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Old 07-19-2013, 07:36 PM   #1
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Tuffy door hinge locks or hood locks on your Jeep

Just wondering how many people have the Tuffy door hinge locks or hood lock on your JK. I am considering ordering some tonight for my new 14JK that will be coming in.

Are they worth the money and work as advertised, or will I be just throwing my dollars away?

Anyone have any pics of them on your ride? My Jeep will be sitting outside year round and I am paranoid that someone will try and rip off the doors!

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Old 07-19-2013, 08:37 PM   #2
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Well I had all 4 of my OEM half doors stolen.. for average of $63 dollars I would say do it. It is a lot cheaper than new doors.

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Old 07-19-2013, 11:22 PM   #3
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Is crime bad in your area? I'm confused why you'd pick this as your first mod.
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:22 AM   #4
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Is crime bad in your area? I'm confused why you'd pick this as your first mod.
I wouldnt say crime is 'bad' but any criminal is an opportunist. Even if its just at a movie parkinglot how long does it really take to snatch 2 doors? I just want to know if they are easy to break off and are they at all a deterrent? If I can spend $36 on a pair and they actually work isn't that money well spent?

And as for the first mod, I dont know why you would be confused, its $36 a heck of a lot cheaper than $3000 for wheels...
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:29 AM   #5
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I live in a relatively decent neighborhood and a buddy with a JK recently got his roof rack stolen and the bolts holding the doors in place were stripped while they went to a local restaurant.. Buy them.
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:12 AM   #6
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Buy them. Piece of mind is priceless. I purchased a different brand. They are like wheel locks. The Tuffy ones hang down too much. I'll get the brand Name tomorrow and snap some pics as well.
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I have the Tuffy hood lock and it does the job. If your Jeep is 2012 or higher make sure you get the correct model. The 2011 and older hood lock will not fit the 2012's and higher.

I have the Tuffy door locks but I don't like them. I can't screw them in all the way and it hangs too low. Not a very great design IMO. I would go with one of the other guys posted i.e. wheel lock style bolts that have a special key

Looks like this one might be a good one...

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This is one of the first mods I did. Put the McGard locks on. They look good and fit good. Found them on amazon for $29 bucks with free shipping and got them in about 3 days. Get them! you will appreciate the piece of mind.


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I have the Tuffy hood lock and it does the job. If your Jeep is 2012 or higher make sure you get the correct model. The 2011 and older hood lock will not fit the 2012's and higher.

I have the Tuffy door locks but I don't like them. I can't screw them in all the way and it hangs too low. Not a very great design IMO. I would go with one of the other guys posted i.e. wheel lock style bolts that have a special key

Looks like this one might be a good one...

Mcgard 76060 - McGard High Security Door Hinge Locks for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec



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Old 07-20-2013, 04:06 AM   #9
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I have the hood lock, and Im very happy with it.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:30 AM   #10
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Same here; Tuffy hood lock rocks!!!!!!! Mine cleared the factory trans cooler.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:50 AM   #11
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Just wondering how many people have the Tuffy door hinge locks or hood lock on your JK.
I have hood locks but they are the Rampage ones. I have a Metalcrafters grill insert and I just couldn't see myself cutting a hole in that $289 piece of art.

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Those McGard door locks look nice....
Just added them to my Amazon cart...

+1 on the Rampage Hood Locks....
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:30 AM   #13
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The Day I Got Home

I put on a hood lock and hinge locks the day I got home. They are a small price to pay. I believe they were about $20 a set. I forget what brand mine are. I have to say, the hood lock is very cheap and really not that easy to install. I had to mod it to make it work properly. I'd buy the hood locks like the Rampage. More money but worth it.
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I really can't see the point of the door hinge pin locks. All they have to do is remove the hinge bolts and then remove the door.
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:43 PM   #15
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I just invested in a decent 2-way alarm/remote with hood and shock sensors, with the ability to add a proximity sensor should I feel the need.
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I've got the Mopar hood lock. It codes to your ignition key which is nice. It's also pretty robust.
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:13 PM   #17
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I don't have the door hinge locks, yet I like the idea even just for the peace of mind. For thirty-some dollars, I would say go for it.

As for hood lock, I use the Mopar hood lock. The main benefit for me is that it can be coded to my Jeep car key. I also have the Mopar gas cap lock that is coded to my car key as well. I ordered them through my dealer and they installed them for me. Now I just need one key (my car key), and it can lock/unlock both the hood and gas cap.



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I've got the Mopar hood lock. It codes to your ignition key which is nice. It's also pretty robust.
Can you post some pics and/or a link?
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Can you post some pics and/or a link?
Never mind, that was fast!
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:57 PM   #20
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How do you remove the hinge bolts

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I really can't see the point of the door hinge pin locks. All they have to do is remove the hinge bolts and then remove the door.
If you look at the picture, the lock replaces the hinge bolt. The one you see on my Jeep just spins, unless you have the correct key to put in it. You put one of these on each door. It is just like McGard Wheel Locks.
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Great news

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I've got the Mopar hood lock. It codes to your ignition key which is nice. It's also pretty robust.
I'll have to look into the Mopar one. The one I got from 4WD is a piece of crap. Thanks for the info.
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I'll have to look into the Mopar one. The one I got from 4WD is a piece of crap. Thanks for the info.
IIRC I got it off amazon or eBay. Can't recall which but it was cheaper than through the stealership by a significant margin
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If you look at the picture, the lock replaces the hinge bolt. The one you see on my Jeep just spins, unless you have the correct key to put in it. You put one of these on each door. It is just like McGard Wheel Locks.
I'm talking about the bolts that hold the hinge to the door!
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:42 PM   #24
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Are the McGard hinge locks a "1 key" fit's all, or are each set of locks unique? If they are a 1 key fits all I would rather go the Tuffy route even though they are not quite as nice. And also jmb does make the point of just unscrewing the two bolts to take the door off regardless..

I think I am going to order the Tuffy hood lock for sure as it is for the 14 and should fit perfectly. I am in Canada and shipping sucks so that's why I wanted to get both Tuffy products and only pay for shipping once instead of 2 separate shipping costs. But I really do like the McGard locks that have been shown and if they use a different key for each set I am sold on those!

Also I will be installing a Viper alarm with a prox sensor as soon as I get my Jeep. It's mostly for peace of mind when I am sleeping so I can hear on my 2 way remote if anyone is F'in with my ride! So with the hood lock and hinge locks I would definitely be notified from all the shock of tampering.
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Jeeper Kreepers is the brand I purchased. They are like the MC Gard type. Each key is unique. The Tuffy Hood Lock is the way to go. Instead of using the supplied bolts to cut threads onto the metal, I used a nut, washer, and bolt to hold it all securely. The hole the factory hood latch goes thru is just large enough to get a nut and washer in and fasten it to the bolts.
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Glad to hear each Mc gard key is unique! These are going in my shopping cart.

Now does anyone have any input on the Rugged Ridge hood lock? I found one online that is about half the price of the Tuffy one I originally wanted.
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The tuffy hood lock is the best way to go. I have heard the the Rugged Ridge is.....bypassable. Tuffy, I think you'd have to work real hard to get around the Tuffy.
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The tuffy hood lock is the best way to go. I have heard the the Rugged Ridge is.....bypassable. Tuffy, I think you'd have to work real hard to get around the Tuffy.
Great thanks for the info. The Rugged Ridge one did look a bit "weak". The Tuffy one looks like it would stand up much better. Will order the Tuffy
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Jeepers Keepers vs McGard, plus some questions

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Jeeper Keepers Part DKJK4 - Door Keepers

are more money than McGard (which look pretty nice)
Jeep Wrangler 4 Door Lock Set(M6 x 1.0 Thread Size) - Set of 4 Locks & 1 Key

I'm sending an email to McGard (csinfo@mcgard.com) asking them how many different key combinations there are. I'll try to remember to post back.

Perhaps the bolts out that attach the hinges to the body are tough to bust loose? I've heard of people stripping the hex/now torx heads on them (or was that the windshield bolts?, I forget). They might not have the stomach for hammering on those bolts to get them unstuck.

Has anyone tried taking a locked door off after removing the hinge bolts? In the McGard video, the dude leaves his doors unlocked and they open the door before unscrewing the hinge pin. I'm prone to locking up my vehicles anywhere I think someone might steal something - do I still need to lock my door hinge pins?

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Old 07-24-2013, 01:03 PM   #30
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McGuard door hinge locks

I did a forum search and couldn't find any threads on door hinge locks. If there is one already please post the link so we don't have duplicate threads.
I'm looking for a little more security and found the McGuard door hinge locks for the JK model on Quadratecs website. Anyone running them and if so are they worth it? Would you recommend them. Looking to see:

1. If they are effective and not easily defeated like the old steering wheel clubs.

2. If there are any problems with them such as issues with installation/removal and durability.

Any input will be appreciated. Thanks

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