10-14-2011, 12:18 PM
WF Supporting Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
fender flares and hood latches
The hood latches on the JK's look like they were made by Tonka. They offend me, and therefore must be replaced.
I'm looking at a pair of Kentrol black aluminum hood hold downs, but don't know if they'll fit with Bushwacker flat style fender flares. I know that the Drake hood latches will not.
So I e-mailed Kentrol, and they dropped this on me:
"I do not know what the flares look like, but I believe that the hood latches will work.
This is basically the only thing holding the hood down.
I am sure bushwacker has taken this in consideration."
Only thing holding the hood down? Ye gods, say it ain't so! And I doubt Bushwacker paid much attention to any hood latches other than stock when they designed their fender flares.
So I throw it out to you, wranglerforum peeps: Anybody running this combo?
"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."