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post #1 of 36 Old 09-03-2013, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Not a fan of the power bulge hood

I bought myself a JKU Moab edition and love it!!! However... I've gotta say while I love the new 3.6

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I bought myself a JKU Moab edition and love it!!! However... I've gotta say while I love the new 3.6

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I love what's under the new hood .... However I really do not like how when I'm driving and gaining momentum , the hood does a lot of buffering up and down like its gonna fly up any second! There are the hood latches... But still the visual is concerning !!
Anyone else experience this effect with they're new hood on the new JKs?

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All JK's do it and my commander even does it but not quite as bad.
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post #4 of 36 Old 09-03-2013, 04:13 PM
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Yep. Normal. Get either the day star hood latches, or some other companies make different mechanical latches.
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post #5 of 36 Old 09-03-2013, 04:30 PM
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I took my spring out, and I never get the flutter anymore.

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post #6 of 36 Old 09-03-2013, 06:23 PM
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YUP, just remove the hood spring and any "hood flutter" will be extremely rare-

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post #7 of 36 Old 09-03-2013, 08:42 PM
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Mine doesn't do that at all. Rock solid. Maybe the vents in mine help hold it down?

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post #8 of 36 Old 09-03-2013, 09:09 PM
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Just do as I do.... drive with my eyes closed.

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Mine doesn't do that at all. Rock solid. Maybe the vents in mine help hold it down?
You just haven't caught a gust of wind at the right angle yet. You will, and it'll probably scare the hell out of you for .0003 seconds the first time.

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Just do as I do.... drive with my eyes closed.
Good Lord!!!
But I did laugh out loud after reading your post, still smiling.... Lol

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post #11 of 36 Old 09-03-2013, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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Yep. Normal. Get either the day star hood latches, or some other companies make different mechanical latches.
I'm not quite sure how I can see a different name brand latch making a change. Unless the stock ones have a lot of play??? Do other latches pull down tighter/ firmer? Is this the reasoning ?
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I took my spring out, and I never get the flutter anymore.
Spring ?
From where?

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YUP, just remove the hood spring and any "hood flutter" will be extremely rare-

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Still had hood flutter when I removed my spring. Installed Daystar latches and reinstalled the hood spring, no flutter.
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post #14 of 36 Old 09-03-2013, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Mine doesn't do that at all. Rock solid. Maybe the vents in mine help hold it down?
I almost had vents put in my hood but after driving it frequently at 65 mph plus and seeing the hood buffer up and down... I changed my mind thinking if any more wind gets up under there it's surely gonna fly up with the force of the wind !!
Still working on a solution before I mod the hood!

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You just haven't caught a gust of wind at the right angle yet. You will, and it'll probably scare the hell out of you for .0003 seconds the first time.
Lol he's right I betcha lol !

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