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Old 02-15-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
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MOPAR Hood Prop Kit 82212798

Has anyone install one of these kits in the JK? I am having a difficult time in sloting the nut plate into a small opening on the underside of the hood. If you have been successful, could you share your secret?






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Old 02-15-2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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I didn't even know this existed. Your only option might be to drill another hole right by it, like you use for sidestep install.

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Yes,

Yes, just did this a week ago (Mopar Kit). That slot seemed almost impossible until I loosened the one bolt almost all the way out - only two threads in to start. Then everything will swivle in to place and you can insert the second bolt.

Keep fiddl'n and it will go. I, too, thought there was a mistake in the instructions, but then after I had things loose, it went easy. They tell you which bolt to start very loose. That is the key.

Don't drill another hole - That would foul everything up - you will see when you get it assembeled.
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Madelko,

thanks, I just figured out how to wiggle this thing in, I went & bought a 50mm bolt and used that to get the nutplate in, then tighten down the other bolt (the standard 16mm short one), then replaced the 50mm one, sort of souble work, but that worked.

It has been a long time since I bought a vehicle that didn't come with the struts, sort of taking things for granted
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Yes, just did this a week ago (Mopar Kit). That slot seemed almost impossible until I loosened the one bolt almost all the way out - only two threads in to start. Then everything will swivle in to place and you can insert the second bolt.

Keep fiddl'n and it will go. I, too, thought there was a mistake in the instructions, but then after I had things loose, it went easy. They tell you which bolt to start very loose. That is the key.

Don't drill another hole - That would foul everything up - you will see when you get it assembeled.
Do you like the finished product? I was thinking about this add-on a few weeks ago and may still do it.

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Old 02-16-2012, 08:38 AM   #6
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I would like to know also.

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Yes,

Yes, I like it and would do it again - Works well and the Mopar kit was complete and pretty easy to install - NO drilling, all stock holes, etc.
Yes, the one hole/slot is a bugger to do, but if you follow the well-written instructions there should be no problem.
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Yes, I like it and would do it again - Works well and the Mopar kit was complete and pretty easy to install - NO drilling, all stock holes, etc.
Yes, the one hole/slot is a bugger to do, but if you follow the well-written instructions there should be no problem.
I have to agree here, it is nice not to have prop up the rod. If you are going to do this, get a longer bolt to use as a starter and there is no need to wiggle the backplate into the slot. Well worth the effort, but then again, I expected something like this would be standard equipment, like a hood lock, better headlamps, etc....
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Thanks for the feedback - I think I'll go with it. The dealer hacks keep resting the hood back on the top as the vibrate it up and down the lift and left a nice rub line across the hood. They can do that with their vehcles, but I don't appreciate them doing it with mine.

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