Before I stuffed the LED light bar in the hood scoop, it was way worse. It would actually lift and I could just imagine it slam into the windshield. Seen enough videos on that. It's seems a lot more stable now and I like the look. A rope would just put the pucker factor over the top.You'd really worry driving my LRD2. I cant close the hood all the way, because if I did I would never get it open again (hood cable broken, new one sitting in a box staring at me). Going down the road I have a rope across the hood to make sure it doesn't get past the safety latch. Any way as I drive down the road my hood looks like it is having lunch, scary thinking the rope might break. No over heating though !