|09-04-2013 04:42 PM|
Bought the zip ties, zip tie gun, and epoxy today to do this mod soon.
Is there an advantage/disadvantage to having the steel mesh (at $$$) vs. the plastic gutter guard (at $)? Or is the "hinged stainless steel" gutter guards better? I'm thinking the plastic I'd never have to paint or repaint.
|09-04-2013 06:39 AM|
Now I installed that Mopar Lock and want to replace the cheap seven plastic pieces with something stronger and one piece.
Can you PM me with the store address. maybe I am close to it.
I have the identical same bumper, but still have the plate behind the windshield (because of the logo Smile)
|09-03-2013 11:25 AM|
|Spyder1049||You should get them, one of my favorite mods|
|09-03-2013 09:30 AM|
|atreggie||oops. I missed your previous answer about the headlights. sorry bout that..|
|09-03-2013 06:35 AM|
My license plate is covering the ps logo
I ended up taking the Plasti dip off, just to change it up but it was super easy to peel off, it held up great tho
|09-03-2013 06:30 AM|
|09-03-2013 12:49 AM|
|09-02-2013 05:23 PM|
that makes sense. I have a story though.. Gather round.
Years ago I was stuck on an incline going up the backside of a mountain on the Wasatch Front in Utah. I had a spark plug wire break half way up this nasty hill with cliffs on either side. The motor wouldn't run well enough to make it up the hill without it and I had to get up this last obstacle in order to get off the mountain (everything else was downhill from there).
At the top of the hill was parked an older CJ (actually a few years newer than mine was) but the owner was no where to be found. I walked and yelled all over the top of that mountain looking for someone. Finally I did something that maybe I shouldn't have, but I sort of felt stuck between a rock and a hard place. I opened his hood and borrowed a spark plug wire. Walked down the hill put it on my jeep and finished going up the hill. When I got to the top I again opened his hood and put the wire back where I got it.
So I have to give a big "Thank you" to the man who didn't have a hood lock on his Jeep. I'm sure he doesn't even know it, but he saved my bacon that day.
I can see how I could have easily been the a-hole who just took the wire and left him stranded though. So I can also understand the added security angle. Just thought I'd share.
|09-02-2013 04:55 PM|
|09-02-2013 04:42 PM|
|atreggie||Just curious... What prompted the need for a hood lock anyway? Is under the hood theft much of an issue? Sorry if this is a dumb question. I probably live a sheltered life.|
|09-02-2013 03:49 PM|
where did you get the metal mesh from?
btw, what happened to your front Poison Spyder logo??
Did you plasti dip or paint your front? how is it holding?
|07-04-2013 03:09 PM|
one big plus of the mopar lock is that it uses the stock jeep key helps keep you from looking like a high school janitor with a big ring of keys...
built tough too the thing must weigh 6LBS
|07-04-2013 10:42 AM|
|07-04-2013 10:02 AM|
|4X4Lady||Okay, I didn't even know that they made hood locks like this. But I doubt I'll be able to put one on mine since I have a different kind of grill inserts (see picture). Don't they make locks to replace the actual hood latches? Are they just as effective?|
|07-04-2013 09:11 AM|
|04-30-2013 09:51 PM|
|Ltblue||Here's a better picture|
|04-30-2013 07:55 PM|
|04-30-2013 05:38 PM|
|Spyder1049||Jw speaker8700 with the tlg flicker free harness|
|04-30-2013 05:34 PM|
|04-26-2013 07:46 PM|
Rugged Ridge with Mopar hood lock.
|04-26-2013 07:43 PM|
|Spyder1049||Ya, that picture is hard to see, I cut a nice circle around the flap, the flap is on top of my cuts as I got it super tight to the flaps looks almost factory, I'll take a better close up pic tomorrow.|
|04-26-2013 04:24 PM|
The only thing I didn't like about the Mopar locks is that they sometimes end up looking like a "nose" sticking out of the front of the Jeep.
But yours looks really clean and subtle.
|04-26-2013 04:02 PM|
|Spyder1049||Thanks, I like it too|
|04-26-2013 03:33 PM|
Or did you cut a circle? Looks good!
|04-26-2013 02:13 PM|
|freedomrider||That looks awesome|
|04-26-2013 02:13 PM|
|Spyder1049||First time I cut square at the bottom of the lock, so there was nothing around the lock, this time I cut out perfectly around the lock flap so there's steel above the lock too|
|04-26-2013 02:11 PM|
I ended up doing the grill mod twice, first with the gutter guard, didn't care for the flimsy crappy thinner design, then some real steel almost like bbq grill 24x24 inch sheets, came out really nice, broke out the dremmel cut and sanded, then paint.
I also like having it as one sheet going from one side to the other, oppose to 7 cut outs of I'm making sense to any 1
|04-26-2013 01:08 PM|
I have a picture in my profile where you can see the part where I cut into the mesh grill insert.
|04-26-2013 12:44 PM|
|04-01-2013 02:47 PM|
|Ltblue||I have the Metalcrafters mesh grill with the Mopar hood lock! Wooooooooooo|
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