Original hood catches degrade and fail and most aftermarket hood catches look spindly. These adjustable, durable, and aesthetically pleasing hood catches are proportional to the vehicle
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.