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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.

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