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Daystar Hood Hold Down (07-18 Wrangler JK)

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  • MPN# KJ09145BK

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Features, Video & Details

  • Eliminates Annoying Hood Flutter at Highway Speed
  • Replacement Hood Hold Down Bodies Only, No Latches
  • Heavy-duty Polyurethane Construction
  • Straight Forward Installation
  • Sold as a set of (2) Hold Downs
  • GoEverywhere Limited Warranty
  • Fits all 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Models

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hi, I'm Dave from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation video of the Daystar Hood Hold Downs for 2007 and up JKs. I give this a one out of three wrenches on our installation rating guide. It's gonna take you less than an hour and you're just gonna need some simple hand tools to get the job done. We'll show you how to do that installation, coming up in just a minute. These hood hold downs are gonna be for anybody who needs to replace your hood latch, or because the hood flutter on your rig has become officially annoying, and doing things as simple as removing the spring from underneath your hood didn't help out. Now, these are gonna be the inside, so the rubber part of the latch. So that means that you're gonna be able to leave any after-market, or just the original latch in place. So, that's all you're replacing, is the rubber that gets worn out. And let's face it, whether it's an older Jeep that you may have, or if you live in an area that has a lot of elements like salt air, or if you have heavy winters where you live, you know that these can wear out a little bit sooner. They create a little more play, and that makes that hood flutter when you're driving down the highway. Plus, they turn that kind of ashy gray color, so depending on whether you wanna change it just for the look, or the practicality of making sure that your hood is nice and secure when you're driving down the highway and not fluttering up and down, this is gonna be a nice solution for that. These hood hold downs are made of polyurethane, and there are two included bolts. Those are gonna be made out of powder-coated steel, so that means it is going to fit any after-market latch that you may have put on your hood, or if you're still running with the original equipment, these are gonna work for those as well. At the beginning of the video, I indicated I'd give this a one out of three wrenches on the installation guide because it is pretty easy to pop on. Now, you are going to need some simple hand tools, and it should take you less than an hour, depending on the rust situation on a couple of your bolts. If they're fairly new, you're gonna be set and ready to go. Now, one of the things, before we even get started with the installation, that I wanna share a little bit of experience with you is I always like to work, especially with working with polyurethane or anything rubber, is to try and do it on a day that's 70 degrees or warmer, or if you got a garage or an area that you can work. Let these sit overnight and actually warm up. They'll be a little more pliable and easier to work with the first couple of times you're trying to latch your new hood latch onto your Wrangler. So, a little piece of advice from me to you. Now, to get started, it's very easy. Go up to your hood latch, and you're basically gonna look at the top bolt and the bottom bolt of the hold down. You're gonna take off the top bolt, then you're gonna unscrew the bottom bolt, it's that simple, and install your brand new hold down. Just do it in reverse of what I just mentioned, and you'll be set and ready to go. When you compare replacing the hood hold downs with an entire hood latch, you can certainly at least begin to see the value of just kind of switching those out, especially if they've turned gray from wear and tear over time, or if they've become a little bit loose and your hood is fluttering. That's gonna be a good reason to make the change and know that when you go down the highway, you don't have to deal with that hood bouncing up and down. And you get to upgrade the look just a little bit, and all you're doing is changing out the hold down without having to spend the extra cash for a latch. So, this is gonna be a good solution if you have worn out hood hold downs on your JK, and you want to update them to keep the hood from fluttering. And at the same time, if they've turned that ashy gray color because of where you live or how much wear and tear that you've actually put on your JK, this is a very simple upgrade to be able to change and to put in. And with it being just one out of three wrenches and simple hand tools, it should be fairly easy for just about anybody to install them themselves. I'm Dave, and that is my review and installation video for the Daystar Hood Hold Downs made for 2007 and up JKs, and you can check them out on extremeterrain.com.

Eliminate Hood Flutter. Daystar Hood Hold Down Bodies are designed to secure your Wranglers hood to prevent noise, flutter or shake, regardless of the driving speed. These Hold Down Bodies are the perfect replacement for your Jeeps old, worn out factory rubber holds. So, if you're looking to make your latch tighter and more secure, you need to pick up a set of Daystar Hood Hold Down Bodies.

High Quality Polyurethane. Manufactured in the USA, these Daystar Hood Hold Down Bodies are molded from a heavy-duty polyurethane material. Much stronger and more resilient than the stock OEM rubber versions, these polyurethane Hold Downs will provide a positive lock that keeps your hood securely shut on the street and on the trail.

Straight Forward Installation. These Daystar Hood Hold Down Bodies are designed to be a direct fit replacement for the factory hold downs. Unlatch the hood, and then simply unbolt the stock hold downs from the upper and lower latches. Then reverse the process to install your new Daystar Hold Downs with the included hardware. To make things even easier it is recommended to install these Hold Down Bodies in 70 degree or warmer weather.

Go Everywhere Limited Warranty. Daystar® warrants to the initial retail purchaser that these Hood Hold Downs shall be free of defects in material and workmanship for so long as they are properly installed on a single vehicle owned by the initial retail Daystar® purchaser. Some exclusions may apply, please see manufacturer's warranty for details.

Application. These Daystar Hood Hold Downs are specifically designed for use on 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models. Kit includes the hold down bodies only, this is not a full latch kit.

Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Details

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  • (2) Hood hold downs
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Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • JK - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • JK Unlimited - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • JK Rubicon - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

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5/5
Solves an Annoying Design Flaw

We have been concerned by the hood popping up since we got our Jeep. This product solves that annoying design flaw at a reasonable price. The replacement parts were easy to install and are reasonably ...

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5/5
Keeps the hood locked down tight

I used to drive by semi trucks on the highway and worry about my hood flying up due to the wind turbulence. After I installed these my hood doesn't even move when I pass a big truck. Super tight fit, it ...

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Fit 4.763158 4.8
  • Appearance 4.81579 4.8
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.68421 4.7



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 28, 2016

    Solves an Annoying Design Flaw

    We have been concerned by the hood popping up since we got our Jeep. This product solves that annoying design flaw at a reasonable price. The replacement parts were easy to install and are reasonably priced.

    DeniSandi

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

    Helpful (2)

  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 31, 2016

    Daystar Hold Down

    My hold down broke off while driving. I called the dealer for a replacement and it was going to cost $58.00, so with this one I feel like I got a steal. However, when it arrived the catch was put together backwards. That was frustrating, but after fixing that it when on easy and is holding down my hood great.

    Rip5281

    Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler UnlimitedIndiana, USA

    Helpful (2)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 29, 2016

    Oh how rubber wears!

    Amazing how much longer the old cracked one was! Hood is much tighter now. Hardest part of the install was removing the old part, screws oxidized. Shimmying the new rubber in gave some resistance. Be sure to keep the lower bolt loose enough to all the latch to lift upward, not sticking straight out away from hood.

    Dogpatch

    Year: 2008Palo Alto, CA, USA

    Helpful (2)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    January 11, 2016

    Just the rubber strap

    Given the photos, i was under the impression that this was a full replacement for the stock hood hold downs. Turns out it is just the rubber straps. Instructions tell you to break the platic pins for the stock plastic clamps so you may replace stock rubber strap, however they instruct you to do so with 2 vice grips, twisting until the plastic pins snap. This required tools that i did not have, and a potential to break or damage the stock clamps which i needed to keep intact for the rest of the installation. I will end up having this professionally installed, as i do not have the tools necessary and dont want to risk breaking peices necessary for the install.

    2013Gecko

    Year: 2013Des Moines, IA, USA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 03, 2015

    Keeps the hood locked down tight

    I used to drive by semi trucks on the highway and worry about my hood flying up due to the wind turbulence. After I installed these my hood doesn't even move when I pass a big truck. Super tight fit, it is even fairly hard to lock them in place the first time unless it is warm outside. Worth the money for sure!

    Justachio

    Year: 2009Boulder, CO, USA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 14, 2015

    Daystar Hood Tie Em Down

    After having the JK hood wobble when an 18 wheeler would go buy I researched the product lines and settled onto the Daystar. I didn't need to have all the chrome, stainless steel new hardware, I wanted something SIMPLE and the Daystar is THAT product. Easy to install and it IS a hold-em DOWN type product. it is 100% stronger than the OEM product and it WORKS! NO BULL! No hood wobbling at all.

    Chutie

    Year: 2015Wisconsin, USA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 13, 2017

    Best deal for any Wrangler

    Great bang for the buck. No more fluttering of the hood.

    BrianB

    Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 10, 2017

    No more hood flop!

    I bought these to eliminate the annoying hood flop on my JK. The price was great so I figured I'd give them a try. Install was simple and painless. Things to know: 1) Removing the plastic pins on the factory hold-downs is simple with two pairs of vice-grips. The instructions call for a vise but it's not necessary. Lock one vice grip on one end of the pin and the other vice grip on the opposite end of the pin and twist them. The plastic breaks apart easily and then you're ready to install the new Daystar hold-downs. 2) Do yourself a favor and get these things good and warm prior to trying to install them. It helps make them more pliable and much easier to latch shut the first time. 3) I already had my grill removed due to installing a hood lock on the same day. This makes it much easier to access bolts on the hold-downs. I removed my lowers completely so I could clean around and under them and removing them also made it easier to remove the factory plastic pins. These things are STOUT. They do a great job of holding the hood in place, unlike the factory hold-downs. The first time you latch them, they're going to be very hard to lock into position but that's one of their positive virtues. Do yourself a favor though....ignore the part of the instructions that tells you to throw away your old hold-downs. Keep them in the glovebox, console, or in the rear storage compartment, along with a couple of phillips head screwdrivers just in case one of these fails....that way you'll always have a spare. All in all, the install took me about thirty minutes using simple hand tools.

    JohnC

    Year: 2013Submodel: Rubicon

    Helpful (1)

  • 1/5

    May 31, 2017

    Miss represented...??

    Broke the one of the prongs on the amazingly cheap hood hold downs that come stock. Thought that $30 bucks was OK for a double replacement but, after a two month wait for "restocking", found out that what comes in the package was rubber straps only. Did I miss read the ad or was it miss represented? Don't know - bummed out. Still have not asked for a refund but headed that way. Can't tell y'all how long the install took as I didn't.

    BradP

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    August 17, 2015

    Great!

    My hood would flutter at about 65 on the freeway, after installing this product I no longer have any good flutter! Definitely more durable than the stock hood latches.

    styson5

    Year: 2015Phoenix, AZ, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 09, 2015

    Great Product!!

    Make hood latches look new again; reasonable price; easy install with right tools,

    BVFD4201

    Year: 2008Austin, TX, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 03, 2015

    Great latch

    Easy to install and keeps the hood down when on freeway. Very happy with this product. Very tight fit and nicely put together. Big improvement.

    Barrett51

    Year: 2012Yelm, WA, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 16, 2015

    Daystar Hood Hold Down 2015 Wrangler JKU

    Simple install. Had to wait for the weather to warm up. Needs to be warmer than 70 degrees. They look like factory hold downs.

    20Steve15

    Year: 2015

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 12, 2015

    perfect fit, oem look, low price

    Looks great, easy install, looks oem, and low price.

    idive4sharks

    Year: 2007California, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 14, 2015

    Easy install

    Product was exactly what I needed. Installed easily and got it in a short amount of time. Fixed the flapping hood that I had been having issues with.

    Tim103165

    Year: 2010Dandridge, TN, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 18, 2014

    did the job great

    Did the job.. No hood bounce.. Even when passing semis. Exsactly what i wanted

    jeb872006

    Year: 2009Crawfordsville, IN 47933, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 01, 2017

    Super latches

    I had hood flutter at any speed above 60mph i was not interested in removing hood spring so i got these. Price was nice, stock removal was easier than i thought and in less than 20 mins i and a friend had put both sides on. They are twice as thick as stock and your hood wont budge when latched.

    DaleB

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 23, 2017

    Hood latch uprgade

    No more flutter at all! Great product, I found exactly what i needed for my problem. Installation is tricky when knowing how to take the original ones off but took only 10 minutes.

    Dawson

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 02, 2017

    Added peace of mind with OEM look

    4th jeep i've put these on now. They really hold down the hood of your Wrangler and get rid of the movement the factory rubber allowes. Easy install.

    GreyWolf

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 30, 2017

    Great Hood Latches

    Works great, keeps hood closed when oncoming traffic passes.

    JackS

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (0)

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