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Rugged Ridge Hood Lift Kit (87-06 Jeep Wrangler YJ & TJ)

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      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Hood Lift Kit
      • Steel
      • Gas-Charged Cylinders
      • Black Finish
      • Gas Charged Hood Lifts Make Hood Opening Much Easier
      • Handy Upgrade Over Stock Prop Rod
      • Enables Prop Rod Removal for Easier Engine Access
      • Holds the Hood Open When Fully Extended
      • 24 Inches (Longest Part), 4 Pounds
      • 2 Hood Struts, 2 Lower Rods, 2 Upper Sleeves, 2 L Brackets, 2 Lower Ball Stud Mounts, Hardware
      • All Hardware Included
      • 5 Year Limited Warranty
      • Fits 1987-2006 Wrangler YJ and TJ Models


      Specs. Rugged Ridge's Hood Lift Kit is a big upgrade to your Wrangler's hood. The prop rod is positioned in such a way that it gets in your way and makes it hard to reach some parts of the engine. This kit replaces the prop rod with gas shocks and brackets that make it far easier to lift your hood, and keep it propped up while offering clear, open, free access to the engine. These parts are easy to install and will make working in your Wrangler's engine an unexpected pleasure.

      Construction. The Hood Lift Kit by Rugged Ridge is made out of steel and includes a black finish where appropriate to baffle rust and corrosion. The two lifts included are gas-charged to provide easy opening. This is an upgrade from the factory hood prop. All mounting hardware is included. The kit comes with Rugged Ridge's five year limited warranty against defects.

      Application. Fits 1987-2006 Wrangler YJ and TJ models.

      Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

      MPN# 11252.50

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (4)

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      Ratings Summary

      4 out of 5 overall rating from 4 customers

      • September 19, 2019

        5 1994 Wrangler - FlyinHawaiian

        Good lift

        Love these! So much easier to get at the engine compartment. Pretty simple install, just drill a couple dozen holes - no big deal!

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      • February 13, 2019

        1 2006 Rubicon Unlimited - JosephL


        Most of the hardware fits, so you get this guy about 80 installed before you hit a roadblock. The u-bolts, while flared enough to fit around the support struts in the engine compartment, are far too large to fit through the holes of the included bracket. If you are creative, you might be able to find a work-around to this as I did, but this is only the start of your troubles. The hood-lift struts were received fully expanded, and did not collapse, even under the weight of the hood. Since they didn't collapse, the stress of the hood's weight was seen elsewhere. After partially removing this kit to avoid further damage, I contacted Extreme Terrain, and they sent out another kit. I appreciate that they did that, however, I did not appreciate that fact that it was the same exact kit with the same exact improper hardware, even the same exact pre-expanded, completely uncompressible hood struts. Do NOT buy this kit, it is a complete waste of $93.

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      • April 25, 2018

        5 1995 Wrangler - MarkL

        No prop rod

        This product worked exactly as advertised and was relatively easy to install. Depending on your year and the placement of your vacuum assist for your power brakes I did have to deviate from the installation instructions but again pretty intuitive.

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      • November 20, 2017

        5 1999 Wrangler - MitchM

        Practical upgrade

        This is a great upgrade, very practical and easy to intsall. Lowest setting is great and highest is even better. Great find for me

        Helpful (16)

      Questions & Answers (1 answers)

      1 Top Rated Question

      I have a hi-lift jack mounted on the hood hinges. It's about 35 lbs. of extra weight at the base of the hood. Will this lift still work as designed ?

      • We have not tested this kit with a setup like this. We believe this should still work.

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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (2) Hood Struts
      • (2) Lower Rods
      • (2) Upper Sleeves
      • (2) L Brackets
      • (2) Lower Ball Stud Mount
      • Installation Hardware

      Tech Specs

      Will It Fit My Wrangler

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