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Old 02-25-2011, 07:33 PM   #1
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locking hood and gas cap

Anyone install either one
locking gas cap or hood lock from mopar

i live in nyc and destroy cars where i live

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Old 02-25-2011, 07:50 PM   #2
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easy self install on the mopar hood lock....a little spendy for the part.

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Old 02-25-2011, 08:00 PM   #3
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I got the locking gas cap.
Rugged Ridge 11425.06 - Rugged Ridge Locking Gas Hatch Cover in Black Painted Aluminum for 07-11 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

They do it in various finishes. Super easy to install. You just drill 4 screws from the inside into the current plastic lining. I have had it less than a month but have a feeling that the lock may corrode. It may be something which you have to change every few years.

The only drawback is that you have a separate key. I haven't seen one yet which can code to your existing ignition key. The Mopar hood lock does code to your current key.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:23 PM   #4
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I was going to get the mopar locking gas cap. Anyone buy this one where there shouldn't be any drilling?
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:37 PM   #5
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I have Smittybilt locking hood latches.....once they got a little age on them, they were more trouble than a help. They rusted up and came apart I used plummbers tape to secure the threads and they have been ok since.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:19 PM   #6
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I was going to get the mopar locking gas cap. Anyone buy this one where there shouldn't be any drilling?
Are you talking about the cap or the door? I bought the locking mopar cap from the dealer for 25 bucks and the mopar fuel door came with my black appearance group.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:22 PM   #7
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re: "Anyone buy this one where there shouldn't be any drilling? "

there is no drilling needed on the locking gas CAP....but the locking gas DOOR all require drilling, from what I've seen.

I'd like a locking door with ignition key lock. Haven't found one yet.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:51 PM   #8
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I hate locking gas caps and love the fact that my hood doesn't lock on my jk which is 2 day old. I keep a spare key under the hood, which is a new cut key from walmart. Will not start and run but works everything else. Keep the other real key inside out of elements, and use the other for ing. And to carry around. I love to leave the key in the ing. And just get in through the key pad as I do on all my fords. I will see if a stick on ford, ad on type key pad will work on the jk and if it will I will stick on on behind the rear tire or somewhere. Ford has the greatest entry system in the world that's why I own 10 of them. Buy the way after only driving the jk auto 373 rear sahara about 30 miles I can say it is not near the drive train as my 2010 sport trace explorer with the 295 HP 4.6 litter v8 6speed auto 355 posi. The jeep is a hunt and shift, rev up underpowered pos compared to even a ford escape which has 240 HP v6 and 6 speed auto. The jeep needs about 300 HP and a six speed auto. Chrysler is lame and the jk is pretty much a car and a underpowered one at that.it is well built and fit and finish is great and all the dash and info stuf is state of the art. Oh and will probably never make a VEX. I have been busy modding and stuff and will take many photos of the new jk as soon as it stops snowing and I can get her outside. Can't get snow on my new baby.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:07 PM   #9
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I have Mopar lock and cap. The lock is basically useless from anyone except stupid pranksters, because you can open it with a slim jim. Also, if you have the lock, you can never install grille inserts. Lock self-keys to the ignition key. The cap is nice, but spendy. It does not have self-keying yale cylinder. The thumblers have to be made for it by the dealership, which is another $45. I had an extra-key cap before, but lost it because it did not have the collar. At least I didn't drive away from the pump with the hose still attached. I'm afraid that is the next stage in my senility.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:12 PM   #10
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I see no need to sugar coat anything. I tell it like it is. My wifes new 11 explorer should be here in a week or two. Oh by the way jeep is way faster on the build side as I ordered the ford on 12/30/10 and the jeep one day later on 12/31/10 and the jeep showed up on 2/22/11 and they tell me the ford explorer is a ways out yet as they are backlogged with orders. The ford has 290 HP v 6 3.5 liter rated at 23 mpg in the 4 wheel drive version. I know I am not comparing apples to apples but just giving my view to some different vehicles to the best of my ability.
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:30 PM   #11
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how do you install the locking cap only? is there any drilling?
im not interested in the other part where you have to drill
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:31 PM   #12
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couldn't someone steal my battery if i don't get a lock on my hood?
you never know living the the big apple
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:53 PM   #13
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The locking cap just replaces the existing cap. Not installation required.
MOPAR 5278655AB - MOPAR® Locking Gas Cap for Jeep® Grand Cherokee WJ, Grand Cherokee WK, Wrangler TJ, TJ Unlimited, JK & Unlimited JK - Quadratec

I thought about the locking hood, but then figured if someone wants to get in there, they will. Lock or no lock.
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Yup. Did both. Cheap insurance. Why not??
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:30 AM   #16
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mopar hood lock rivets in to already existing holes
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I bolted my in because I was unable to find the necessary tool to install the break-off rivets. You need a 7mm tool, and the 5mm tool that Home Depot sells just does not work. It seems holding ok on bolts with cut washers. It took quite a bit of fiddling to guide the bolts, so use a little wire loop. Of course being an obstinate pighead, I had to do it all with my fingers.

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