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Rugged Ridge Hood Catches; Textured Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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      Review & Installation Video

      I'm Ryan from, 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

      Product Information

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


      • 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


      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

      MPN# 11210.17

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (100+)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.8 out of 5 overall rating from 100+ customers

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      • March 26, 2020

        5 2014 Rubicon - JKDon Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Hood hold downs

        Great look and fit no more hood flutter. Shouldn't have waited so long.

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      • March 20, 2020

        5 2014 Rubicon - Gibralter Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great Product

        Such an easy install. Absolutely no hood flutter. Living in West Texas, my stock hood latches would not give me the peace of mind that these give me. They also look great!

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      • March 19, 2020

        5 2016 Wrangler - charlieO Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        solid like a rock

        Easy installation. Installed the same time I changed my lights. NO MORE HOOD FLUTTER!!!

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      • March 18, 2020

        5 2009 Wrangler - DavidS

        Great Latches

        Like everyone says, these are great! The textured black looks great and there is no hood flutter at all!!!

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      • March 17, 2020

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

        5 2015 Rubicon - stenov Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Work Great

        These are very well made and look great on our Wrangler Rubicon. They also work fantastic, no more hood flutter. They were easy to install

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      • March 16, 2020

        5 2016 Rubicon - Korin Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great Latches

        Latches were quick and easy to install. They also look great on my Rubicon.

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      • March 12, 2020

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

        5 2007 Wrangler - BradM Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great hood latch

        I love them, very solid. They were easy to install!

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      • March 12, 2020

        5 2014 Wrangler - RayG Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Very easy install

        Great fit. Easy install. Holds very well in any wind conditions

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      • March 06, 2020

        5 2015 Wrangler - Ted Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        These are just as described. They are solid and easy to install. Any difficulty in installing is due to Jeep and not this product. Have had ZERO hood flutter since installing these, and they look great!

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      • March 03, 2020

        5 2009 Wrangler - cclendaniel25 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        Got these specifically for the hood flutter and I live in a VERY windy area. Once I got these bad boys installed, absolutely NO hood flutter. Very happy.

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      Questions & Answers (20 answers)

      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.

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      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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      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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      Are these Compatible with a 2017 JK Recon Hood ?

      • The Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit works with the Wrangler "Recon" Edition Hoods.

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      10 More Questions
      Does this fit a 2015 rubicon hard rock hood? 1 answer
      is this product compatible with Smittybilt Limb Risers (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK) Item J116567 ? 0 answer
      Does this come as a pair to replace both the driver and passengers sides or is it just one? 1 answer
      Will they still stay latched if the safety snap broke? 1 answer
      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!! 1 answer
      Will these work if you have Bushwscker wide fenders 1 answer
      Will these work if you don't have the piece from the original hood latches? 1 answer
      Can the Smittybilt Limb Risers work with this hood catch? 1 answer
      Just bought this very nice Rubicon but my arthritic fingers can't open your hood latches. Is it a simple matter of pulling from the top or is there some way to mechanically loosen them and tighten them after open/close? Will have to check the oil sometime !!! 1 answer
      Is it possible to purchase replacements for the plastic retaining clips? 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      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

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