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Unread 09-04-2013, 01:53 AM   #16
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Our 2008 does the hood dance; not our 2013 (and maybe because the latches are still relatively new and stiffer). The Drake latches look great, but $130 and the Daystar ones look like stock and get the job done for $30.

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Unread 09-04-2013, 08:00 AM   #17
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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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Lift up on the corner of the hood and you'll see why. The stock latches are like Bow Flex rubber bands. The Daystar units are very stiff, and latches like the Drakes are a solid turnbuckle.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 08:20 AM   #18
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Lift up on the corner of the hood and you'll see why. The stock latches are like Bow Flex rubber bands. The Daystar units are very stiff, and latches like the Drakes are a solid turnbuckle.
This.
The day star latches are just more stiff. Very stiff. And inexpensive/easy to install. A pair of pliers and a screwdriver if I remember right.
The drake latches are solid but more expensive and probably a little more involved to install.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 10:30 AM   #19
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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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Yup, that's exactly right. The rubber centerpiece of the OEM latches stretches easily...it makes latching and unlatching a piece of cake. The Daystars are a much stiffer rubber, and hold the hood down tighter. Latching/unlatching takes a little more effort.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 11:21 AM   #20
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Lift up on the corner of the hood and you'll see why. The stock latches are like Bow Flex rubber bands. The Daystar units are very stiff, and latches like the Drakes are a solid turnbuckle.
Thank you fit your feedback, I appreciate it....
And I'll check it out!

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Unread 09-04-2013, 11:23 AM   #21
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This.
The day star latches are just more stiff. Very stiff. And inexpensive/easy to install. A pair of pliers and a screwdriver if I remember right.
The drake latches are solid but more expensive and probably a little more involved to install.
Thank you , I appreciate your input

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Unread 09-04-2013, 11:23 AM   #22
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Yup, that's exactly right. The rubber centerpiece of the OEM latches stretches easily...it makes latching and unlatching a piece of cake. The Daystars are a much stiffer rubber, and hold the hood down tighter. Latching/unlatching takes a little more effort.
I see what your saying! Thank you for your time and feedback

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Unread 09-04-2013, 01:59 PM   #23
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The first time I passed a 18 wheeler going the opposite direction at 80 mph, I screamed like a little girl. Thought the hood was gonna fold back.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 02:48 PM   #24
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Unread 09-04-2013, 03:02 PM   #25
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What's the power bulge hood? Sounds like a porno.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 04:12 PM   #26
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Lol nope not a porno!!
This is a pic of my 2013 JKU MOAB hood! These are what they look like now and how they're made. They call it the power bulge hood to support the new beefed up engine put under it!

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Unread 09-04-2013, 04:15 PM   #27
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The first time I passed a 18 wheeler going the opposite direction at 80 mph, I screamed like a little girl. Thought the hood was gonna fold back.
Hilarious visual !!! I see whatcha did thar!

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Unread 09-04-2013, 04:47 PM   #28
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I went with the Rampage Locking hood catches. That way is stops the flutter (I didn't have any) and discourages thieves as well.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 06:17 PM   #29
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I installed the Mopar hood lock , and the hood will not pop up without unlocking it . No hood flutter on my JKU .
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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:42 AM   #30
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Lol nope not a porno!!
This is a pic of my 2013 JKU MOAB hood! These are what they look like now and how they're made. They call it the power bulge hood to support the new beefed up engine put under it!

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If anyone actually says that, they're either messing with you or they have no idea what they're talking about.
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