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Rugged Ridge Hood Catches - Textured Black (97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ)

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    Features & Details

    • Adjustable Hood Catch Kit
    • Durable Aluminum Construction
    • Tough Textured Black Finish
    • Direct Fit
    • Sold as a Pair
    • 5 Year Limited Warranty
    • Fits 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ Models

    Functional Style. The Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit in Textured Black is the perfect answer for replacing old worn out catches and upgrading to a new level of style. This kit has everything you'll need to give your TJ an aggressive upgrade and includes two adjustable hood catches for superior performance no matter where the road or trail takes you.

    Rugged Construction. Each hood catch is crafted from durable aluminum for extreme strength without weighing you down. They're finished in a tough, textured black finish to prevent wear and provide a stylish accent for your after market bumper and accessories.

    Installation and Warranty. This Wrangler hood catch kit includes everything you'll need for installation and is a direct fit for factory mounting holes for a painless installation. Rugged Ridge backs their kit with a 5 year limited warranty for peace of mind and full security.

    Application. The Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit in Textured Black is specifically designed for use on 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ and TJ Unlimited models including Rubicons.

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

    MPN# 11210.18

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    What's in the Box
    • (2) Latches
    • (2) Latch Joints
    • (2) Pivot Bases
    • (2) Pivot Base Joints
    • (2) Catches
    • (2) Gaskets
    • (2) Adjustment Rods
    • Installation Hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Wrangler?
    • TJ Rubicon 2 Door - 03, 04, 05, 06
    • TJ Rubicon Unlimited 2 Door - 05, 06
    • TJ Wrangler 2 Door - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
    • TJ Wrangler Unlimited 2 Door - 04, 05, 06

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          Overall Rating 4.5

          out of 5 stars

          • Fit 4.6875 4.7
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.4375 4.4

          • 5/5

            May 07, 2019

            Love Them

            These are very well made and adjustable. They look great, too!


            Year: 1999Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            March 12, 2019

            Hood latch for TJ

            The install and adjustment was easy and they look good.


            Year: 2006Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 1/5

            March 06, 2019

            not recommended

            had to sand them latches down so they don't rest against my hood. Might just been my year 1997 that is a issue. also the plastic locking piece is a joke. broke on the 10th time I locked it.


            Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            December 05, 2018

            Hood Catches

            Decent product. I'd rather see a metal version offered (as the original stock catches were), instead of aluminum but these are the next best thing. Much better than the plastic catches are for sure.


            Year: 2006Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            July 05, 2018

            Hood catches

            Love them. They look great, were easy to install, and (best of all) no hood flutter on the freeway!


            Year: 2005Submodel: Rubicon Unlimited

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            May 31, 2018

            New Hood Catches

            Cured the hood flutter I experienced whenever I hit 60 or passed a truck going in the opposite direction. Great product.


            Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            May 25, 2018

            great product

            Works great, looks great!!!! No More hood flutter...


            Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (7)

          • 4/5

            March 03, 2018


            These hinges are awesome! I love the look of them and they keep my hood secure. The hardest part was removing the factory hinges. After that, installation was a breeze.


            Year: 2004Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            October 23, 2017

            1998 TJ



            Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            September 06, 2017

            Stylish and Tough

            The hood catches installed quickly and without fuss. The aluminum body will last far longer than the OEM plastic models.


            Year: 2006Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            June 26, 2017

            Improve Look

            It fits perfectly and it will improve the look of your Jeep!


            Year: 1999Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (8)

          • 4/5

            June 20, 2017

            Does What it says

            These are a great fit/upgrade from the factory latches. However, one of the provided bolts snapped during installation.... it would be nice if the bolts were a better quality, but maybe it was a fluke and I got the one bad bolt of the batch.


            Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            April 10, 2017

            Bigger is better I guess.... lol

            Bigger than I expected but they hold the hood down nice and tight and look great! Good buy for the money


            Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            September 19, 2015

            Hood Catches

            I have a 1998 Jeep Wrangler sport. The hood when I would be driving on the interstate the hood would shake with the original catches. I was skeptical on purchasing these and spending that much money. I’m glad I did the hood vibration has reduced extremely. This was a very good purchase for my situation. I would highly recommend them if you have vibration on your hood.


            Year: 1998Montana, USA

            Helpful (10)

          • 4/5

            May 18, 2015

            Good quality product

            Although these hood latches are a bit on the expensive side, they add a nice look to my jeep, they are easy to install and are adjustable so they fit perfect, which is getting harder to come by in the aftermarket world.


            Year: 2003

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            May 17, 2015

            Highly recommend

            I installed these latches a few weeks ago and so far they are great. Easy to install with basic tools and allen wrenches. I took these on the interstate today at 75 MPH and had absolutely no issues with the hood vibrating or rising up at all. I then took them on the trail to bounce them around a bit. They stayed latched and again I had no issues with the hood bouncing or moving around. My factory hood latch snapped and I bought a cheap replacement set off of e-bay. They flexed too much and I thought the hood was going to fly up so I sent them back. Don't waste your time with cheap replacements. I went to the dealer to buy factory replacements and they wanted to charge me more than this set cost me. Don't waste your time at the dealer. Learn from my piddling around. So far I am very happy with the Rugged Ridge latches. They are easy to install, look tough and are working great.


            Year: 2006Crossville, TN, USA

            Helpful (12)

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