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Old 11-25-2014, 02:50 PM   #1
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Hood flutter normal

Hello,

Im not sure if it is normal that the hood flutters and lifts a bit.
It starts ar approx. 120mph on the german autobahn It scares me a bit since you can clearly see the hood shaking because of the wind.

Can it bend or fly off or cause any other damage? Or is it normal...

My 2005 GT is stock
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Old 11-25-2014, 03:12 PM   #2
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Your hood is shut all the way and not just on the emergency latch correct? My hood doesn't flutter or lift at that speed. Your latch might need replaced so it is a tighter fit and won't lift or flutter.
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i thought it's because of the bad aerodynamics of the mustang, especially because the hood overlaps a bit.

It's closed and there are no issues at 100mph.

How could this only be my car?? Your hood isn't shaking at all?
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I don't think the aerodynamics of the Mustang are THAT bad. My mustang hood does not shake at 120 but I don't regularly travel at those speeds either. I would if I could though and it's probably a good thing I can't. What's the fastest you've had it on the Autobahn?


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It's just the speed difference. My car doesn't do it at all. It has to do with your latch or something along those lines. I don't think it is the aerodynamics of the mustang.
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How could this only be my car??
Easy, your hood latch probably just needs to be adjusted. You've simply never noticed it at lower speeds. If it is a major concern, install a set of hood pins.
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I like the hood pin idea that would probably offer some piece of mind on the Autobahn. Could see where worrying about the hood smashing into your windshield could be a concern at 140!


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Good pins is a good idea. Also look into a new latch.
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My 07 does have a little flutter over 110, but it did that when it was brand new.
I don't thinking would fly up with the center latch secured.
Hood pins are peace of mind and look cool.


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I don't think the aerodynamics of the Mustang are THAT bad. My mustang hood does not shake at 120 but I don't regularly travel at those speeds either. I would if I could though and it's probably a good thing I can't. What's the fastest you've had it on the Autobahn?


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I've have been on the autobahn only once, since i live in switzerland not in germany. but i looks like I'll go there more often now since it's fun to drive.
And on that one time i did once 138mph but it was going downwards
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My 07 does have a little flutter over 110, but it did that when it was brand new.
I don't thinking would fly up with the center latch secured.
Hood pins are peace of mind and look cool.


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This sounds more similar to my driving experience. It also started at around 110, and then with the speed increasing the shaking also increased (not very concerning, but i still clearly noticed it)

It could be that my mustang is model year 06, im not sure but the dealer told me. for sure it was on the road first in 2005.
and somewhere i read the hood fluttering is the worst on 06 and 07 stangs
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It is more or less normal but you can simply adjust the bump stops up to get it to stop. My Bullitt did it closer to 100mph, adjusted stops and went away. Haven't noticed if the '10 does or not.
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