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Old 10-23-2011, 10:38 AM   #1
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The only stupid thing about jeep wranglers

Why in the heck is there no lock on the bonnet? Anyone can just come and unlatch the latches (I know it sounds silly) and do whatever they please to the engine

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Old 10-23-2011, 10:43 AM   #2
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Your 100% right. But you know Iv never heard anyone say "I bought a wrangler becouse they are so theft proof"

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Old 10-23-2011, 10:44 AM   #3
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Why in the heck is there no lock on the bonnet? Anyone can just come and unlatch the latches (I know it sounds silly) and do whatever they please to the engine
My Rubi doesn't have a bonnet except at Easter. You can get a lock for it from Mopar or aftermarket. They haven't had locks in 42 years. Maybe someday it will be standard.
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:46 AM   #4
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Your 100% right. But you know Iv never heard anyone say "I bought a wrangler becouse they are so theft proof"
Well I never heard anyone saying I bought a jeep wrangler because I want to get robbed lol
so why doesn't the company understand that people don't buy cars to lure in thieves
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:49 AM   #5
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I am kind of worried because here in Sydney wranglers are just less rare to see as ferraris and we dont have a garage at my house,

so I am planning on making a lock for it and parking my moms car behind it on the driveway every night
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:51 AM   #6
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Well I never heard anyone saying I bought a jeep wrangler because I want to get robbed lol
so why doesn't the company understand that people don't buy cars to lure in thrives
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:58 AM   #7
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This is what I purchased to secure mine. I haven't had a chance to put them on yet so I can't tell you how well they work but I agree they should be lockable. Who wants their battery, CAI, and any other goodies stolen from under their bonnet lol.
Rampage Products 76336 - Rampage Products Locking Hood Catch Set in Black Powdercoat for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:02 AM   #8
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:02 AM   #9
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This is what I purchased to secure mine. I haven't had a chance to put them on yet so I can't tell you how well they work but I agree they should be lockable. Who wants their battery, CAI, and any other goodies stolen from under their bonnet lol.
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Yeah well I will look out for these in Sydney I also have seen a few DIY youtubes I might try out
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:11 AM   #10
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I love the fact that there is no hood lock. I keep my spare key in the fuse box under the hood. Last I checked I did have insurance for this sort of thing. I never pull the keys outa my ford pickups, just use the keypad to get in and go. And can leave it run with the doors locked or unlocked, and again just use the keypad to get in. All the fords have the same code so we all have acess to any vehicle in the fleet, at any time. Very handy and as far as I know only ford products have this feature. Car theft is never really heard of where I live. Most people out here work for a living, and we aren't the ones that voted in this CHANGE that's going on now!
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I don't lock my jeep, but

I have a voice recording that goes off, if the doors are opened without keying the "unlock" on the FOB-

It says "smile you're on Candid camera, nice hair"

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OOhh those in the link are nice...first ive seen that style....how did they fit?
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:42 PM   #13
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what about something like this? not too sure how effective it is though
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:25 PM   #14
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Yes you can always lock the front of the hood and feel happy, but I can open a hood just about as fast with a cordless drill and the right socket for the hindges.
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Yes you can always lock the front of the hood and feel happy, but I can open a hood just about as fast with a cordless drill and the right socket for the hindges.
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I much rather have easy access to, wait--what are they going to take underneath the hood anyways, battery? Anyhow, rather give "easy" access, rather that a crowbar or whatever it takes to complete the task.

It's like the sign that someone puts on their jeep that reads " please don't slice my windows--the doors are unlocked"
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:26 PM   #16
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It's like the sign that someone puts on their jeep that reads " please don't slice my windows--the doors are unlocked"


Personally, I find NOTHING stupid about Wranglers.

Except the feeble tires.
And the stock 3.21 gearing.
And, well, the randomly assigned droopy (or maybe not, if you're lucky) springs.
And the rearview mirror, which is installed upside down.
And...

Shit, you get the point.
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:27 PM   #17
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You could install a kill switch that disables the ignition or fuel pump
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:31 PM   #18
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This thread reminds me of something I read years ago. A guy in NYC had his radio stolen and after his vehicle was repaired he put a note on his windshield that said, "This vehicle does not have a radio." When he returned to his vehicle he found the windshield smashed with another note that said, "That's for not having a radio."
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:32 PM   #19
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You could install a kill switch that disables the ignition or fuel pump
A great idea...I had one on my 92 5.0 Mustang. Just wire a switch into the fuel pump wiring and place the switch up under the dash out of sight. Engine will crank and crank.....so it won't be obvious to the thieves that it has been disabled.
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:00 PM   #20
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Even if my hood locked, I doubt it would make much of a difference to a thief. They can just unzip my windows and get in and take whatever they want... Or pull a hood release if I had one of those..
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This reminds me of something my Grandfather used to say." All a lock does is keep an honest man honest."
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:22 PM   #22
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I just put a interlock on the starter

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Old 10-23-2011, 04:30 PM   #23
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Why in the heck is there no lock on the bonnet? Anyone can just come and unlatch the latches (I know it sounds silly) and do whatever they please to the engine
Nevermind doing whatever they please to the engine, years ago someone stole the hood off my '91 YJ.* It's had a hood lock ever since, and I'm getting one installed on my JK tomorrow.


*Joke was on them, though, since the YJ had been in an accident and the hood was bent and bowed outward on the passenger side. It got replaced with a brand new one. Ha!
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:37 PM   #24
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R O T F L M A O JIMBO!!!!!!

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You should have it in Spanish as well........Now THAT would really be funny....... "Theft Warning, Press 1 for English"
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I don't like that you can't lock the gate (without buying something aftermarket).
It did come in handy though when I locked my keys in it.. definitely thief friendly.
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You can just unzip the windows from the soft top too. Older Jeeps didn't even have a top for that matter.

You can buy anything aftermarket for a Jeep including locks. Never hear anyone complain that someone stole something from the engine bay though, probably has happened but not heard of it. A good thief doesn't care about locks anyways. Have heard people getting things stolen from cutting through soft top but not getting things stolen from under the hood.
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And no locking gas cap. Not only can anyone easily siphon fuel, they can also contaminate your gas.


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Why in the heck is there no lock on the bonnet? Anyone can just come and unlatch the latches (I know it sounds silly) and do whatever they please to the engine
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And no locking gas cap. Not only can anyone easily siphon fuel, they can also contaminate your gas.
Do you have enemies so bad they would contaminate your gas tank? And 90% of vehicles don't have a locking gas cap. Not that they are hard to bypass, (our fleet had them) if a driver lost the key... 1 the keys are universal joint. One works in all, 2. A screwdriver counts as a key.
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Because jeeps are bad A and only bad A people drive them, we are expected to defend our jeeps.

All this stuff is aftermarket. If they included it all, it would mark up the price of the jeep. I am fine without all this stuff, and happy with the lower cost.

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