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Rough Country Hydraulic Hood Assist (97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ)

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    Kit Contents:

    Gas charged cylinders, upper hood mount, lower mounting brackets and hardware.


    Fits 97-06 TJ and LJ Jeep models.


    • Increases safety by avoiding the need to mess with the prop rod or rest the hood on the front windshield.
    • "RCX" branded mounting bracket.
    • Easy to install.


    Part #: 1151

    Install Time: 10 mins

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    Kit Description:

    Introducing Rough Country's Hydraulic Hood Assist for Jeep TJ, and LJ models. Easily and effortlessly access your engine components with this handy device. A set of gas charged struts help automatically raise the hood, increasing safety by avoiding the need to mess with the prop rod or rest the hood on the front windshield. An "RCX" branded mounting bracket rests firmly in the center of the hood, helping to facilitate the opening and closing process while giving a killer look to an otherwise barren area. This kit is incredibly easy to install, taking as little as 10 minutes. A handy extra you'll wonder how you ever did without!

    Freight Notes. Freight items can only be shipped within the continental 48 states, no expedited methods.

    Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

    MPN# 1151

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    What's in the Box
    • (2) Shock Brackets
    • Center Hood Bracket
    • (2) Gas Strut Shocks
    • Installation Hardware
    Installation Info
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        Questions & Answers (1)

        1 Top Rated Question

        With this would you be able to open the hood all the way back and lean it against the windshield? Or does it have a maximum opening allowance before the cylinders get extended too far?

        • These will limit the extent that the hood can be opened, but it will allow full access into the engine bay, giving roughly 70 degrees of movement.

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          Ratings Summary

          4.4 out of 5 overall rating from 12 customers

          • November 21, 2019

            5 2000 Wrangler - HiramH

            Don’t need my step ladder now!

            Handiest gadget on my jeep! With a suspension, and body lift I had to stand on a stool, or small ladder to get the hood up to prop it. This cured all that! Love it! Thank you.

            Helpful (1)
          • May 11, 2019

            5 1997 Wrangler - Norm

            Great hood lift

            Rough country hydraulic hood lift was a great addition when my hood prop broke, supports the hood when it’s open, one hand opening and looks great

            Helpful (1)
          • March 15, 2019

            1 2001 Wrangler - JerryS

            Horrible design

            After 5 hours of trying to align the gas shocks, I finally got one to hold closed the hood heard a large bang, and yes the shock had popped out. Extremely poor design, the upper portion is ok but mounting the lower u-clamps to the thin jeep support rods is a horrible design. Don't waste your money.

            Helpful (2)
          • November 15, 2018

            4 2004 Rubicon - GeorgeO

            Hydraulic Hood Assist

            Recently installed the kit and it does make opening the hood much easier. I no longer have to hold the hood with one hand while wrestling with the strut with the other hand. I once had an experience with a strong gust of wind flipping the hood back against the windshield frame. Hopefully this item will guard against a repeat of that.

            Helpful (8)
          • June 18, 2018

            5 2000 Wrangler - CelesteT

            hydraulic hood prop

            Totally love my hood assist. Just have to open it alil n the prop takes over. Super easy.

            Helpful (9)
          • October 11, 2017

            5 2006 Wrangler Unlimited - AnthonyB

            Love this

            This works great, easy to install! Now I don't have to worry about dents in the hood from the windshield. I get a lot of comments on it.

            Helpful (9)
          • March 30, 2017

            4 2004 Wrangler - BrianG

            Pretty nifty add-on for your jeep

            Adds enough support that you can open your TJ hood with one hand! The pistons take over just a little bit into lifting the hood and props the hood about an inch higher than if held by the prop. Installation was a headache. The instructions where ok seemed not well written. The Youtube video helped a lot. Worth it and adds functionality.

            Helpful (11)
          • March 03, 2017

            5 2006 Wrangler - pilgram143

            gas strut

            put this my 2006 cj easy job. but now i need a new strut any help would be nice. i still give it a 5 star

            Helpful (10)
          • September 23, 2016

            5 1998 Wrangler - puddycat


            This product does the trick. Hands free, out of the way so you can work under the hood. It even lifts the hood up more than the standard holder does. Simple install. Thanks

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          • September 14, 2016

            4 2001 Wrangler - Jeeper

            Works well

            Overall good product. Instructions could be more clear. When mounting lower ball joints be sure they are facing towards the engine. Also the correct wrench for the u clamps is 9/16 not 5/16.

            Helpful (10)
          • June 24, 2016

            5 2005 Wrangler - RedneckDash

            Rough Country Hydraulic Hood Assist

            I like the hood assist. It was a little harder to install than I originally thought, but still pretty simple.

            Helpful (10)
          • April 16, 2016

            5 2002 Wrangler - joe


            they fit and work great makes it look better when the hoods open!

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