I ordered some hood pins from Poly Performance. I hope to get them installed soon.
They were $41.79 shipped for the two (sold at $15 each + shipping). They come as a "Synergy" part with their "S" stamped on the grommets. Other versions out there that I considered are are from Autofab, Daystar, and Rokmen.
I think I was expecting a more rigid/hard plastic material; these are more of a polyurethane. It does say that in the product discription...I just didn't read it
. All of the brands use the same type of urethane grommet, so no worries there.
The Autofab pins are $30/pair, and use a 9/16" pin.
The Daystar pins are $36/pair, and use a 5/8" pin.
The Rokmen pins are $80/pair, and use a 9/16" pin. These use the Autofab grommet.
These Synergy pins were the best deal compared to Autofab and Daystar. They are $30/pair, and use a 5/8" pin.
After reading the install write-up of these non-Rokmen hood pins on a TJ, I saw that it wouldn't be worth the additional $50 (including shipping) for the Rokmen set.
The backstory with deciding on hood pins is that the Jeep had a crap non-OEM style latch on it when I bought the Jeep. It was on there obviously because the stock latch failed. When the crap latch failed, I replaced it with an OEM latch. That one failed and it was replaced under warranty. That one is now tearing as well and is only a matter of a few more 18-wheeler passes before it fails. So the Jeep is up to at least 4 latches since new (possibly more).
That is one reason I am moving toward the hood pins.
The other reason is that I planned to install hood pins when I cut my hood with the hi-line fenders....whenever they happen.
I am looking forward to a 'flutterless' hood!