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Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit - Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Adjustable Hood Catch Kit
    • Helps Reduce Hood Flutter
    • Durable Aluminum Construction
    • Rugged Black Finish
    • Direct Fit
    • 5 Year Limited Warranty
    • Fits 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review of the Rugged Ridge aluminum hood catch kit fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. This is available in the gloss black that you see here, but it's also available in a textured black and a silver finish, so you can get whichever one works with your build. These are for those of you who want to add a little custom touch to the hood area of your Jeep but also want to add some function. Jeeps, especially the JKs, are known for hood flutter at highway speed. There are a couple of different ways to fix that, from pulling out the factory hood spring to adding a stiffer rubber in your factory hood catches. But something like this that completely eliminates the rubber in the hood catch and replaces it with an all aluminum catch will definitely keep that hood held down solid, and you won't have any flutter. These are made of a really high quality material so they're going to hold up really well, and they're moderately priced. The high quality aluminum that these are made of is really important, especially for a component that's going to be up on the front of the Jeep and out in the weather all the time. These are going to hold up really well and they're not going to rust even if you do end up getting a chip in the finish like a steel part would. As I mentioned, these are available in three different finishes, which allows you to really customize the look of your Jeep. These come with everything that you need to get them installed, including a rubber gasket to put between the aluminum piece and your painted surface on your Jeep. That's just going to help protect your painted surfaces. One of the big functional parts of this hood catch kit is the fact that they do eliminate that hood flutter we talked about. That's due to the adjustable mechanism that's built right in. Getting these installed on your Jeep is really easy. These actually come right out of the box as you see them here. There's no guessing as far as which part goes where or how they get put together. The first step in the installation is to unbolt your factory hood catches from both the hood and the fender and remove a little plastic catch off of the factory piece to reinstall on the new ones. From there, it's just a matter of installing the new hood catches on the hood and the fender using all the included hardware and getting them adjusted properly. The whole installation process shouldn't take you more than 30 minutes and you won't need any specialty tools, just a socket set. I think this hood catch kit is really accurately priced. Of course, there are more expensive catches out there on the market and less expensive as is the case with most components, but I think these do a really nice job of balancing both price and value. You get the high quality aluminum with a really nice finish and you get the adjustability, so you have the function built right in, but they're not at that top tier price tag. Whether you're looking to change up the look of the front of your Jeep by adding these aluminum black hood catches or you're looking to eliminate hood flutter by getting rid of the rubber part of your factory hood catch, these are a really nice option that are built of high quality materials and moderately priced. That's my review of the Rugged Ridge aluminum hood catch kit available for all 2007 to 2016 JKs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

    Functional Style. The Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit in is the smart way to upgrade the look of your rig and prevent the obnoxious hood flutter commonly found with highway driving. This kit includes two adjustable and uniquely aggressive hood catches that install easily to factory locations for a functional, yet stylish upgrade.

    Rugged Construction. Each Hood Catch is crafted from durable aluminum for extreme strength without weighing you down. They're finished in a tough, 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 to 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 Black is specifically designed for use on 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK and JK Unlimited models including Rubicons.

    Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

    MPN# 11210.11

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    What's in the Box
    • (2) Latches
    • (2) Latch Joints
    • (2) Pivot Bases
    • (2) Pivot Base Joints
    • (2) Catches
    • (2) Gaskets
    • Hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
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        Questions & Answers (17)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        Is this all black or is there some silver in it?

        • The Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit will be all black, including the nuts and threaded rod.

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        Does this fit the Power Dome hood?

        • This is a direct fit replacement for the factory hood catches, and will be compatible with most hoods that are compatible with factory hood catches. We just haven't tested these with that particular hood and are unable to guarantee this.

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        Will these eliminate hood fluter or does the drake off road do a better job?

        • The Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit are adjustable to help eliminate hood flutter.

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        Some of the customer photos show the catch and all other hardware (screws, threads) in ALL black and other photos have the screws and threads in silver. Which one do I order if I want ALL black? Which one do I order if I want the silver?

        • The Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit will include black hardware. Stainless hardware can be purchased from a local hardware store if you desire the black/stainless look.

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        Are these Compatible with a 2017 JK Recon Hood ?

        • The Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit works with the Wrangler "Recon" Edition Hoods.

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        10 More Questions
        Are these painted silver or are the bare aluminum? If they are painted, or they powder coated, or a paint that would be easily stripped or painted over? Thank you!! 1 answer
        Will these work if you have Bushwscker wide fenders 1 answer
        Will these work if you don't have the piece from the original hood latches? 1 answer
        Can the Smittybilt Limb Risers work with this hood catch? 1 answer
        Just bought this very nice Rubicon but my arthritic fingers can't open your hood latches. Is it a simple matter of pulling from the top or is there some way to mechanically loosen them and tighten them after open/close? Will have to check the oil sometime !!! 1 answer
        Is it possible to purchase replacements for the plastic retaining clips? 1 answer
        Will this hood latch fit the avenger hood? 1 answer
        Will this fit with the Smittybilt SRC Stingray Vented Hood? 1 answer
        Will these work on a 2013 Rubicon 10th Anniversary? I would assume they will because the current Hard Rock hood looks like the same one as my 2013 but I'd rather ask first. 1 answer
        would these work with Smittybilt XRC Front Fenders (Item J17686)? or will they get in the way? 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.8

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

          Installation Cost:0-$100

          • Fit 4.831872 4.8
          • Appearance 4.932748 4.9
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.692983 4.7



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 21, 2019

            Review from Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit - Textured Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

            Stop the Flutter !!

            The hood flutter I was experiencing was a constant problem and these new hood latches did the trick. Easy to install and my hood flutter stopped immediately.

            Alan

            Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 16, 2019

            Review from Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit - Textured Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

            Aluminum Hood Latch

            Fairly easy install, just figuring best bolt access. Item is solid and looks great. Though on one of my latches, quite tight and max'ed bolt thread length. Otherwise, definitely a firm hood latching.

            Dale

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 15, 2019

            Review from Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit - Textured Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

            ATTENTION JEEPERS w/ XRC FENDERS

            Great product. High quality and really helps prevent the hood from bouncing. XRC FENDER OWNERS: Beware these latches do not fit in the slots of the xrc fenders. The bottom half of the latch had the be sanded and re finished in order to fit. Make sure you have a few hours set aside for this project. Definitely worth it for the looks and hood tightness. Let me know if you have questions on the modifications.

            davidhamrickjr

            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 15, 2019

            Review from Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit - Textured Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

            They Work

            reason for getting. I drive a lot of HWY. hood flutter on a windy day freaks me out. these work well. little bulky looking and not exactly a polished finish. but better that eating a hood at 80mph. functional but not the best out there.

            MichaelC

            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 13, 2019

            Review from Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit - Textured Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

            The worst product ever.

            Ought two times because they are beautiful and made of strong metal. The whole thing is held together tight by a Plastic clip...the first day it was hot they loose all there tension..hood comes loose first bump. Terrible waste of money in my opinion.

            Followtheking70

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 05, 2019

            Review from Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit - Textured Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

            great

            This product worked great, no more hood fluttering just what i wanted!!!

            Quicksilver08

            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 28, 2019

            Review from Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit - Textured Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

            Aluminum hood latch

            Great addition to my build no more hood flutter when big rigs go by on the highway.

            DwaineL

            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 25, 2019

            Review from Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit - Textured Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

            Great

            Easy installation, no more hood bouncing in the wind, good looks. Perfect product

            Lance

            Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 23, 2019

            No More Hood Flutter

            Easy install and no more hood flutter, looks great too!

            KyleS

            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 16, 2019

            Great product eliminated hood bounce!

            It was a little tricky getting the inside bolt on/off the bottom latch with minimal space to work with, I had to use the smallest extension I had-patience is required. But once I had them on and in place I was very happy, not only works great but looks cool too.

            ChadS

            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 1/5

            July 15, 2019

            DO NOT BUY

            After 2 years they both failed. 1) they cracked along the screw and one actually broke apart while driving on the freeway. This is when I noticed the cracking 2) they both had rust under the paint. 3) the aluminum parts even showed signs of corrosion/discolored on both. I do not recommend these for the price if they need to be replaced every two years after normal city driving.

            Threekard

            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 13, 2019

            Looks great.

            Night and day difference from the factory rubber latches. Love the look, premium material, fairly easy installation. The nut on the inside of the fenders takes some nimble fingers and a swivel on a socket wrench.

            MarkWright

            Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 12, 2019

            Perfect Upgrade #1

            I wanted to make sure that my hood wouldn't flutter when driving on the highway...especially while in the Oregon Gorge. This is the first and perfect upgrade to start the personalization of my Jeep!

            MegS

            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 05, 2019

            Hood Catch is an Eye Catcher

            Super stoked to have these installed, they do a great job of keeping the hood down and tight. They are also a nice visual upgrade from the stock hood catch. The install did definitely take some time and is "easier" if you have some help. The bottom part of the catch was the "harder" part to get out and replace, which is where a second set of hands come in handy.

            Joe

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 30, 2019

            Aluminum hood latches

            I purchased these hood latches due to the fact that the factory ones failed. After unpacking the latches I could tell they are quality built. Installation was quick and easy w/ basic hand tools. The hood does not flutter now while driving down the highway. Definitely recommend these latches if your in need of so good replacements.

            Tater85

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 28, 2019

            Review from Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catches - Silver (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

            Rugged Ridge Hood Catches

            These were easy to install, look great and put an end to the hood jumping up and down going down the highway. Buy them! :)

            JBuck

            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 28, 2019

            My fault

            Everything went well until I adjusted the length. I didn't have enough threads on the lower part and the adjustment bolt popped out. It flew out of my hand and put a small dent in my hood. It also broke the plastic keeper device. I just mention it so others don't have the same issue.

            RandyB

            Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 25, 2019

            Review from Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit - Textured Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

            Must Have

            Great product! Totally removes hood flutter. One of the first upgrades you need.

            Al

            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 22, 2019

            Hood catches

            Great quality and fitment. Easy installation. Will definitely buy this brand again.

            Ballistic76

            Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 15, 2019

            Must have part

            I wish I noticed they have a matte, but whatever. The finish is gloss and still looks nice. Functionality is perfect, I did a cross country road trip and highway speeds with wind gusts freaked me out when my hood would rise. Install is a breeze.

            JohnS

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

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