Hood lock - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 07-08-2014, 11:29 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Climber195's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San Jose
Posts: 51
Hood lock

I am thinking about locking the hood. My installed grill screen insert would probably interfere Mopar type of lock.

Has anyone installed Rampage locking hood catch set? I hope to see some positive feedbacks before ordering them.
Rampage Products 76336 - Rampage Products Locking Hood Catch Set in Black for 07-14 JeepĀ® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

Climber195 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-08-2014, 11:35 AM   #2
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
laollis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Twin Falls
Posts: 624

I have the Rampage and I like them. No more hood flutter and easy to install.

__________________
OlllllllO Another Day in Paradise with my Gecko!

One Life. Live It.
laollis is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-08-2014, 11:38 AM   #3
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
Barmanvarn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Sherwood, AR
Posts: 5,021
I've had mine installed for a few years now. Only issue is sometimes the pin wants to move around a bit. I just recenter it manually before I close the latches.
__________________
-Brian
2012 Cherry Red JK
TF 2.5 Coils w/ Billstein 5100 Shocks
17x8 Black Rock D-Window Alloys
315/70/17 GY Duratracs
4:56 Gears - LSD in Rear w/ Ten Factory Chromoly Shafts
TF HD Diff Covers
Barmanvarn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-08-2014, 12:11 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Climber195's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San Jose
Posts: 51
Hood lock

Thanks
Climber195 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-08-2014, 12:13 PM   #5
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
WillysGal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,182
Quote:
Originally Posted by laollis View Post

I have the Rampage and I like them. No more hood flutter and easy to install.
I have these as well...we did have to do some filing to get the latches to fit right--they were too tight otherwise--but other than that, it was easy and I've been happy with them so far.
__________________
2014 JKWW W, Black, 6 speed, freedom top, power group. Ordered 3/15/14,Delivery 4/18. ACE sliders, McGard locking lugs, 13" AntennaX, Metalcrafters black grill insert, Rampage locking hood latches, Canvasback cargo mat, Trek Armor seat covers.
WillysGal is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-08-2014, 12:31 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
misterlime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 66
They seem to work fine, never had any problems. Willysgal, what did you file down to make it fit better? I too have one side that is too tight, so tight in fact that my hood rubs the body and scrapes away some paint
misterlime is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-08-2014, 01:52 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
JeepBugs7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 154
Many here have said the Rampage locks are easy to install but I could not get them on - had to return them. I am a blithering idiot when it comes to mechanics so that could be the reason. However, I have heard of others having difficulty installing. The space available to fit fingers/tools etc is tight.
__________________
2013 Sahara Unlimited
Blue Pearlcoat
JeepBugs7 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-08-2014, 02:03 PM   #8
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
Trapjaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: San Francisco, Ca
Posts: 442
i just installed these last weekend. The space is tight but with a 1/4 inch socket and 1/4 flex universal joint for the socket it was pretty easy install.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3119799007.jpg
Views:	22
Size:	142.2 KB
ID:	1280601  
__________________
Sean
----------------------------------------
2013 True Blue Pearl Coat Unlimited Rubicon
Auto/4.10/Dual Top/Connectivity/Heated Leather/Max Tow/Auto AC/Remote Start/730N
2010 Black Unlimited Rubicon - sold
2007 Black Rubicon - sold

My 2013 Triple Blue Unlimited Rubicon Build Thread
Trapjaw is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-08-2014, 07:09 PM   #9
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
WillysGal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,182
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeepBugs7 View Post
Many here have said the Rampage locks are easy to install but I could not get them on - had to return them. I am a blithering idiot when it comes to mechanics so that could be the reason. However, I have heard of others having difficulty installing. The space available to fit fingers/tools etc is tight.
The filing we had to do was a PITA and it took patience to try them, take them off, do more filing, retry, etc. It was not a quick install for us. It seems to be a function of the Jeep more than the part, I think...but who knows. My latches fit differently from the driver to passenger side. It was worth it but takes some time. I know some other people that could not get them on either so don't feel bad!

__________________
2014 JKWW W, Black, 6 speed, freedom top, power group. Ordered 3/15/14,Delivery 4/18. ACE sliders, McGard locking lugs, 13" AntennaX, Metalcrafters black grill insert, Rampage locking hood latches, Canvasback cargo mat, Trek Armor seat covers.
WillysGal is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:15 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC