Hood Latch Upgrade (KJ09146BK) by Daystar®. Color: Black. This is a set of two replacement rubber latch straps that feature stronger, more durable rubber construction than factory original parts. As undersized original rubber straps age, they weaken and stretch – allowing the hood to shimmy and rattle as under hood air flow increases. These upgraded straps are a permanent fix for the problem, and are designed to fit related factory handle pieces for smooth and easy operation. Limited lifetime warranty.
- Set of 2 replacement hood latch rubber sections that feature stronger construction than original equipment factory rubber
- Hood latch rubber sections are designed for use with factory handle components for proper fit and operation of hood release levers
- Upgraded strength anchors vehicle hood down more completely to eliminate shimmy and rattle at higher speeds
- Hardware and instructions needed for installation are included
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Proudly manufactured in the United States
2007 and newer Jeep Wrangler JK models were built with undersized rubber straps in the factory hood release levers. As they age, they tend to develop excess slack which leads to the hood no longer being held tightly shut. As airflow under the hood increases with speed, it causes the entire hood panel to rattle and shimmy due to looseness from the latches. Not only is that embarrassing in front of passengers and hard on your nerves, it puts stress on metal components that were not designed for it.
Daystar offers the Hood Latch Upgrade that lets you permanently solve this problem – for less money than a dealer might charge for parts of the same original design. All the hardware needed to secure these upgraded straps to existing factory handle parts is included along with helpful instructions. Daystar proudly manufactures the Hood Latch Upgrade parts in the United States, and backs them with a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects and corrosion.
Founded in 1977 in Arizona, Daystar® Products International has been instrumental in the research, development, and use of polyurethane components for off- and on-road vehicles of all types. The company is known worldwide for the quality and reliability of their lift kits, engine/trans mounts, suspension bushings, protective boots, winch accessories, and other useful interior products. Ensuring quality control remains high is a core company value at DayStar, and all engineering, manufacturing, and quality control functions are unified in one integrated location. Since 2000, all DayStar processes have been certified by the International Organization for Standardization for best business practices, and the level of quality and refinement each set of their products possess truly shows that Daystar is driven by superior design.