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

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  • Item J11185

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    Features & Details

    • Hood Catch
    • Rugged Plastic Construction
    • Sturdy Replacement Hood Catch (Bracket Sold Separately)
    • Direct Fit Replacement for OEM Part 55176636AD
    • Stops Hood Movement from Worn or Broken Parts
    • OEM Quality and Fitment
    • All Hardware Included
    • 5 Year Limited Warranty
    • Fits 1997-2006 Wrangler TJ Models
    Specs. The hood catch of a Wrangler is even more likely to snap off eventually in the adventurous rough and tumble of off-road driving than the bracket that secures it. When this happens, you can use the Black Hood Catch by Rugged Ridge to replace the original part. This catch is tough and holds the hood down firmly, preventing bouncing or vibration and keeping rain from leaking into the engine compartment. It comes with a stylish, low-profile, anti-rust black finish.

    Construction. Durable Plastic is the material used by Rugged Ridge to manufacture their Black Hood Catch, which furnishes a direct fit replacement for OEM part 55176636AD. The catch is made to match all stock fitment and quality guidelines. This hood catch matches up to the stock bracket or ExtremeTerrain J11184. Rugged Ridge covers your purchase with a 5 year limited warranty versus defects.

    Application. This black Rugged Ridge Hood Catch is designed to fit the 1997-2006 Wrangler TJ models.

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

    MPN# 11210.07

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) Hood Catch
    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 4.1

    out of 5 stars

    • Fit 4.631579 4.6
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.35 4.4

    • 2/5

      February 05, 2019

      Does not line up

      When I bought this I was under the impression that this is the complete catch and top holder but it was only the bottom half. Needless to say that mine does not line up with the top half so you have to force it in.


      Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      September 26, 2018

      Hood latch

      Direct fit. Went on in less than 5 minutes. Would recommend it to anyone who needs a new latch that broke.


      Year: 2001Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      July 30, 2018

      Rugged Ridge Black Hood Catch 97-06 Wrangler LJ/TJ

      Look just like the original and hold the hood down firm


      Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

      Helpful (6)

    • 1/5

      October 21, 2017


      This product was listed as power coated steel, it is plastic. A lot of hassle to return an unwanted product.


      Year: 2003Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (6)

    • 3/5

      October 18, 2017

      Good bracket

      One side got great the other one seemed a little off bracket didn't like up but still worked


      Year: 2004Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

      Helpful (7)

    • 5/5

      September 04, 2017

      hood catch

      very nice product replacement in kind for old weathered hood catch would recommend.


      Year: 2001Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (7)

    • 4/5

      June 12, 2017

      It is what it is

      Basic stock catch replacement, fit perfect and got rid of the faded and dry-rotted factory hold down. Good price, only complaint is I wish it was stretched a little more when engaged, didn't fix my hood flutter like I was hoping.


      Year: 1999Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (6)

    • 5/5

      May 20, 2017

      quick fix

      replaced original 13 year old factory latches no more flopping hood problems


      Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (7)

    • 5/5

      May 05, 2017

      Worked like a charm!!!!

      I have a 97 Wrangler Sport. 20yr old vehicle, so when the rubber latch broke on the Hood Catch. While I was on the highway going 70mph, which sent my hood crashing into my windshield. (Scariest moment ever) I figured it was time to make re-up on a few parts. The Hood catches work and fit perfectly. Great price.


      Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (6)

    • 1/5

      May 05, 2017

      Worse than the original

      Wicked hood shake on an 03 rubicon, thought the rubber was just worn out and got these as a replacement. I believe the hood shake is worse now, I'm going to be going with a solid metal latch that extremeterrain has to remedy this.


      Year: 2003Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (6)

    • 5/5

      December 29, 2016

      Simple and it works!

      Installed these in about 2 minutes and it totally solved my highway hood flutter issue!


      Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (6)

    • 5/5

      November 12, 2016

      Good replacement part

      I ordered two of these to replace the wore out hood catches on my '98 TJ. Yes, they come one to a box. It only took about 10 minutes to replace them and they hold the hood down A LOT better than the stock hood catches did. This did NOT come with the upper portion of the hood catch. It is just the part as seen in the picture. I am very satisfied with the fitment of the new hood catches.


      Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (6)

    • 4/5

      February 16, 2016

      Just a heads up

      I ordered this hood latch thinking that I was buying two for the price shown. Just didn't want someone to make the same mistake. The latch itself look good and was packaged well


      Year: 1998Indiana, USA

      Helpful (7)

    • 5/5

      September 24, 2015

      Quality parts

      I ordered the rugged rigid hood catch. To be honest I really love the product. I use them on a YJ. And it really brings out the look of the front end.


      Year: 1993Kenosha wi

      Helpful (6)

    • 2/5

      September 18, 2015


      i installed this and the latch pin broke after 1 week


      Year: 2004ky

      Helpful (6)

    • 5/5

      July 16, 2015

      Hood Latch

      Very good product, fit was perfect. shipping was great. can in very fast . Will order more from them


      Year: 1997Opelousas, LA 70570, USA

      Helpful (7)

    • 5/5

      June 12, 2015

      Hood latch

      Good quality Good fit Fast shipping Very satisfied


      Year: 2015Mass

      Helpful (6)

    • 5/5

      March 01, 2015

      Product fit pefect.

      The shipping was quick. The fit was perfect, just as advertised. Oh yeah, the cost was about a 100 bucks less than Fiat (Jeep).


      Year: 2003MI

      Helpful (6)

    • 5/5

      June 22, 2014

      took the two bolts off the broken one, installed the new one with the (new bolts) fit perfectly .my time about ten minutes

      The hood latch fit perfectly . removed two bolts and installed new latch using the new ones supplied with kit . Changed out in ten minutes


      Year: 1997hartford michigan

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      May 02, 2014

      Stops hood chatter

      Purchased these to stop hood chatter, on the freeway in high winds with stock hood latch, hood would raise up about 2inches and remain up, or chatter. Since installing rugged ridge hood catches all hood movement has stopped.


      Year: 2004Yuma, AZ, USA

      Helpful (5)

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