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Old 01-03-2013, 01:34 AM   #1
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Hood Security

I have a 2010 jeep sport. I was wondering if it is possible to secure the hood of the vehicle so that it could only be opened from the inside. As it is, the hood can be opened by anyone that unhooks the front end from the outside.

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There are lots of options out there, but you will still need to be outside your Jeep to use them... There are simple locks that go under the hood or latches that have locks on them... Just a few examples below:

http://www.quadratec.com/products/13103_110.htm

http://www.quadratec.com/products/13103_1010.htm

http://www.quadratec.com/products/13104_0010.htm

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go to quadratec, search hood lock. either get the hood lock, or the RR locking clamps
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I bought the Rampage hood locks. Havn't installed them yet, but they are heavy and seem well made.
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I bought the Rampage hood locks. Havn't installed them yet, but they are heavy and seem well made.
I bought a set of the Rampage locks even before we had our Sahara. I installed them New Year's Eve, they work very well. The installation process took somewhat longer than I expected but the end result was worth it.

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I bought the Mopar hood lock. It is a very straight-forward install, all you need is a large rivet gun which you can pick up from Harbor Freight. The nice thing about the Mopar lock is that when you install it, it matches to your ignition key, so it is one less key you need to have in your pocket. I found one on eBay for a lot less than the standard market price.
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As it is, the hood can be opened by anyone that unhooks the front end from the outside.

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It's been this way for a few decades now on Wranglers. There isn't a whole lot to worry about in my opinion, maybe your battery? There are extremely few instances of people actually having problems with that.
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It's been this way for a few decades now on Wranglers. There isn't a whole lot to worry about in my opinion, maybe your battery? There are extremely few instances of people actually having problems with that.
This is true, my only concern is that someone could open my hood, disconnect my battery and disable my alarm. I only run with a soft top and never lock the doors (rather they open the door that cut the windows) so the alarm is to get my attention to run them off.
This happened a few nights ago BTW so I'm looking at hood locks as well.
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By the time they could disconnect the battery, the alarm will have sounded long enough to chase them off. If a criminal is that set on getting your stuff he will get it no matter what security measures you take. A bike lock cable strung under the hood to the frame would be more of a deterrent then those little hood locks.
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I bought the Mopar hood lock.
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By the time they could disconnect the battery, the alarm will have sounded long enough to chase them off. If a criminal is that set on getting your stuff he will get it no matter what security measures you take. A bike lock cable strung under the hood to the frame would be more of a deterrent then those little hood locks.
It would only take them a thief a second or two in order to cut the battery cable. I don't think they are going to sit there and carefully remove the terminal with a 12mm ratchet.

I've never checked...but does the hood plunger set off the alarm? I'm hoping so, but I'm not sure.

I have locking hood latches on my Sahara.
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I went with the Rampage hood locks, best option if you want a grill insert or mesh as the other will need access from the grill.
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I went with the Rampage hood locks, best option if you want a grill insert or mesh as the other will need access from the grill.
That's the same reason I went with the Rampage locks. I actually bought a Mopar lock and had it sitting in the box, ready to install, while we waited for our Sahara to be built.

My wife decided that she didn't want me cutting a hole in her $289 Metalcrafters grill insert and so I returned the Mopar lock, along with the heavy duty riveter I'd bought to install it, and bought the Rampage kit.
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I got the MOPAR lock. It's a bit expensive, but works fine, and it's protected from the ice and snow.

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There isn't a whole lot to worry about in my opinion, maybe your battery? There are extremely few instances of people actually having problems with that.
it depends where you live. I live in a not-great part of Philly, and people will steal your battery. Another concern is people screwing around out of boredom. It doesn't happen much, but I have heard of people adding things like sugar (or matches) to gas tanks
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I got the MOPAR lock. It's a bit expensive, but works fine, and it's protected from the ice and snow.



it depends where you live. I live in a not-great part of Philly, and people will steal your battery. Another concern is people screwing around out of boredom. It doesn't happen much, but I have heard of people adding things like sugar (or matches) to gas tanks
x2. Ive been in law enf. for 29 years. One thing for sure, people will steal anything that isn't bolted down, sometimes even then. One real good deterrant is to make it difficult. Thieves are lazy. Otherwise they would have jobs.
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It would only take them a thief a second or two in order to cut the battery cable.
Yup, assuming they're not opening the hood, latching it to get access, and actually removing the battery.
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Great suggestions. Thanks guys.
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go to quadratec, search hood lock. either get the hood lock, or the RR locking clamps
If you off-road then don't get the Rugged ridge locking clamps. They tighten the hood down too snug and do not allow it to naturally flex on the trail. The result is they will become stuck and the locks will be damaged as a result. It's a very tedious nerve racking process to remove them when this happens. I had to break the locks with a flat head then finish drilling them out. Then I had to very carefully pry the clamps apart with out damaging my new jeep. Don't get me wrong, they look great, are well made and great security! But if you off road you will regret them. Luckily Rugged Ridge was very cool about a refund. They said they do see this issue and are looking at re-designing them to not be as snug and allow for flex.
So as you can see I don't have a bad opinion of them, I really liked them. Just need better implementation
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It would only take them a thief a second or two in order to cut the battery cable. I don't think they are going to sit there and carefully remove the terminal with a 12mm ratchet.

I've never checked...but does the hood plunger set off the alarm? I'm hoping so, but I'm not sure.

I have locking hood latches on my Sahara.
I know on the JK it does set the alarm off if the hood is opened just like unlocking your door with your key. Also if you have auto start, it will not work with the hood up just like if the doors are open and if you hit the auto start and start the jeep and then open the hood without putting the key in the ignition it kills the engine and treats it as a 2x failure and auto start won't work until you start it with a key first. If you call Chrysler and get the official Manual (its free) it has a lot of interesting information in it. Like with the power locks, once you lock the jeep and set the alarm, after something like 10 mins, the doors can not be unlocked from inside the jeep. Only with the key fob or putting the key in the door and turning. Also has some interesting warranty information that the dealership will deny unless you have the book as proof. Thinks involving windshield wiper replacement, air filter replacement, etc... Things for the first year of ownership.
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Normally I wouldn't care, but I'm considering upgrading to LED headlights - so looking at options now too. The Rampage one is on the top of my list right now.
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Normally I wouldn't care, but I'm considering upgrading to LED headlights - so looking at options now too. The Rampage one is on the top of my list right now.
I'm running duel zenon HID lights. I've heard people say the LED's aren't that great but I have no experience with led car application except for my interior lights.
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If you off-road then don't get the Rugged ridge locking clamps. They tighten the hood down too snug and do not allow it to naturally flex on the trail. The result is they will become stuck and the locks will be damaged as a result. It's a very tedious nerve racking process to remove them when this happens. I had to break the locks with a flat head then finish drilling them out. Then I had to very carefully pry the clamps apart with out damaging my new jeep. Don't get me wrong, they look great, are well made and great security! But if you off road you will regret them. Luckily Rugged Ridge was very cool about a refund. They said they do see this issue and are looking at re-designing them to not be as snug and allow for flex.
So as you can see I don't have a bad opinion of them, I really liked them. Just need better implementation
This is really great information, thank you.
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If you off-road then don't get the Rugged ridge locking clamps. They tighten the hood down too snug and do not allow it to naturally flex on the trail. The result is they will become stuck and the locks will be damaged as a result. It's a very tedious nerve racking process to remove them when this happens. I had to break the locks with a flat head then finish drilling them out. Then I had to very carefully pry the clamps apart with out damaging my new jeep. Don't get me wrong, they look great, are well made and great security! But if you off road you will regret them. Luckily Rugged Ridge was very cool about a refund. They said they do see this issue and are looking at re-designing them to not be as snug and allow for flex.
So as you can see I don't have a bad opinion of them, I really liked them. Just need better implementation
I don't off-road, but that is good to know. I think you posted that information in another thread as well.

I was thinking about that. I know you can adjust how high or low the hood portion of the bracket sits....but that still might not be enough slack. But what if you simply unlatched them when you do extreme off-roading? The hood will "hopefully" stay closed from the center latch.
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I don't off-road, but that is good to know. I think you posted that information in another thread as well.

I was thinking about that. I know you can adjust how high or low the hood portion of the bracket sits....but that still might not be enough slack. But what if you simply unlatched them when you do extreme off-roading? The hood will "hopefully" stay closed from the center latch.
Jk won't adjust. As far as unlatching, I think that would be personal preference. I wouldn't be brave enough because knowing my luck the hood would some how pop up and break my windshield lol
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I bought a set of the Rampage locks even before we had our Sahara. I installed them New Year's Eve, they work very well. The installation process took somewhat longer than I expected but the end result was worth it.

X2- I finally installed mine Friday night. Pretty tricky install. Good thing I have smaller hands. Trying to get those washer and nuts on, on the underside of the fender was a PITA! They appear very well built. Glad I got them.
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That's the same reason I went with the Rampage locks. I actually bought a Mopar lock and had it sitting in the box, ready to install, while we waited for our Sahara to be built.

My wife decided that she didn't want me cutting a hole in her $289 Metalcrafters grill insert and so I returned the Mopar lock, along with the heavy duty riveter I'd bought to install it, and bought the Rampage kit.
Same here. I have the Mopar lock and just couldn't make myself cut a hole in my grille insert section to make it work. So instead I went the Rampage route. Not real pleased on the situation with the Rampage's but it is still a work in progress on them.

On the Mopar lock set, I pitched my Mopar box but all the parts are there and it never left my table. Hasn't even been in the garage!

I paid $150 + shipping and would sell for $100 shipped if anyone is interested.

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Not real pleased on the situation with the Rampage's but it is still a work in progress on them.
What don't you like about them? After I installed mine I had to go back and adjust them slightly - they were too tight - but other than that they seem to work great.
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I really can't say enough about the Mopar hood lock. It eliminated the hood lift when semi's pass me, and it uses your ignition key to open (I have way too many keys in my pocket already). It was about a fifteen-minute install (and that includes stopping for a beer break). I didn't have any grill inserts, though, and I can see how that may make some back away from it.

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