JEEP LIFE AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS
"Not all those who wander are lost"
You know what I hate? How quickly the plastic on my Jeep fades from black to nasty, especially the hood latches! I also fear the day that they not only look nasty, but they fail me, and the dreaded hood flutter becomes a much bigger problem! It's been that way from the beginning though so, what are you going to do...right?? WRONG!
Rugged Ridge makes the coolest looking, most secure hood catches on the market! I absolutely love the look, love the aluminum construction, and I definitely love the way they lock my hood down securely and I no longer give it a second thought!
Ok, let's get to it!
Removing the old latches is a snap! A small ratchet set, a flathead screwdriver and 5 minutes of your time and they are off!
(There are instructions with your new catches that walk you through the removal of the old latches and the install of the new ones, but it's all pretty self explanatory)
Make sure you remove and set aside the hood stop when you remove the old latches, you'll need those with the new catches.
When the old ones are removed, you simple follow the process in reverse to install the new ones. Easy stuff!
After your new Hood Catch is installed make sure you adjust the tightness. You'll be able to get a nice snug fit that will set your mind at ease later when your hood would of normally be fluttering.
That's it folks, they are installed and you have an inexpensive modification that only took you 15 minutes to do, changed the entire look of your hood, gives you a safe way to eliminate the infamous Jeep hood flutter, and only cost about $135 bucks! There's no going wrong with this one! My only question is, why didn't I do this a long time ago?!