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09-04-2013 05:42 PM
RandomMcFly 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 07:39 AM
mallaki
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Originally Posted by Spyder1049 View Post
The mesh I got from a local hardware store, it's super thick steel, it didn't have a branded name
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
I wanted the metal one. I checked Home Depot, but they didn’t have anything like this. I ended up with 7 individual plastic pieces.
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 12:25 PM
Spyder1049 You should get them, one of my favorite mods
09-03-2013 10:30 AM
atreggie oops. I missed your previous answer about the headlights. sorry bout that..
09-03-2013 07:35 AM
Spyder1049
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Originally Posted by mallaki View Post
very nice!
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?
The mesh I got from a local hardware store, it's super thick steel, it didn't have a branded name
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 07:30 AM
Spyder1049
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Originally Posted by Spyder1049 View Post
Jw speaker8700 with the tlg flicker free harness
Quoting myself for the win
09-03-2013 01:49 AM
atreggie
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Originally Posted by Spyder1049 View Post

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
I gotta ask too.. What headlights are those? They look awesome!
09-02-2013 06:23 PM
atreggie 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 05:55 PM
rain3d
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Originally Posted by atreggie View Post
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.
Every other vehicle out there has a hood that has to be released from inside the vehicle to prevent access. I just like the added security. I ordered the MOPAR hood lock and MOPAR locking gas cap on order with my new jeep. Both will use ignition key to unlock.
09-02-2013 05:42 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 04:49 PM
mallaki
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Originally Posted by Spyder1049 View Post

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
very nice!
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 04:09 PM
2footin 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 11:42 AM
Aeschylus
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Originally Posted by 4X4Lady View Post
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?
Yeah, there are replacement hood latches that lock. Number of people on the forum use them, and I am pretty sure Rugged Ridge makes one. I know other companies do, too.
07-04-2013 11:02 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 10:11 AM
Aeschylus
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Originally Posted by Ltblue View Post
Install the hood lock first, then the MC grill insert to the grill. Then flip the plastic cap from the hood lock up and away. Now put the grill back in place(it will be tight) after that is on, cut away at the grill insert where the key hole is.
I did the same thing you did. I installed the Rugged Ridge mesh grill insert into the grill, which took almost very little time. Once it was in, I put the grill back onto the Jeep and made sure to flip the rubber cover for the Mopar hood lock up and out of the way of the grill. Once the grill was back in place, I used a dremel to cut away at the mesh over and around the keyhole on the lock. I trimmed away just enough to be able to get the key into the lock, and then touched up the exposed metal with some gloss black paint.
04-30-2013 10:51 PM
Ltblue Here's a better picture
04-30-2013 08:55 PM
bo9roadking
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Originally Posted by nekojku View Post
Did you cut the top part of the grill mesh to fit the lock?

Or did you cut a circle? Looks good!
I cut the grill mesh to fit around the lock.
04-30-2013 06:38 PM
Spyder1049 Jw speaker8700 with the tlg flicker free harness
04-30-2013 06:34 PM
STUZZY
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Originally Posted by Spyder1049 View Post

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
Looks great! I can't wait to get mine in this weekend. What kind of headlights are ya running? They look awesome.
04-26-2013 08:46 PM
Peter T Attachment 241486

Rugged Ridge with Mopar hood lock.
04-26-2013 08:43 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 05:24 PM
panthermark
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Originally Posted by Spyder1049 View Post

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
That looks really good!
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 05:02 PM
Spyder1049 Thanks, I like it too
04-26-2013 04:33 PM
nekojku
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Originally Posted by bo9roadking View Post
Not the best pics of the mopar hood lock, but you get the idea of how it looks with my Rampage Black Mesh Wire Grill.

This is shortly after buying my 2012:
Attachment 230091
This is after some mods:
Attachment 230090
Did you cut the top part of the grill mesh to fit the lock?

Or did you cut a circle? Looks good!
04-26-2013 03:13 PM
freedomrider That looks awesome
04-26-2013 03:13 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 03:11 PM
Spyder1049
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 02:08 PM
Ltblue
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Originally Posted by STUZZY View Post
How'd You install that puppy?
Install the hood lock first, then the MC grill insert to the grill. Then flip the plastic cap from the hood lock up and away. Now put the grill back in place(it will be tight) after that is on, cut away at the grill insert where the key hole is.
I have a picture in my profile where you can see the part where I cut into the mesh grill insert.
04-26-2013 01:44 PM
STUZZY
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Originally Posted by Ltblue View Post
I have the Metalcrafters mesh grill with the Mopar hood lock! Wooooooooooo
How'd You install that puppy?
04-01-2013 03:47 PM
Ltblue I have the Metalcrafters mesh grill with the Mopar hood lock! Wooooooooooo
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