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Old 10-31-2015, 12:56 PM
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Locking replacement hood latches Wrangler

Has anyone used the black replacement hood catch latches with a lock on them as a hood lock? The replace the current hood latches on a Jeep Wranger and these have a locking mechanism that allows you to lock the hood down.

I am pretty sure however it is not as secure as some of the other locking devices I have seen on this forum.

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Has anyone used the black replacement hood catch latches with a lock on them as a hood lock? The replace the current hood latches on a Jeep Wranger and these have a locking mechanism that allows you to lock the hood down.

I am pretty sure however it is not as secure as some of the other locking devices I have seen on this forum.

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Pretty sure that's what they're designed to be. Hood latches with locks. Only difference between these and the front hood locks, is that you have a lock on each side of the hood.

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You can also go with a BOLT hood lock that's keyed to you ignition key for about the same price. I bought mine on eBay for $55 dollars. I also added a eBay grill insert and rugged ridge hood latches.

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Has anyone used the black replacement hood catch latches with a lock on them as a hood lock?
You mean the Rampage locking latches? The pic below is what we have on ours.



Our other locking option was drilling a hole in our beautiful (and pricey) Metalcrafters grill insert and putting a lock there. I wasn't about to do that.
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I added the Mopar hood lock so I can use my ignition key. The Bolt hood lock looks to be identical for half the price.
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Mopar hood lock. It works very well.



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I considered those, but ended up going with the rugged ridge hood latches (no lock) instead. One of the main reasons is that they don't look very secure to me. They may stop some people, but I'm guessing a decent size screwdriver could be shoved behind those latches and they would pry right off. The thought of the additional hood damage, along with me preferring the looks of the Rugged Ridge latches was enough to help me decide. To me, those locks would be similar to locking doors with a soft top, only to find the thief still won, but destroyed the soft top too.
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You are probably right with the screwdriver tearing them up and damaging the hood. If they wanted in they could get in. I am going to look at all options and make a choice. I got quite a few to choose from.

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