Now you can have high quality stainless steel accessories with that high gloss black finish look and don't have to worry about that old rusting problem you get with regular painted steel accessories. Kentrol uses the same 304 grade stainless steel as their polished stainless accessories but with a black powder coated finish. Kentrol includes all mounting hardware with there products and you get them at the same great prices.
These hinges that hold the rear window of a 1999-2002 jeep wranger hard top work good. My factory hinges both snapped on the same cold day. The factory hinges appeared to be cast metal and much like the vehicles door mirrors, they would appear white from corrosion and stain the glass with runoff. I believe ice jammed in the hinge caused them to snap and that they were weakened from the corrosion. These new hinges appear to be built better, while from the outside they look exactly the same. Installation was simple and they work. I'm glad Kentrol makes them and that 4WD Hardrive makes them available. This is not something you just find at any store. However, fyi, I did find that these hinges may have a slightly lower height measurement when folded or closed, which may pinch your upper weatherstripping down more than your factory hinges did. This causes the window to pause closure just before being fully closed. You have to push it closed the rest of the way yourself. Although it doesn't feel like it will break anything. While the factory hinges would allow the window to fully close from it's own weight. I almost decided to place a spacer between the topper and the hinge plate to create more space but chose not to. I cannot say for certain if this is due an error in my installation or not, though I did take extra time to make adjustments and try to correct it. It just never got any better than where they sit now. Which honestly works well enough for me. Happy customer with working hinges and no more corrosion.
I used these as lift gate hinges for a custom truck cap I built from Mahogany marine plywood. The lift gate itself was 3/8 Lexan, and these were the perfect hinges to finish the job. Love the black, since it matches the truck.
is this a two man job? and is there any additional parts needed ?
Asked by Nick from Prosser, Wa. on
Hello Nick, Yes i would be a two man job. I would recommend a tube of sealant just to be safe.
Answered by Matt C EXT 4831 from Prosser, Wa. on
Founded in 1980, Kentrol manufactures and distributes durable, dependable parts and accessories for Jeep enthusiasts of all sorts. Their wide and varied array of off-road accessories are manufactured with high quality stainless steel, employing either polished or black powder coated stainless with marine-grade stainless steel hardware. One Kentrol hallmark is that some products are oversized and thicker to combat the inevitable wear and elements jeepers encounter. Whether you're shopping for bumpers, side steps, skidplates or differential covers, Kentrol thoroughly inspects every product it makes for fit, finish and hardware. Shop Kentrol Now