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Rugged Ridge Hood Lift Kit (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Hood Lift Kit
    • Gas Charged Shocks
    • Steel Brackets
    • Eliminates Cumbersome Factory Hood Prop
    • Gas Charged Shocks Make the Hood Easier to Open
    • Rugged Steel Brackets Offer Secure Mounting
    • Provides More Room to Work Under the Hood
    • Easy to Install
    • 5 Year Warranty
    • Designed for the 2007-2018 Wrangler JKs(Excluding Rubicon)

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Specs. If you want to cleanup the appearance of your engine bay and eliminate that cumbersome hood prop, Rugged Ridge's hood lift kit does just that. Adding sturdy gas lift shocks will not only hold the hood open without a prop stick, but they also make the hood easier to open. These are the same type of heavy duty hood shocks that are found on countless other cars and SUVs. They're easy to install and come with durable steel mounting brackets. This kit is backed by a 5 year warranty.

    Application. These hood lift kit fits 2007-2018 JK Wranglers excluding Rubicon.

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

    MPN# 11252.51

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    What's in the Box
    • (2) Lower Mounting Brackets
    • (2) Upper Mounting Brackets
    • (2) Struts
    • (2) Nut Plates
    • (2) Threaded Ball Studs
    • (2) Gaskets
    • Installation Hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Wrangler?
    • JK Rubicon 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

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        Questions & Answers (5)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        Why in the world would this not fit a Rubicon but will fit a non Rubicon?

        • The Rugged Ridge Hood Lift Kit will fit the Standard Rubicon hood, this is a misprint, which should read this does not work with the 10a/powerdome Rubicon hood.

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        Do they if fact fit a 2016? A couple of your reviewers claimed problems. One stated he checked with the manufacturer and they stated "they do not fit 2016 2017 Wranglers", who's right? I'm interested, if they do in fact fit my 2016. Thanks, Scott H.

        • The Rugged Ridge Hood Lift Kit will work with all 2007 to 2017 Wranglers. Fitment can be confirmed on Rugged Ridge's online catalog by looking up their part number 11252.51

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        Will this hood lift kit work with the AEV Heat reduction hood or is there a weight issue with this hood as well? Thank you.

        • This kit should work with the AEV hood in question.

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        Will these struts interfere with a switch control module that rests on top of the factory ECU, such as the Apollointech units?

        • The Rugged Ridge Hood Lift Kit guarantees fitment for all 07-18 wranglers with no interference of the ECU. (excluding Rubicon)

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        Will this hood lift kit work with a AVG Avenger style hood?

        • The Rugged Ridge Hood Lift Kit is designed for OEM hoods and would not be a good match for aftermarket hoods such as the AVG Avenger, due to differences in weight and materials with different properties for strength.

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          Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.6

          out of 5 stars

          • Fit 4.643564 4.6
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.673267 4.7

          • 5/5

            July 14, 2019

            The only and safest way to work under the hood

            What the JK should have came with, The hardest part was getting the nuts from the body off. After that it was easy going. Well made and a great looking upgrade.


            Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (0)

          • 3/5

            June 08, 2019

            Scratched My Hood

            Trying to install the hood backing plate by fishing it in the hood scratched the heck out of my hood and the finish on the bracket itself. Currently touching up my hood with paint and considering returning these instead of attempting another install


            Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            May 22, 2019

            Better than expected

            It was a lot easier to put in place. Shocks are strong. Other kits say you have to drill. This kit is drill free it connects to holes and bolts already in place.


            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            May 21, 2019

            Rugged Ridge Hood Lift Kit

            Easy to install and works great ! Jeep should install these from the start.


            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            May 17, 2019

            Rugged Ridge Hood Lift Works Great

            I like the way this installs, easy, no holes to drill. For me, the only difficult part was installing the nut plates in the hood. The holes are already there, all you have to do in slip the nut plates in. You do have to hold your mouth just right to get them that done. I actually found it easier to place the screw in the bottom hole using a fender washer so I couldn't drop the plate. Then I could easily slip the nut plate into position. Then I snugged the screw with the fender washer to hold the plate in position and installed the top screw to the hood bracket. Once that was done I removed the fender washer and completed the bracket installation. For me this made it easier, I couldn't seem to get the correct angle for the nut plate fit with the hook bracket attached. Anyway, it was easy to install and works great. I Like It!


            Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (0)

          • 1/5

            May 15, 2019


            I was told it would fit my DV8 hood by customer service which was incorrect. It wasn't even going to be close to fitting. Apparently it is only for stock hoods so I returned it hoping to find one that will.


            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            April 24, 2019

            Hood Lift

            Works like advertised and was pretty easy to install.


            Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            April 24, 2019

            Great product!

            Quick and easy to install and works great! Would definitely recommend as it makes working under the hood much easier.


            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            April 15, 2019

            One of the best inventions.

            This is by far one of the best inventions created. Whenever I had to work under the hood I kept banging into the support rod and sometimes getting hit with the hood when the support rod got knocked out.


            Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            April 10, 2019




            Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

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          • 5/5

            April 02, 2019

            Easy open, easy close

            This was a great mod. Really makes opening and closing the hood an easy task and eliminates the need for the support rod which interferes with what you are doing. Easy to install and takes about 20 minutes, unless you drop the backing plate inside the hood channel as I did. Then you can add 3 hours to the project to fish it out with a wire (magnets don't work, I tried). I suggest putting a long string through the second hole in the backing plate and tying it in a long loose loop with a long tail to hold onto before trying to install it. Then if you do drop it, you can retrieve it easily. Then once the first screw is in securely, you can cut the loop, pull out the string and insert the second screw. That's what I did after I learned the lesson the hard way. I dropped it two more times, but retrieved it easily with the string. They really should put this in the instructions. This is why I gave it 4 stars on fit, because the screws that connect the backing plate are so short, it is hard to get the plate inside the cutout on the hood without dropping the part inside the hood, but with the precaution described it works out just fine with a little finesse. Definitely buy this product, but take this advice when installing it. Once installed it is really great. I am glad I did.


            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            March 26, 2019

            Great Quality

            Works great!! No drilling and not flimsy like other kits!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!


            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            March 26, 2019

            Rugged Ridge hood lift

            Very nice. Easy to install. Works great. It took less than 1/2 hr to install.


            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 4/5

            March 25, 2019

            Almost perfect. Needed a little modding.

            Pros: Good design. Accommodated for a typical path for wires that come into engine bay. Solid fit. Good hardware. Con: Would've like to see additional rubber gaskets to apply to the Jeep hood for protection. Installation of the hood plates is a little tricky. A long 6mm bolt helps to get things seated. I added a little rubber coating to the inside of the hood plate for paint protection. If it had more rubber gaskets and a better method of installing the hood plate....5 stars.


            Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

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          • 4/5

            March 18, 2019

            Hood lift kit

            The upper supports didn't slide in as easily as the instructions says, with good liner. All in all great products


            Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            March 09, 2019

            Cajun jk owner

            Works great and easy to install . Would recomend this kit to jeep jk owners !


            Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            March 06, 2019

            awesome kit

            They work great was a little hard getting the brackets inside the hood had to work carefully but once installed the kit works great


            Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

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          • 5/5

            February 22, 2019

            Easy to Install

            This was an easy to install upgrade. It makes it much easier to open the hood with the lift and larger front bumper installed. I use the hood lock in addition to this lift. unlock, unlatch, and it opens easily.


            Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            February 19, 2019


            One of the easiest and best mod for a jeep. Works great


            Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            January 27, 2019

            Just as described.

            The lift kit works great. It has been well balanced so it does not take your chin off when it opens, but it stays open when it should. I love it.


            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (3)

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