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Old 03-19-2014, 06:23 PM   #1
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Thoughts on Rampage Locking Hood Latches

Anyone have any thoughts on these? Ive searched, and haven't found much in the way of discussion about them.

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Old 03-19-2014, 06:46 PM   #2
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I have them and like them a lot. Not bad to install, just make sure you have them lined up.

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They are a pretty simple product that just works well. For a more elegant solution look at the MOPAR hood lock. It enables you to use your Jeep key and is a rock solid solution for security and to avoid hood flutter, albeit at a higher cost.
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They are a pretty simple product that just works well. For a more elegant solution look at the MOPAR hood lock. It enables you to use your Jeep key and is a rock solid solution for security and to avoid hood flutter, albeit at a higher cost.
Ive thought about that, but I have grill mesh installed, and don't want to cut a hole in it.
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:51 PM   #5
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I have the rampage hood locks..nice product, no complaints. Got mine at Amazon for ten bucks less then Qtec.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:10 PM   #6
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I have them, got rid of the hood flutter I had. When I installed them they were really tight, pulled the front of the hood into contact with the fender. I slotted the holes in the hood so they mount lower and used the rubber from the original latches, it's solid and retains the stock gap.
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Love them.
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Anyone have any thoughts on these? Ive searched, and haven't found much in the way of discussion about them.
I installed them on ours the day we drove it home. I like them and I went with them instead of the Mopar lock because I didn't want to cut a hole in my expensive Metalcrafters grill insert.

If you order them go to the Q-tec website, d/l the installation manual and read what tools they recommend to do the job. It's not too complicated but if you don't have the exact size socket extensions, etc., you'll have to remove more things to gain access and it makes the job a lot harder.

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thanks for all the input folks!
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I for one love my Mopar hood lock. It was easy to install, cost $120 tho. Also you need a heavy duty riveter for 1/4" rivets. I like it because I don't have to carry another key with me. Installed on the jeep are the Drake offroad billet grilles which I had to cut.

On top of the jeep are two different grilles I was experimenting with, by rugged ridge.
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Hood locks are like soft tops. There are basically two brands that a vast majority of posters use. Either the Mopar lock or the Rampage hood latches.

They both have their pro's and cons.


The biggest pro of the Mopar lock is that is uses the ignition key....so you don't have to carry another key.

The biggest con is that you have to cut your grill guard to install it, and I'm not a fan of the way it looks. (It reminds me of a nose on the Jeep).

The biggest pro on the Rampage locks is that they are visable from a distance, stop hood flutter, and that you don't have to cut your grill to install them.

The biggest con is that you have to carry another key.

I've seen a couple of really clean installs on the Mopar lock where the only thing showing was the round rubber cover. Those looked really, really good.

6 of one....1/2 dozen of the other
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Hood locks are like soft tops. There are basically two brands that a vast majority of posters use. Either the Mopar lock or the Rampage hood latches. They both have their pro's and cons. The biggest pro of the Mopar lock is that is uses the ignition key....so you don't have to carry another key. The biggest con is that you have to cut your grill guard to install it, and I'm not a fan of the way it looks. (It reminds me of a nose on the Jeep). The biggest pro on the Rampage locks is that they are visable from a distance, stop hood flutter, and that you don't have to cut your grill to install them. The biggest con is that you have to carry another key. I've seen a couple of really clean installs on the Mopar lock where the only thing showing was the round rubber cover. Those looked really, really good. 6 of one....1/2 dozen of the other
Another advantage to the rampage is that there are 2 locks that a thief would have to break in to, time consuming.
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Have them and love them. Easy install.
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:19 PM   #15
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I really appreciate the input! Had no idea this many had them.
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I installed them on ours the day we drove it home. I like them and I went with them instead of the Mopar lock because I didn't want to cut a hole in my expensive Metalcrafters grill insert.

If you order them go to the Q-tec website, d/l the installation manual and read what tools they recommend to do the job. It's not too complicated but if you don't have the exact size socket extensions, etc., you'll have to remove more things to gain access and it makes the job a lot harder.

Got it! I would be surprised if I didn't have at least 2 of everything required for the install.
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Just installed these myself. Easy install, especially with the grill removed. Tight fit, so I expect it to eliminate the hood flutter I've had with the stock latches.
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Got 'em, too, and love them! What's one more key? Right now, I'm up to four keys for my jeep, not counting the ignition key! Lol! I also have the t-Rex mesh grille insert that I didn't want to cut into, the main reason I went with the Rampage.
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I just installed a set....perfect and would buy again.
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Installation was a breeze. It's a tight fit but no rubbing.


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