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post #1 of 5 Old 04-11-2010, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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My Hood Flutter Fix ($7)

I know some have purchased the JeepSwag or DayStar fixes, and some have done the plain old zip-tie fix to prevent hood flutter.

I had been running the zip-tie fix but I broke my last 11" zip tie today when closing the hood and started to wonder if there might be another fix that would save me a trip to the hardware store.

I had some velcro laying around (12' length non-adhesive type velcro) that I bought last week for $7 to organize the wires behind my HDTV:



I determined that I needed 2 13" lengths of this to make it work so I cut two pieces (they are the same length ... once piece curled up a little so it looks shorter):



I then had to trim 1/8" off of each piece lengthwise ... or about this much:



Then it was time to pull the velcro behind each end of the rubber strap. It seems like it might be difficult but ends up fitting through there perfectly with no struggling at all.



I then simply adjusted the velcro so that I got as much overlap as possible and fastened the velcro to itself.



After a little adjustment, I closed the hood latches and took it for a long drive. It was quite windy today and I had 0 hood flutter. Hope this helps someone else. I'm sure the material will stretch a little when it gets wet but the outside of the package says it is water resistant and exterior rated. Time will tell.


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post #2 of 5 Old 04-11-2010, 05:11 PM
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Looks good..... For outside the box thinking
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Good idea on a different variation. I have the "Woods" fix, will be installing a grill insert to protect my radiator. The "Woods" fix will not work with that, this looks like it is what I could use without buying the Daystar latches.

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Or just remove the little hood spring at the front underside of the hood... That's a free fix! No more fluttering hood on my JK.
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I tried that first. Worked for high winds but not for high winds combined with an 18 wheeler going in the opposite direction.



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Or just remove the little hood spring at the front underside of the hood... That's a free fix! No more fluttering hood on my JK.
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