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  • Geldin
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    • March 24, 2019, 12:29:43 PM
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Check those hood latches!
« on: April 25, 2019, 04:46:11 PM »
After reading a thread on www.wranglerforum.com about a year ago about catastrophic failure of hood latches causing the hood to fly into the windshield, and experiencing hood flutter myself, I replaced the OEM rubber band latches on my 2011 Sport with Rugged Ridge latches.  There was a recent thread where someone stated that there was a safety latch and he would trust that to hold his hood down.

Here is me opening the hood of my 2011 Sport without touching the "safety latch".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAgmJI88UlM
It doesn't cost that much more to just do it yourself.


  • Geldin
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    • March 24, 2019, 12:29:43 PM
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Re: Check those hood latches!
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2019, 04:46:39 PM »
And yes, I know I need to do a good engine bay cleaning.
It doesn't cost that much more to just do it yourself.