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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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    Overall Rating 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    • Fit 4.635294 4.6
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.658823 4.7

    • 5/5

      February 19, 2019


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


      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 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 (1)

    • 5/5

      January 22, 2019

      A bit fiddly...

      The kit arrived 2 days after ordering it and was well packaged. I was initially surprised that there were no written instructions but they were not critical and were found in the bottom of the strut bags after installation (operator error). Parts were well made and appeared to be powder coated. The nut plates are the most annoying part of the installation but we figured it out. I used Locktite Blue on all screws. I really like tht I did not have to drill hole in the sheet metal. So, works well after 4 trips to the Socal desert.


      Year: 2013Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      January 12, 2019

      No more headaches

      Was a little tricky installing the mounts on the hood itself . otherwise easy install about 30 min at most to install .


      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      January 10, 2019

      Hood Lift kit

      Excellent product, easy to install. This is something Jeep should have produced from the factory.


      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      January 08, 2019

      Works fine

      Cons 2. 1. It took 10 days to receive. Not a horrible thing, but guess I am spoiled by others out there. 2. Did not get any instructions. Would have been nice. There are a couple good videos on You Tube. Those guys got instructions. Pros. 1. No drilling to install. Big plus. 2. Pretty easy to install. 3. It works well. Don't have to worry about that support being in my way any more. If you want to open hood all the way to wind shield the struts can pop off. Over all very pleased with product.


      Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      December 16, 2018

      Inexpensive Upgrade

      Fits perfectly with fast installation. Only a few bolts and nuts on each side. Product arrived faster then expected. Very satisfied


      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      October 26, 2018

      Rugged Ridge Hood Lift Kit for 07-18 wrangler

      Good quality, great fit, easy installation and works as described. Can't ask for more.


      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      October 22, 2018

      Hood strut kit

      I installed this on my 16 Jeep Rubicon JKU and it’s great. Should be factory.


      Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      October 16, 2018

      need a part willing to buy two

      the part that is in question is the one that ties the opener to the hood it sled into the hood which i can't retrieve back


      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      October 16, 2018

      Easy Add

      Love the look and the install was a breeze. This is a must add MOD!!!


      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      October 03, 2018


      Pretty easy install! Watch the installation video first!


      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      August 24, 2018

      Up Lift

      I bought this kit so that Mary would be able to get under the hood and check the fluids on her 2012 JK Wrangler. She likes it as the hood is not as heavy to get it opened using the Hood Lift Kit.


      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 2/5

      August 23, 2018

      Did not work for me

      I proceeded to hooks these up on a 2018 Rubicon JK 2dr. and like others have stated in previous post, I too had the issue on my passenger side of the hood, In which it extended it forward about a 1/2 an inch.


      Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      August 17, 2018

      Works great, little difficult to i stall

      This is the upgrade you should get day 1. Really enhances your ability to move around under the hood ESPECIALLY if you have a lift or level kit installed Attaching the bottom bracket is too simple if you have the right bolts in the kit (mine was missing some but Ext Terrain took care of me) The top is a bit more complicated I couldn't get the bracket to go in like the instructions showed so just tied a string to it so it wouldn't drop to the bottom if I slipped, lined it up w a monkey hook, threaded a bottom bolt loosely to hold it in place, them threaded the top bolt and bracket loosely next removed the bottom bolt. Swung the bracket around, lined up, threaded the bottom bolt thru as needed then tightened everything up to spec. Last step is cutting the string off and snapping on the shock Sounds like lots of extra work but much easier as I could not get the bracket to insert w a bolt attached (in my 2013 Rubi) Love the finished product!


      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      July 26, 2018

      should have done sooner

      a good product , should have been factory . take your time . I fasten the bracket to a bolt . if you drop it in the hood , your screwed . tie a string . use a bolt , just don't drop the bracket. that being said , I would buy it again .


      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      July 03, 2018

      Nick $

      Excellent fit, 1000 better than original hood support.


      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      June 20, 2018

      Looks good

      Make working under the hood so much easier plus looks better.


      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 1/5

      June 15, 2018

      Wrong Parts

      The upper mounting brackets and the nutplates did not fit together flush. Unfortunately, the hood lift could not be properly installed and was therefore rendered useless.


      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      May 18, 2018

      Rugged Ridge hood lift kit

      Great product if you do not plan on opening your hood all the up and resting it on your windshield frame. It does open the hood a little more than the OEM hood prop does. It was an easy install.


      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

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