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Old 07-10-2010, 12:31 PM   #1
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Wazup terminators... just a quickie. I know this has been beat up to death. I have read every post on hood shake. Just to make me sound like an idiot I wanted to ask this of everyone anyways. My hood only shakes inbetween 80 to 86 mph. It only shakes at the top near the winshield. I did raise the hood stoppers a quarter of an inch and its tight as it can be now. Is there anything I can do without putting holes in my hood by adding the hood pins?
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:37 PM   #2
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I have driven my car at various insane speeds and never noticed the hood issue you described. Hood pins may be a insurance to prevent incidental release of the hood catch but probably not needed unless you drive the car at high speeds on a regular basis.
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:41 AM   #3
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I appreciate the response. The reason I put this out there is that I have never read anyone specifically talking about hood shake at the top end of the hood. With turning the hood stoppers a quarter of an inch it has the hood tight as can be on the low end, but not near my windshield.
Yes .. I find myself doing around 80 on a daily basis. People here in Texas will run you over if you go less.
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Old 07-17-2010, 03:46 PM   #4
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I never had hood shake in my 03
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:35 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by tazzracing1
I never had hood shake in my 03
Me either.

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Old 07-25-2010, 02:50 AM   #6
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I never noticed my hood shaking until my neighbor asked me about it on a road trip. It was very slight (but consistant) that day in the 80-90 MPH range, but it never appeared as though it was unstable enough to come open. I think it probably always does that because it weighs less than a steel hood.

Bottom line: It may shake occaisionally due to wind buffeting but I'm certainly not concerned about it from a safety or security perspective.
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