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

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  • 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 Details

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 Unlimited - 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 16, 17
  • JK Rubicon - 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 16, 17
  • JK - 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 16, 17

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5/5
Looks great, works great

Not only do these look much better than the faded factory rubber latches, the nerve racking hood bouncing on the freeway has also been eliminated. Highly recommend.

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5/5
Looks Fantastic!!!!

These absolutely look fantastic! Jeep should make these OEM. The bottom catch takes the longest to attach, but once you get past that its a breeze. Feel a lot more confident with these on compared to the ...

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Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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Will these eliminate hood fluter or does the drake off road do a better job?

Joshua

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

    XTHelenW

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The little plastic part M (safety strap) broke the 1st time I opened the latch. How critical is this piece to the latches operation?

WallaceW

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

Kylef

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

    Rob D

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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.

JohnC

  • Yes, the Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit should work on your 2013 10th anniversary Rubicon.

    TerriB

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would these work with Smittybilt XRC Front Fenders (Item J17686)? or will they get in the way?

BrianO

  • The Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit has not been tested with the Smittybilt XRC Front Fenders to confirm fitment, but from what info we have, it appears these should clear.

    Rob D

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Will these work with the Bushwacker pocket style fender flares?

Mike

  • This Rugged Ridge Aluminum Hood Catch Kit does mount like the standard set of hood latches. The Bushwacker Factory Width Pocket Style Fender Flares - Front Pair, Item J102596, do cover the fenders substantially, and they unfortunately, would cause some interference with these hood catches offered by Rugged Ridge.

    XTJEFF

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Overall Rating 4.9

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Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Fit 4.814516 4.8
  • Appearance 4.939516 4.9
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.741935 4.7



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 14, 2014

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

    Looks Fantastic!!!!

    These absolutely look fantastic! Jeep should make these OEM. The bottom catch takes the longest to attach, but once you get past that its a breeze. Feel a lot more confident with these on compared to the factory rubber latches. Get some!

    Boosty

    Year: 2013Amarillo, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 31, 2013

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

    Looks great, works great

    Not only do these look much better than the faded factory rubber latches, the nerve racking hood bouncing on the freeway has also been eliminated. Highly recommend.

    FGY3

    Year: 2011Louisville, KY, USA

    Helpful (7)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 04, 2014

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

    Appearance and safety great combination

    Although I have not had any problems with the stock hood catches,I was alittle concerned with the rubber component especially in the Fl. sun.I had recently added the hood dress up kit which looked good,but with the hood catches it now looks great! With this addition I got a great look but more importantly I feel confident when running a high speeds or on rough terrain.The hood catches may be a bit pricey but to me they are worth the money.

    GL217

    Year: 2011Port Charlotte, FL, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 05, 2013

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

    No more worry about the hood

    These are great replacements for the hood latches that are stock on a Jeep. I no longer worry about one of the rubber straps letting go while I am on the highway. Installation is fairly easy, getting the lower portion attached was a pain due to the lack of space but that was it.

    ScottJeep71

    Year: 2010Nashville, TN, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 04, 2013

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

    Better than the OE!

    While I've never had a factory hood latch fail, the hood flutter from passing semis is very unnerving. Since installing these new Rugged Ridge hood catches, I have zero hood flutter and no more worries. Great product at a decent price. Just make sure your socket set has some long extensions and a wobble or two. Install was a breeze after figuring that out.

    SoJo1510

    Year: 2008Omro, WI 54963, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 24, 2017

    These are great! Except......

    These make for a smoother drive on the highway, eliminating the hood flopping. Its a must-have. However, while one side functions smoothly, the other side binds when trying to unlock. You really have to use your muscle to unlock it. I'm waiting on ET to restock them so they can do an exchange. Installation wasn't terrible, but its a pain having to work through the headlight support.

    JeepersCreepers

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 22, 2017

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

    No more dancing hood!

    Was an easy addition, but you are working in tight areas. I found using masking tape to hold the nut in the socket saved aggravation during the install. Looks great and closes the hood securely.

    tdr4593

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (4)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 06, 2015

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

    Awesome Catches

    These catches are definitely an added improvement to your Jeep. Instructions are straight forward. Like most have said bottom portion is tough to reach the OEM 13mm nut, large handed people will be cussing like me, but it still took under a hour to install for both and worth it.

    1998gt3

    Year: 2007Bel Air, MD 21015, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 10, 2015

    Great Upgrade

    Very happy withy the upgraded hood latches from Rugged Ridge. They were very easy to install. Their appearance is much better than the stock latches. Additionally, they are much more sturdy. I would highly recommend.

    Keith361

    Year: 2014Wichita, KS

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 29, 2017

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

    Best little upgrade you can make

    My wife's JKU had some hood flutter at highway speeds. These completely eliminated that. Fully adjustable, easy install, highly recommend.

    cherokeesteve

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 2/5

    May 30, 2017

    Could have been better

    Love the look of these but it took 2 sets in order to get one set that worked properly. The first one one catch worked great. The other one would not latch and when we did get it to latch after I had filed down the side of the one piece I had to literally hammer it off. Plus couldn't adjust it to where it needed to be because the threads were stripped half way down. The second set they sent me was the same one. One worked great the other did not. The product looks great but it could have been made better. I did take a little over an hour to get them on mainly because of where the lower bolt was at.

    AndreaB

    Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 10, 2015

    Rugged ridge rules

    These hood latches are great. Rugged ridge is easy to install a quality product. I try to only buy rugged ridge accessories because they are a straitbolt on with factory fittings. They fit look great and are quality for the price. I had an issue with a bolt both they and extreme terrain had me one here over night to fix the problem I love working with bothe for my aftermarket items. Make your life easy with rugged ridge and extreme terrain. The hood latches solved my hood flutter issue

    CB79

    Year: 2008Ohio

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 12, 2015

    Solid hood latches

    Great investment if you have factory hood latches. My latches had play in them and was having too much give to the hood during travel. Replaced them with the rigid hood latches and it keeps my hood in place. Simple to replace!

    Firedad

    Year: 2008Kokomo, IN

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 26, 2015

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

    Very Nice!

    Very nice product, not to bad to install but I removed the grille to make it easier. Highly recommend !

    WillSmith

    Year: 2011Harford County, MD, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 17, 2015

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

    These hood latches really work!

    With the oem hood latches i was having terrible hood bouncing on the highway. I installed the rugged ridge hood latches and now no more flutter. Now only do they add style they are very functional. I would definitely recommend these to anyone.

    WranglerTom

    Year: 2011Iowa, USA

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 19, 2015

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

    This kit will put detail and tougher look on your rig

    Nice piece. Simple addition to your hood, but it sure shows detail. Not only that it has that aggressive, tough look, it's also a durable and sturdy product. Tougher than the factory kit that came with the Jeep for sure. Perfect fit, which you can always adjust. Installation wasn't that bad either.

    AlexE94

    Year: 2015Goldsboro, NC

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 16, 2014

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

    It is Rugged!

    It's like a heavy duty ski boot buckle. It works and tightens the same way, but much more rugged.

    Thetfordff

    Year: 2007Lebanon, NH, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 16, 2013

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

    Awesome product

    This latches installed fairly easy. Took a hour total to get both on and adjusted. Instructions that came with them are spot on.

    Jon5832

    Year: 2013Huntersville, NC,

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 09, 2014

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

    Worth the money!

    Easy installation with the right tools. The aluminum is sturdy and lightweight. Safely secures your hood down and I don't have to worry about fading out like my stock hood catches. Looks sharp too on my jeep unlimited!

    Chandler

    Year: 2013Jacksonville, FL, USA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 18, 2013

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

    rugged ridge aluminum hood catch kit

    Completely stopped hood bounce and it looks good too

    joker649

    Year: 2011

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