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.