Hood latches?

NewJeepGuy

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Are people still having issues with hood latches rattling? Have anyone replaced the factory ones?
 
Mine have not rattled at all. I just removed them for PPF and they work flawlessly. Is it the latch rattling, the hood not being held down enough, or the bolts holding the latch onto the hood? In any case that should not happen, maybe a warranty claim?
As far as replacing them I have thought about this option because it looks OEM and provides a bit more security. I think @CBH has these on his 392.
Sukemichi JL Hood Latches
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I pick mine up on Friday, so hopefully no issues. I’ve just read that it has been an issue in the past, so trying to prepare for it. Getting a lot of little things ordered ahead of time, and some big things that I know are having supply issues.
 
Mine have not rattled at all. I just removed them for PPF and they work flawlessly. Is it the latch rattling, the hood not being held down enough, or the bolts holding the latch onto the hood? In any case that should not happen, maybe a warranty claim?
As far as replacing them I have thought about this option because it looks OEM and provides a bit more security. I think @CBH has these on his 392.
Sukemichi JL Hood Latches
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I bought and installed the same ones just to add a bit security and they are pretty tight, no rattle at all. Even the factory ones are not issues.
 
I’ll probably leave them alone then unless there is an issue. I doubt I’ll have a need for locking latches where I am.
 
My factory Hood Latches don’t Rattle, but the Passenger side is loser than the Drivers side. Checked the nuts and tried adjusting but not
much to work with.
I was a little surprised to see the hood flutter a little on a recent 500 mile round trip Freeway drive Saturday, passing Semis and the 40 MPH. Cross wind. I was hoping Jeep had solved that, especially with this huge hood.

Anyway, gonna find some solid ones like I had on my Jk.

For Security… hasn’t anyone figured out how to retrofit an old fashion cable-spring-release-latch for these things?
I never really thought about people messing with my Jk, but now 🤔🤔🤔

Seems like there has to be a fairly easy way to install the cable-spring-lock and either route the Pull inside the cab like it should be from the Facotry or somewhere… behind the bumper, up inside the Step-Rock-Rail… somewhere no one would expect to look for a hood release, especially on a Wrangler.

Anyone see this solution out there?
 
You should see my PowerWagon hood shimmy and flex when a Semi passes the other way on a 2 lane highway at 75 up here... 😱
 
My factory Hood Latches don’t Rattle, but the Passenger side is loser than the Drivers side. Checked the nuts and tried adjusting but not
much to work with.
I was a little surprised to see the hood flutter a little on a recent 500 mile round trip Freeway drive Saturday, passing Semis and the 40 MPH. Cross wind. I was hoping Jeep had solved that, especially with this huge hood.

Anyway, gonna find some solid ones like I had on my Jk.

For Security… hasn’t anyone figured out how to retrofit an old fashion cable-spring-release-latch for these things?
I never really thought about people messing with my Jk, but now 🤔🤔🤔

Seems like there has to be a fairly easy way to install the cable-spring-lock and either route the Pull inside the cab like it should be from the Facotry or somewhere… behind the bumper, up inside the Step-Rock-Rail… somewhere no one would expect to look for a hood release, especially on a Wrangler.

Anyone see this solution out there?
After looking closer, it’s the Hood Alignment being off not the Latch. My hood is mounted slightly ajar so that the front Passenger corner is about 3/8” off - toward the Passenger side. This results in the Driver side hood latch to be very tight and the Passenger side to be slightly loose.

The question now is, how is the Paint applied to the Hinge and Hood? If I adjust the hood is it going to mess up the paint at the hinge? Do I do this or take it to the Dealer and have them repaint any that’s messed up in the process, under warranty?

Also think my rear passenger door is back too far as it is very tight to close.
 
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