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post #1 of 15 Old 03-19-2011, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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Angry fun but some problems for a roadtrip NJ-FL

ok took a roadtrip down to Florida to visit family and friends nice to have no doors or top since i'm from Jersey and its cold this time of year. i was warned but DAMN. i felt the damn hood was going to fly up and i was goin to pull a Tommy Boy and try to drive blind. scared the hell out of me hearing the metal latch catch and hold my hood down, i think Daystar makes better clips the the factory...got to get a pair of those! and the factory windshield wipers arent the best the bugs down there littered my winshield couldnt really see windex and a paper towel were better. and had some drunk bitch in Cocoa beach back into the front on me but no damage plus i'm getting a new front bumper anyways ....other than that i loved the trip went to a a lot of place saw a lot of family/friends and planning on being back in May

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You think it was bad here then wait till MayIf you time it right the love bugs might cut you some slack other wise

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I don't understand. What did no doors have to do with the hood?


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post #4 of 15 Old 03-19-2011, 09:38 AM
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I got a $20.00 hood lock for the center and removed the hood spring... 2+ years and no more flutter.
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I don't understand. What did no doors have to do with the hood?
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Just take the spring off and no more hood flutter


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Fold the windshield down you won't have to clean it no more

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Fold the windshield down you won't have to clean it no more
Just have an extra toothbrush handy!


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[QUOTE=paramaniac;719218]Just have an extra toothbrush handy!


That reminds me of something that CHRIS W would say

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no it was nice to ride around without the doors and top again its cold in jersey (except the day i came back it was great so i did it again) the flutter is quite scary, i heard another company makes a harder plastic the replace the factory on the latches so im gonna get that. and its not so much the bugs it was the wipers that didnt wipe! overall loved it down there be back soon

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You can just put Ty-Raps around the oem rubber latch.
Costs ~0$ and mine are holding strong since 3+ years.

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^^x2 on the zip-tie idea. Same thing I do. Works great.

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I got a good deal on the daystar replacement latches; they work great. No mo' hood flopping. It was a little cold the day I put 'em in so they weren't quite as pliable and a bit of bitch to actually get closed. Once the Summer sun starts, they'll soften a tad I'm sure. If you go with these, follow the directions exactly, and borrow or beg so you have two vicegrip pliers - you'll be done in 5 minutes.

Having said that, wish I'd thought of the zip-tie idea. I have hundreds of the cheap buggers and use them for a ton of stuff. Brilliant!

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wish I'd thought of the zip-tie idea. I have hundreds of the cheap buggers and use them for a ton of stuff. Brilliant!
Just one detail...
Use the real ones with the metal pin, Ty-Rap from Thomas & Betts...
These are the best and mine are still on the hood 3+ years later...
I'm not sure the cheap ones would last that long, especially with a plastic pin and -25c temps...
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nice which i knew that literally with a gust of wind it scared the crap out of me

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lock it and forget it.

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