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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

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

    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.

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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
        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
        Will this hood latch fit the avenger hood? 1 answer
        Will this fit with the Smittybilt SRC Stingray Vented Hood? 1 answer
        Will these work on a 2013 Rubicon 10th Anniversary? I would assume they will because the current Hard Rock hood looks like the same one as my 2013 but I'd rather ask first. 1 answer
        would these work with Smittybilt XRC Front Fenders (Item J17686)? or will they get in the way? 1 answer

          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 4.834808 4.8
          • Appearance 4.936578 4.9
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.693215 4.7



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 23, 2019

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

            No More Hood Flutter

            Easy install and no more hood flutter, looks great too!

            KyleS

            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 16, 2019

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

            Great product eliminated hood bounce!

            It was a little tricky getting the inside bolt on/off the bottom latch with minimal space to work with, I had to use the smallest extension I had-patience is required. But once I had them on and in place I was very happy, not only works great but looks cool too.

            ChadS

            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 1/5

            July 15, 2019

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

            DO NOT BUY

            After 2 years they both failed. 1) they cracked along the screw and one actually broke apart while driving on the freeway. This is when I noticed the cracking 2) they both had rust under the paint. 3) the aluminum parts even showed signs of corrosion/discolored on both. I do not recommend these for the price if they need to be replaced every two years after normal city driving.

            Threekard

            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 13, 2019

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

            Looks great.

            Night and day difference from the factory rubber latches. Love the look, premium material, fairly easy installation. The nut on the inside of the fenders takes some nimble fingers and a swivel on a socket wrench.

            MarkWright

            Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 12, 2019

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

            Perfect Upgrade #1

            I wanted to make sure that my hood wouldn't flutter when driving on the highway...especially while in the Oregon Gorge. This is the first and perfect upgrade to start the personalization of my Jeep!

            MegS

            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 05, 2019

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

            Hood Catch is an Eye Catcher

            Super stoked to have these installed, they do a great job of keeping the hood down and tight. They are also a nice visual upgrade from the stock hood catch. The install did definitely take some time and is "easier" if you have some help. The bottom part of the catch was the "harder" part to get out and replace, which is where a second set of hands come in handy.

            Joe

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 30, 2019

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

            Aluminum hood latches

            I purchased these hood latches due to the fact that the factory ones failed. After unpacking the latches I could tell they are quality built. Installation was quick and easy w/ basic hand tools. The hood does not flutter now while driving down the highway. Definitely recommend these latches if your in need of so good replacements.

            Tater85

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 28, 2019

            Review from Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catches - Silver (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

            Rugged Ridge Hood Catches

            These were easy to install, look great and put an end to the hood jumping up and down going down the highway. Buy them! :)

            JBuck

            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 28, 2019

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

            My fault

            Everything went well until I adjusted the length. I didn't have enough threads on the lower part and the adjustment bolt popped out. It flew out of my hand and put a small dent in my hood. It also broke the plastic keeper device. I just mention it so others don't have the same issue.

            RandyB

            Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 25, 2019

            Must Have

            Great product! Totally removes hood flutter. One of the first upgrades you need.

            Al

            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 22, 2019

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

            Hood catches

            Great quality and fitment. Easy installation. Will definitely buy this brand again.

            Ballistic76

            Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 15, 2019

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

            Must have part

            I wish I noticed they have a matte, but whatever. The finish is gloss and still looks nice. Functionality is perfect, I did a cross country road trip and highway speeds with wind gusts freaked me out when my hood would rise. Install is a breeze.

            JohnS

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 12, 2019

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

            Nice Improvement!

            A little tricky to install, but well worth the time. Much more positive latching system and looks great!

            Rohn

            Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 10, 2019

            Easy to install, very rugged

            My old rubber ones were sun bleached and worn. These are adjustable, WAY heavier duty, and a snap to install. Look great too!

            TexasTornado

            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            June 08, 2019

            Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Latch

            This latch seems to be really nice to replace the old rubber bouncy originals! Installation was pretty easy. It's just hard to get to the bottom bolt in the fender. Nice unit!

            RichardW

            Year: 2011Submodel: Rubicon

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 07, 2019

            Worth every penny

            Stock hood latches caused the hood to vibrate at highway speeds. This hood catch secured the hood, and they look so much better than stock.

            Tee

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 06, 2019

            Toyyss

            heavy duty aluminum light weight , easy to adjust. fit perfect in stock locations, easy to install about 1/2 hour

            Toyyss

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 06, 2019

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

            Great product

            These hood catches are solid. I didnt like the hood flutter that the factory catches allowed. So I swapped them out with these bad boys. I will never have hood flutter again.

            LeonardK

            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            June 06, 2019

            Say NO to hood flutter

            Solid piece of kit here! Fairly easy to install. Other reviewers have suggested it's easier to remove your grill first, but I got 'em on without too much consternation. My only gripe is with the instructions - they come with a bunch of washers but don't tell you where they go. Was almost done when I figured that out - so I had to rip and re-do. Super happy with the results and the look. And no, I don't miss watching my hood bounce on the highway!

            JFTate

            Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 05, 2019

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

            holds tight

            these clamps work very well and there is no more hood flapping!!!

            drakec

            Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

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