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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

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    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 4.621053 4.6
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.663158 4.7



    • 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.

      GeorgeW

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      April 10, 2019

      NEED TO UPDATE HOOD HOLDER

      ELIMINATES USE OF OLD HOOD BAR. l KEPT OLD BAR IN SO CAN GIVE TO SOMEONE IN NEED .

      PaulS

      Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (0)

    • 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.

      GregW

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      March 26, 2019

      Great Quality

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

      CheyenneB

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 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.

      FrankieC

      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.

      Danuuc

      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

      JonathanH

      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 !

      JesseH

      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

      Buckinator

      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.

      RaudeW

      Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      February 19, 2019

      Perfect

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

      LeR

      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.

      ChrisB

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 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.

      JKK

      Year: 2013Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (4)

    • 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 .

      Ernest

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      January 10, 2019

      Hood Lift kit

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

      JohnL

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 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.

      EricC

      Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (3)

    • 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

      JohnathonW

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (4)

    • 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.

      AubreyS

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      October 22, 2018

      Hood strut kit

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

      AndrewC

      Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (3)

    • 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

      PatrickN

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (5)

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