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Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit - Textured Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Adjustable Hood Catch Kit
    • Helps Reduce Hood Flutter
    • Durable Aluminum Construction
    • Tough Textured Black Finish
    • Direct Fit
    • 5 Year Limited Warranty
    • Fits 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review of the Rugged Ridge aluminum hood catch kit fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. This is available in the gloss black that you see here, but it's also available in a textured black and a silver finish, so you can get whichever one works with your build. These are for those of you who want to add a little custom touch to the hood area of your Jeep but also want to add some function. Jeeps, especially the JKs, are known for hood flutter at highway speed. There are a couple of different ways to fix that, from pulling out the factory hood spring to adding a stiffer rubber in your factory hood catches. But something like this that completely eliminates the rubber in the hood catch and replaces it with an all aluminum catch will definitely keep that hood held down solid, and you won't have any flutter. These are made of a really high quality material so they're going to hold up really well, and they're moderately priced. The high quality aluminum that these are made of is really important, especially for a component that's going to be up on the front of the Jeep and out in the weather all the time. These are going to hold up really well and they're not going to rust even if you do end up getting a chip in the finish like a steel part would. As I mentioned, these are available in three different finishes, which allows you to really customize the look of your Jeep. These come with everything that you need to get them installed, including a rubber gasket to put between the aluminum piece and your painted surface on your Jeep. That's just going to help protect your painted surfaces. One of the big functional parts of this hood catch kit is the fact that they do eliminate that hood flutter we talked about. That's due to the adjustable mechanism that's built right in. Getting these installed on your Jeep is really easy. These actually come right out of the box as you see them here. There's no guessing as far as which part goes where or how they get put together. The first step in the installation is to unbolt your factory hood catches from both the hood and the fender and remove a little plastic catch off of the factory piece to reinstall on the new ones. From there, it's just a matter of installing the new hood catches on the hood and the fender using all the included hardware and getting them adjusted properly. The whole installation process shouldn't take you more than 30 minutes and you won't need any specialty tools, just a socket set. I think this hood catch kit is really accurately priced. Of course, there are more expensive catches out there on the market and less expensive as is the case with most components, but I think these do a really nice job of balancing both price and value. You get the high quality aluminum with a really nice finish and you get the adjustability, so you have the function built right in, but they're not at that top tier price tag. Whether you're looking to change up the look of the front of your Jeep by adding these aluminum black hood catches or you're looking to eliminate hood flutter by getting rid of the rubber part of your factory hood catch, these are a really nice option that are built of high quality materials and moderately priced. That's my review of the Rugged Ridge aluminum hood catch kit available for all 2007 to 2016 JKs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

    Functional Style. The Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit in Textured Black is designed to take your Wrangler to a new level of style while helping to reduce hood flutter. This kit has everything you'll need to give your JK an aggressive upgrade and includes two adjustable hood catches for superior performance no matter where the road or trail takes you.

    Rugged Construction. Each hood catch is crafted from durable aluminum for extreme strength without weighing you down. They're finished in a tough, textured black finish to prevent wear and provide a stylish accent for your after market bumper and accessories.

    Installation and Warranty. This Wrangler hood catch kit includes everything you'll need for installation and is a direct fit for factory mounting holes for a painless installation. Rugged Ridge backs their kit with a 5 year limited warranty for peace of mind and full security.

    Application. The Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit in Textured Black is specifically designed for use on 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK and JK Unlimited models including Rubicons.

    Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

    MPN# 11210.17

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    What's in the Box
    • (2) Latches
    • (2) Latch Joints
    • (2) Pivot Bases
    • (2) Pivot Base Joints
    • (2) Catches
    • (2) Gaskets
    • (2) Adjustment Rods
    • Installation Hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Wrangler?
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    Questions & Answers (17)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    Is this all black or is there some silver in it?

    • The Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit will be all black, including the nuts and threaded rod.

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    Does this fit the Power Dome hood?

    • This is a direct fit replacement for the factory hood catches, and will be compatible with most hoods that are compatible with factory hood catches. We just haven't tested these with that particular hood and are unable to guarantee this.

    Helpful (3)

    Will these eliminate hood fluter or does the drake off road do a better job?

    • The Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit are adjustable to help eliminate hood flutter.

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    Are these painted silver or are the bare aluminum? If they are painted, or they powder coated, or a paint that would be easily stripped or painted over? Thank you!!

    Some of the customer photos show the catch and all other hardware (screws, threads) in ALL black and other photos have the screws and threads in silver. Which one do I order if I want ALL black? Which one do I order if I want the silver?

    • The Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit will include black hardware. Stainless hardware can be purchased from a local hardware store if you desire the black/stainless look.

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    Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Fit 4.834116 4.8
    • Appearance 4.932707 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.685446 4.7



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 17, 2019

      Looks Great

      Easy install. Very solid. Hold the hood tight. No more fluttering up and down. Took less then an hour

      AlanZ

      Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 12, 2019

      Secure and easy

      So much more secure than the stock hood catches. Very easy to install. No more hood flutter on the highway.

      Mark

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 11, 2019

      Solid Product

      Install was easy. It might take a bit to get the inside bottom nut, but after that, it's a breeze. Looks great and has worked great.

      Mizer

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 10, 2019

      Review from Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit - Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

      SOLID!

      Easy to install, very solid, all around great product

      KiLLerDNA

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 08, 2019

      Review from Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit - Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

      easy to install and look and work amazing

      fit and finish are excellent took me about 30 mins to install only heads up is that it is a tight space to get to the fasteners

      Mopar12

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (0)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 05, 2019

      Way better than stock.

      For anyone looking for a aftermarket replacement this is definitely the way to go. I unfortunatly had an animal chew get hungry and chew up my stock ones (yea you read that right). To combat these critters I figured aluminum would be the way to go. Only issue I had would be the fit is quite right. One seems to sit lower than the other but this could also be user error. Also the directions you recieve while having detailed illustrations are lacking in a descriptive step by step process and tool list. Tools needed: Socket Set with elbow joint and 10mm and 13mm sockets, Allen Wrench, and a steady hand wouldn't hurt either. You can avoid the elbow joint by taking off the grille which is fairly simple. All and all quality product that looks great and eliminates hood flutter. Also I have yet to have stray animals chew them up.

      AwfulAuvil

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 04, 2019

      Why are these an upgrade and not a factory part??

      The shipping was fast. They were a little hard to install with my big hands, bottom part is very tight by airbox on passenger side, but I did manage, and I love them. No hood hop in the wind so now aerodynamics are at least cow level now, maybe a bit better, they hold tight and look great. I would recommend these as the first thing to upgrade.

      Ross

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 04, 2019

      Niiice!

      Once I got the hand of installing on one side, naturally it got easier on the opposite side. I found that using OEM bolts was a lot more secure than the provided bolts in the rugged ridged hood latch set. All in all I love it and it definitely secures the hood down and eliminates any chance of hood flutter

      RichDeez

      Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 03, 2019

      Good Hood Catches

      Look great. Install instructions lack a few details, such as what to do with the included washers. But overall, was very straight forward and easy to figure out. Hardest part was just getting your hands into the right spots to install the catches.

      Balakay

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 03, 2019

      Hood catch

      Securely holds the hood from fluttering. Good quality

      Grasshopper

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 01, 2019

      very solid

      A little tougher to install on a jeep with the power dome hood, but a call to ruggard ridge helped ease the situation when they sent me extra gaskets to space out my power dome hood 10th annaversary edition. I also used a dremel tool to sand a couple off millimeters off one of the ears. Then a little flat black paint to protect the sanded area I think this is not a problem with a regular hood. however they are know installed and work great no more fluttering hood.

      kennethmd

      Year: 2013Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 30, 2019

      Review from Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit - Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

      Second set

      I’m a fan of these. I put my first set on 4 years ago when I bought my 15 Rubi Hard Rock. They still work great but started to corrode. I just put a new set on. Well worth it. Happy they finally added the rubber pieces. Used to have to reuse off stock. That was cheap. Now come complete. Buy these. Look great work better.

      EdB

      Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 29, 2019

      Review from Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit - Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

      I like these

      Easy install looks much better. I hated the faded rubber and the bounce is gone

      AndyA

      Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 28, 2019

      Sturdy flutter gone.

      Fine threads on adjustable bolt. Be sure to use thread locker/ loctite on the bolt. And make sure you thread the bolt on straight you don't want to cross thread or strip the threads.

      MichaelC

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 28, 2019

      LOVE IT

      Really beefy! Amazing fit. Look Great. No more hood flutter!

      JTee

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 27, 2019

      great looking rugged hood latches

      very nice product - not too easy an install, but not too bad with the right tools. love them better than the stock clips

      JeffH

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 27, 2019

      Easy install

      The latches went on no problem. Thought I ordered metallic.

      AMack

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 27, 2019

      BEST HOOD LATCHES

      No more hood flutter...period...and they look great!

      RickH

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 27, 2019

      Great!!!

      Looks good, easy to install. Latches are very strong. Good instructions on how to install

      Jerry

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 26, 2019

      Eugged ridge hood latch

      Product is made well. Installs easily and performs flawlessly.

      Lola2007

      Year: 2007Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

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