You cannot begin to compare these Rugged Ridge Hood Catches with the OEM ones. They are what should be on the Jeep to begin with. A great product which is worth it's price. My one disappointment was that they are silver painted aluminum instead of a metallic finish. It would also be nice if there was a keyed locking mechanism, but I wouldn't consider this a detractor since the OEM ones are basically just rubber bands. They also require a rubber part that protects the fender from the OEM part.
Will not break down like rubber origional.
Rugged Ridge was established in 2005 by the company Omix-ADA to focus on innovative aftermarket Jeep accessories. Many of Rugged Ridge's recent designs are so innovative they have been patented. This includes their floor liners, snorkel and XHD Modular Bumpers. Since 2005 Rugged Ridge has developed and manufactured over 3,000 kinds of Jeep related products. All Rugged Ridge Jeep accessories are trail rated. The Omix-ADA founder came from a family that owned a small Jeep dealership. It was the founder's dream from a young age to own a company that made accessories for Jeeps. The founder manifested the dream in 1992. Shop Rugged Ridge Now