Replace your boring rubber hood hold downs with these race inspired Drake Off Road hood hold downs, featuring a billet aluminum turnbuckle and stainless steel heim joints. Our quick release push pin gives you easy access to opening your hood and won?t be lost thanks to our attached stainless steel lanyard.
I bought this for off road and because every time a Semi would pass on the highway the hood would bounce because of the factory rubber hold downs, so figured this would hold the hood down more securely. The unit is adjustable so you can adjust the tension on it so the hood holds down better. But not to much or you won`t be able to withdraw the holding pin to open the hood. Pretty easy to install just a bit tricky getting at the lower nut for removing and installing.....had to bring the ratchet up from under the fender to get at them.
Third time unlocking and ball bearings fell into my hand. Luckily my hand was under it or I could not have secured hood.product was less than 3 months old
Installation was a snap, but reaching the lower bolt on both sides was a little tuff. Instructions didn't say to do so, but removing the grill clip made it much easier to reach them.
will I need to drill new holes or will this fit in the existing holes I have a 2006 Jeep Wrangler.
Asked by Thumper from Eaton, Colorado on
Hello Thumper, These Drake Hood Lock Downs use the factory holes already on the Jeep. If you have anymore questions feel free to ask, Thank you.
Answered by [email protected] from Eaton, Colorado on
Do they need to be lock for them to stay in place?
Asked by GLRobichaud from on
Hello GLRobichaud, Yes, they will need to be locked to stay closed. Thank you.
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Are these compatible with the Smittybilt XRC Armor Quarter panels/fender on the JK? Smittybilt p/n: 76880
Asked by 11Bravo from N. NV on
Hello Bravo11, Yes, the Drake Locking Hood Hold Downs will fit with the Smittybilt XRC front fenders. Thank you.
Answered by from N. NV on
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For over three decades, the Drake Automotive Group has been serving auto enthusiasts and the Drake Off Road division manufactures premium quality parts for 4x4s at competitive prices. Based in Henderson, Nevada, Drake's product line for Jeeps includes exhaust headers, fuel filler door covers, grille inserts, battery hold down clamps and many more accessories. When you're looking for cosmetically pleasing items, Drake delivers with a host of solid billet aluminum constructed products that can give your rig a sleek or more aggressive appearance. Set your vehicle apart from the pack with these immaculately machined, customized accessories from Drake. Shop Drake Now