I was looking into getting the engine area secure on a 2013 Wrangler.
I went ahead and bought the Mopar hood lock from the dealer. They matched the price of an online parts competitor. However they were going to charge me $220 to mount it to the Jeep.
After a little research I found out that the key self codes to the ignition key, and that to mount it to the hood it takes only four 1/4" rivets (included).
My next project was to get a riveter (harbor freight) and 5 minutes later my hood lock was installed.
I believe I paid $129 for the Mopar lock and $17 for the riveter. The Mopar part number for the hood lock is 82213051AB. I installed it on a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Moab 2 door and it rivets to existing holes on the cross member.
My next project is the locking gas tank cap. I want to also buy the Mopar part that keys to the ignition key. If anybody knows a way to locksmith it please let me know. Mopar part number is 68030940AA. The dealer wants $90 for the cap and tumbler parts and $50 to key it.
Again if anybody can help me key the lock cylinder to my ignition key please tell.
In the mean time if anybody wants use my riveter to rivet a hood lock, let me know. I'm in northern Montgomery county around Gaithersburg, Germantown, Frederick. It takes me 5 minutes to put on four rivets and will save you $220 in dealer charges. And this way you don't have to waste money on a riveter that you'll probably have no use for.
If you are looking to have a hood lock and also want to install grille inserts I found that the Drake off road billet inserts work the best. I have the rugged ridge billet and plastic inserts and was going to see which fits best. The Drake ones were the best because I could cut them to fit the hood lock, and still maintain good integrity. The rugged ridge would have been useless after the cut. Check out the picture...