Rugged Ridge Hood Catch Adjustable Textured Black Pair Jeep Wrangler JK 2007-2018
- Adjustable Tension
- Direct Replacements
- Bolt-On Installation
- Aluminum Construction
Pair of Rugged Ridge Textured Black Adjustable Hood Catches for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Jeep JK Wranglers.
If your 2007-2018 Jeep JK Wrangler's hood flutters while you are driving you may need to replace its hood latches. This Pair of Textured Black Adjustable Hood Catches from Rugged Ridge are direct fit upgrades for your JK's originals!
Features and Benefits of the Pair of Rugged Ridge Textured Black Adjustable Hood Catches (11210.17):
- High-grade aluminum construction
- Sturdy and adjustable design
- Direct replacements
- Uses factory mounting points
- Straightforward bolt-on installation
Rugged Ridge's aluminum hood catches are durable direct replacements for your Wrangler's OE components. The original catches can degrade and fail over time. This stylish hood catch kit has adjustable tension rods which guarantee precise fitment. Installation is simple with basic hand tools. The catches are designed to be a bolt-on solution and utilize the same mounting points as your JK's factory hardware.
Rugged Ridge manufactures Jeep parts and accessories for the growing Jeep and off-road enthusiast market. Rugged Ridge has designed and crafted thousands of products for the Jeep market and continues to develop hundreds of additional Jeep accessories each year.
Order this Pair of Rugged Ridge 11210.17 Textured Black Adjustable Hood Catches for your 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler from CJ Pony Parts today!
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Novice skill is required for this installation.
These hook catches are made of textured black paint aluminum, which will make them significantly more durable than the factory plastic catches, and they're adjustable for a perfect fit. They're going to give our Jeep a nice custom look, and they're super easy to install, so today we're going to install them on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler.
Tools you'll need for this installation: 3/8 ratchet, 1/4 inch ratchet, 11 millimeter socket, 10 millimeter socket, 13 millimeter socket, 2, 5 millimeter hex keys, 4 millimeter hex key and a 16 millimeter wrench.
The first thing we're going to do is obviously open up the hood. Then we're going to remove this portion of the catch on top of the hood. We remove the two nuts with a 10 millimeter socket, then remove the catch. Now we can remove the bottom portion of the hood catch that mounts to the fender. There's a 13 millimeter nut that's kind of hard to get to. I'm going to be using a 3 inch extension, a universal socket and a 13 socket.
Remove the nut, then you can pull of the catch. Before we install this on the Jeep, we need to disassemble this bottom portion so we can install it. You need to take this pin out with a 5 millimeter hex key on each side. Separate the two pieces then install this rubber bumper onto it. Now it's ready to go in the Jeep. With the factor hook catches off we can now install our new Rugged Ridge catch. Insert the bottom of the catch into the hole in the fender, then install the nut on the backside, inside the fender and be sure not to drop it. Then tighten it up with a 13 millimeter socket and a 5 millimeter hex key.
Reinstall the main portion of the catch, along with the pin. Use a 5 millimeter hex key on both sides to tighten it. Install the top portion of the catch. Make sure you have the hooks, right here, on the bottom part of the hood, then use the provided washer and nut to secure it in place. Tighten it down with a 4 millimeter hex key and a 10 millimeter socket. Then, I like to get this latch in place and really tighten on these jam nuts so they don't loosen. Then you can repeat the process on the other side and your installation's finished.
Our Rugged Ridge hook catches are installed. They look way better than the factor ones and they match our Jeep really well. There's no rubber here. They are way more durable. Installation's not too bad either. It should only take about 30 to 45 minutes and before you know it, you'll be heading off road.