Hood lift at speeds

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    Another member on the Eroupe site applied bulb foam tape to the headlights to cut down on hood lift. According to him it works.
     
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    That's easy enough to try.
     
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    FWIW, you can also put it on the hood side.
     
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    We already have it on the fender sides


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    I mean on the underside of the hood, instead of on the headlight to close this location.
     
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    Oh lol. Sorry.


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    :) No worries. I was the one who wasn't being clear!
     
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    I had flutter/lift and finally fixed it by rolling the whole nose and body work downward bringing the hood down tight over the head lights:
    Extended front fender supports 1" (wider wheel wells) and moved the front top rad/bumper support forward, trimmed inner support where it mates to allow rolling the entire bumper downward. Under skirt and fender liners get trimmed up to match. Maintains stock looks and brings hood down very tight on headlights.
     
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    Interesting. Do you have photos of this?
     
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    Wow, it's a huge gap the whole length of the headlight.

    This weather stripping worked well, from O'Reillys.

    Start at the inner part of the light and pull the backing off and you can barely get you hands under the fender to push it on as you pull the backing.

    PS - While you are at it, put a small piece on top of you drivers side windshield wiper so some helpful Ford mechanic doesn't scrape your hood paint when they pull up your wiper arm.
     
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    I'm going to give this a try. Thanks for posting the part number.
     
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    Could you solve the problem only with a simple seal? o_O
     
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    A Tiger Racing or Kohr hood would fix it too
     
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    Keep that speed under 25 MPH and you'll be fine!....:p:D....I might as well tell you to walk that fast, right?
     
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    Did he give a part # source for the foam?
     
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    Wider wheel well for 305 or 305+
    decreased front end lift
    stopped violent hood flutter at TWS at 160 mph
    ...*Someone* at Ford must have had similar thoughts as these changes are incorporated in the 2018.
     
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    around 240-250kmh

    hood was already lower than series adjustment, otherwise it would be even higher !!!
     

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