trucks blow by.
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Unread 11-23-2014, 02:22 PM   #7
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I removed the spring and added a car trunk seal from left side to right side, under the leading edge of the hood, 4 years ago--

Hood no lifty-

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Unread 11-23-2014, 04:13 PM   #8
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I removed the spring and it was fine for years with very little lifting. Then one rubber latch broke in a minor fender bender, I replaced it with the Daystar replacement hood latch, and not have not had a problem since.
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Unread 11-23-2014, 05:09 PM   #9
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Daystar has a replacement,cheap and works.
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Unread 11-23-2014, 10:21 PM   #10
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I'm one of the cheap ones. Zip ties work great. Never any lift.
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Unread 11-24-2014, 10:09 AM   #11
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Well I gues I'm not as thrifty as others. I have the Rampage locking ones and they hold the hood tight. Zero flutter. As an added bonus no under hood tampering (city guy) allowed.
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Unread 11-24-2014, 01:38 PM   #12
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Daystar replacement latches worke for me. Real tight a first. Then they break in and are nice and tight. Easy to change out.
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Unread 11-24-2014, 03:57 PM   #13
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I'd vote for Drake hood retainers. A little pricey, but outstanding quality.
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Unread 11-25-2014, 11:07 AM   #14
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Problem solved...for me...I'm not a Rugged Ridge fan but...these, to me, are the best looking and for RR seem to be somewhat of a quality product.

Hated when a Semi would pass in the opposite direction and make my hood flutter 4"...
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Unread 11-25-2014, 04:08 PM   #15
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Ill vote for the Daystar. Have them on and they are nice and tight. No hood Flutter at all.
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