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Old 08-27-2014, 10:15 AM   #1
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Hood lock

I'm a new JK owner and my Jeep has a dealer added hood lock, is this necessary? And do you recommend I get a grille guard?

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Old 08-27-2014, 10:18 AM   #2
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I'm a new JK owner and my Jeep has a dealer added hood lock, is this necessary?
I added the Mopar hood lock myself. So I guess I see it as being a necessity. Not only does it help secure the parts under your hood, it also helps to eliminate the "hood flutter" some people experience on the highway.

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Old 08-27-2014, 10:45 AM   #3
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I added the Mopar hood lock as well - keeps the undesirables out from under the hood - since there is no hood release catch in the cabin - just the two rubber latches
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I did not have them on my '08 but when I purchased my '12, it has them. I prefer them on just as a sense of security for highway travel. My '08 would 'flutter' quite a bit doing 70. My '12 doesn't move at all.
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The Mopar hood lock is not compatible with most grill guards - you have to do some cutting to allow access to the keyhole. If you want both you can consider this
Rampage Products 76336 - Rampage Products Locking Hood Catch Set in Black for 07-15 JeepĀ® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
Howeverm unlike the Mopar it cannot be keyed to the ignition. Not a big issue for me, I just keep a spare key in the (locked) glove compartment. I figure if anyone is motivated enough to get there I have bigger problems than worrying about my battery growing feet. Jeep not wiring the alarm system to a hood switch must be one of the most boneheaded moves of the century. Oh wait, it's a Jeep thing.
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:39 PM   #6
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I installed the Tuffy Hood Lock the hardest part was getting grill off. Nice lock holds hood tight only drawback is you have to carry a key for lock.
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:52 PM   #7
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The Mopar hood lock is not compatible with most grill guards - you have to do some cutting to allow access to the keyhole.
While true for some, such isn't true for all.

Here is just one example of what you need to find ...

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Well don't leave us hanging, that's just wrong. Is that custom? If not who makes it?
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:27 PM   #9
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I put the hood lock on mine. The only thing that keeps bugging me is that if I want to put the super charger on I might have to remove the lock to make room for the intercooler. For the time being my battery will feel safe.
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Well don't leave us hanging, that's just wrong. Is that custom? If not who makes it?
Its just one example I pulled off eBay.
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Old 09-14-2014, 03:23 PM   #12
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Where is the best price for the Mopar Hood lock?
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know its been a little while.... but how has it held up, i was thinking about the mopar but for the price does it hold up with weather (mud snow/ice)
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know its been a little while.... but how has it held up, i was thinking about the mopar but for the price does it hold up with weather (mud snow/ice)
I have put my jeep through hell and it still operates like day 1. Chrysler must outsource it because its a quality part.
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Lmao thanks tweak.
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The Mopar hood lock is not compatible with most grill guards - you have to do some cutting to allow access to the keyhole. If you want both you can consider this
Rampage Products 76336 - Rampage Products Locking Hood Catch Set in Black for 07-15 JeepĀ® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
Howeverm unlike the Mopar it cannot be keyed to the ignition. Not a big issue for me, I just keep a spare key in the (locked) glove compartment. I figure if anyone is motivated enough to get there I have bigger problems than worrying about my battery growing feet. Jeep not wiring the alarm system to a hood switch must be one of the most boneheaded moves of the century. Oh wait, it's a Jeep thing.

I have the same hood locks. They work real good and look good too.
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how has it held up, i was thinking about the mopar but for the price does it hold up with weather (mud snow/ice)
It holds up just as well as your door locks do. Probably even better because the hood lock has a rubber cover to keep the elements out.

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