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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

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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 (13)

    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 (1)

    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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    Can the Smittybilt Limb Risers work with this hood catch?

    • Limb Risers would not be a direct bolt on to this latch.

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    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 !!!

    • These latches would be much easier then the factory and all you would do is pull from the top correct.

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    Is it possible to purchase replacements for the plastic retaining clips? 1 answer
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    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
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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 4.824818 4.8
    • Appearance 4.927007 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.684307 4.7



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 14, 2018

      Hood flutter controlled

      From the minute I opened the box I was confident the problem was solved. These new high quality hood latches are the greatest. They should become the stock item on all future jeeps sold.

      Gary

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 08, 2018

      Stripped bolt

      These latches work great but are manufactured cheaply. One of the fasteners for the latch crossthreaded itself while I attempted to loosen the latch. Other than that would highly recommend. Just use caution.

      KS

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 08, 2018

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

      Aluminum Latches

      Took about an hour to install, had to remove a fender flair to make it easier, but I'm comfortable with that. Rugged, good look and remember not chrome.

      DannyN

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      December 07, 2018

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

      Gloss black hood latch.

      Great look. Hood doesn't move any when meeting a large vehicle going opposite way. Easy install.

      Smurf62

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 05, 2018

      Sweet!

      Easy install and cheap awesome mod. Love the look and zero hood movement.

      ScottC

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 30, 2018

      Hood Catch Kit

      Purchased this product to get rid of highway hood flutter. These hood latches did just that. My rig now has 0 hood flutter at highway speeds. Great product, very pleased with these hood latches..

      WilliamV

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 21, 2018

      Easy install, and look great!

      Went on very easily for me. I did forget the washers and had to redo them all. My own dang falt on that one though.

      ScottS

      Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      November 20, 2018

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

      Hood latches

      They are well made...great look to my Jeep and they won't fade...great product

      Beachsquatch

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 18, 2018

      Hood catch

      Works great, easy install. No more hood movement. Looks great

      FarnkT

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 18, 2018

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

      Work great!!!!!

      Easy install...stops the hood flutter and looks great!!!!

      JamesR

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 16, 2018

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

      Hoodcatches

      These hood catches are a easy install and made very well heavy duty construction and secure the hood down.

      RaulL

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 15, 2018

      Rugged Ridge Hood Catch

      GREAT Looking product!!!! Easy to install. Would recommend to anyone with a Jeep.

      RichardM

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 14, 2018

      Heavy Duty look and feel

      Very happy I decided to switch over to the new latches. The process was not that easy to get the lower piece off the car because of where it is located. The latches stopped any hood lift and look great, no more faded plastic.

      CurtD

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      November 13, 2018

      Excellent modification

      This should be the very first thing a new Jeep owner should change!!!

      LupeJ

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 13, 2018

      Looks Great!

      Added these since the stock latches were faded. East install and they look awesome!

      BrettS

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 13, 2018

      Excellent product

      Installed on a 2016 JK Willy's. Packaged nicely and installed easily for what they are. Found the easiest way was to remove the grille and headlights to install the portion on the fender though I still lost some skin and bled a little in the process. The appearance difference is huge for such a small part and the powder coating means no faded ugly rubber/plastic to try and recondition all the time. So far so good.

      JoshawaB

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 06, 2018

      Hood Latch

      Easy to install and easy to adjust, my advice is if you drive your Jeep on interstate highways, keep an eye on your hood. After 100k miles it started to jump around. No longer after I replaced the hood latches.

      BillyS

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      November 01, 2018

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

      Rugged latch

      Well worth the money. A great fit and a great look.

      DarrelM

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 31, 2018

      Perfect!

      I had to borrow an elbow wrench from the neighbor but easy install.

      SandraB

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 29, 2018

      Must have

      This was a great purchase. Love my Jeep don’t like the hood flutter. Only issue is be ready to have a little fun with lower attachment on Jeep. It’s a little tricky with wrench. The instructions were good and install took 20 minutes

      ChadV

      Year: 2013Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

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