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How to Install a Rugged Ridge Black Aluminum Hood Catch Kit on your 2007-2014 Wrangler JK

Installation Time

1 hours

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CAUTION: Hood catch is intended only as supplemental to Jeep® supplied latch at front of hood. To avoid risk of property damage or injury: Always;

• Assure hood is fully secure by undamaged Jeep® front latch & supplemental side
• Do not modify hood or catches to defeat intended safety of Jeep® primary latch &
supplemental catch system.

1. Remove the factory hood catch.

2. Pull/remove the hood bumper from the factory hood catch. 

3. Remove the pivot base from the Aluminum Hood Catch  assembly. 

4. Attach the hood bumper (Removed in Step 2) to the pivot base.