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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 (7)

        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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        Would an spod interfere with this kit closing

        My shocks from 2016 are failing, how do I receive replacements?

        • We would ask that you contact our customer support team, or Rugged Ridge directly if you still have your invoice, as these are covered under a 5 year warranty!

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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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        2 More Questions
        Will these struts interfere with a switch control module that rests on top of the factory ECU, such as the Apollointech units? 1 answer
        Will this hood lift kit work with a AVG Avenger style hood? 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

          Ratings Summary

          4.6 out of 5 overall rating from 100+ customers




          • December 28, 2019

            3 2015 Wrangler - 2015Willys

            Great product but trouble shipping

            I would give the product 5 stars but the first shipment showed up without any hardware. I called ET and they said that it’s drop-shipped by Rugged Ridge - so a RR employee mishandled the order, apparently. I had to ship my pieces back and wait for another shipment that included everything.

            Helpful (1)
          • November 29, 2019

            2 2008 Wrangler - BillNJ

            Rugged Ridge Hood Lift

            Product came well packaged ,but when I went ti install it was missing parts,so I had to go and buy washers,and bolts.I was very disappointed I would not recommend.

            Helpful (1)
          • November 12, 2019

            5 2014 Wrangler - HoodShocks

            Warranty is real

            When the Gas Charged Shocks failed, I called and received replacements. The warranty is god for five years, no questions asked.

            Helpful (1)
          • October 30, 2019

            5 2008 Wrangler - CharlesC

            Works Great

            Install was super easy and it works great. Would buy it again.

            Helpful (1)
          • October 03, 2019

            5 2017 Wrangler - GaryH

            Hood sruts

            Super easy install, looks factory, very high quality, highly recommended

            Helpful (1)
          • October 03, 2019

            5 2013 Wrangler - MDevine

            Works like a charm

            Very easy install, makes the world of difference when working under the hood also. If the step by step instructions come a little faded like mine did you can YouTube these and there is a video that shows how to do this in real time extremely easy. This is my favorite upgrade so far.

            Helpful (1)
          • September 26, 2019

            5 2008 Wrangler - Marinetoflyboy

            Nice

            Was easy to install Only gripe is I had to go with bigger washers than the ones supplied. The bolt and nut will go in the hole upon tightening.

            Helpful (1)
          • September 23, 2019

            5 2015 Rubicon - Gary

            Rugged Ridge Hood Lift Kit

            This was an awesome modification to the Rubicon. Now I don't have to lift the hood and place the standard brace rod to hold it up. Installation was a breeze. Everything fit like a glove. No drilling or anything. You just unlatch, lift and the shocks do the rest. So happy with it and I recommend it for all jeepers.

            Helpful (1)
          • September 11, 2019

            5 2018 Wrangler - Keoni

            Great

            Like this kit a lot easy to install would recommend for a simple add on.

            Helpful (1)
          • September 06, 2019

            4 2009 Wrangler - MDS

            Just a start

            OMG Jeep should have done this from the beginning. As a person who is 5’ tall, lifting the hood and put it the prop rod up is a challenge. This makes it so simple a child could do it now. Installation required a work around of a 2” bolt to hold the inner bracket in place during install. Cons: parts would be better if labeled for each side and need better quality pictures in the instructions. Extreme terrain’s video very helpful in that regard. Time will tell if it’s a 5 star.

            Helpful (1)
          • August 27, 2019

            5 2015 Rubicon - BenR

            Best addition yet

            This is possibly the best installation with the exception of the hood lock. The hydraulics detach to allow you to rest the hood on the window if necessary. Easy install but the hood pieces are a little tricky. Just keep the nut as loose as possible when installing and it should be easier.

            Helpful (0)
          • August 05, 2019

            5 2016 Wrangler - TheJeepBarn

            Finally

            This is one of those products that should come one every Jeep. Life is much better without a prop rod in the way.

            Helpful (0)
          • July 27, 2019

            5 2009 Wrangler - Jeeper4life

            Great addition

            The Rugged Ridge hood lift kit was easy to install. I wish I would have done it sooner. Works great.

            Helpful (0)
          • July 14, 2019

            5 2016 Rubicon - Mike

            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.

            Helpful (0)
          • June 08, 2019

            3 2010 Wrangler - StevenJK

            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

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          • May 22, 2019

            5 2018 Wrangler - Frank

            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.

            Helpful (0)
          • May 21, 2019

            5 2012 Wrangler - KevinB

            Rugged Ridge Hood Lift Kit

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

            Helpful (1)
          • May 17, 2019

            5 2017 Rubicon - Grumpytoo

            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!

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          • May 15, 2019

            1 2018 Wrangler - jmm21

            Returned

            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.

            Helpful (0)
          • April 24, 2019

            5 2016 Rubicon - Jeep2016

            Hood Lift

            Works like advertised and was pretty easy to install.

            Helpful (0)

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