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Daystar Hood Hold Down (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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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 2018 Details

MPN# KJ09145BK

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  • (2) Hood hold downs
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        Overall Rating 4.7

        out of 5 stars

        Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

        Installation Cost:$100-$250

        • Fit 4.743902 4.7
        • Appearance 4.768293 4.8
        • Bang For Your Buck 4.731707 4.7



        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          July 16, 2019

          No More flutter

          We just broke off the old pins and installed the new ones but the flutter is completely gone. No more worrying that its gonna open and smack the windshield. Easy fix for a huge nuisance.

          Daniel96

          Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (0)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          July 05, 2019

          Excellent product

          This product was exactly as described. Very easy ordering and simple to install.

          jeepdude0007

          Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (0)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          June 29, 2019

          Fixed the flutter

          Quick and easy to install. Holds the hood in place now with no flutter at all, even when meeting large trucks. It's a little harder to close at first, but gets easier the more times it stretches out.

          Coyote1548

          Year: 2011Submodel: Rubicon

          Helpful (0)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          May 12, 2019

          Hood Latch

          So easy to install. Took me longer to get the old hatch rubber off. Highly recommend this.

          Jax

          Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (0)

        • 1/5

          May 05, 2019

          Part not what expected

          This is not the entire tie down. It is just the arm of the tie down, picture is misleading when surfing the site.

          Sahara12

          Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (0)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          April 13, 2019

          What a difference!

          These tie downs are one of the best, easiest and inexpensive changes I made to my 2014 wrangler. I noticed right after getting the Jeep that the hood was shaky and this made all the difference. NO MORE SHAKE!

          MaryC

          Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (0)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          March 11, 2019

          Best buy yet

          I had a hard time getting off my old hood latches but getting the new ones on made it all the more satisfying to have no more hood movement.

          Josh

          Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (0)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          February 21, 2019

          great product

          Two pair of pliers is all you need to snap pins in factory ones. Then 2 phillips screwdrivers to tighten new pins. Hood flutter is completely gone.

          KennethW

          Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (2)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          February 16, 2019

          Hood latch

          The hood no longer flutters when trucks pass. Does the job.

          railroader

          Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (4)

        • 4/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          February 04, 2019

          Hood Hold Down

          Very easy to install and holds the hoop in place!!

          ToddD

          Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (2)

        • 4/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          February 03, 2019

          Nice upgrade

          Easy install. Requires a lil more umph to get them latched now but, cures hood flutter. Stock ones break at mounting holes. A friend's experience. Replaced hers too.

          ChadZ

          Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          January 26, 2019

          Works well - no more flutter

          Took 10 minutes to install. Instructions mention pulling the hood latches off and placing them in a vice to remove the stock plastic pins for the OEM rubber latches. I used a box cutter to slice off the stock rubber latches and then a pair of wire cutters to break the hollow plastic sleeve on the stock pins. Once it breaks in half you’ll be able to pull the stock pins out of each end ofthe latch and you’ll see a metal pin that was inside the hollow plastic covering. Chuck all this stuff and replace with the Daystar latch and hardware and you are done. Hood will be tough to get latched the first time even if the new ploy latches are warm. Hood is now tight.

          Stampederfan

          Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (3)

        • 5/5

          January 10, 2019

          Easy/Reasonable Solution

          Love these! Easy on the wallet and easy to install!!

          StephaniB

          Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          December 25, 2018

          Very Immpressed

          Install was a snap. Using two vise grip wrenches to "snap" the stock pins is key. Also using a towel to help "cushin" your hand is another helpful tip. After locking these in place, Wow!!! No hood flutter what so ever.

          JeffreyR

          Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          November 22, 2018

          Good quality

          The Daystar hood hold down does exactly what it’s meant to do. It keeps the hood from flapping around. Slightly difficult to open and close. Install takes longer Longevity is still to be seen though.

          JosephT

          Year: 2008Submodel: Rubicon

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          November 22, 2018

          No more flutter

          Much better than the manufacturer. There is no more flutter

          CristyW

          Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          November 19, 2018

          Hood flutter fix!!

          Pretty straight forward upgrade. No more annoying flutter from the hood.

          Stevenl

          Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          November 07, 2018

          Daystar hold downs

          This is my first time owning a Jeep. I had no idea what hood flutter was, until it happened. I was passing a semi at about 80 mph. I almost went off the highway, when I saw the hood shaking and bouncing. I called a friend when I got home. He owns a Jeep and explained the flutter issue. I went online to Extreme Terrain and purchased these Daystar hold downs. The hood is tight now, the way it should be. Thank you

          Gio

          Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (4)

        • 4/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          November 02, 2018

          Tight fit

          Had to trim down the part that fit in the bottom piece of the system otherwise not bad.

          JamesH

          Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          October 25, 2018

          Good hold down

          Perfect fit and easy to install. Less than 15 minutes to install. Comes with hardware also.

          TracyW

          Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (4)

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