Putting this Rugged Ridge Hood Catch Set on your Jeep will add to the tough, customized look in a big way, even though it's a relatively small detail. The hardware is made to fit like the stock catches, but instead of being a boring black finish, the metal is polished enough to be mirrored, which looks completely amazing when freshly cleaned. The industrial shape of the catches give off a utilitarian vibe, plus they're rigid and solid enough to stop the annoying hood flutter, even at freeway speeds, unlike the looser and less durable factory hardware. These catches are compatible with both 2 and 4-door models.
Since everything in the Rugged Ridge Hood Catch Kit is made of 304 stainless steel, you don't have to worry about corrosion taking hold and ruining the look down the road. Weather of any kind, including extreme heat and freezing temperatures, doesn't affect how the catches operate. The material is incredilby strong as well, so the catches can endure the rigors of hardcore trail runs. The mirrored finish is easy to maintain and protect by applying a coating of wax once a month, just like the paint.
You need basic tools to install the Hood Catch Kit, including a Phillips screwdriver and socket wrench. The job is fairly straightforward, and most people should be able to finish it within an hour, depending of course on experience. The job consists of mounting the different parts of the catch to the hood and front fenders using the OE hardware, placing gaskets included in the kit under the catches to protect the paint. An installation guide is available, which features helpful photographs and step-by-step instructions.
The Rugged Ridge Hood Catch Set is designed specifically for all 2007-2018 Jeep Wranglers (JK) and Wrangler Unlimiteds (JKU).
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