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Old 09-16-2013, 03:51 AM   #1
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Hood issues

So I have an 08 gt and when I am going above speeds of 70 plus the hood looks like it is lifting up on me not a whole lot but it makes me nervous! I am curious if any other peeps are having this! I was thinking about putting in pins pins but I don't really want to on a stock gt hood unless I have too!

If pins are my only option where is the best place to locate them,

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And I have tried adjusting the rubber stops up but in still has a little lift at high speed!
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:45 AM   #2
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Look at primer2tones alternative to standard hood pins. That setup would look sweet on ur car.
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:12 AM   #3
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I tried to google that but couldn't get a decent response does am sell them
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Hi Midnite,

I have the same issue. Sometimes I wonder if the hood is going to let loose on me, however it sounds like it is normal if you are also seeing the same thing.

Anyone else?
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It is creepy and I think I am going to have to pin it just to be sure
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:26 PM   #6
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It's a common problem with the S197 hoods lifting up like that at those speeds.

If you put the hood pins like stated it will stop the hood lifting issue. Remember the hood is fiberglass so not a bunch of weight holding it down.
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I find it weird that the 05-09's have that issue "hood ballooning" (I had it on my 2006, even with an aftermarket steel hood). On my 2010 GT with the OEM hood, it doesn't move at all.
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:29 PM   #8
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Coreect me if I'm wrong, but isn't there adjustable rubber hood stops near the grill you can adjust to take up that "slack"?

(I have them, but I own a New Edge and a Fox)
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^ Should be two on the 05-09s
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:20 PM   #10
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The rubber stops don't do anything to help the problem. The problem with the S197 hoods lifting is because of the design of the front end, at higher speeds the front lip allows to much air entering the engine bay causing the hood to flutter up and down.

I've read numerous articles about this problem from ford engineers and they say it was just a design problem that snuck by them lol
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The rubber stops don't do anything to help the problem. The problem with the S197 hoods lifting is because of the design of the front end, at higher speeds the front lip allows to much air entering the engine bay causing the hood to flutter up and down.

I've read numerous articles about this problem from ford engineers and they say it was just a design problem that snuck by them lol
Ah ok. I figured there had to be some kind of adjustment that could be done with either those rubber bushings or even the hood locking mechanism. I had to finagle with mine when I got an aftermarket hood to get it just right. Welp hood pins FTW!
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I've never noticed the hood lifting at those speeds. I will check that out today when I hit the freeway.
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I take mine to 110+ daily and I've never seen anything like that...that sucks.
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I take mine to 110+ daily and I've never seen anything like that...that sucks.
Mine lil bit very tiny at 130+. x: *whistles*
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Mine and my girlfriends both do this same thing. It's so minor that I don't even care about it. I'm probably gunna get good pins when I get a cervini hood
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Well I said screw it and got some pins I love the way they look anyway and just did a 300 mile road trip a rather fast trip and no flutter at all!!! I will post pics when I get back in town!
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Ever since I change my bumper and hood, mine does it bad now. I thought it was just me but now I'm seeing evening has the same problem
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