|08-20-2013 12:10 PM|
Or you could put in a power lock kit with a remote, so you don't have to manually lock them each time. I'd just worry about driver/passenger safety after a crash. Opening a door is a lot quicker than unzipping a window, when your jeep is on fire...
|08-19-2013 06:45 PM|
|smosquito||Having just finished assembly on a pair of recently purchased mopar half doors, I was just planning on disengaging the inside lock and locking from the outside after parking the jeep. I figure if someone wanted to steal them they can get in pretty easily through the soft top but they have to get through the door panel to unlock the door.....thoughts?.....dumbest idea ever?|
|08-16-2013 02:03 PM|
Curious if the tuffy hinge locks will allow me to have a quick-release door -- just unlock and lift off. That'd be worth something, because I really don't want to have to attach the bolts every time I put the doors on. I'm getting half doors, and they're easy to steal... I just want a basic deterrent.
|07-24-2013 09:03 PM|
|07-24-2013 04:21 PM|
Just got this email from McGard, after inquiring how many different combinations there are in their door hinge locks, leading me to believe the answer might well be "1":
Thank you for inquiring about the Hinge Locks. However since it is a security item, our privacy dictates us from indulging in how many different combinations we offer. If you were interested in ordering a lock set you can call Customer Service at 800-444-5847 Monday to Friday 8 to 5 Eastern Time. Thank you.
|07-24-2013 02:03 PM|
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
Merged - panther
|07-23-2013 07:15 PM|
Jeepers Keepers vs McGard, plus some questions
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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?
|07-21-2013 05:42 PM|
|07-21-2013 09:45 AM|
|Mule75||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.|
|07-21-2013 08:53 AM|
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.
|07-20-2013 05:28 PM|
|foxsat71||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.|
|07-20-2013 04:42 PM|
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.
|07-20-2013 03:45 PM|
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|07-20-2013 02:58 PM|
|07-20-2013 02:57 PM|
How do you remove the hinge bolts
|07-20-2013 02:15 PM|
|07-20-2013 02:14 PM|
|07-20-2013 02:13 PM|
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.
|07-20-2013 01:47 PM|
|DFW6ER||I've got the Mopar hood lock. It codes to your ignition key which is nice. It's also pretty robust.|
|07-20-2013 01:43 PM|
|igivup||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.|
|07-20-2013 01:38 PM|
|jmb6420||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.|
|07-20-2013 11:30 AM|
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.
|07-20-2013 10:52 AM|
Those McGard door locks look nice....
Just added them to my Amazon cart...
+1 on the Rampage Hood Locks....
|07-20-2013 10:50 AM|
|07-20-2013 10:30 AM|
|foxsat71||Same here; Tuffy hood lock rocks!!!!!!! Mine cleared the factory trans cooler.|
|07-20-2013 05:06 AM|
|Mtrd||I have the hood lock, and Im very happy with it.|
|07-20-2013 03:48 AM|
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.
|07-20-2013 02:55 AM|
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...
See all Mcgard products
|07-20-2013 02:12 AM|
|foxsat71||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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