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Unread 04-17-2014, 07:00 AM   #1
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Just bought the Mopar hood lock for my jeep. after hearing all the threads of people getting stuff stolen I wanted security.. I just realized just how much could be stolen with out even entering the jeep.. Spod light bar, the soon to be installed under hood air. Has anyone else installed this lock? do you like it compared to the after market ones? I love the feature of it Keying to your keys. I have two pad locks and a hitch lock all keyed to me jeep ignition key.




http://www.amazon.com/Hood-Lock-Wran...opar+hood+lock

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Unread 04-17-2014, 07:07 AM   #2
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I have heard many great things about this lock. Many people use it.
I bought the cheap $19 hood lock and it broke. This MOPAR lock is on my wish-list.

You are smart to do this. It's crazy that Jeep did not install a hood lock of any sort, or wire the alarm system to the hood.
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Unread 04-17-2014, 07:19 AM   #3
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I have heard many great things about this lock. Many people use it.
I bought the cheap $19 hood lock and it broke. This MOPAR lock is on my wish-list.

You are smart to do this. It's crazy that Jeep did not install a hood lock of any sort, or wire the alarm system to the hood.
SPod is over $300 and is bolted on with 2 screws.. I may even add a plunger switch and tap it into the door so if some one opens the hood the alarm goes off.
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Mopar makes a hood lock that also uses the ignition key. I think I found mine on Amazon or Ebay.
The nice part is once you insert the key into the lock, you can not get it out, until it is locked again.
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Unread 04-17-2014, 12:05 PM   #6
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It's crazy that Jeep did not install a hood lock of any sort, or wire the alarm system to the hood.
Why would they, when they can sell it afterwards for almost $200? I really liked this until I saw the price.
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Get it. If you don't have a 1/4 pop rivet tool, use 1/4x20 tip bolts about a half or three quarter long. It's a little clumsy using bolts, I used some vas alien and/or magnets to hold the nuts for threading.
Well worth it though, if just for the peace of mind.
Get an ignition-keyed gas cap too, no need for all those keys ripping holes in your pockets.
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Get it. If you don't have a 1/4 pop rivet tool, use 1/4x20 tip bolts about a half or three quarter long. It's a little clumsy using bolts, I used some vas alien and/or magnets to hold the nuts for threading.
Well worth it though, if just for the peace of mind.
Get an ignition-keyed gas cap too, no need for all those keys ripping holes in your pockets.
where do you buy the gas cap?
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This MOPAR lock is on my wish-list.
Happy - If you figure out how to get the MOPAR lock to work while your intercooler is installed - let us know. I'd like to do this myself.
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Just bought the Mopar hood lock for my jeep. after hearing all the threads of people getting stuff stolen I wanted security.. I just realized just how much could be stolen with out even entering the jeep.. Spod light bar, the soon to be installed under hood air. Has anyone else installed this lock? do you like it compared to the after market ones? I love the feature of it Keying to your keys. I have two pad locks and a hitch lock all keyed to me jeep ignition key.




http://www.amazon.com/Hood-Lock-Wran...opar+hood+lock
I got the Mopar hood lock. I paid around $122, which included shipping, off ebay from a Jeep dealer.

It was pretty easy to install. Taking my time, I don't think I even spent 20 minutes.

I bought a 1/4" pop rivet gun at Harbor Freight, with their 25% coupon that's in most papers on Sunday.
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Happy - If you figure out how to get the MOPAR lock to work while your intercooler is installed - let us know. I'd like to do this myself.
What he said... Can I get the grill out with Ripp Inter cooler
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Unread 04-18-2014, 07:27 AM   #12
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Happy - If you figure out how to get the MOPAR lock to work while your intercooler is installed - let us know. I'd like to do this myself.
Damn, forgot about that little bump in the road. Guess it's back to Zip-Ties. (hope the thief doesn't have a knife, lol)

I guess the alternative would be locking hood straps (i.e. Rampage). I'd be impressed if someone could remove my RIPP SC in less time than I usually leave my Jeep out of my sight.
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Unread 04-18-2014, 08:53 AM   #13
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How about the Tuffy one. It's a lot cheaper, smaller I think, mounts to the side, and would be matched to all their other compartment locks if you are concerned about theft.

Check and see if you have hood flutter still, I have read that it goes away with a hood lock.
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Unread 04-18-2014, 11:33 AM   #14
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Question for those of you who have the Mopar lock. I asked a local Jeep service department to install one and the rep strongly advised me not to. They have had too many issues with salt/road grime clogging up the mechanism resulting in them having to drill the lock out.

So do any of you have one of these in the salt belt had any issues? I know it comes with a rubber cover and I would lube it up with silicon grease often, but just wanting anyone's experience. I really like the idea of having it keyed to the ignition to save on having another key, but don't want to be stuck with a locked hood I cannot open.
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Unread 04-18-2014, 01:22 PM   #15
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^^^ I don't think you'll have to worry about it if you take care of the lock. The ones the dealer was talking about are the same kind of people who need a computer system to remind them to puff up their tire pressure.
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