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cjz208 11-26-2011 10:33 AM

Hi I'm New - and I have a question (well two)...
Hello WF!

Got my fully loaded 2012 Rubicon in September, the last Forest Green left! It's with leather tan interior. Super excited. I waited all year to get the 2012 because of the new pentastar engine. Works well in the snow and on the road and everywhere else. Love the satellite radio and heated seats and modular top! I feel GREAT driving my car every day. What other car can traverse snow in the winter and be a convertible in the summer? Why get anything else? Oh, and I can’t wait for the Jeep Jamboree!

Anyway, I have two questions – if this is the wrong forum, please let me know, I’ll repost.

What do you all do for hood security? There is no lock on the hood (only those two clips) and the lock the dealer wanted to sell me was $900 with installation. That’s a lot of money. What do you all do to prevent some ass from opening the hood and causing undue stress?

I'm in a bind… My Jeep Wrangler came with Rock Rails – which I like for the protection, but I think the Molded side steps would be more useful more often (helpful when removing snow, putting the top on/off, and for the other passengers). Is there anything that combines both functions (protection and utility?) Can I install the molded side steps along with the rock rails?

Thanks for reading,


InvertChaos 11-26-2011 10:35 AM

Howdy and welcome to the forum :wavey:

I don't have any answers for you but post up in the JK section and it will get a lot more views :thumb:

Wazzick 11-26-2011 11:17 AM


4Jeepn 11-26-2011 11:22 AM


Not sure how well this works but..
Rugged Ridge 11252.05 - Rugged Ridge Hood Lock for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

Beastmaster 11-26-2011 12:25 PM

Welcome to the forum!

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blkrubi88 11-26-2011 09:18 PM


greenjeepgurl87 11-26-2011 09:20 PM

Welcome to the forum :wavey: I left the hood as is with the things on the side.. I trust people too much.

shell 11-26-2011 09:58 PM

I have no answers for you, but....Welcome!:wavey:

photophil36 11-26-2011 10:14 PM

Welcome WF!:wavey: I hope you find your answers.

Ageless Stranger 11-26-2011 10:55 PM

Welcome to WF. :cool:

MrSig 11-27-2011 06:01 AM

Welcome and enjoy the forum! Hood lock from Mopar, Get real rock sldes with a step or add to yours.
My rock rails

Steel we welded on to stock rails

cjz208 11-27-2011 08:02 PM

Thanks everyone for the help!

SullyRock71 11-27-2011 08:35 PM

Welcome to the WF from a fellow NY-er and congrats on your new Jeep! Don't forget to --> :wavey:

usatri1 11-27-2011 10:27 PM

Reply to cjz208
Hey cjz208,

I had the same thought you did it regards to your Rock Rails and having side steps as well. I am sure their is a crafty welder out there who could give you the protection from rocks as well as steps. However, I just took off the rock rails on my 2010 Ruby and replaced them with stock tubular side steps from Mopar. No way you can get both with what comes with the kits unless you do something custom.

Hope this helps.

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