I took mine off while in the middle of the bumper install that I could not finish all at once. So, I drove without it for a couple of weeks and hood would flutter bad enough that it would hit the stop with a clunk.
After intalling a stubby, it was better but would still dance around enough to make my wife squirm. It would also 'feel' like it was catching enough wind that it would slow down the Jeep.
I replaced the rubber hood straps with a pair of Daystar ones and that sucker is solid as a rock now.
Aside from the hood wobble, it adds about 1 extra mpg to your fuel economy. I know this because I took mine off, drove for about 2 weeks with it off, saw the mpg drop, put it back on, saw the mpg go back up.
Took that piece of crap off with less than 1k on the odometer
[QUOTE=SFRautomotive;11992287]will a 3" body lift on my XJ still keep me LCG???[/QUOTE]
2012 JK 2Dr Crush Orange, 4.56's, 3" on OME frankenlift, 35x12.50x15 MT/R's
Orange Crush Jeep Club Member #55
I had hood flutter the first day I own my JK, with that piece of plastic on. This was on the drive home from the stealership. A big gust of wind made the hood jump pretty good. The next day I went to OK4WD, and got the Daystar straps. I took off the air dam, and installed the straps. Never looked back.