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PostSubject: Hood bouncing at high speeds   Fri 25 Apr 2008, 12:47 am

Having Problems with the hood lifting while driving down the highway?

Mine and rednecks bounce up and down on windy days while driving at highway speeds!

Here is a way to reduce some of the bounce!

Remove the under hood spring! This makes that 3 in bounce more like a 1/2 ince bounce.

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PostSubject: Re: Hood bouncing at high speeds   Fri 25 Apr 2008, 4:08 am

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PostSubject: Re: Hood bouncing at high speeds   Tue 29 Apr 2008, 11:53 am

I read on another forum that zip ties work good
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PostSubject: Re: Hood bouncing at high speeds   Tue 29 Apr 2008, 12:14 pm

I bought some heavy duty zip tires yesterday at Lowes, and will try that first.
I know Daystar sells some hood latches that is supposed to fix this problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Hood bouncing at high speeds   Tue 29 Apr 2008, 4:17 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hood bouncing at high speeds   Tue 29 Apr 2008, 5:33 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hood bouncing at high speeds   Tue 29 Apr 2008, 9:57 pm

thanks for the link jfly!!

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PostSubject: Re: Hood bouncing at high speeds   Tue 29 Apr 2008, 10:38 pm

no prob man
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PostSubject: Re: Hood bouncing at high speeds   Thu 08 May 2008, 2:39 pm

I just did the zip tie latch thingamyjig and it works well.
No more hood bounce!!! :babymonkey2:
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PostSubject: Re: Hood bouncing at high speeds   Mon 16 Mar 2009, 11:02 pm

2009 latches work great too...around $8 and bolt in. Made of a tougher material.
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PostSubject: Re: Hood bouncing at high speeds   Tue 17 Mar 2009, 10:55 am

rcwade wrote:
2009 latches work great too...around $8 and bolt in. Made of a tougher material.
intereting..so Jeep has acknowledge the prob and attempting a fix...so then maybe it should be a recall for us older JK's
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PostSubject: Re: Hood bouncing at high speeds   Tue 17 Mar 2009, 12:31 pm

rcwade wrote:
2009 latches work great too...around $8 and bolt in. Made of a tougher material.
I installed the new 2009 latches and had very little if any change in hood flutter.
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PostSubject: Re: Hood bouncing at high speeds   Tue 17 Mar 2009, 5:10 pm

hmm that's odd maybe there is another contributing factor. From all I've heard the new latches seem to work well? I started with zip ties and now the 09's haven't had many problems here in windy Corpus
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PostSubject: Re: Hood bouncing at high speeds   Tue 17 Mar 2009, 5:10 pm

the Daystar Hood Wranglers Work great!
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PostSubject: Re: Hood bouncing at high speeds   Tue 17 Mar 2009, 8:24 pm

Yep...I too installed the new '09 latches from the dealer and still get hood hop on the hwy - will admit it is much less than it was but it still happens. It's nothing to be concerned with though at this level, it doesn't raise as much as it did before so for $9...I consider it a done deal and I'm satisfied with it.

If it's get's worse...the next step is just to remove the spring as Jennie noted above.
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PostSubject: Re: Hood bouncing at high speeds   Fri 20 Mar 2009, 12:03 pm

I heard hood locks work good
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PostSubject: Re: Hood bouncing at high speeds   Fri 20 Mar 2009, 1:04 pm

07_Rubi wrote:
the Daystar Hood Wranglers Work great!

x2

A buddy gave me a set. They work perferctly.
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PostSubject: Re: Hood bouncing at high speeds   Sat 21 Mar 2009, 12:15 am

i have these in chrome, hood is solid as a rock, but i would trade the chrome any day for black...

here is black

http://www.quadratec.com/products/13104_02.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Hood bouncing at high speeds   Sat 21 Mar 2009, 2:05 am

sounds like there are some good fixes for this problem, I took my spring out 2 years ago and still have not had anymore problems with hood bounce...and hey I didn't even have to spend a dime Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Hood bouncing at high speeds   Sat 21 Mar 2009, 10:46 am

I don't have any hood bounce ever unless a bigrig passes me going the other way on a 2 lane. Not sure if you guys have the under hood insulation, but I do, and that may cut down on the bounce considerable. I drive pretty fast too.

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PostSubject: Re: Hood bouncing at high speeds   Sat 21 Mar 2009, 10:50 am

CRUX wrote:
I don't have any hood bounce ever unless a bigrig passes me going the other way on a 2 lane. Not sure if you guys have the under hood insulation, but I do, and that may cut down on the bounce considerable. I drive pretty fast too.

I've got the insulation too. never had any hood bounce.
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