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Roy_R 12-13-2009 11:38 PM

Hood lifting at high speeds.....
At about 120+mph, the hood on my 2008 Stang lifts about 1inch higher than the front fenders....any of you guys seen this, looks like that hood may snap off at any minute???

Black_N_Blown 12-13-2009 11:49 PM

yeah mine tends to do that as well at speeds,but never an inch it does shake around a lot tho

FastDEW 12-13-2009 11:52 PM

1 INCH!! Wow, nope had mine to 130 MPH and it doesn't lift a bit as far as I can tell.

SkyWitit23 12-14-2009 01:39 AM

Stupid of me to say this, but you sure your hood is latched down? cause mine did that on the highway and when i pulled over to look my hood wasnt latch down all the way...idunno how it got like that either lol whoops..

Redfire_07 12-14-2009 01:43 AM

mine tends to shake a little at higher speeds but not lift like that, if its shaking tighten the rubber stoppers on the front where the hood rests

yc420 12-14-2009 07:29 AM

Mine shakes but I don't think it lifts a whole inch? How can you tell it's a whole inch when you're traveling 120+?

pascal 12-14-2009 07:36 AM

The shaking is common but to lift 1 inch is rather severe.
Check your latch mechanism, some ain't right...

Roy_R 12-14-2009 11:18 AM

Hood is latched down's the side edges of the hood that lifts above the fenders. Doesn't look very safe at all. Will try to lift it manually tonight to see how much flex there is....

bigray327 12-14-2009 02:10 PM

My stock hood and my Trufiber GTS-III hood both shook like crazy at high speeds. Hood pins fixed both.

Derf00 12-14-2009 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by FastDEW (Post 6690990)
1 INCH!! Wow, nope had mine to 130 MPH and it doesn't lift a bit as far as I can tell.

Hood lift is a problem with 05-09 S197. I believe the different design on the 2010 fixed the issue.

Anyways, Adjust the hood stops on the corners. You can also get hood pins if you're that worried about it. I have yet to hear of someones hood flying off. Shaking yes.

americaniron 12-14-2009 02:52 PM

Hood pins are the answer.

Nuke 12-14-2009 02:59 PM

Hood shake is very common but nobody has stated they've lost a hood yet despite the # of folks that have run up over 120 MPH with the hood shaking. You can try adjusting the bump stops about 1/4 turn at a time (worked pretty much for me up to 130 MPH). There has also been some talk about adding a strip of insulation tape on top of each headlight assembly to help reduce the amount of air getting under the hood lip. But when it's all said and done, functional hood pins are the way to go.

cummins cowboy 12-14-2009 03:46 PM

on my car the rubber bumper midway up the finder was not close to bearing on the hood on the drivers side. I took some washers and put them under the 3 fender bolts, this raised it slightly enough to get rid of my hood shake.

157dB 12-16-2009 09:22 AM

Thats impossable.
The Aluminum hood couldnt deflect 1" without taking a set
resulting in a damaged bent hood.

Get some hood pins and call it good.

antonio1988 12-16-2009 10:03 AM

that's weird, I get a lot of shaking at high speeds, but never any lift, just get yourself some of the latch-style hood pins and that b**** won't be going nowhere!

CutterWolf 12-16-2009 01:20 PM

First thing is to adjust your hood bump stops, there are 4 of them and they all must be adjusted equally so as to apply equal pressure across the hood. When you close your hood it should be a little hard to latch when you have them adjusted correctly. This should stop or reduce any shaking.

Red Beast 12-16-2009 02:35 PM

our hoods are just plagued with "hood float" my stock hood wouldnt budge even at 115 mph. but when i got my aftermarket hood it would float at 70 mph. it varies from mustang to mustang. before i had my hood pins at high speeds it looked like somebody was in the engine bay punching up on the hood from the inside, you could actually see the fiberglass make waves and bend from the wind. if you get hood pins, you will never have to worry about hood float again. now it looks like my mustang was cemented to the body, no movement at all

bloodybobber 04-26-2012 08:21 PM

my 2008 did not have that problem untill a replacement hood was installed after collision damage. At 75mph on I-95 I hit a 20mph + head wind and driver side middle lifted 2". I pulled off to check for obvious unlatch but could find no problems. At next gas stop after continuing to watch the hood lift I found an issue. The inner and outer panels of the hood are not bonded, welded, or crimped tight enough (steel hoods are spot welded don't how these aluminum hoods are done) so they slide on each other and do not offer support to each other as they should. Its like two seperate loose panels not one structual unit. Now to get Progressive to replace it is the task>

05MineralGrayV6 04-26-2012 08:54 PM

I still get some flutter in the rear of the hood at 75+ even with hood pins.

Shift 04-26-2012 09:34 PM

Mine seems to lift/flex a bit but only at above 100 and on a REALLY windy day. I wouldnt worry too much cause you have the latch in the front. If its a concern get hood pins... be careful on which though.

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