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The factory hood latches on the Jeep Wrangler JK allow an alarming amount of hood movement even at moderate speeds. Daystar Hood Wranglers upgrade the soft rubber on the factory latches with a heavy-duty polyurethane material that holds the hood securely in place. Installation is simple and maintains the factory look. No more shakes, no more flutter, and better peace of mind!
I removed my hood latch spring hoping to get rid of hood flutter. While it improved, it did not completely remove it. Adding the Hood Wranglers has dramatically improved my hood flutter. The latches are very durable. The only reason I said they were difficult to install was due to the lack of room to get to the nuts. Once the the hood latch system is removed, the latches are easy to install.
This product is so much stronger that original equipment. Even at 75 or 80 miles an hour the jeep hood stayed tight with no fluttering. If you own a jeep I highly recommend.
Replaced the stock. Creates a stronger hold on hood. Living in Florida with a strong sun causes dry rot on the rubber. Had to replace both due to cracks. This is my second set and advise you to inspect them if living in an area with extreme heat.
Holds down the hood.. No shake or flutter.
My Unlimited had a severe case of hood flex during highway driving. At times it was downright scary. The Daystar latches solved the problem.
If you want to factory look and spend less then aftermarket hook latches then buy these! Basically a 5 min install and no good movement at all in high winds
Very simple fix to a very annoying problem. Only took minutes to swap out and replace. Jeep should install these before they leave the factory. Glad I bought them.
MUST HAVE! HOOD DOESN'T EVEN MOVE WITH THESE. BEFORE IT WAS FLAPPING ALL AROUND, ESPECIALLY AT HIGH SPEEDS OR WINDY CONDITIONS. I DON'T KNOW WHY JEEP DOESN'T USE THEM FOR FACTORY LATCHES. GREAT PRODUCT !!!
Made a big difference with hood flutter cause by on-coming large trucks on 2 lane roads.
Great item, great price and very easy to install took less than 5 min.
Will these fit a 2016 Wrangler Unlimited Sport S. The fitment function said it does not, but the description says it does. Thanks
Asked by Mike from Kalispell, MT on
Mike, the Daystar Hood Wrangler Latches will fit your 2016. Thanks for the question!
Answered by Sara H. Ext 4874 from Kalispell, MT on
I own 2014 Wrangler Sahara. Trying to replace latches, but all Daystar for my year are 9.5 cm long end to end. I need exactly 10cm long (Rubber parts). Can you tell me how long are the ones you are selling?
Asked by les from edmonton Canada AB on
Hi Les The Hood Wrangler Latches are 9.5, they are very tight so they keep the JK hood from vibrating as much as the stock rubber did. Thanks
Answered by LWiff ext 4804 from edmonton Canada AB on
Are these packaged singly or in pairs? Thanks!
Asked by Larry from Gladstone, IL on
Hi Larry! These hood latches are sold in pairs, so you'll only need order 1 part to replace both of your existing latches.
Answered by Aaron S. from Gladstone, IL on
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