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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, 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

    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 -

    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?
    • JK Rubicon 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

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        Questions & Answers (19)

        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
        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
        Will this hood latch fit the avenger hood? 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

          Ratings Summary

          4.8 out of 5 overall rating from 100+ customers

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          Installation Cost: 0-$100

          • January 13, 2020

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

            Solid lock up and no more flutter

            Just got a JK and on first trip out, the hood would flutter on a windy day, especially passing semis, on the freeway. This catch has completely eliminated all that. It was easy to install and looks far better too.

            Helpful (0)
          • January 11, 2020

            5 2017 Wrangler - ShawnH Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Awesome hood clamps!

            Works like a charm and looks even better! Took the hood flutter away and locked my hood down! HIGHLY recommended!

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          • December 24, 2019

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

            Quality hood latch

            These things are very well made especially for the price. May be a little heavier than I expected but now I dont break them off while on the trail. When I snap the latch shut I know my hood isn't going anywhere.

            Helpful (0)
          • December 19, 2019

            5 2015 Wrangler - Mongoose11 Installation Time: Afternoon

            Nice upgrade

            Not that easy to install, but worth the effort. Much better than OEM

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          • December 06, 2019

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


            Not much to it. It was relatively easy to install. It is fairly durable. It eliminates the good rattle. It also looks pretty good.

            Helpful (0)
          • December 05, 2019

            5 2013 Wrangler - DeniseRay Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch

            Love it, Love it, Love it, Love it, Love it, Love it,

            Helpful (0)
          • November 28, 2019

            5 2014 Wrangler - Haines04 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


            Easy to install, Look nice and get rid of hood flapping. Love them!

            Helpful (0)
          • November 25, 2019

            5 2018 Wrangler - RockyMountainJK Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Fantastic - Should be OEM

            Best in the biz, these fit and look awesome. They should be OEM they look so good! Buy them, you will not be disappointed.

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          • November 20, 2019

            5 2008 Wrangler - RandyC Installation Time: Afternoon

            Rock solid

            These replaced an old worn stock rubber latch that allowed the hood to bang up and down with big gusts of wind or passing semi trucks. These fit stock location perfectly, are full adjustable for tension you want and look great. Rock solid hood latchs i would recommend to anyone.

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          • November 11, 2019

            4 2012 Wrangler - Z1R1000 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Jk hood latch

            I would have rated it 5 Stars if it had come with assembly instruction. Product looks and fits great.

            Helpful (0)
          • November 10, 2019

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

            Work great!

            No more hood flutter! Holds the hood down good and tight!

            Helpful (0)
          • November 08, 2019

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

            Buy em you will love it

            Look great and no more hood bounce while going down the higway

            Helpful (0)
          • November 03, 2019

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

            hood latch

            very good product install easy if you have small hands

            Helpful (0)
          • November 02, 2019

            5 2013 Wrangler - Clem Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Looks and works great!

            Easy install with basic hand tools. I did have to loosen the grill to get a socket on the lower bolt because I’ve misplaced the swivel head for my rachet. Installation still took less than an hour. I didn’t have to reuse the factory rubber hood spacer. There were new ones with my RR latches.

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          • November 02, 2019

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

            Rugged Rudge Hood Latch

            Easy to install, approx. 20 minutes. Great quality and appearance suggests it'll last a long time!

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          • November 01, 2019

            5 2013 Wrangler - S93Jeep Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Looks great and beats factory

            The latches are solid and have no give when going down the highway. Built to last, second set I have purchased. Will do it again on the next build.

            Helpful (0)
          • October 31, 2019

            5 2008 Wrangler - Havnfun Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


            Great like it should.................

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          • October 30, 2019

            5 2014 Wrangler - Dancjr

            Deer to better looking jeep

            About 2 weeks ago I hit a deer on my way to work, good latches on back order so I ordered these. They are amazing and look sleek and no more faded plastic.

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          • October 27, 2019

            5 2017 Wrangler - TraceyS Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Nice and TIGHT!

            Nice little upgrade for my 2017 JKU Sahara! The textured black also goes well with my bumpers! It’s a win / win!

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          • October 25, 2019

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

            very high quality

            Installation was very easy and these catches look great, tough and high quality. Worth the money.

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